Summer Warm Up

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

This past weekend, I went to PS1/MoMa's Summer Warm Up. It happens every Saturday in the summer time and it's basically just a great place to hang out with friends, see some amazing art, eat, drink, and listen to live DJs blasting great music.They have a different installation each year, and this year's was so refreshing (in so many ways!) This year's installation is done by HWKN (Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner) and it provides shade, seating, and water. It also is an experiment that tests how far the boundaries of architecture can expand to create ecological and social effect. Wendy is composed of nylon fabric treated with a ground breaking titania nanoparticle spray to neutralize airborne pollutants. During the summer of 2012, Wendy will clean the air to an equivalent of taking 260 cars off the road [source].

Guests who go to the Summer Warm Up Music series also get an admission to the museum. One of my favorites was the sound art. Speakers were placed around a giant room and if you sit right in the middle, you hear an incredible piece of work. It was soothing as well as inspiring.
Later on, my friends & I decide to head to the Gantry State Plaza park, located in Long Island City - just facing the Manhattan skyline. It was a gorgeous view and the weather was so beautiful. They built an area nearby where it's similar to the greenery and relaxation of the High Line.


There were these great benches on the pier we were at, but on the other side there were hammocks and individual reclining benches in addition to a playground. I think I found my new favorite place!
sun's rays
 
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55 comments :

JanM ♥ said...

The picture of the landing bird is awesome!

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Punctuation Mark said...

i love those NY photos... i wish there was something artsy in here like that

Have fun at fashion week my dear!

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

What a great place! I love these pictures!

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Paulina said...

Nice pics:)

Daniella said...

Really great pictures my dear! :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Cravingforbarneys said...

Great pics!

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Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous pics, darling!
Especially loving the last one!

xoxox,
CC

Simona said...

Fantastic pictures Audrey! My favourite is the last one :)
xx Simona

Elle Sees said...

Looks so nice! I know you're excited about this week.

Nicola @ The Sequin Cinderella said...

Great photos hun :)

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Susie said...

Gorgeous photos – looks like a great party!
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Carolyna said...

awesome pic, i love NYC

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Beautiful photos! Looking forward to Fashion Week!

xo Mary Jo

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, this place looks and sounds fantastic! I am so glad that you had an incredible time, Audrey!! :)

Mary Kapsi said...

Love your photos babe!!!
Thanks for your comment :)

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Katherines Corner said...

Great photos,Thank you for sharing. Wishing you a beautiful week Hugs

Lisa said...

wow this looks so fun and it looks like you had an amaze time!!! :) eeps can't wait to see your NY fashion week photos :)!

Always Maylee said...

Have so much fun at fashion week!

xo, Yi-chia
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Love your photos!! Enjoy fashion week! :-)

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FAshiOnistA ErA said...

wow realy gorgeous photos :)

Jodie said...

wow what an amazing and eco friedly intalation! very jealous i couldnt have visited the whole museam :(
thanks for the lovely comment about my outfit :)
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Emilia Nita said...

Great pics!<3
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sara josephine - sartob said...

lovely pictures you've got there! esp the sky shot <3

xx
sartob

Sandy a la Mode said...

yeaa!! i am soo excited for fashion week! we are celebrating it in my city!! :)

xo,
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awhite said...

Gorgeous photos- and what a view from the pier!

Can't wait to see your fashion week coverage! :)

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I wish I had gone to a PS1 event during the short time I was in NYC! Thanks for the review and reminder!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

Amazing photos and interesting installation. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday. Look forward to your coverage.

xx
5th&6th

beckspick.com said...

have fun in NY! can't wait to see pictures!

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Selene said...

amazing pictures!!!

Yuliya ♥ said...

Great pics :)
Bisous
Yu'

Pao said...

Delicious day, lets enjoy the last days of summer!

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Frances Davila said...

Amazing pictures! Love your blog! I'm following! Hope you can check out mine and follow as well!


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yummychunklet said...

Love the outdoor shots.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful photos!

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Diana Marks said...

great photos! interesting post! Have a lovely day, dear!

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fluff and fripperies said...

Lovely pics - sounds like a great event and a really fun weekend xo

stylewithoutstyle said...

Nice photos, love the last one! :)

Ileana said...

Love these pics!!! So cool u get to go to Fashion Week! :) Enjoy it :D

xoxo

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Blond Duck said...

I'm going to miss summer!

Natasha Gregson said...

Great pics, that skyline is so beautiful!!

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Sounds like a cool event!

Ric / Life N Canvas said...

Nice captures! I really liked the last one with the bird. Awesome!

Allison said...

Hope you're having so much fun during fashion week!
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Domestic Sweetheart said...

i heart your blog! i'm a new GFC follower :)

Jessica said...

wow that sound art sounds inspiring!

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Am2Pm Chic said...

Great post, really inspiring !!!
xoxo
Christy

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Honeybee Gabriel said...

wow...beautiful pictures, especially the last one.

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Sam said...

Hi dear, your weekend sounds like great fun with lovely photos to match!

monica said...

what a cool way to spend summer days!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Such beautiful photos - you have to take more Audrey!!! I also love seeing the NY skyline - so lucky that you're based in a beautiful city!
Also can't wait to see NYFW, hope you're having a great time at IFB conf!
x.o.x.o

Juneli said...

Beautiful pictures, Audrey! I've lived there in NYC for a year, and by far, I consider it to be the best city in this world, after my hometown in India, ofcourse!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Ice Pandora said...

Mhmm.. I have never visit
Long Island before. I will
keep that in mind and write
it down when I visit NY
the next time!

Very gorgeous pictures btw!
xx

Fashion Tales said...

Enjoy NYFW Audrey! One day I will make it there! I love the stunning installation. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images. xx /Madison

Fashion-isha said...

This looks so cool! And the sky is amazing! Sorry I couldn't make it to IFBCon this year but maybe I'll see you at NYFW!!
xo
Sharon

Josef said...

The photos of art installation Wendy are terrific but that seagull photo really steals the show. Frawesome! That's how I say freakin' awesome!

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