A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive November, 2011
Little Printer: Publish Your Personalized Mini-Newspaper From Your Smartphone

Little Printer: Publish Your Personalized Mini-Newspaper From Your Smartphone

All the design blogs are abuzz about this diminutive and adorable box called the Little Printer: its a tiny, compact thermal printer that connects wireless to your smartphone, so you can publish customized mini-newsletters. Better yet, while its aggregating all of the data you want, the Little Printer uses its design algorithms to lay out...
Pop! A Super Shiny Mini Series of Balloon Figures from Kidrobot

Pop! A Super Shiny Mini Series of Balloon Figures from Kidrobot

No worries if you can’t afford Jeff Koons’ massive balloon dog sculptures– Kidrobot has cleverly designed a (very, very, very) similar series of plastic figures for their new toy line called Pop! Super Shiny Mini Series. Each figurine is only 3 inches high, and boasts a shiny, chrome-like surface– these would make great ornaments for...
Dreamy and Whimsical Underwater Photography

Dreamy and Whimsical Underwater Photography

Elena Kalis captures whimsical and otherworldly scenes with underwater photography– her playful photos feature women and children suspended in the dreamy depths of Bahamian water, surrounded by props and costumes. Every photo is a world of its own: sometimes they are tableaus from Alice in Wonderland, sometimes they show dancers in mid-motion, and sometimes they...
Felted Bacon Wraps: Delicious Protection For All Your Stuff

Felted Bacon Wraps: Delicious Protection For All Your Stuff

While searching for a new iPhone case, I came across these unconventional wraps: Germany-based Antje Schmitt handcrafts these felted bacon covers for all of your savory tech protection needs. Each bacon wrap bears an uncanny resemblance to everyone’s favorite breakfast food, yet retains a soft, tactile surface that looks pliable to the touch. This is...
Roller Coaster of Stairs: An Amazing Walking Amusement Ride

Roller Coaster of Stairs: An Amazing Walking Amusement Ride

From afar, the steel structure looks like any other roller coaster (and a tame one, at that) with its curves and characteristic loop-de-loop in the middle– but up close, you can see that people are not riding on anything, but rather walking up and down the twists and turns. This public art sculpture titled Crouching...
Exquisite Gilded Cards Fit for a King: Monarch Playing Cards

Exquisite Gilded Cards Fit for a King: Monarch Playing Cards

These exquisitely crafted Monarch Playing Cards from Theory 11 aren’t ordinary in any sense: everything from the card’s design to the box to the weight of the paper is meant to convey royalty. The box design in particular really stands out, with snakes entwining themselves around a branched sword in embossed gold foil; around the...
Sensual Paintings Gilded with Flecks of Gold and Silver Leaf

Sensual Paintings Gilded with Flecks of Gold and Silver Leaf

Artist Brad Kunkle does beautiful work depicting dreamy, sensual women in mid-motion and half-rest, but he felt like his pieces were still missing a certain element of surrealism until he discovered how to paint gold and silver leaf. He integrates the metals into his oil paintings for an effect that changes based on what kinds...
Humongous Plastic Coffee Cup: Stool or Serving Table

Humongous Plastic Coffee Cup: Stool or Serving Table

Product designer Rainer Spehl created these enormous plastic cups (or as he calls them, Qoffee Cups) that can act as either seats or even serving tables. The quirky piece of furniture almost presents itself as an optical illusion in photos, as it miniaturizes the landscape around it. Although I’m not sure I’d own one myself,...
Sequin Street Art Spilling Over Urban Spaces

Sequin Street Art Spilling Over Urban Spaces

Theresa Himmer is a Czech artist who set up these dazzling pieces of street art in Iceland– using oversized sparkles, she creates nature-specific themes (such as mountains and waterfalls) with obviously manmade materials that can react to the wind and weather. The result is a complete transformation of how we see urban life: part fantastical,...
Gorgeous & Richly Crafted Wooden Ampersand in Perfect Balance

Gorgeous & Richly Crafted Wooden Ampersand in Perfect Balance

Ugmonk is a T-shirt design company that features minimalist typography and simple designs, but they recently released this beautiful wooden ampersand that balances perfectly on a thin metal base, with the help of some very strong magnets. The lavish curves of the ampersand are cut out from stained birch for a richly-hued, simple, and eye-catching...