Monday, September 29, 2008

Chanel in Central Park and Tree Huts in Madison Square Park

We can only hope this tops the major disappointment of David Blaine's non-magic trick over Central Park's Wollman Rink and the semi-lameness of the waterfalls (though we have kinda grown used to them over the past few months in the same way we get used to tacky red and green ornaments every December). Last week on Twitter, the bloggers over at let us know it was time to sign up for free tickets to the Chanel Mobile Art Show in Central Park, which starts on October 20. We had no idea what they were talking about, but put "Chanel" and "Free" in the same sentence and we're so there. Who doesn't like something free these days?!

Chanel Hong Kong

We’ve since learned that the pop up museum is celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the 2.55 handbag and features works of art inspired by the bag by 15 artists. The space ship pod has already landed in Hong Kong and Tokyo. While tickets to the NYC exhibit are all snapped up there’s still time to catch it in London, Paris and Moscow early this year and later next. For the official website and making of vid, click here. We'll be going on October 29 and will report back.

Tree Huts in Madison Square Park
A few miles south and open to all, Japanese-born artist Tadashi Kawamata is installing tree huts in Madison Square Park, set to debut on October 2. We find the renderings oddly soothing. There's something so playful about the idea of hiding out in a tree house in the middle of Manhattan--if only we could hide out in one and get Shake Shack to deliver us a Shnack Burger and Rootbeer Float! Follow the blog on the installation of the tree huts on Madison Square Park's website.

tree hut

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