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The moon jelly (Aurelia aurita) | image by Matt Doggett
The High Line, Manhattan, New York
The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.
The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.
This was the capstone project of my undergraduate degree at The University of Melbourne. At the heart of this studio was this connection between us and our cars. Based on Alec Barlow’s history, he was unquestionably an adventurer, risk taker and trail blazer. It made me explore the appeal of adventure, crossing new thresholds and crossing the unknown. This idea of the ‘unknown’ became my concept for this project, my aim was to encapsulate, intrigue & excite to inform spaces with a sense of adventure.
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Australian born, UK based designer-maker Jay Watson has created furnishings that will leave you with a long lasting impression. This wonderfully sleek table, as beautiful as it is in its pure form, has a special touch. Using Thermochromism the science that changes the colours of properties due to change in heat (Thanks Wikipedia), Jay has encompassed both beautiful design with remarkable lasting impressions and created this project titled ‘Linger a little longer’.
Jay Watson explains on his website the thoughts behind the project:
‘Making entertaining that bit more fun (while also commenting on how ‘precious’ we can become about the functionality of furniture, or how oblivious we can be to every effect we have on our environment) the thermochromic finish of the table and benches responds to the heat of any plate, mug or serving dish – or body part – placed on it, to leave an ephemeral ‘watermark.’