Living the Tiny Life
We’ve all daydreamed about what life would be like in a tiny home. Next week, at the Center for Architecture (536 La Guardia Pl., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-683-0023), Dwell associate editor Luke Hopping will moderate a conversation on the topic between Graham Hill, founder of the ecoblog TreeHugger and CEO of LifeEdited, and AIA Award–winning green architect Robert Garneau. The two will discuss both the personal and environmental benefits of downsizing, with a particular emphasis on the much-talked-about concept of tiny homes. The event, part of “Archtober,” will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. Admission is $10 for adults and free for students.
Ingenious New York
To mark the launch of his newest book, America the Ingenious, author and historian Kevin Baker will be hosting a unique tour of Lower Manhattan on Saturday, October 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tour highlights will include the three-story building that used to house the entire federal government; Alexander Hamilton’s grave; and the building that was once the tallest skyscraper in the world (the answer might surprise you). The tour group will meet on the third floor at the Strand (828 Broadway, nr. 12th St.; 212-473-1452). Admission is $30 and includes a signed copy of America the Ingenious.
A Midas Touch
Starting this week, gold will grow on trees. At least it will if you visit the Museum of Arts and Design (2 Columbus Cir., nr. 57th St.; 212-299-7777). In a new installation, “Lauren Kalman: But If the Crime Is Beautiful,” performance artist and metalsmith Lauren Kalman will take over the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Jewelry Gallery, adorning the jewelry cases with over 2,000 golden brass leaves. Through the installation, the precious metal will be explored as an embodiment of wealth, status, power, and love. Admission to the museum is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $12 for students, and free for children and teens 18 and under.