A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive March, 2012
Love You Daily: One Husband's Daily Dedication Of Love With Design

Love You Daily: One Husband’s Daily Dedication Of Love With Design

Every day for the last year, designer Zachary Graham has been illustrating, type-setting, and photographing his love visually for his wife, in this amazingly sweet project titled Love You Daily. The only limitation is that the images has to be a 500×500 pixel square, and its a testament to both his affections and his artistic...
Creature Textiles: Curious Fabric Birds Made By Hand

Creature Textiles: Curious Fabric Birds Made By Hand

I’m astonished by the life-like markings on these adorable fabric birds: each of these petite creatures is hand made by Abigail Brown, a textile artist and illustrator who currently works in London. Using a variety of new and used fabrics, she recreates the natural markings of each animal, and the unexpected texture of textiles brings...
Unbelievably Spacious East Village Studio: A Sleek Design for Small Spaces

Unbelievably Spacious East Village Studio: A Sleek Design for Small Spaces

I’m in shock seeing the airy, spacious photos of this East Village studio– when I lived in an East Village studio back in college, it was so cramped that we could reach out and span the width of the apartment with just one person’s arms. This beautiful studio designed by Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture makes...
The Invisible Man: Eerie & Enigmatic Photos Without A Subject

The Invisible Man: Eerie & Enigmatic Photos Without A Subject

Barcelona-based art director PoL Úbeda Hervàs has been taking photos without a subject– his enigmatic series, titled “i’m not here,” shows neither hide nor hair of the elusive photographer, but instead only suggests his presence with the shadows, shoes, and reflections that he leaves behind. I think the additional touch of leaving his shoes in...
Pure-Bottle: Recycling One Glass Bottle Into Three Beautiful Objects

Pure-Bottle: Recycling One Glass Bottle Into Three Beautiful Objects

Wine bottles are rarely repurposed creatively: at best, I see them being used as tall candleholders or flower vases, but Pure-Bottle solves the problem by recycling the bottles in a beautiful, truly useful way. Designed by Barcelona-based studio Lucirmás, each Pure-Bottle is precisely cut at two points to create a glass, a spoon, and a...
Clump-o-Lump: Lovable Mix and Match Zipper Creatures

Clump-o-Lump: Lovable Mix and Match Zipper Creatures

Clump-o-Lump is more than just an adorably silly name– this set of cuddly stuffed toys is cleverly designed with two zippers around their torsos, so that you can mix and match the head, torso, and rump of any Clump-o-Lump creature. There are 6 Clump-o-Lumps available, all with names like Shark-o the Shark and Tig-o the...
Rich Plumes of Color: Photographing Ink Underwater

Rich Plumes of Color: Photographing Ink Underwater

I’ve posted these free ink desktop wallpapers from Alberto Seveso before, but the Italian designer has released a brand new series of underwater macro photography: titled “a due Colori,” the photos feature two different colors of ink, swirling in rich plumes of color around each other. There have been many imitations of this kind of...
Amazing Expanding Zigzag Bookcase

Amazing Expanding Zigzag Bookcase

The REK bookcase by Rotterdam designer Reinier de Jong is a masterpiece in minimalism and functionality– the zigzag bookcase creates a beautiful shape as it expands to accomodate more and more objects. When shut, the piece looks enigmatic and statuesque with its zigzag pattern; when open, the shelves appear complexly staggered, perfect for all sorts...
Livingstones: Fall On Soft Rocks

Livingstones: Fall On Soft Rocks

The Smarin design workshop is the laboratory of French designer Stephanie Marin, where she creates eco-minded objects for the house and home. Her Livingstones product is a series of enormous pebbles and rocks that are soft enough to jump into: made out of 100% virgin wool, the muted grey fabric mimics and plays on the...
Handmade Type: Transforming Letters From Hand To Hand

Handmade Type: Transforming Letters From Hand To Hand

Taiwanese designer/illustrator Tien-Min Liao created an amazing project titled “Handmade Type” to fluidly illustrate the relationship between uppercase and lowercase letters. She drew slick, clean shapes on her hands with black ink, and filmed her hands seamlessly transforming between each form. The best part of the project are the drawn hands that accompany each GIF,...
Frustro: The Impossible Typeface

Frustro: The Impossible Typeface

Hungarian designer Martzi Hegedűs has created a single typeface, titled Frustro, on the sole premise of making it impossible. Based on the illusion of the Penrose triangle (which is by definition, an impossible object whose creator deemed it “impossibility in its purest form”) the type appears to be facing two different directions simultaneously. His diagram...
Sign Language: Photographing Vintage Signs

Sign Language: Photographing Vintage Signs

Mark Shur has been documenting these lovely vintage signs around him in a series titled “Sign Language” on his Flickr– the faded and rusting letters create new textures for these familiar letters. It’s also a great way to study vintage typography and to get inspiration for color palettes. All of these signs remind of the...