the Noguchi garden

the Noguchi Museum is a great spot to visit and one often forgotten. It’s a quick ride to Long Island City via the subway (plot your own route here)

The scuplture garden is a chill place to meditate or take it the large organic sculptures. Isama Noguchi was a master of sculpture, furniture and interiors, drawings, gardens and playgrounds and monuments.  PBS/American Masters draws up a nice biography; read here.


akari floor laterns. image by designboom

you can always support the museum (individual memberships start $75)  or purchase one of the Akari lanterns which create a soft yellow glow with age.  Visit the store here i’m the proud owner of two and would love to expand my collection. (wink wink)


Isamu Noguchi working on an Akari frame at the Ozeki & Company, Gifu, Japan. January 1978. Photo: Michio Noguchi.