A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive January, 2013
Giant, Brightly Colored Popsicles That Melt Away In The Art Gallery

Giant, Brightly Colored Popsicles That Melt Away In The Art Gallery

Made by Argentinian artist Luciana Rondolini as part of her “Cosmic Calamity” series, these giant, brightly colored popsicles were placed into the gallery to slowly melt over the course of the day. Visitors could actually interact with the popsicles (lots of sticky hands and surreptitious finger-licking, I bet), and then the next day a brand...
Stunning Photos From Space: Explosive Nebulae Captured By The Hubble

Stunning Photos From Space: Explosive Nebulae Captured By The Hubble

The Hubble Telescope is really amazing, when you think about it– this piece of metal that we launched into space more than 30 years ago is still floating around in the abyss, traveling further and further while still transmitting back to us the mysteries of space. It turns out that the photo data the Hubble...
Wooden LEGO Bricks: A  Wonderful Alternative to Plastic

Wooden LEGO Bricks: A Wonderful Alternative to Plastic

I wish these beauties could be shipped overseas. These wooden LEGOs by Japanese design studio Mokurukku are a wonderful alternative to the normal bright plastic pieces– there’s something really textural and tactile about wood that can’t be achieved with the shine of plastic manufacturing. They appear to be compatible with standard LEGO pieces, and I...
Perfect, Immaculate 3D Paper Patterns Made With No Glue

Perfect, Immaculate 3D Paper Patterns Made With No Glue

Self-taught “paper engineer” Benja Harney recently finished his latest show “New Platonic” which was displayed in Sydney, and his perfect 3D paper patterns are beautiful to behold. The layers of platonic solids form flawless repeating patterns which are all held together with interlocking sheets of paper. There’s not a single touch of glue holding these...
Subtle Line Sculptures: Tracing the Outlines of Familiar Objects

Subtle Line Sculptures: Tracing the Outlines of Familiar Objects

It may look as though an invisible hand had just swooped in to quickly pencil in some objects onto the scene, but these are actually delicate sculptures by Maya Selway, each of which are handmade out of oxidized copper and fine silver. By recreating the most minimal outlines of these familiar objects, Selway creates the illusion...
Repainting An Entire Church As An Enormous, Explosively Colorful Mural

Repainting An Entire Church As An Enormous, Explosively Colorful Mural

Here’s a new way to reinvent old landmarks– a fresh coat of latex paint transformed this historic Church in Ward 6 of Washington DC into an explosively colorful mural. Atlanta-based graffiti artist Hense painted this mural/installation as part of the neighborhood’s movement towards art and design: the up and coming area is located directly across...
Giant, Delicate, Unpoppable Plastic Bubbles

Giant, Delicate, Unpoppable Plastic Bubbles

German artist Luka Fineisen created this fun installation in 2010 titled Bubbles– its nothing but enormous, delicate bubbles scattered about the room, made of unpoppable plastic for a delightful effect. Each bubble rises from the ground as if it had just gracefully landed from a giant bubble wand: Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to go from Luka’s...
Gorgeous Quilled Paper Reproduction of Beck's "Song Reader" Book Cover

Gorgeous Quilled Paper Reproduction of Beck’s “Song Reader” Book Cover

This is one dedicated fan right here: Japanese artist Ham runs a one-person fan club for the artist Beck Hansen, who recently published through McSweeney’s a book of sheet music for people to play at home. The book, “Song Reader,” was designed by typographer Jessica Hische with elaborate swirls of white on the navy blue...
Breathtaking Photos of Morning Light Filtering Through The Mountaintops

Breathtaking Photos of Morning Light Filtering Through The Mountaintops

A calming start to this Monday: rest your eyes on these gorgeous photos by Polish photographer Boguslaw Strempel of morning light filtering through rows upon endless rows of trees. Each landscape is filled with layers of treetops, fog, and crisp sunlight cascading over the mountains and valleys of Poland & the Czech Republic, an effect...
2013 Free Printable Calendar: It's Finally Here!

2013 Free Printable Calendar: It’s Finally Here!

It is a full week late, but it’s finally here! For the past three years, I’ve made it a habit to design a free printable calendar for the blog, and this year’s calendar is DONE. Simply click HERE to download. Slice it up along the trim marks, and enjoy! It has been a labor of...