A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive December, 2011
A Big Red Ball Tucked in Unexpected Places: The Redball Project

A Big Red Ball Tucked in Unexpected Places: The Redball Project

I’m really surprised that I haven’t come across this project before– The Redball Project is an enormous, traveling public sculpture that is hard to miss, featuring (surprise!) a big, red ball that has been housed in cities all around the world. NYC-based artist Kurt Perschke starts by imagining the red ball as a part of...
Frivolous Farfelle Bowtie: Wear Your Pasta

Frivolous Farfelle Bowtie: Wear Your Pasta

Here’s something light-hearted to ease us back into the work week after the holidays: Japanese design studio Microworks combined two familiar shapes into one wearable object in the Farfelle Bowtie. Made from bright acrylic, the clip-on tie is an imitation of the pasta shape, for an amusing twist on men’s party attire. I love the...
Astonishing Geometric Kite: A Gorgeous Flying Sculpture

Astonishing Geometric Kite: A Gorgeous Flying Sculpture

This astonishingly light-weight cube is a fully flyable kite named “Little Shining Man,” which is completely hand assembled with over 23,000 individual pieces. Conceived by Heather & Ivan Morison, designed by Sash Reading, and engineered by Queen & Crawford, the Little Shining Man is a geometric wonder to behold– from far away, the cube and...
Amazing All-Lego Replicas of Abandoned Victorian Houses

Amazing All-Lego Replicas of Abandoned Victorian Houses

Before you dismiss these decaying Victorian houses, take a closer look: artist Mike Doyle has constructed these completely out of nothing but LEGOs, and yes, that includes everything from the branches to the broken shingles to the snow covering the debris. He has created three different LEGO structures so far, each of them featuring a...
Play With Sleek and Simple Wooden River Pebbles

Play With Sleek and Simple Wooden River Pebbles

I think I’ve found the ideal children’s toy: no more fancy plastic parts to chew on, no more finicky pieces that will break in 2 months, no more “brain-stimulus” style instructions meant to make your kids into baby Einsteins. This simple set of wooden pebbles is designed by Taku Satoh, and their sleek, organic design...
Tree, Line: Ingenious Photographs Of Where The Horizon Ends

Tree, Line: Ingenious Photographs Of Where The Horizon Ends

Welsh artist Zander Olsen took this amazing series of photographs titled “Tree, Line,” which looks deceptively underwhelming, until you realize that he has crafted the photos in a specific and precise way: the tree trunks are wrapped in a white material that perfectly matches the horizon behind them. The result is the unbroken line of...
Cheeseburger Wrapping Paper

Cheeseburger Wrapping Paper

Gift Couture is a potential project on Kickstarter that needs funding to start up their wrapping paper company, and their initial (demo?) creation has peaked the interest of the interwebz. After all, the internet has never been one to decline a cheeseburger, and their first set of wrapping paper features 5 designs that you can...
Vivid Light Sculptures Made of Plastics

Vivid Light Sculptures Made of Plastics

Vasa Mihich‘s light sculptures made me take a second look: the ways in which light and color interact and layer on top of each other in these acrylic pieces is mesmerizing. The shapes are unexpectedly simple, and the clean edges of each sculpture makes this a wonderfully minimalist piece of art. I’ve never seen plastics...
Use Styrofoam Ball Eyes To Transform Your Street

Use Styrofoam Ball Eyes To Transform Your Street

I’ve met people who carried around plastic googly eyes to stick on small objects, but these large, ping-pong sized styrofoam ball eyes take street art to a whole new level. German designer Timm Schneider went out of his way to plant and photograph these eyes on everyday, mundane street objects, and the resulting series titled...