A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive September, 2011
Luminous and Ethereal Floating Net Sculptures

Luminous and Ethereal Floating Net Sculptures

Artist Janet Echelman creates these airy, beautiful sculptures by weaving colored fibers into giant nets and suspending them high up in the sky– the pliable material is meant to move naturally with the wind. They are lit up by colored lights at night too, for an ethereal and otherworldly effect; I think they look best...
Succulent Type: A New York Times T Made of 130 Plants

Succulent Type: A New York Times T Made of 130 Plants

Garden designer Judy Kameon was commissioned by the New York Times Style Magazine to recreate their iconic “T” for the fall travel issue, so she used 130 plants to grace the cover of the magazine in a subtle palette of greenery. I am fascinated by the amount of colors and textures that are utilized here–...
Cat Scratch: Turntable for Your DJ Cat

Cat Scratch: Turntable for Your DJ Cat

Maybe its the cat-lover in me speaking, but I can’t resist this amazing turntable by SUCK UK, which is a collapsible cat turntable for your cat to scratch on– everything is made of cardboard, from the deck-shaped cat scratching mat to the spinnable deck and posable tone arm. Its a clever interpretation of the circular...
We Are All A Part Of The Same Thing: Amazing String Art Typography

We Are All A Part Of The Same Thing: Amazing String Art Typography

Designer Dominique Falla submitted this beautiful string art installation for the Positive Posters competition, creating the words “We Are All Part Of The Same Thing” out of the negative space between colorful strings wrapped around nails. The thread color moves gradually from hue to hue as you read the words, and gives the illusion of...
Jack Daniel's Birthday Edition Bottle: Sleek and Minimal

Jack Daniel’s Birthday Edition Bottle: Sleek and Minimal

I’ve said before how much I love the classic look of the Jack Daniel’s bottle, which manages to capture an elegant yet masculine look in its simple design– for the Jack Daniel’s Birthday Edition Bottle, designer Jonathan Harper took that iconic look and made it even sleeker and more minimal. The restrained type, surrounded by...
Grit: Masking Tape Art for Larger Than Life Typography

Grit: Masking Tape Art for Larger Than Life Typography

These photographs of the KIPP Infinity middle school in NYC features bold, striking typography that seems to have been photoshopped to interact with the students– in reality, this is the “Wordwork” of designer Stephen Doyle, who used masking tape to create massive letters that stretched across the school floors and walls. Created for this fascinating...
Double Exposure: Lovely and Expressive Paintings that Mimic Photographs

Double Exposure: Lovely and Expressive Paintings that Mimic Photographs

Remember the city silhouettes of Beijing citizens by Jasper James I posted two weeks ago? These beautiful paintings by Pakayla Biehn have the same effect of two images in one, but are executed as paintings, rather than as photos. The series, very cleverly titled Double Exposure, has images of flowers (and other lovely things) superimposed...
Textile Field: Covering A Museum Floor with Foam and Fabric

Textile Field: Covering A Museum Floor with Foam and Fabric

As part of the London Design Festival, French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec filled the Raphael Court of the V&A museum with fabric covered foam– 240 square meters of the gallery floor are covered with the Textile Field, to encourage visitors to lie down and look up at the Renaissance art. The entire floor looks like a massive sensory experience, with...
Green Sqwear & More: Clean Geometric Street Art Perfection

Green Sqwear & More: Clean Geometric Street Art Perfection

Paper Donut is a French collective that conceptualizes “geometrical paper volumes and space scenography,” to use their own words. Their street art is impeccable– using spray cans and tape, they construct geometric shapes over a multitude of surfaces, creating images that change depending on which perspective you look at them from. At a certain angle,...
Saxon Fruit Ciders: Simple, Understated, and Elegant Packaging

Saxon Fruit Ciders: Simple, Understated, and Elegant Packaging

I had to do a few double takes (quadruple-takes?) when I saw this beautiful packaging for Saxton, a fruit cider company that seems to only feature two flavors, apple and pear. Designed by New Zealand-based design studio Supply, the illustrative fruit images in the background are offset by the clean, crisp look of black and...
Chalk It To Me: Write On Your Piggy Bank

Chalk It To Me: Write On Your Piggy Bank

Design studio Ladies and Gentlemen has a series of ceramic piggy banks that are not only customizable, but also delightfully minimal in design. Their Chalk It To Me piggy banks come in black or terracotta, and you can write all over their sleek little bodies with chalk, and uncork their noses to pull out your...
Beautiful Objects from Loyal Loot: Log Bowls and Monsieur Dressup

Beautiful Objects from Loyal Loot: Log Bowls and Monsieur Dressup

The Loyal Loot Collective produces beautiful things for your house and home with a balanced mix of natural textures and polished craftsmanship– I was particularly drawn to two sets of home goods on their site, namely the Log Bowls and Monsieur Dress Up. Monsieur Dress Up is a set of collar, cuff, and pocket, made...