A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive February, 2012
Pristine Natural Landscapes, Sculpted From Books

Pristine Natural Landscapes, Sculpted From Books

Artist Guy Laramee is a master at creating zen-like landscapes of mountains, caves, and valleys– he does an amazing job sculpting these pristine works out of books. Each sculpture perfectly mimics the curves and drops of nature’s familiar silhouettes, and the miniature scale of these mountains confuses the viewer with its blend of majesty in...
Wonderfully Geometric Wooden Textile

Wonderfully Geometric Wooden Textile

This may be the most extraordinary fabric I’ve seen in a while: Elisa Strozyk creates unbelievable textures and shapes by attaching geometric pieces of wood to soft wool, which she aptly labels as “Wooden Textiles.” The result is a gorgeously subtle, flexible piece of material that can hold its shape with the stiff support of...
Gemma Correll: Charming and Witty Illustrations

Gemma Correll: Charming and Witty Illustrations

If you haven’t come across Gemma Correll’s illustrations and doodles before, you’re missing out on a charming slice of the internet: the UK-based illustrator and graphic designer posts witty doodles that often play on puns of the English language. Her signature style is unmistakably playful, with a simple black and red palette. I’ve sourced some...
9 Eyes: Astonishing, Unexpected Photos from Google Street View

9 Eyes: Astonishing, Unexpected Photos from Google Street View

9-eyes.com is a single-serving Tumblr site run by artist Jon Rafman which sources all of its images from a single place: Google Street View. Each photo is retains the familiar, slightly distorted panorama stitched together from the 9 directional Google cameras (hence the name) that take snapshots of streets and pathways all over the world....
Nessie Pins: Creative Loch Ness Thumbtacks

Nessie Pins: Creative Loch Ness Thumbtacks

These Nessie pins are killing me– they’re undeniably cute, and I want to own more than a couple packs! Designed by UK designer Duncan Shotton, each pack of thumbtacks inspired by the famed Scottish Loch Ness Monster comes with 6 heads, 12 body segments, and 6 tails. Even the packaging is really sweet– also, there...
Adorable Felted Ball Rugs, Inspired by Candy

Adorable Felted Ball Rugs, Inspired by Candy

Danish furniture design company HAY named their new rug set “Pinocchio” after a common candy in Denmark– the rug is made of colorful felted balls that mimic the round shape of the sugar-coated licorice sweet. The tactile surface of the rug combined with the bright colors make it an ideal mat for any playroom, although...
Tiny Elaborate Bonsai Treehouses

Tiny Elaborate Bonsai Treehouses

Japanese artist Takanori Aiba starts with the Japanese art of pruning bonsai, and then transforms the work into a tiny world within and around the bonsai tree. His elaborate treehouses have carefully constructed latticework and landings with stairs that wrap around the piece in a maze-like fashion. Some of the pieces have moved on to...
Mind-Bending Single Sheet Origami

Mind-Bending Single Sheet Origami

Japanese artist Yukio Nishimura creates all of these sculptural pieces with a single sheet of creamy white paper– the mind bending origami is comprised of thousands of folds that make beautiful patterns of light and shadow. The medium could not be any simpler, but he has imagined incredible variations for each pattern. There’s something so...
Origami Boat Candles

Origami Boat Candles

Something simple and sweet today: these origami boat candles by Slovakian artist Roman Ficak are a playful and simple accent for home decor. They burn for 2 hours each, and of course, they float! The set comes in six colors, but I think I’d like a small fleet of each. [Via DesignEast.]
Sky Series: Flawless Photos of Sunrises and Sunsets

Sky Series: Flawless Photos of Sunrises and Sunsets

New York-based artist Eric Cahan waits for the perfect moments to capture these serene shots: his series of photos, titled “Sky Series,” are flawless studies of light and color in the sunrise and sunset hours. Every photo appears as a simple gradient of colors, but the more you stare into the sky, the more you...
Paper Thin Air Vases That Transform

Paper Thin Air Vases That Transform

I’ve posted some work from Torafu Architects before, but their new series of Air Vases is fascinating– by slicing up printed circles in precise lines, they’ve created paper-thin vases that can be folded flat. The vases are purely decorative, obviously, but its interesting to note that they can be molded to form different shapes and...
Incredible, Intricate, Glowing Paper Castle

Incredible, Intricate, Glowing Paper Castle

Wataru Itou (伊藤航) is a Japanese student in a Tokyo art university with an amazing piece of work: this paper castle, titled “Umi no Ue no Oshiro” (A Castle On the Ocean) took four years to complete, and the level of intricacy in the structure makes it a true masterpiece. There are so many layers...