“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 .
Sit on a bench and eat a falafel sandwich? #misheardclowndialogue
Ice fishing derby success! 🎣 Despite reminding everyone that I grew up in Georgia (Florida, practically) and accidentally licking the blood of these very same worms the day after this picture was taken, I’d say that when it comes to this sport, I’m hooked! 🐟
Some interesting characters 👀 at the @outsiderartfair last night!
Sculptural painting and painterly bronzes at Dana Schutz’s new show 💪
Cruisin’ into 2019 like...
Scrumptious Candyland windows and I didn’t gain an ounce 😋🍭🍬
My artist-designed hand-lettered Culture Hound tote gets me noticed wherever I go! Want one? Hop over to @dogumenta before Thursday Dec 13 for a chance to win a pair for you and your BFF. Thank you @carrieadonovan for the amazing design! Photo @caca_santoro
Sorry not sorry
New England Thanksgiving! 🦃 Visited Gilman House, my dad’s Exeter dorm ca. 1930, plus my new fave Market Basket— scroll for bruschetta 🚨 plus best Oat Squares on the planet 🌎 😋 #marketbasket @marketbasket #exeter #phillipsexeter @phillipsexeter
Be careful out there! West 22nd between 7th and 8th 😮 #icestorm2018
Chelsea got spooky 👻 with a green-eyed animatronic 🐺 no less! 🎃 The scream is an actual terrified child.
Chippendale mirror @ronaldphillips.antiques Stand 357 at TEFAF NY
300-odd years ago, this mirror was silvered in London, then shipped to China where the 🐦 and 🌿were backpainted in, then sent back to London to receive its frame. #chippendale300