A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive March, 2011
Kozyndan Seasons of the Bunny: Now in Metallic Silkscreen Print

Kozyndan Seasons of the Bunny: Now in Metallic Silkscreen Print

My bunny obsession officially started with the artist duo Kozyndan, who produced a series of illustrations titled “Seasons of the Bunny” in 2003: their unofficial calling card of bunnies in Japanese-inspired settings all began with this illustration of bunnies in the Great Wave off Kanagawa. The Great Wave parody, called “Uprisings,” was created for the...
Metrobench: 5,000 NYC Metrocards That You Can Sit On

Metrobench: 5,000 NYC Metrocards That You Can Sit On

Steve Shaheen gathered 5,000 discarded NYC Metrocards through a Craigslist posting, and created this amazing “Metrobench” that is actually structurally sound (ie, it can hold up your weight). He paid Craigslisters 50 cents for every card, and ended up with a flood of responses and 5,000 cards within a week. Via Curbed: “Metrobench is a...
Animal Skin Rug Made From Stuffed Animals

Animal Skin Rug Made From Stuffed Animals

Artist Agustina Wood takes your beloved stuffed animals from your childhood, rips them apart, and skins them to makehand-sewn stuffed animal skin rugs. Her rugs are huge, measuring up to 9 feet x 7 feet, and are designed into intricate patterns using the different stuffed animal pelts. From her website: Hand-sewn and designed rugs made...
20-Foot Art Store Installation Made of Art Supplies

20-Foot Art Store Installation Made of Art Supplies

London Graphic Center, an UK art store, recently set up a 20-foot-tall installation using their art supplies to create an artistic interpretation of a light prism. White brushes, paints, and markers enter the prism from one side, and explode out of the other in a rainbow display that stretches to the ceiling. From the London...
12 Months of Neon Love

12 Months of Neon Love

Neon signs don’t need to be fancy to have my heart: simple, clear type and lyrics from love songs make these neon signs easy to love. The 12 Months of Neon Love Project auctions off a new neon sign every month, after hanging in UK skies for a month. They started on Valentines Day of...
Stitched Covers: Hand-Sewn Designs for Penguin Classics

Stitched Covers: Hand-Sewn Designs for Penguin Classics

Talk about attention to detail in painstaking stitches– Jillian Tamaki designed three covers for some Penguin Threads Deluxe Classics, using her embroidery skills and a heavy dose of imagination. The Secret Garden, Emma, and Black Beauty get re-imagined in colorful stitching, from the wraparound covers to the french flaps. From Jillian Tamaki’s blog: I can’t...
New UK Magical Realms Stamp Set, Featuring Famous Witches and Wizards

New UK Magical Realms Stamp Set, Featuring Famous Witches and Wizards

UK’s Royal Mail released a new set of stamps titled the Magical Realms Stamp Set, featuring famous witches and wizards spanning a wide range of British myths and fictions. Everyone from ancient Merlin to our modern-day Voldemort and Dumbledore makes an appearance, although one must wonder why Gandalf never made it on this list. (After...
Best Friends Forever: New Kidrobot Toy Series

Best Friends Forever: New Kidrobot Toy Series

Kidrobot released a new set of vinyl collectible toys this month called “Best Friends Forever“, designed by Travis Cain: each toy is a devastatingly cute pair of friends doomed to fail, such as a cheese with its grater. This is actually the second series of Best Friends Forever– the first set that Travis designed for...
Giant Saint Bernards: "We're in California in a big way!"

Giant Saint Bernards: “We’re in California in a big way!”

Too cute: art director Nate Wells needed an ad campaign to promote Applied Underwriters‘s worker compensation services, so he took the company’s St. Bernard mascot and photographed the dog quietly taking over California. The big dog in the photos looks absolutely friendly, gentle, and enormous, all of which serve to highlight the tagline of this...
Come and Draw: Clever Table for Creative Kids

Come and Draw: Clever Table for Creative Kids

Tian Tang is a Swedish child culture designer who created this kid’s table to foster public and sharable creativity. The circular tabletop called Come and Draw is covered in layers of colored paper, which you can take off layer by layer as the pages get filled with children’s doodles and sketches. The table also spins...
Dual Cut: Minimalist Foam Block Furniture

Dual Cut: Minimalist Foam Block Furniture

Kitmen Keung designed this beautiful piece for Belgium furniture makers Sixinch: its a single block of foam that’s has only two cuts sliced into it, and the result is a ergonomic, sleek, transformable piece of furniture that embodies the idea of minimalism. Titled Dual Cut, the piece can be used as a one seater with...
Life Is Too Short for the Wrong Job: Funny Ad Campaign for the Unhappily Employed

Life Is Too Short for the Wrong Job: Funny Ad Campaign for the Unhappily Employed

German advertising agency Scholz & Friends came up with a hilarious ad campaign for Jobsintown, a German online recruitment company: the series of humorous photographs is meant to touch a raw nerve with dissatisfied employees, by imagining the worst possible jobs that power our 21st century machines. Each photo is an x-ray shot of common...