A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive June, 2011
Animal Balloon Alphabet App

Animal Balloon Alphabet App

Animal Font App is an iPhone application filled with balloon animals that resemble different letters– some are familiar faces, but some are cultural (Japanese ibis) while others are quirky and unexpected (Nessie, as in the Loch Ness monster, stands in for the letter “N”). The app allows you to interact with the balloons in different...
Incredible Colorful Candy Numbers

Incredible Colorful Candy Numbers

Last year, photographer Massimo Gammacurta released a set of awe-inspiring lollipops: he had molded colored sugar into the shapes of familiar corporate logos, brought to life with the addition of fantastical colors and motion. The aptly named “Lolli-POP Project” went viral online, and Gammacurta’s new series of “Candy Numbers” is sure to do the same...
Unbelievably Realistic Japanese Food iPhone Cases

Unbelievably Realistic Japanese Food iPhone Cases

The Japanese are quite famous for their stunningly realistic fake display food, but these iPhone cases take the art to another (more transportable) level– the iMeshi cases from Strapya feature different types of Japanese delicacies and street foods on their backs, all of which look unnervingly real. The illusion is compounded by the 3D nature...
Branch Holder: Make Your Own Sword

Branch Holder: Make Your Own Sword

Designer Naama Agassi has an eye for playful design– her Branch Holder is a simple strap that transforms any stick you find into a working play sword, perfect for duels and marshmallow roasts alike. It looks easy to clean, adjustable, and imaginative, with the added bonus of giving you a fancy hilt for all of...
Adorable Japanese Sandals: Leave a Trail of Animal Footprints

Adorable Japanese Sandals: Leave a Trail of Animal Footprints

These Ashiato sandals look like ordinary Japanese ge-ta (traditional wooden footgear) from the top, but leave behind animal footprints in their wake, because of pawprint designs carved in relief on the bottom of the sole. Made by Kiko+, an interior design firm that turned its creative minds towards kids’ toys, the clever sandals can come...
Tiny People in a Massive and Mouthwatering World

Tiny People in a Massive and Mouthwatering World

Photographer Christopher Boffoli’s new series, Disparity, features tiny people doing very ordinary things, while perched on eggshells or alongside of strawberry seeds– the tiny model figures are so small that they become dwarfed by their surroundings of food, which exist as larger-than-life backdrops for Boffoli’s photographs. The people seem engrossed in their everyday activities, and...
One Designer's Self Promotion: A Wooly Willy Spin-off

One Designer’s Self Promotion: A Wooly Willy Spin-off

This is amazing: graphic designer Jamie Reed hand-made these Wooly Willy spin-offs for some clever (and nostalgic) self-promotion. He replaced Wooly Willy‘s face with his own bald head, and then surrounded the toy with iconic faces to illustrate his many sides as a designer, specifically Elvis, Robin, Bob Ross, Superman, Mr. T, and MacGyver. Everything is...
Paper Decor for a Surprise Birthday by Confetti System

Paper Decor for a Surprise Birthday by Confetti System

My oft-declared love for Confetti System is coming out again: I could sing songs about their craftsmanship, their creativity, their color palettes, and so on, and so on. They recently designed a surprise birthday party for Alber Elbaz, the fashion designer and art director of Lanvin fame, so all the paper decor and party props...
Light Painting in Abandoned Nazi Bunkers

Light Painting in Abandoned Nazi Bunkers

The title doesn’t sound glamorous, but the results of David Gilliver‘s photography and light painting skills creates mesmerizing art: waves of color wash over darkened German bunkers that were occupied by the Nazis in WWII. With a long shutter speed and some glow sticks and light sabers, Gilliver transforms the landscape using techniques that he...
Beautifully Deconstructed Summer Salads

Beautifully Deconstructed Summer Salads

If you haven’t heard of Sweet Paul’s blog, yet, you’re missing out– he’s a food stylist with the eye (and hands) of an artist, and he’s known for amazing layouts and photos in his digital magazine, the Sweet Paul Magazine. You can look at the magazine online here, or order it in print, but his...
Perfectly Layered Paper Cutouts

Perfectly Layered Paper Cutouts

Precision is key in Bianca Chang’s paper cutouts, as the Australian designer layers sheets of perfectly crafted paper on top of one another to create these amazing minimalist letterforms. The aesthetic reminds me of topographic maps and subtle landscapes that curve imperceptibly– every shape here has been carefully calculated to work with the negative shape...
Anamorphic Typography

Anamorphic Typography

UK-based Joseph Egan is a student at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, and for his final project he created this amazing anamorphic type installations: the pieces align properly only when you look at it from a very specific angle. The precision of the type, despite the fact that its stretching across walls and...