Today together in the designer Zhenya Zhdanova wewe will tell you about the most interesting places in New York, where you should go for design ideas Going to the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina, Zhenya Zhdanova planned to spend several days in New York. She wanted to have time to visit those places that every self-respecting decorator must visit. - This was my first trip to New York and North America, so there are so many impressions that it will probably be enough for a small book. When you are extremely limited in time, it is very important to concentrate and think over how to see the most important thing and try to get the most out of it, and not turn into a hunted tourist. These are tips primarily for designers and decorators, and also for everyone who has only three days to New York. I will gladly share my route and recipe for diving into this city, unusual for any European. Day one 1. Metropolitan museum I will not tell you what treasures the main museum of New York keeps, it is easy to find out in the guidebook, as well as on the official website of the Metropolitan museum. I will say that for myself I have found a very convenient way to get acquainted with the museum's collections for the first time. In the first half of the day the museum holds groupExcursions to the most valuable and famous exhibits of their collections. And it's very convenient, you do not need to deal with the map yourself and look for where and what is hiding. You just need to go for an art critic, listen and look around and at the same time celebrate the halls for yourself, where you want to return after the lecture, to consider everything more closely. The schedule of excursions can be obtained at the information desk - the tour lasts one hour and is conducted in English. Examining the collections, I found out that there is stillOne not less interesting excursion for decorators - according to European interiors and decorative and applied art of the XVI-XIX centuries. It is held every day, except for the weekend, at 13:15, and also lasts one hour. You will be held on the restored interiors of the epochsLouis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and will show an amazing collection of porcelain and furniture items with a sophisticated finish. Still here unique pieces of furniture from Holland are collected, there are some fine halls with English magnificent interiors. 2.Walking around Central Park Having seen Manhattan with your own eyes, you immediately understand why the most expensive neighborhoods are located exactly next to Central Park and why this place is so loved and appreciated by the locals. Only here the eye can take a break from the cold urban landscapes, and a walk along the winding paths after the matrix organization of the city's numbered streets will be a real pleasure. 3.Lunch at Marea: 240 Central Park S Marea is a small fish restaurant at 59th Street and Broadway. Great fish menu - oysters, mussels, crabs and lobsters, plus Italian pasta for lunch. You need to be in time for lunch before 14:00, otherwise you will have to be content with a limited assortment of dishes or wait for 17:00 when dinner time begins. 4.Walking the Highline One day someone came up with a brilliant idea - to turn an old railway into a park! The idea was supported, because the city lacks green spaces so much. And now it is one of the most popular places where you can take a leisurely walk along the path at the height of a 10-storey building, sit on benches with a panoramic view, or go jogging. And also the most fashionable events of the city are constantly held here - exhibitions, concerts, fashion week ... five.Sunset at The Standard's Roof Top Bar The Standard Hotel is one of NYC's trendiest hotels. Its opening was somewhat provocative and it quickly gained popularity among tourists. But locals also love this hotel, and all because from its roof there is a stunning view of the city. To add spice, a swimming pool was made on the last glazed floor, and a fun bar was set up on the open part of the roof. An incredible sunset and great champagne await you here. One of the most fashionable nightclubs is also located here. By the way, on the ground floor of the hotel there is a wonderful restaurant with oysters, seafood and delicious desserts. There are many pretty American designer shops in the Highline area, as well as designer clothes shops, so if you are tired of famous brands, this is the place for you. Day two 1.Moma - Museum of Contemporary Art There is a wonderful collection of works by Picasso, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Rousseau, Matisse. It also displays the last work of Mondrian "Boogie-woogie on Broadway", as well as one of the most famous works of Salvador Dali - The Persistence of Memory, which was transferred to the museum by an anonymous author in 1934. There are no sightseeing tours, soWill have to use the audio guide. I highly recommend listening to the children's version of comments to the works - you will get incredible pleasure and feel like a child for a short time. A short story about the artist's work is a small fairy tale or a story with a great voice-over: there are music, sounds of nature, animals' voices, birds singing. To keep the listener's attention, the authors of thisIdeas with might and main use interactive methods of interaction - you are constantly asked questions, like how many animals are depicted in the picture, where the lion hides, who is standing there by the window ... It's a pity we don't have something like this in our museums, because suchpresentation can arouse a steady interest in art in a child, and such things are stored in memory for a lifetime. After the museum, I advise you to look into the Design shop on the other side of the street - right opposite the entrance to Moma. There you will find yourself surrounded by iconic items from designers around the world. Most of the things, of course, turned out to be familiar, but there was also something that pleased and surprised. 