Revealing MODU + Eric Forman Studio’s 2020 Times Square Valentine Heart

"Heart Squared" wins the 12th annual public art installation competition

Set in front of Father Duffy Square’s iconic Red Steps, Times Square‘s Valentine Heart public art installation appears year after year from 30 January through 28 February. For the 12th annual installation, selected through the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, MODU Architecture and Eric Forman Studio‘s winning design will come to life. Known as “Heart Squared,” the multi-dimensional, mixed material work will celebrate love …

Cuban Artist Héctor Frank’s “Color de Cabezas” Exhibit at Toth Gallery

Large-format paintings that probe the human portrait

It’s not an exaggeration to say that a trip to Havana often leads to the studio of Héctor Frank. The Cuban artist’s open workplace and the dozens—if not hundreds—of works within speak to the material restrictions of the nation and the creativity birthed from it. Frank often welcomes guests and shares his insights, but his decades-long career stretches beyond Cuba and into galleries, fairs and …

NYC’s Il Fiorista Focuses on a Blossoming Community and Bouquets

The recently opened NoMad restaurant emphasizes the emotional and medicinal properties of flowers

While new restaurants open every day in NYC, Il Fiorista looks a little different. The venue’s window-facing high-top table hosts bountiful bouquets, a circular surface displays individual stems for made-to-order arrangements, and a near floor-to-ceiling wall-mounted display offers dozens of home decor products for sale. And beyond all of these blooms lies the bright, charming bar and restaurant. It’s an eye-catching approach, but it’s more …