All posts by Lori Zimmer

Lori is a New York-based writer with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism, and art. She has written for Inhabitat, Ecouterre, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot, and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media, and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York, and curates art shows across NYC. Follow her on Twitter @LoriZimmer.

Design

Richard Clarkson’s incredible Cloud lamp brings the romantic intensity of a thunderstorm right into your living room. The interactive light fixture is a combination of a lamp and a speaker system that bursts with thunder and lightning in response to your step. The poofy cloud rumbles, grumbles and illuminates the space around you, but you won’t run risk of getting soaked in an impending downpour.

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Art, Design, Events

Museum of Art and Design, Mad Biennial, PS1 Warm up, Beverly's, Dance Art Video III, Parallelograms, Leah Beeferman, Matthew Harvey, Whitney Museum, Air France, Seeking space, Active Space, Purple States & Cafe Dancer Pop-up, Sam Gordon, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Dj Small Change, Rubin Art Museum, Rockefeller Center, Jeff Koons

We welcome this second week of summer with open arms as the warm weather we’ve been oh so patiently waiting for brings with it plenty of amazing art and design events happening outdoors (and in). This week, Jeff Koons descends upon New York, first hitting up Rockefeller Center with his giant living floral sculpture, Split Rocker, then rounding out this verdant new work with a full on retrospective at the Whitney’s Upper East Side Breuer Building.

But if you just want to relax and recline (literally), Air France will be kicking off the weekend by bringing a little bit of Paris to New York. Three days of French flavor are planned for anyone who wants to partake, and guests will get to indulge in delicious food and drink and even take French lessons while lounging in one of Air France’s first class chairs. C’est bon!

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Hiroshi Kumagai, r jampol projects, new york transit museum, jon burgerman, artnowny, kit kittle, Boy kong, cotton candy machine, David Lynch, le Poisson rouge, Dreams from a petrified head, tribeca screening room, Italian Cultural Institute, Street Art, Simone Pallotta, Michael Alan, Succulent Studios, The Cast, New Museum, New Museum White Party,

There are some major ways to get your arty party on this week! Get weird and kick off the weekend while spurring your creativity and head to Brooklyn for Michael Alan’s Alice in Wonderland themed draw-a-thon, complete with costumed models, booze and live music. Or go classic in Manhattan, break out your best whites and join the New Museum for their Annual White Party (just be careful with the open bar).

But before you party, school yourself with the best in Italian Street Art, or channel your inner rocker on the Lower East Side with live music for The Cast‘s street party. Finish it off by indulging in an art film, with a free screening at the Tribeca Screening Room.

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River to River Festival, C24 Gallery, Katja Loher, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D, The Wythe Hotel, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, Austrian Cultural Forum, Italian Futurism, Guggenheim, Thais, Anton Giulio Bragaglia, Andre Deed, The Mechanical Man, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Daughter of Bad Girls, This is What Sculpture Looks Like, Molly Crabapple, Postmasters gallery, James Lee Byars, MoMA PS1,

Multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary art is at your finger tips this week in New York! Catch a flick featuring interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Commo and Questlove; experience the reprise of a 90s Bad Girls exhibition; or check selfies from the Austrian Cultural Forum.

The week ends with the kick off of the River to River Festival, which will bring tons of art, performances and music to venues all across Lower Manhattan- all for free. Enjoy!

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Mia Tyler, ArtnowNY, Midnight moment, times square arts, Yorgo Alexopoulos, Fignment Festival, governors island, tiny trifecta, cotton candy machine, tara mcpherson, L. Mylott Manning, Roger Smith Hotel, Jonathan Grassi, Gateway Gallery, Julie Heffernan, Virginia Wagner, Brendan Mahoney, Kevin Darmanie, I am Dandy, Nathaniel Adams, Rose Callahan, Welling Court Mural, Icy and Sot, Street art, Tehran to NYC

We’re welcoming the warmth of June with open arms. This week’s listings are all about celebrating art in New York — indoors, outdoors, on screens in Times Square or on walls in Queens.

Kick off the month with the family-friendly Figment art festival on Governors Island, or check out photographs by a rock star’s kid, Mia Tyler. End your weekend by snagging a piece of affordable art at Cotton Candy Machine’s annual Tiny Trifecta show, or checking out live street art in Long Island City.

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light industry

Boo! The long Memorial Day weekend and its endless picnics are over. But you can still celebrate the short work week with all things arty!

Indulge in your love of film — from the silent era to tomorrow’s documentary stars — or channel your inner entrepreneur at a panel on how to price your own designs. Also be sure to rest up for the weekend as artist studios open up across Brooklyn with Bushwick Open Studios and NARS Foundation. Just be sure to leave some time on your schedule to check out Bushwick’s first art fair, the NEWD Art Fair!

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Coney Island

We’re all looking forward to a long weekend this week, so why not get amped for Memorial Day by boning up on some of the knowledge this city has to offer? School yourself on Russia’s Modern Masters, learn about the genius of the Scandinavian design approach, or go one on one with a Whitney Museum artist.

As Memorial Day looms, so does the opening of the city’s greatest isle of relaxation: Governors Island. You know summer is almost here when the ferries start running over to Manhattan getaway, so head to the ferry terminal this weekend!

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Featured Story

Features, Interiors

Five Modern Kitchens to Inspire Your Inner Chef

By Lori Zimmer, Mon, May 19, 2014

modern kitchens in nyc

New York may have the best restaurants in the world, but there is nothing like making a home cooked meal. We’re known for our tiny kitchens, but we’ve rounded up some great spaces that have all the amenities to inspire the master chef in anyone. These sleek kitchens go above and beyond, giving ample space to cook up a feast for two or twenty.

Whether uptown or downtown, in a classic prewar or new glassy tower, these modern kitchens will have you reaching for an apron.

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Art, Design, Events

Spring is in full swing, so how about venturing around the city this week to experience some of the arts and culture New York has to offer?

Hob knob with donors and creatives at the annual Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art, check out a secret bar behind an art opening, indulge in all things design at ICFF this weekend, or experience an art installation that encourages sleep. Another great week is yours for the taking!

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Looking for something to do in this great city now that the weather has warmed up? We’ve rounded up some of this week’s best art, design and architecture events to kick off the month of May.

Get your art fix in Times Square for Midnight Moment or head to Randalls Island for the third rendition of Frieze Art Fair, browse the latest in cutting edge design at Collective Design Fair, explore Jersey City with Mana Contemporary’s massive open house or get outside and check out the latest installation at Socrates Sculpture Park. It’s going to be a great week!

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