Thanks to all, near and far, for the birthday wishes. Shuffleboard, beloveds and family — couldn’t ask for more for my 🎂 week!
From my first rainy day to my last night’s technicolor sunset— and all the friends, Mezcal tutorials and fishing in between—MacDowell was unforgettable. Thank you for supporting and encouraging my toughest project yet. #macdowellcolony #freedomtocreate
My studio is called Calderwood and has been home to countless writers I admire and respect. Thus far I’ve had one visitor; I promised her a copy of the book when it’s done. #🦌 #macdowell #macdowellcolony #calderwood #readingisforeveryone
Thrilled and honored to announce that I’m a MacDowell Colony fellow this summer! 🎉🙏 I’m excited to focus on my book alongside so many talented artists, and grateful to everyone who’s helped me get this far. ⬆️👀 @artforum story link in bio #macdowellcolony #macdowell
Stunning Castelejo and dreamy Burgau. 🇵🇹 😍
Lisbon grand finale: A wedding that was unforgettable on all counts: The grounds! The grotto! The tile work! The cheeses! Congratulations Lauren and Giles. 🎉🥂
Lisbon Day 4: the most gorgeous 19th century building turned store and an excellent bookshop down the street in Príncipe Real
Lisbon Day 3: Check out the ceiling vaults in the Cloister of Jerónimos Monastery! And the details! The buttresses! Those pretzel-like forms in the arches in the first pic reference sailors’ knots; the style, a kind of Gothic-maritime particular to this spot, is called “Manueline” after the King that commissioned the building in 1500. It was completed a century later.
Lisbon Day 2: The crazy magical Pena Palace in Sintra: a 15th c monastery tarted up in the 19th c by a certain King Ferdinand and later embellished with cheeky Art Nouveau murals and some the the best trompe l’oeil 👀 painting I’ve seen (last two pix)
Lisbon Day 1: Castelo San Jorge’s amazing views 👀 and Alfama’s 😋 sardines
What an 👀 building! 🤩 My first visit to the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park.
New digs! #BK
“The fact is, this city doesn’t need another diversion. It requires our undivided attention. Plenty of unsexy stuff has to get done ASAP: Just west of Hudson Yards, decrepit and oversubscribed train tunnels are in urgent need of care, and as Amtrak recently warned, a new tunnel is not just merely important, it’s imperative. Creaky infrastructure, urbanism that reinforces income inequality: These are the things that need us. “Heatherwick, of course, has nothing to do with this. Nor, really, do you or I. But for all the wonder and awe he brings, do we really need Thomas Heatherwick, man of fantasy, to avert our eyes from the rot that surrounds us?” I wrote those words four years ago in the @villagevoice and they sound right today. (Link in bio ⬆️ for full story)
I had a good time visiting @hudsonyards yesterday but I walked home uneasy, like I’d been inside a fantasy so seductive I didn’t realize I was in it. That’s powerful, scary magic. #hudsonyards #moneycomb
Weekend so lazy got me looking like the furniture .