Sextantworks (originally Wanderlust Projects) created expereinces in places you aren’t supposed to be. I co-founded the practice in 2012 with N.D. Austin. For nearly four years, we functioned like a mix between a design studio and a Burning Man camp, creating dozens of site-specific adventures in New York City and abroad.
Our exploits included a speakeasy in a dry water tower in Manhattan, annual infiltration scavenger hunts of the Waldorf Astoria hotel, a pop-up wine bar on an uninhabited island in the East River, a photo safari in the Domino Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn, and a love motel transformation in São Paulo, Brazil. We garnered a fair bit of attention in the press, attracting high-end, private commissions, among other client work.
It all started with the accidental discovery of an abandoned honeymoon resort and a modest Awesome Foundation grant.