…is my favorite sight here in Paris, spotted in his standard blue smock spotting noteworthy fashion moments outside of all of the shows seeming to embody the joy of contemporary street fashion in it’s purest form – so I look forward to seeing the recent documentary on him, and hey, he was awarded the title ..
….was the topic of one of today’s more interesting garden conference talks here in Metz, France, by Jared Braiterman – and check out his web..
…just outside of Metz, France is where I headed after landing in nearby Luxembourg – joining a reception that was part of the garden conference I have come to speak at tomorrow – but instead of spending time where I was supposed to (in the very elaborate new manicured gardens), I spent an hour wandering ..
…(aka F.Lli Innocenzi Giancarlo E Giovanni S.N.C.) just down the hill at 66 Piazza San Cosimato in Trastevere, has been around and almost unchanged since 1948 and is one of my new favorite stores of all time, having just stumbled in this morning, feeling like I could spend forever just looking around, immediately overwhelmed by ..
…formed by a Baroque confection of buildings designed by Filippo Raguzzini from 1727-1728, is one of my favorite outdoor spaces in Rome – and my best experiences of it are always unplanned surprises, where I just happen upon it – which is what happened today. (check out this awesome 360 degree view – and more ..
…is the biggest pleasure of the day (next to dinner), where everyone lines up at a serving table laden with the local, seasonal, organic, gorgeous creations by the Rome Sustainable Food Project kitchen at the Academy, and then sit down at one endless table in the cortile for conversation over some of the best meals ..
…is an essay I wrote for the new issue of the British contemporary art magazine – about what it means to live and work as an artist in Los Angeles today – which was a bit strange to write just after leaving L.A. for more than a year, but perhaps that distance provided some new ..
…is announced by Eric Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society – whose Manahatta Project inspired some of my recent work including “Animal Estates 1.0: New York” at the 2008 Whitney Biennial and the “Lenape Edible Estate Manhattan” planted last year – and here is some info on the new project: Ever wondered what New York ..
…otherwise known as my little brother, is a finalist for the new Vimeo Awards – so you need to drop everything and check out the Fluid Sculpture video and ..
…as viewed from my studio window overlooking the city this morning – and I think it’s hard not to be fired up for the day with a spectacle like this gre..
…by my friends at OK GO premiered today (on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and they will perform the song on the Jay Leno Show tonight) reaffirming the custom that the release of each new OK GO video is a much anticipated media event – oh ragazzi – che bravi! (visit the OK GO website to ..
…is the farmer just outside of Rome – who supplies most of the fresh, local, seasonal, and organic produce to chef Mona Talbott at the American Academy in Rome (they have a picture of him up on the wall in the kitchen) – and this morning Mona introduced me to him at his stand at ..
…on the top floor of the main building (designed by one of the primary founders of the Academy, Charles Follen McKim of McKim Mead and White) of the American Academy in Rome is where I have been fortunately placed for the year, with a big terrace to the side, and panoramic view of Rome from ..
…from my studio desk is remarkable – being the dominant structure on the landscape out my Northeast facin..
…is one of my favorite places in the Rome – where I’m lucky to have some French friends of friends in residence who I can go visit – and today I was treated to a tour of the gardens by one of the French fellows, a landscape historian who took us to the 20m high ..
…is one of the great treasures of the facilities here, and I finally got my official tour by the librarian today – having missed it this weekend – and I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time here – especially at odd hours, since Academy fellows have 24 hr access – I am already ..
…is one of my favorite places to be if I’m going to have a longish layover (and makes LAX or JFK feel like the portal to a penal colony in comparison) – the glass roofed addition is exhilarating to enter after a long flight and Air France has a comfortable two level lounge at the ..
…is where I’m flying out of tonight to return to Rome via Paris and even though this airport is a serious pain in the ass to get to – with no metro service like DCA (but plans are in the works for a 2016 extension to the Silver Line), it is a gorgeous place to ..
…is my first stop after a talk at the American Society of Landscape Architects annual conference today – the first time I have seen it, and perhaps most exciting is the beautiful beehive, which has been elevated to protect it from the First Dog. (and check out my March 25th, 2009 essay in the Guardian ..
…is hosting a big three day conference on urban agriculture at their home-base in Milwaukee, and I have passed through for the day to finally be able to check out this amazing place for myself, and to do a quick talk – but the highlight was to be able to hang out with two of ..