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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.

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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)

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

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