A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive August, 2011
Robot Wallpaper

Robot Wallpaper

Studio Ditte is a design agency based in the Netherlands, and they have an amazing Robot Wallpaper made from old prints and vintage finds, melded together in the best possible way. Every robot on there looks offbeat and a little quirky, which is just how robot wallpaper ought to be, with a good mix of...
Exploded Flowers: Disassembling the Natural

Exploded Flowers: Disassembling the Natural

Artist and photographer Qi Wei took apart real flowers to create this stunning photo series titled “Exploded Flowers”: each bloom is deconstructed into its individual bits and pieces, from the stamens to the pistils to each and every petal, and then laid out for the camera. The simplicity of the photos is the first thing...
The Art of Clean Up: Sorting and Stacking Everyday Objects

The Art of Clean Up: Sorting and Stacking Everyday Objects

Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is releasing a new book on The Art of Clean Up, where he takes everyday scenes of disorder and rearranges them into neat rows, sorted by different attributes such as color, size, shape, and type, etc. Some of the preview images from the book seem borderline OCD, such as the pine...
Solitare Win As A 3D Sculpture

Solitare Win As A 3D Sculpture

As a child, I loved watching the cascade of cards fill up my Solitare window when I won a game– and now you can permanently install that satisfying moment in your home, with a 3D sculpture of the winning screen. Designers Lars Marcus and Theos of Skrekkøgle created this 5 foot wide sculpture titled “Solitare Win”...
The Color Of ____ : What Does "Thursday" Look Like As A Color?

The Color Of ____ : What Does “Thursday” Look Like As A Color?

“The Color Of” is a website that documents the colors of certain concepts, as seen on Flickr– in other words, it aggregates all the photos on Flickr that are associated with a concept (let’s say, Thursday, for example) and analyzes the average color of those photos. The result is an objective look at “word association”–...
Rocker: The Clever Garlic Chopper

Rocker: The Clever Garlic Chopper

Design often elevates humble, everyday necessities into desire objects (for good, and for bad), and this smart garlic chopper by UK-based kitchenware designers Joseph Joseph is a perfect example of beautiful design for mundane things. Who knew that the act of chopping garlic could receive so much care? The Rocker is a stainless steel arc...
Stunningly Simple Minimalist Cookbook: The IKEA "Homemade Is Best"

Stunningly Simple Minimalist Cookbook: The IKEA “Homemade Is Best”

This amazing cookbook was released by IKEA last year, but I rediscovered that they posted enough photos of the publication to warrant a mention here– these photos by Carl Kleiner are shot and styled beautifully, and believe it or not, the entire cookbook was handed out for FREE in Sweden! Titled “Hembakat är Bäst” (Homemade...
Pie Chart Post-Its

Pie Chart Post-Its

These stickies are technically NOT Post-Its (they aren’t part of that company’s line), but its a concept that we’re all familiar with– small, uniform pieces of paper with adhesive backing. Present & Correct, however, have redesigned the typical square shape and bland yellow color into this set of Pie Chart Stickies, and I’m in love....
Easy-to-Open Envelopes Leave Trails of Smoke on Your Paper

Easy-to-Open Envelopes Leave Trails of Smoke on Your Paper

This set of three envelopes from D-Bros features a clever way of opening them– each brightly colored envelope has a small print of a plane, train, or car on the top left hand corner, with an “open” tab behind each icon. When you pull the open tab, the paper rips along the top of the...
Gubble Bum: Wonderfully Silly & Simple Packaging

Gubble Bum: Wonderfully Silly & Simple Packaging

I’m not sure if this is just a packaging concept or a real product, but the Gubble Bum bubble gum packaging (say that 10 times, fast!) designed by JJAAK DESIGN is super silly, and super cute. Each box has a colorful top and a clean white bottom, and the packaging is meant to look like...
Blank NYC Walls To Draw On

Blank NYC Walls To Draw On

The internet has concluded that pretty much anything designed by the. is perfect– and this Walls Notebook is no exception. The notebook features 80 different images of NYC walls on its pages, so that you can doodle, sketch, and draw on New York, in all of its grimy glory. There are 160 pages in the...