NYC Expands the Role of the Library Card

Three library card systems divide New York City: the New York Public Library (for Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx, the Queens Library and the Brooklyn Public Library. Membership cards at all three will now offer a “culture pass” program granting free admittance to 33 museums and cultural institutions across the city. Cardholders can reserve two tickets at a time, with no limit on the …

Three Art-Driven Christmas Experiences in New York City

Works at the Guggenheim, Brookfield Place and the EDITION Hotel move tradition forward

A period of time that requires tremendous thought, the end of year holidays stimulate creative behavior from decor and design to gift giving and, let’s be honest, time management. All the while, traditional, nostalgia-laden experiences appear around every corner. Many of these are deeply personal—the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center with a family, dinner at Rolf’s with a loved one, a stroll by the Saks Fifth …

MIDO’s Guggenheim-Inspired Wristwatch

A limited edition automatic timepiece invoking one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic buildings

For as long as there have been wristwatches, makers have looked just about everywhere for inspiration—from the skies above to the buildings around. MIDO‘s latest limited edition automatic timepiece joins the array of watches it in its Inspired by Architecture range—and the source material happens to be the stunning, iconic Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Many are familiar with famed American architect Frank Lloyd …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A new, intimate documentary about David Lynch; a functional 18-karat gold toilet; a clock made of trucks and more

1. “David Lynch: The Art Life” Documentary An intimate and fascinating look at the life of the brilliant filmmaker and artist David Lynch will premiere at next month’s London Film Festival. The documentary, called “David Lynch: The Art Life,” was directed by Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm and Rick Barnes and they have crafted an intriguing picture—narrated by Lynch himself. From the first time he saw …

There’s a Functional, 18-Karat Gold Toilet at the Guggenheim

If you find yourself on the fifth floor ramp of the Guggenheim Museum, you can now use a fully functioning 18-karat gold toilet. Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created the opulent copy of a Kohler toilet as “an over-the-top apotheosis of wealth” and has titled it “America.” Interestingly, Cattelan didn’t ever want it in the gallery, rather he told the NY Times, “I’m happy because it’s …