A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive November, 2012
Fou Lard, The Bacon Scarf

Fou Lard, The Bacon Scarf

This ingenious bacon scarf by Swiss artist & designer Natalie Luder has sparked an overwhelming wave of interest in America (surprise!), when a blog post by the famed Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka swissmiss) started its viral spread. The digitally printed silk scarf features a photorealistic image of bacon with a delicious level of detail, which...
Immaculate, Geometric Sand Castles

Immaculate, Geometric Sand Castles

These astonishing structures by artist Calvin Seibert are in fact immaculately constructed sand castles made with nothing but “years of practice and one small plastic spackling knife.” The crisp edges and elaborate layers are flawlessly and geometrically precise, and even more incredible given the delicate nature of the medium. From Selbert’s Flickr page: I always...
Wingnut Pencil Sharpener: An Easier, Sleeker Spin

Wingnut Pencil Sharpener: An Easier, Sleeker Spin

I’m a bit in love with this simple wingnut pencil sharpener designed by Sasha Blagov– the familiar winged shape makes it easier than ever to maneuver the flimsy shavings. You may not think the typical pencil sharpener requires a redesign, but in this case the classic, simple look is a fantastic upgrade for the simple...
Mesmerizing, Marbled Rings of Color: Layered Wax Type

Mesmerizing, Marbled Rings of Color: Layered Wax Type

Artist and designer Keetra Dean Dixon created these mesmerizing installations by dripping countless layers of colored wax over foam letterforms. After all the wax has cooled, the letters are removed to reveal a marbled pattern surrounding negative letterform spaces– each piece is enormous (over 2 feet wide) and complex in its ringed color palette. Dixon’s...
Dumb Ways To Die: A Delightfully Macabre PSA on Train Safety

Dumb Ways To Die: A Delightfully Macabre PSA on Train Safety

5 million (and counting) views on Youtube agree with me– this amazing video is my new obsession. Titled “Dumb Ways To Die,” it features joyful little animated characters in simple colors cheerfully demonstrating a dozen dumb ways to die. As you can imagine, the video is simultaneously adorable, catchy, and gruesome all at once, with...
The Softly Saturated Palettes of Munich's Architecture

The Softly Saturated Palettes of Munich’s Architecture

I’m lost in these gorgeous, softly saturated colors of Munich’s architecture, set against pastel skies. This photo set titled “Mira” is shot by Nick Frank, as “an exploration of urban architecture in Munich.” Just let your eyes sink into the visual goodness. Beautifully shot. The simple geometry and color combos are made complex by the...
Hilarious and Irreverent Doodles Creating Classic Art

Hilarious and Irreverent Doodles Creating Classic Art

The humble doodle, which typically resides in corners of school notebooks and cocktail napkins, has been transformed in the hands of Japanese artist Keita Sagaki: hundreds, if not thousands of doodles have been jam-packed into every crevice of his pieces, which reveal classic works of art when you step back and look at the canvas...
Draping Layers of Toilet Paper as Art

Draping Layers of Toilet Paper as Art

The internet has been agog over Sakir Gokcebag‘s geometric fruit photos, but I was particularly drawn to a different display in his portfolio: he has three series of pieces from 2010 that use nothing but mounted rolls of toilet paper to make serene and surreal wall installations. Titled Trans-Layer I, II, and III, these dreamy...