A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive August, 2012
Mysterious Reflective Ring of Mirrors in Paris

Mysterious Reflective Ring of Mirrors in Paris

For a moment, I thought these photos were photoshopped collages of the Parisian skyline, cut and stacked into neat squares: this is actually an amazing installation by French artist Arnaud Lapierre that sits in the middle of Place Vendôme in Paris, France. The reflective rings of mirror cubes is aptly titled “Ring”, and creates a...
Giant Colored Pencils Dangling Overhead

Giant Colored Pencils Dangling Overhead

The Echigo-Tsumari Art Field is a fantastic and wonderfully impractical art space in Japan, where artists from around the world have scattered large-scale installations across 160 kilometers of land. In the midst of this art field is this set of giant colored pencils from Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou, titled “Reverse City:” enormous colored pencils...
Enormous 2D Sheet of Paper Alighting on a New Zealand Hill

Enormous 2D Sheet of Paper Alighting on a New Zealand Hill

These photos look as if a cartoonist had scribbled a paper doodle onto the hill, but this is actually an enormous 3D sculpture made to create a 2D illusion. Designed by artist Neil Dawson, the sculpture titled “Horizons” sits atop a hill in Gibbs Farm, a New Zealand sculpture collection, and the piece of welded...
Millions of Beads, Buttons, & Sequins Pinned into Delicate Murals

Millions of Beads, Buttons, & Sequins Pinned into Delicate Murals

Brooklyn-based artist Ran Hwang creates these sprawling murals that fan out across bright canvases of color, but a close-up look at her work reveals the true delight in these pieces: thousands, if not millions or tiny beads and buttons are pinned onto the wall, recreating classic patterns of cherry blossoms and phoenixes in stunning detail....