For many New Yorkers, the after-dinner ritual of loading up the dishwasher is pure fantasy. But while we’re stuck scrubbing away in our under-sized sinks, this fun dish rack from the Whitney museum’s gift shop is a nice reminder as to why we make the compromises we do. The flexible 3D model of Midtown Manhattan comes from Italian designer Luca Nichetto, who was inspired by the scene in the 2010 movie “Inception” where NYC folds into itself “like rubber.”
Remember that trippy dream scene in “Inception” where Dom Cobb’s mind turns a city into itself, twisting and turning like you’d never seen? This map from OSM Buildings takes inspiration from that alternate world and presents New York in a horizonless view. Aptly titled the GL Inception Map, 3D buildings are shown at the forefront with the rest of the city flattening and bending upwards.