The view out the window from the seventh floor Sky Room of the New Museum in New York City. This photo was taken on a recent snowy day and shows the Lower Manhattan skyline in the distance and the rooftops and tenements of the Lower East Side and Nolita in the foreground. The tallest building is the nearly completed 1 World Trade Center building, or “Freedom Tower,” built at the site of the Twin Towers that were destroyed on 9/11.
This iconic photograph of late Apple Computer founder and CEO Steve Jobs was shot by New York-based Scottish photographer Albert Watson. The image was used in the book cover design of Walter Isaacson’s best-selling 2011 biography of Jobs. The photo was part of a recent retrospective exhibition of Watson’s photography career at the Deichtorhallen museum’s Haus Der Photographie in Hamburg, Germany.
The view from a second-floor loft space at the corner of Prince Street and Broadway in SoHo, New York City. The massive loft is is home to one of several floors occupied by a private Equinox fitness club. In this picture, at right, you can see the black storefront flag of the Armani Exchange shop that occupies the ground floor of the cast-iron loft building. Across the street on the right is the building occupied at ground- and basement-level by the Prada store, which was designed noted Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. In the distance is Prince Street as it runs westward.
We love this photo by influential British photographer Martin Parr. The image is part of a series of photos shot in China. It shows a Chinese military officer taking a photo of a car and model at the Beijing Motor Show. Parr has recently had an exhibition of his recent work at Pekin Fine Arts, a major gallery in Beijing. We caught some of this work at the gallery’s booth at the recent Armory Show in New York City.
In the latest installment of our photo-series project is a pic of the view out the window of a New York City taxi of the new Whitney Museum, currently under construction in the Meatpacking District and set to open in 2015.
The view looking south out a rounded window of the new super-contemporary architectural extension to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. From this window, one can see the Museumplein, a vast lawn criss-crossed with paths for bikes and pedestrians. On the far side is the southern part of the Museumkwatier, an upscale area that’s home to many consulates (the U.S. consulate can be seen at the left in the picture).
The view looking out a tenth-floor window at the offices of global advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. The view faces east over the snow-covered tenements and low-rise apartment buildings of Hell’s Kitchen in the foreground and toward the skyscrapers of Times Square and Midtown Manhattan in the distance, seen here on this blustery New York City afternoon.
The decor of Dudley’s, a popular Australian-style restaurant in New York’s Lower East Side, is beautiful and makes clever, amusing use of some unusual spaces.
Take it’s WC, for example. It’s almost as small as those you find on commercial aircraft — it’s a tight wedge of space tucked under the narrow stairs leading to the basement.
Though small, there’s just enough space, for some decorative flourishes and artwork. In this case, a framed 1990 Associated Press photo of then Aussie primer minister Bob Hawke golfing with the first President Bush during an official visit to the U.S. Framed with the black-and-white image is the original A.P. caption and slug information (the photo was for use with a profile article on then U.S. Secretary of State James Baker).
It’s a curious choice for a washroom photograph. Is there a cheeky underlying statement being made by having a picture of these political figures mounted, literally, above a toilet?
In any case, it’s an amusing nuanced detail, a touch of Australian identity at a restaurant that on the surface doesn’t scream its Aussie roots. (Well, except perhaps when the bartenders speak and you hear their accents.)