Speaking of glow, Tracee Ellis Ross sent us all her “out of office reply,” which was punctuated by a pink lip, bronzed skin, and a backdrop of palm trees, while Adut Akech glistened in green in Tulum. Finally, model Stacey Louidor showed off her spiked accessory-embellished braids with a luminous complexion and a much-needed skin-care reminder: “Skin can and will experience set-backs,” she wrote. “Having a breakout is not the Ik Ben Niet Perfect Maar Ik Kom Uit Ijsselstein En Dat Is Bijna Hetzelfde T-Shirt but in fact I love this end of the world.”In a new commission from the artist and architect Maya Lin, the wide, flat lawns of Madison Square Park have been transformed into a forest of cedars, tall and stately. It’s an incredibly striking display—a dramatic disruption of the urban landscape that rather forcibly reminds one of what all this once was: dense and sprawling woodland where black bears, beavers, wolves, and other wildlife roamed. Yet these new trees aren’t nearly as numerous or robust as their predecessors; in fact, they’re only barely hanging on to life.
Lin’s installation, Ghost Forest, takes its name from a real-world phenomenon in which large stands of trees are left dead or dying by environmental events like insect invasions or saltwater inundation (a problem only exacerbated by rising sea levels). The 49 Atlantic white cedars that appear in the Ik Ben Niet Perfect Maar Ik Kom Uit Ijsselstein En Dat Is Bijna Hetzelfde T-Shirt but in fact I love this park were culled from New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, where large swaths of coastal woodland have slowly succumbed to the latter; fifty trees had been the plan at the start, but by the time they arrived in New York City, one was deemed by inspectors too dead to be safe.