Ideas on Architecture, Urbanism, and Contemporary Culture.

Those days in Spring when shadows take on a life of their own. #Brooklyn #spring #crownheights
Apr 20, 2014 / 1 note

Those days in Spring when shadows take on a life of their own. #Brooklyn #spring #crownheights

Rooftop access is a splendid thing. #Brooklyn #NYC #freedomtower
Apr 20, 2014

Rooftop access is a splendid thing. #Brooklyn #NYC #freedomtower

I don’t have a method. All I do is read a lot, think a lot, and rewrite constantly. It’s not a scientific thing.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Apr 17, 2014 / 17 notes
8th Street N Station. The designer’s favorite season was Fall. Just around the time most trees had lost their leaves, while a few persistent ones refused to give up their rich foliage. #typography #NYC #subway
Apr 16, 2014

8th Street N Station. The designer’s favorite season was Fall. Just around the time most trees had lost their leaves, while a few persistent ones refused to give up their rich foliage. #typography #NYC #subway

#1 is taking a selfie, #2 is photobombing, and #3 is just appalled. #columbuscircle #NYC #centralpark
Apr 11, 2014

#1 is taking a selfie, #2 is photobombing, and #3 is just appalled. #columbuscircle #NYC #centralpark

Walked out of the office thinking I needed boxes for tomorrow’s move. #boom #NYC #koreatown
Apr 11, 2014

Walked out of the office thinking I needed boxes for tomorrow’s move. #boom #NYC #koreatown

Urban Mutations #1

I’m fascinated by the (non)functional mutations that happen all over the city. I wonder what prompted the architect to include an exposed moment of respite from what is likely to be vertical warehouses within, or whether these exits once connected to a stair. It’s like someone generatively removed components from a Piranesi drawing. Citizens become prisoners to an eleveated edge condition, connected only by a brick corner and two exits to nowhere. #piranesi #NYC #architecture #metropolis #brick
Mar 15, 2014 / 3 notes

Urban Mutations #1

I’m fascinated by the (non)functional mutations that happen all over the city. I wonder what prompted the architect to include an exposed moment of respite from what is likely to be vertical warehouses within, or whether these exits once connected to a stair. It’s like someone generatively removed components from a Piranesi drawing. Citizens become prisoners to an eleveated edge condition, connected only by a brick corner and two exits to nowhere. #piranesi #NYC #architecture #metropolis #brick

18 Months in the making, our publication is finally seeing the light of day March 10! Ampersand Volume Six:Sites of Decline tackles the issue of urban degradation through the wide-ranging lenses of architects, urbanists, students, artists, speculators, and professors. #publication #architecture #urbanism #cities
Mar 8, 2014

18 Months in the making, our publication is finally seeing the light of day March 10! Ampersand Volume Six:Sites of Decline tackles the issue of urban degradation through the wide-ranging lenses of architects, urbanists, students, artists, speculators, and professors. #publication #architecture #urbanism #cities

Eastern Parkway relies on it’s various busts - over any typography or tile patterning - to depict it’s placeness and proximity to Brooklyn Museum. #sculpture #Brooklyn #NYC
Feb 21, 2014 / 2 notes

Eastern Parkway relies on it’s various busts - over any typography or tile patterning - to depict it’s placeness and proximity to Brooklyn Museum. #sculpture #Brooklyn #NYC

34th Street Q station and it’s crescent-moon inspired threes. #subway #NYC #font #typography
Feb 11, 2014 / 1 note

34th Street Q station and it’s crescent-moon inspired threes. #subway #NYC #font #typography

Images captured
stored, forgotten. Attention
will soon shift focus
Haiku from the Q train, 20140204
Feb 11, 2014
Brooklyn Heights.

Attempting to catalog the variety of subway station visual identities from a pre-branding era. #Brooklyn #NYC #subway #blackandwhite
Feb 11, 2014

Brooklyn Heights.

Attempting to catalog the variety of subway station visual identities from a pre-branding era. #Brooklyn #NYC #subway #blackandwhite

Needed to ship some packages, post office turned out to be this McKim, Mead & White gem. I like this place. #NYC #architecture
Feb 10, 2014 / 1 note

Needed to ship some packages, post office turned out to be this McKim, Mead & White gem. I like this place. #NYC #architecture

Adjusts his coat for
ever, preparing for the
act we’ll never see.
Haiku from the 2 train, 20130920
Feb 10, 2014
Great to see parallel projection axonometric used in illustration.

Mr. Miyagi vs. Cobra, by Kim Ku
#karatekid #art #illustration #Williamsburg
Feb 9, 2014

Great to see parallel projection axonometric used in illustration.

Mr. Miyagi vs. Cobra, by Kim Ku
#karatekid #art #illustration #Williamsburg