A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive October, 2012
Rich, Glittering Plumes of Metallic Ink Under Water

Rich, Glittering Plumes of Metallic Ink Under Water

The internet adores Albert Seveso, and rightfully so– he has produced several series of underwater macro photos featuring billowing plumes of ink (I’ve posted about them here and here) and his newest series, Il Mattino ha l’oro in bocca, is as captivating as always. This new set of photos adds an unexpected flair with metallic ink,...
Enormous Cardboard Boombox: The Mini Ghettoblaster

Enormous Cardboard Boombox: The Mini Ghettoblaster

Berlin-based art director Bartek Elsner has quite the touch with cardboard– his all-cardboard sculptures are crisp and realistic, while keeping the textures and colors of the medium. His most recent client piece was a “Mini Ghettoblaster” commissioned by MINI Schweiz, which uses an enormous cardboard boombox to house a real MINI cooper inside, as a...
Letterheady: Fantastic & Famous Letterhead Designs

Letterheady: Fantastic & Famous Letterhead Designs

Letterheady is my new favorite blog, which is run by Shaun Usher (the same guy who runs the also amazing Letters of Note.) Just page after page of famous and fabulous letterhead designs from over the years, with a vast range of styles and owners, as “an online homage to offline correspondence.” The first one that particularly...
Delicate Electronic Mandalas: Making Patterns with Pieces of Tech Parts

Delicate Electronic Mandalas: Making Patterns with Pieces of Tech Parts

Rigid order and perfect symmetry has never looked so good: London-based artist Leonardo Ulian welds bits and pieces of technological components to make these delicate mandalas. Each of these modern interpretations of Buddhist and Hindu mandalas is a carefully constructed interconnected web of wires and tech parts, speckled with the bright stripes of the resistors. There’s something...
Someone Dropped This Enormous Plate in Belgium

Someone Dropped This Enormous Plate in Belgium

This, my friends, is “The Plate.” The enormous public art piece is a collaboration between Lucile Soufflet and Bernard Gigounon, and it was commissioned by the city of La Louvière, a little town in Belgium, which manufactured plates for more than 160 years. It can be read as a sardonic expression of the declining plate...
Phone Booth Aquariums: Public Art Filled With Live Goldfish

Phone Booth Aquariums: Public Art Filled With Live Goldfish

This is all sorts of fantastical whimsy–  Japanese art collective Kingyobu (金魚部) have been placing phonebooths filled with hundred of live goldfish all over Osaka as pieces of public art! Kingyobu, which roughly translates to “goldfish club,” is actually comprised of students from Kyoto University of Art and Design, who noticed that cell phones have made phone...