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After many years of collaboration, I have joined forces with Nikki Chung. You can find us at Once–Future Office.
Once–Future Office is a multidisciplinary design studio in New York City dedicated to bringing clarity to complex information. We make integrated brand identities, campaigns, digital products, and environments.
I'm happy to announce that my team, Aaron Forrest, Yasmin Vobis, Suzanne Mathew, Jessica Forrest, and Noah Klersfeld, was selected as finalists for the Van Alen Institute's National Parks Now competition. We are partnered with the folks at the Weir Farm National Historic Site. Read more here: National Parks Now
Congratulations Young Projects on winning this year's Times Square Valentine Heart competition! I'm also excited to announce our collaboration. I'll be working closely with Young Projects in developing the wayfinding and information graphics for the final "Match-Maker" installation. Be sure to visit Times Square in February to find your true love.
Finalists of the Add-On '13 competition will be on display at the Boston Society of Architects through November 15th as part of the Conditions/Environments show. If you're in the area, go check out the Oyster House and other inventive affordable houses.
After much hard work and anticipation, we WON!!! Check out our team's affordable accessory dwelling winning entry at Add-On '13 and at the Oyster House site.
Special congrats to my teammates at CXMXD, Christopher Lee and Mengyi Fan!
Photos: Timothy Bell
As semifinalists for the Add-On '13 competition, we were awarded a week at the dreamlike Hatch Cottage. Designed by Jack Hall in 1960 for Robert and Ruth Hatch, the cottage was conceived as simple cubes in a grid matrix. We were the first guests of the cottage since the Cape Cod Modernist House Trust renovated this historic beach residence overlooking the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Check out our entry to the Add-On '13 competition:
Oyster House Entry
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Jeff Koon's, I mean Paul McCarthy's, inflated 80' tall dog that welcomed us to this year's Frieze Art Fair. I'm sure I wasn't the only visitor confused!
On occasion we get the opportunity to collaborate with legends. Seymour Chwast created this smart, fun, and simple cover illustration for the Creative Minds at Work issue of Metropolis. Get your own signed copy on the newsstand before they're all gone! pushpininc.com
A beautifully restored carousel housed in a simple glass box by French architect, Jean Nouvel, is a site to see and place to be. For only $2, you can pony up and go back in time riding Jane's Carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This 1922 gem has become one of my most treasured spots. I love, love, love it! janescarousel.com
I think I've just found my new favorite museum—don't worry, Dia:Beacon, I still love you. Herzog & de Meuron's recently unveiled Parrish Art Museum on Long Island is a refreshingly simple double shed with thoughtful materials and details. The art collection, framed by the museum's white walls and exposed ceiling joists, is also quite lovely.
A foggy day proved to be an ideal setting for my visit. From certain vantage points, the building vanished into the distance, as if extending infinitely into the landscape. parrishart.org
I recently attended a Chinese letterpress workshop in Hong Kong as part of ATypI's annual conference. If you missed my blog post for Metropolis, check it out! metropolismag.com
Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island just opened up to the public! Go check it out. The experience is worth the visit. fdrfourfreedomspark.org
Today marks the launch of my site. Come back and visit again to see what I've been up to!