Cloud City by Thomás Saraceno


I went to the Metropolitan Museum a couple weeks ago, finally getting around to posting about it… On the rooftop, there is this awesome installation right now entitled “Cloud City” by Thomás Saraceno. It was such a sunny summer day, this looked even more awesome in a clear blue sky.


and yes, you can climb on it!


You can see the city view from the rooftop, too. Oh, and you can get a cocktail, too! :)


More posts from the MET visit will come soon… Happy July! (what?! already?!)

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

On Tuesday, I stopped by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Alexander McQueen exhibition “Savage Beauty” — it’s ending this Sunday, August 7th (good luck to you if you are still planning to go) and it was WAY busier than I thought it would be, probably the busiest exhibition I’ve ever been and ohhh my god, it was THE exhibition of the year!!!

What a beautiful building…

When I went inside, the wait time was… 2.5 hours! (At this point, it was already 3pm, museum closes at 5:30pm)

but thanks to their membership program, I became a proud member of the MET museum and so I didn’t have to wait! (but now it says “Due to extremely high attendance, we regret that we are no longer able to offer Members priority access to Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.” — aww I really went there just in time! Because next day on Wednesday, the line was out on the street and the line closed by noon, who knows what happened yesterday and today, scary to think about this weekend!!)

You are not allowed to take any photos inside of the exhibition and so I respected the policy (some people were taking lots of pictures because it was packed so it wasn’t easily get caught — I hated it) so these photos are from their website, though, photos don’t do any justice… it was more than an art, the whole exhibition was his whole life, love, passion — Alexander McQueen.

Dress, VOSS, spring/summer 2001
Red and black ostrich feathers and glass medical slides painted red

(this room was, oh, so awesome… I felt like I was totally in a different world…)

Dress, No. 13, spring/summer 1999 (check out the video)
White cotton muslin spray-painted black and yellow with underskirt of white synthetic tulle

I could post all the images because each one was just so special, but if you are interested in seeing more, the website has a lot of images and information, please check it out.

(Shoes were all sooo amazing, too)

Inside of the exhibition was even more packed than the line outside… I felt like I was at some kind of jam packed concert… but because of that, I could spend well 10-20 minutes each piece (I’m not kidding, it wasn’t moving at all!) so I could admire all the details and his quotes, thoughts, materials… He really was a genius. I can’t even imagine what his real shows were like… I bet the words can’t describe…

I feel very lucky to get to go see it!

Met Museum Bag

When I was cleaning my office area, I found the Metropolitan Museum of Art shopping bag. Yes, I keep stuff like this… because it caught my eye and I thought it was cool typographic design. The bag is gold and white lettering around — very chic :)




This reminds me to visit there again… maybe soon… very soon…

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

I can’t believe it’s September already! It’s still hot in here, but I know fall is coming right soon… I don’t want summer to be over yet, though, I’m excited about fall, too, must be pretty.

Anyway, on Saturday, I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to catch the Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy exhibition before it ended (yesterday) and I am so glad I got to see it! It was so awesome!

The Met:

The entrance:

Went straight to the Superheros exhibition — no picture was allowed so this is from the website. The exhibition was grouped by the different body type/superhero and there were real costumes that were worn in the movies as well. It was amazing to see how each designer (Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Bernhard Willhelm, Dolce & Gabbana… to name a few) was inspired by the superheroes and put their own vision into it and create something new. oh and all the mannequins were wearing amazing shoes!

Got to also see Jeff Koons work on the roof:

The roof has the view of Manhattan and Martini bar! (Friday and Saturday) You can also have Café drinks and food including beer and wine everyday.

Also saw J. M. W. Turner exhibition. Great artisit. Loved his usage of colors, depiction of the sky, sun, and the lights on all of his paintings.

It is a huge museum and there a lot more to see, but that was all we could do. The museum store is great, too!