A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive September, 2012
Turn on this Interactive, Incandescent Installation Made of 5,000 Discarded Lightbulbs

Turn on this Interactive, Incandescent Installation Made of 5,000 Discarded Lightbulbs

Canadian artist Caitlind r.c. Brown created this interactive installation with more than 5000 discarded lightbulbs in the form in an enormous cloud. The aptly named “Cloud” is supported by a tree-like steel structure and has metal pull-strings attached to the various lightbulbs for people to turn on, for a level of interaction that is typically...
All The Pretty Gradients Mapped Out in Three Big Books: The RGB Colorspace Atlas

All The Pretty Gradients Mapped Out in Three Big Books: The RGB Colorspace Atlas

These enormous sculptural books use zero words and zero pictures– its just page after page after page of colors slowly fading in and out of different gradients. American artist Tauba Auerbach printed the RGB Colorspace Atlas as a record of the full RGB gradient in 3,632 stunning pages of pigmented glory. It’s a digital offset...
Shattered Floral Photography: Flowers Soaked in Liquid Nitrogen Smash Into Pieces

Shattered Floral Photography: Flowers Soaked in Liquid Nitrogen Smash Into Pieces

This is pretty amazing– in his series titled “Broken Flowers,” photographer John Shireman takes perfect floral specimens, shatters them into millions of pieces, and photographs the before and after. This effect requires soaking the flowers in a liquid nitrogen bath beforehand, and the final photo of the smashed petals is mesmerizing– the florals break into...
Stylish Wine For Safeway: Bringing Gorgeous Packaging Design To Your Local Supermarket

Stylish Wine For Safeway: Bringing Gorgeous Packaging Design To Your Local Supermarket

Stylish wine package design is probably not something you associate with mass retailers, especially grocery stores, but design studio Stranger & Stranger collaborated with Safeway to bring these gorgeous, elaborate designs to American shelves. These bottle sleeves encase products from winemaker Truett Hurst with a variety of styles, ranging from richly embellished typography to bright...
Photos Printed On Elastic String: Tactile Images of the Human Touch

Photos Printed On Elastic String: Tactile Images of the Human Touch

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: Korean artist Hong Sungchul prints intimate images onto enormous sets of elastic strings on metal frames, and the result is a tactile mesh of vertical lines that create a 3D effect which recedes into the background of more and more strings. The images are also tactile in nature: there’s...
Delicate Labyrinths of Pure Salt: Amazing Installations by Motoi Yamamoto

Delicate Labyrinths of Pure Salt: Amazing Installations by Motoi Yamamoto

Motoi Yamamoto‘s intricate installations spread in delicate snowy lines across entire gallery floors– the mesmerizing patterns are made entirely by salt, as a memorial to his late sister who died from complications due to brain cancer in 1994. Each pattern undulates and pulses in its measured rhythm that is meant to mimic brain channels in...
Vegetabrella: A Personal, Portable, Practical Head of Lettuce

Vegetabrella: A Personal, Portable, Practical Head of Lettuce

Its a bit rainy this week in New York City, and I’m having some wishful thoughts about owning this unexpectedly fun Vegetabrella designed by Yurie Mano for h concept: its your standard folding umbrella, which just so happens to fold down into a floppy head of lettuce. The slight green-to-white gradients and crumpled edges mimic...