Jenny Peysin: The Devil in the White City, Palma, and Sol LeWitt

Jenny Peysin: The Devil in the White City, Palma, and Sol LeWitt

The Pantheon, Rome, Italy

The Pantheon, Rome, Italy

City: New York City. I love the combination of rigid urban planning with the agglomeration of day to day living.

Building: The Pantheon. The interior proportions feel otherworldly and there is nothing like standing under the oculus when it rains.

Image from “The Devil in the White City”

Image from “The Devil in the White City”

Book: The Devil in the White City. A fascinating telling of the planning and building of Chicago’s 1893 World Fair and the drama and murder that surrounded it.

Film: Mulholland Drive. I overall love the dark weirdness of Lynch but think that this one is a true masterpiece.

Palma in NYC

Palma in NYC

Architect (that is also a woman): Kazuyo Sejima. I love the precise detailing and intentional connectivity of her buildings to their environment.

Restaurant: Palma in Greenwich Villiage. Best Italian food outside of Italy.

Kazuyo Sejima

Kazuyo Sejima

Artist: Sol LeWitt. Especially the wall drawings!

Memory: Studying architecture in Rome. It gave me profound appreciation for the profession and its rich history.

Object: My old dance shoes. They remind me of adolescence and all the questioning and transition that comes along with it.

Podcast: 99 Percent Invisible. Roman Mars explores unseen design in everyday life. The Thomassons episode is so charming.

New York, NY

New York, NY

Iben Falconer: Copenhagen, Casa Gilardi, and Deborah Berke

Iben Falconer: Copenhagen, Casa Gilardi, and Deborah Berke

Samantha Josaphat: The Shard, Versailles, and Becoming

Samantha Josaphat: The Shard, Versailles, and Becoming