Hello, Emily here. I thought seeing this recent sculpture from an outsider’s perspective might be a nice way to present this new piece from Nikolas.
On March 9th, Nikolas will be lecturing at SHoP Architects in New York as part of their Artist's Series.
Just before Christmas, we completed our largest and most complex installation to date.
Woohoo! We’re bi-coastal!
Question: What do Nikolas Weinstein Studios, President Enrique Pena Nieto, Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Vladimir Putin, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim have in common?
Imagine our delight when we were contacted by Manuel Fadat, a French curator, researcher, critic and teacher who "geeks out" on technology as much as we do.
Glass conducts light more efficiently than any other material.
Emily here with a wee trifle of life at 1649 Valencia St....
Every summer the Glass Art Society [GAS] holds their annual conference in a different US city.
Nikolas posted about this project in Hong Kong when it was being installed back in February.
Chaos reigns here at the studio. It is so full of glass, scaffolding, and people that we are too embarrassed to reveal photos.
Puttering about this afternoon, we came across this jewel in the video archive. Though previously posted, it's worth a second pass.
Coffee. Lots of coffee. And then more coffee.
While this transport may seem mundane, we're clicking our heals over here.
The sound of industry is eerily silent in our part of the world.
Even though we're up to our gills in work, it feels like ages since we've installed a project.
Hi, this is Emily. Since we haven't posted in a while and I actually have some pretty cool things to share, I'm commandeering the blog today. Who am I and what do I do here?
Over the past several years our digital documentary archive has ballooned.
We just received the first transmission from our advance duo that is preparing to install a new artwork in Hong Kong.
Our friends over at Handful of Salt have posted another little story about our work w
Our dear Emily was recently contacted by a graduate student that interviewed me several months back as part of his thesis research.
Having successfully completed the first half of their mission in Hong Kong, our faithful documentarian, Michael Weber, and his crew touched down in Tokyo to
Shortly before quitting time on Monday, the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade from the United States Commerce Department dropped by to present us with an award for export achievem
While our team was deftly installing the new artwork in Delhi earlier this month, we surreptitiously deployed our documentation probe to a small mountain ove
That's it! Our suitcases are packed and we're headed home.
109.7 degrees Fahrenheit. And that was inside. Ouch. Welcome to New Delhi.
At long last, our intrepid installers are afoot! Numbering nine in all, they winged their way across the ocean to Delhi to begin work on our new installation.
Last night, I gave a Pecha Kucha talk in San Francisco with a collective of local creative insurgents (one guy had come up with a
As some of you may well know by now, we here at the studio like toys. And toys that can be driven and articulated hold a near and dear place in our collective heart.
As we prepare to ship off to India for an installation in New Delhi, the shop is in full swing.
With three new projects that we've completed swelling our poor little photography library, it is time to make good on keeping the website up to date.
The photographs are just beginning to trickle in from our latest project, a sculpture that resides in the lobby of a new Frank Gehry project in Hong Kong.
Nobody really knows where Mike came from. Some say Boston. Others persist in some story about a hamlet lost in the Vermont hills.
Our inveterate engineer and tinkerer, Dave Johnson, has had many lives. Once upon a time, he was a programmer at Apple and also worked in puppetry and robotics at ILM.
We're gone and so is the scaffolding under our latest installation in Tokyo.
For the past week in Tokyo, Sam has been leading a team of ninja-style installers on our latest project.
Most of us here at the studio are, to one degree or another, geeks.
Each season takes one down. Sam was the first to go about two falls ago and stayed home hacking and wheezing on some Friday or Monday.
It's that time of year again when the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects does their city-wide event.
I am grateful for the mild climes of San Francisco and, with each trip to the Far East, I am reminded that we really have to find work in some other part of the world.
I was going through some recent emails regarding our upcoming installation in Tokyo and came across a most excellent insertion.
To those of you out there in architecture, this won't seem too nifty. But to the uninitiated, this will definitely be impressive.
On a quiet afternoon here at the shop, Mike and TJ unwittingly invited great spectacle. The enterprising duo occasionally accept projects for designers interested in making custom lamp fixtures.
Our inveterate tinkerer and engineer, Dave Johnson, has rocked the world of automaton enthusiasts once again.
As unlikely as it may seem, we have been talking to the US Commerce Department over the past two years.
In our continuing efforts to put the cart before the horse, we designed another project before we knew exactly how to build it.
Last week, Ari and Arlen arrived in hot, wet, and sunny Kualu Lumpur to establish base camp at the installation site before the rest of us arrived.
The eagle has landed. On February 11, at 10:35:09 PM PST, the advance team of Ari and Arlen arrived in Kuala Lumpur for the installation of a huge residential sculpture.
Dave is 29, except he is actually 52.
The installation for Malaysia left just a couple of days ago and is likely somewhere in the middle of the Pacific by now.
I was perusing through our photo library and came across this little gem. It's from last week when TJ and Ari were blowing into a brand new cork mold, a steel pipe lined with cork.
All of the six sculptural elements that make up the sculpture in Malaysia ship upside down.
And another container was parked in our lot this morning. This standard forty-foot container will be loaded with our latest sculpture that is bound for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by ocean freighter.
After a recent trip to Japan, I am deeply inclined to pull roots and relocate the studio to Tokyo. Seriously.
As part of prepping content for our new website that should be arriving in about a month, we've put together a movie fly-through of the installation.
It often happens that we need to test the strength of a sculpture under the most extreme conditions it will experience.
So, after I made that post about the soccer field, dear Arlen sent me a comparative chart of jets. Arlen was clearly one step ahead of me in imagining absurd gargantuan comparisons.
We've just begun work on a large residential project in Kuala Lumpur and I've attached some images of the model below. The sculpture was made with some crazy crepe paper that I found years ago.
When we were working on the installation for the new InterContinental Hotel in Shanghai late last year, we always said it was about a football field long.
After many months of prep and head-banging, we are ready to stop fabricating test panels to destroy in the name of engineering and start building our installation for Bar Agricole, a new swanky res