A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive April, 2012
Unbelievable Sugar Murals: Making Street Art Out of Frosting and Sugar

Unbelievable Sugar Murals: Making Street Art Out of Frosting and Sugar

I know there’s been an influx of street art on here lately, but this was too amazing to ignore– Montreal artist Shelley Miller puts up these pieces of sugar street art that are incredibly detailed. From afar, it resembles the blue and white finesse of Delft ceramic ware, but in reality all of these outdoor...
Porcelain Pinguins: Adorable Ceramic Tableware Companions

Porcelain Pinguins: Adorable Ceramic Tableware Companions

I’m completely taken in by these porcelain penguins: these ceramic table toppers are part of the Pinguin Rei tableware series by Luiz Pellanda & Aleverson Ecker. Each sleek little penguin can be either a vinegar or oil dispenser, and their accompanying icebergs hold salt and pepper. I can’t decide what I love most about these–...
Steady As She Goes: Ornate Type Made By 3D Printing

Steady As She Goes: Ornate Type Made By 3D Printing

3D printing is a fascinating process that has grown quite popular in the last decade– machines can now easily create a real, three dimensional object using data from a digital file to “print” the object from the ground up. Sydney based design studio Like Minded Studio used this technology in a stunning display of typography,...
Eerie and Richly Colored Street Art by Aryz

Eerie and Richly Colored Street Art by Aryz

22 year old Barcelona-based street artist Aryz does beautiful illustrations both on canvas and on walls– his outdoor work, however, is notably stunning due to its richly layered hues and enormous size. Sometimes spanning multiple walls, his pieces are lightly outlined with black for a painterly look, and then filled with a host of complementary...
Wood Casting: Rugged Furniture Made By Melding Wood And Metal Together

Wood Casting: Rugged Furniture Made By Melding Wood And Metal Together

Singed wood is rarely a desired look for home goods, but Tel Aviv designer Hilla Sharmia intentionally uses the rugged, unexpected look as a feature in her furniture. By pouring molten aluminum around raw wooden logs, Sharmia creates these beautiful tables and stools, and each piece is a work of incredible texture. The entire set,...
Selected: Clever Animated GIFs of Famous Art With Missing Subjects

Selected: Clever Animated GIFs of Famous Art With Missing Subjects

London-born Mike Guppy created this series of animated GIFs a few years ago titled “Selected“. With a little bit of Photoshop, he has removed the subjects from a few famous pieces of artwork, and cleverly added an outline of the “marching ants” animation around the missing subject. This is only particularly funny to those familiar...
String Rainbows of Color, Color, Color: Ethereal Thread Art Installations

String Rainbows of Color, Color, Color: Ethereal Thread Art Installations

I can’t believe I haven’t posted Gabriel Dawe‘s work on here before: his large-scale installations made of thread are bursting with color that fades in and out of different opacities and hues. This ethereal effect is created using sets of string that can measure up to 50 miles long in total, and the carefully placed...
Anatomical Sculptures: Imagining the Insides of Pop Culture Toys

Anatomical Sculptures: Imagining the Insides of Pop Culture Toys

Brooklyn artist Jason Freeny describes his work as “candy colored madness”: his modified designer toys are often anatomical sculptures of popular icons in the toy world, which have been carefully sculpted to reveal their skeletal structure and other gooey innards. Seeing these macabre interpretations of familiar faces like Hello Kitty or Finding Nemo is jarring...
Designer Nori: Delicate Laser Cut Seaweed Patterns

Designer Nori: Delicate Laser Cut Seaweed Patterns

Japanese ad agency I&SBBDO was approached by a client who wanted to boost their flagging business after the 2011 tsunami in Japan– the product, however, was nori (sheets of Japanese seaweed used in sushi). In an effort to reinvent this simple square of seaweed without losing sight of the age-old traditions embedded in their culture,...
100 Life-Size Cardboard Monkeys and More: Enormous Cardboard Sculptures

100 Life-Size Cardboard Monkeys and More: Enormous Cardboard Sculptures

Brooklyn born artist James Grashow works with the simplest medium of corrugated cardboard to create enormous sculptures and installations that are incredibly playful. The sheer size of his work is staggering to begin with: a hundred life-size monkeys swoop down to play, Neptune rises majestically out of the sea surrounded by his coterie, and a...
Animal Prints: Carved Shoes That Leave Behind Realistic Tracks

Animal Prints: Carved Shoes That Leave Behind Realistic Tracks

Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist with a peculiar wardrobe– his newest work, titled “Outliers,” uses molds of animal hooves and paws as soles for his shoes. The result is an ingenious set of footwear that leaves behind perfect imprints of natural animal tracks. I would imagine that this would be a great prank to...
Iconatomy: Seamlessly Merged Photos of Past and Present Movie Stars

Iconatomy: Seamlessly Merged Photos of Past and Present Movie Stars

George Chamoun, a Swedish jewelry design student at the Konstfack University of the Arts, spent a very, very long time looking for the perfect photographs to make this project: “Iconatomy” is a photo series that seamlessly merges two celebrities from two different eras of movie-making. The result is an amazing display of eerie similarities between...