Today, together in the designer Zhenya Zhdanova, weI'll tell you about the most interesting places in New York, where to go for design ideas. Going to the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina, Zhenya Zhdanova planned to spend a few days in New York. She wanted to have time to visit those places that every decorating decorator has to visit. "It was my first trip to New York and North America, so there are so many impressions that I probably have enough for a small book. When you are extremely limited in time, it is very important to concentrate and think about how to see the most important thing and try to get the maximum pleasure out of it, rather than become a hunted tourist. This advice primarily for designers and decorators, and also for everyone who will be in New York for only three days. I will gladly share my route and the recipe for immersion in this unusual city for every European. Day One 1. Metropolitan museum I will not tell you what treasures the main museum of New York stores, it's easy to find out in the guidebook, as well as on the official site of the Metropolitan museum. I will say that for myself, I found a very convenient way of first acquaintance with the museum's collections. 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 through Central Park Seeing Manhattan with your own eyes, you immediately understand why the most expensive quarters are located right next to the Central Park and why this place is so loved and appreciated by the locals. Only here the eye can rest from the cold urban landscapes, and a walk along the winding paths after the matrix organization of the numbered streets of the city will bring real pleasure. 3. Lunch at Marea: 240 Central Park S Marea is a small fish restaurant at the intersection of 59th Street and Broadway. Excellent fish menu - oysters, mussels, crabs and lobsters, as well as an Italian pasta for lunch. It is necessary to have lunch before 14:00, otherwise you will have to be content with a limited assortment of dishes or wait at 17:00, when the dinner time will begin. 4. Walking Highline One day a brilliant idea came to someone - to turn an old railway into a park! The idea was supported, because the city does not have enough green spaces. And now here is one of the most popular places where you can walk leisurely along the path at the height of a 10-storey building, sit on stools with a panoramic view or take a run. And still here are the most fashionable events of the city - exhibitions, concerts, fashion week ... 5. Sunset at Roof Top Bar at The Standard Hotel The Standard Hotel is one of NYC's most fashionable hotels. His discovery was somewhat provocative, and he quickly gained popularity among tourists. But the locals also love this hotel, and all because from its roof offers a stunning view of the city. To add piquancy, on the last glazed floor made a pool, and on the open part of the roof a fun bar was arranged. Here you will find an incredible sunset and excellent champagne. One of the most fashionable nightclubs is also located here. By the way, on the ground floor of the hotel - a fine restaurant with oysters, seafood and delicious desserts. In the Heilain area, there are a lot of nice shops of American designers, as well as designer clothes shops, so if you are tired of famous brands, you are welcome here. The second day 1. Moma? - Museum of Contemporary Art. Here is a wonderful collection of works by Picasso, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Rousseau, Matisse. Here is the last work of Mondrian "Boogie Woogie on Broadway", as well as one of the most famous works of Salvador Dali - The Memory of Memory, which was transferred to the museum by an anonymous letter 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 do not have such things in museums,Feeding can cause a steady interest in the art of the child, and in memory, such things are postponed for life. After the museum, I advise you to look in the Design shop on the other side of the street - just in front of the entrance to Mota. There you will find yourself surrounded by cult objects of designers around the world. Most of the things, of course, were familiar, but there was something that pleased and surprised. 2. The Top of the Rock observation deck in the Rockfeller Center is just two blocks away from Mota. So it is very convenient right after the museum on a super-high-speed elevator with a transparent roof to rise to a height of more than 300 meters and look at the city from the height of the flight by helicopter. Impressive! 3. Dine at NoMad Bar & Restaurant I would also add this to the list of places that are required to visit. Magnificent cuisine Michelin level, excellent service, and, of course, the interior created by the Frenchman Jacque Garcia. Here you drown in the soft velvet of armchairs and sofas, dark colors in the decoration of walls and furniture create an incredibly chambery and cozy atmosphere. Day Three 1. The Frick Collection This is the mansion of the American industrialist-billionaire Frick and his family, built in 1934. The owner and his beautiful wife Adelaide were people with a delicate sense of taste, enthusiastic collectors, so here you will enjoy not only the contemplation of the stunning collection of classical painting, but also from the 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 at Madison Avenue Not far from the Frick Collection Museum, among the quarters of the premium brand stores, there is a boutique JA - a cult Californian designer. Its interiors always look fresh, relevant and slightly ironic. The combination of expensive materials, attention to detail and bold decisions - all this was reflected in his own author's collection of interior and decoration 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. Flagship boutique Kate Spade: 789 Madison Avenue Another interesting store nearby is the flagship boutique 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 for eclairs only. Here you will be offered a whole eclair menu, where you can choose any three tastes. All the rest here, too, of course, at the highest level: a luxurious interior, delicious food, excellent service, but here are eclairs with different tastes and different design - it's something incredible! 5. Walking on Broadway Yeah, let it be a tourist spot in NYC, but you need to see it with your own eyes. More than ten minutes here is difficult to find, but it's definitely worth a look there.
December 20, 2017