2.The Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockfeller Center is just two blocks from Mohm. So it is very convenient right after the museum to take a super-fast elevator with a transparent roof to a height of more than 300 meters and look at the city from a helicopter flight height. Impressive! 3.Dine at NoMad Bar & Restaurant This I would also add to the list of must-see places. Excellent Michelin-starred cuisine, excellent service, and, of course, the interior, created by the Frenchman Jacque Garcia. Here you are buried in the soft velvet of armchairs and sofas, dark colors in the decoration of walls and furniture create an incredibly intimate and cozy atmosphere. Day three 1.The Frick Collection This is the mansion of the American billionaire industrialist Frick and his family, built in 1934. The owner and his beautiful wife, Adelaide, were people with a keen sense of taste, keen collectors, so here you will enjoy not only contemplating a stunning collection of classical paintings, but also magnificent interiors and unique objects of decorative and applied art. Here you want to look at everything: The decoration of walls and ceilings, paintings, magnificent textiles on the windows, and, of course, subtle work with color and a lot of beautiful details. It houses a magnificent collection of English, Italian, French, Spanish and Flemish paintings, including several works by Rembrandt, Titian, Velasquez, El Greco and Veronese. Frick was not a big fan of the Impressionists andThe Post-Impressionists and preferred the great masters of the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries, but nevertheless in his collection there is also Degas' Rehearsal, and Renoir's magnificent work "Promenade." Right inside the museum there is a charming winter garden with fountains and a swimming pool where bronze frogs live. Sit in this wonderful courtyard, look through the guide and think about where to hurry further is a real pleasure. By the way, in all the above museums, you canConnect to free Wi-Fi. Photography is allowed in the Metropolitan and in Mota, but in Frick Sollection with this strictly - shooting is prohibited everywhere except the atrium. 2.Johnatan Adler Boutique on Madison Avenue Not far from the Frick Collection, among the quarters of premium brand stores, there is also the JA boutique, the iconic Californian designer. Its interiors always look fresh, relevant and slightly ironic. Combinations of expensive materials, attention to detail and bold solutions - all this is reflected in his own author's collection of interior and decor items. In addition to furniture and light in the boutiqueThere is a wide range of accessories, textiles and books, so if you want to buy original gifts, you can do it right here. The boutique is within walking distance of the Frick Collection and the Metropolitan Museum, so it's easy to see when you're near. 3.Kate Spade Flagship Boutique: 789 Madison Avenue Another interesting store nearby is the flagship boutique of Kate Spade, one of the most popular American brands. Her collections of clothes and accessories are always a little provocative and bold, here you will see a lot of graphics and bright colors. On the four floors of the boutique on Madison Avenue, you canFind everything from small accessories, such as covers for phones and tablets (of course, IPhone and iPad models), handbags and clothes to furniture and household goods - dishes, textiles, cutlery, cute accessories and decor items. This year at the exhibition High Point FurnitureMarket brand for the first time presented a collection of furniture, textiles, light, wallpapers and accessories. Elegant forms, light irony and bold decisions - that's the formula for her success. Peas in furnishing furniture and upholstery of chairs, pink owls on wallpaper - a bit of provocation and hooliganism in the world of exquisite American luxury in the Hollywood Regency style. 4.Lunch at The Back Room at the Park Hayatt Hotel: 157 West, 57 street It's worth going here just for the eclairs. Here you will be offered a whole eclair menu, where you can choose any three flavors. Everything else here is also, of course, at the highest level: luxurious interior, delicious food, excellent service, but eclairs with different tastes and different designs are something incredible! 5. Walking along Broadway Yes, even if this is a tourist place in NYC, but it must be seen with your own eyes. It is difficult to be here for more than ten minutes, but it is definitely worth a look.
December 20, 2017