A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive March, 2013
Charming, Quiet Illustrated GIFs With Perfectly Subtle Animation

Charming, Quiet Illustrated GIFs With Perfectly Subtle Animation

A few months ago, the internet was all aflutter about a wonderful illustrated GIF that appeared on a New York Times opinion piece about Amtrak’s Quiet Car— the GIF was a sweet and subtle animation of the train interior with muted scenery flying by in the windows. This GIF magic was drawn by Brooklyn artist...
Bizarre Yet Delightfully Whimsical Photos of Old People Wearing Vegetation

Bizarre Yet Delightfully Whimsical Photos of Old People Wearing Vegetation

I don’t know why I find this so hilarious, but this photo series called “Eyes as Big as Plates” by Finnish/Norwegian artistsĀ Riittai Konen and Karoline Hjorth just catches me as being utterly bizarre yet whimsical– its photographs of old people wearing vegetation! The natural arrangements of hay, reeds, branches, and other vegetation flow effortlessly with...
Leftover Wooden Logs Sculpted Into Enormous, Organic & Richly Textured Globes

Leftover Wooden Logs Sculpted Into Enormous, Organic & Richly Textured Globes

Korean artist Jaehyo Lee carefully hews leftover logs of wood into these enormous, richly textured globes for a stunning effect– the rich grain of the wood and rough edges of bark are on display even as each ball maintains a perfect, almost industrial spherical shape that clearly has been manipulated by the artist. Each sphere...
Spun Paint Photography: Spirals of Color Caught in Centripetal Motion

Spun Paint Photography: Spirals of Color Caught in Centripetal Motion

Swiss artist Fabian Oefner is a self-described “curious investigator” who captured these wonderful photos of paint caught in centripetal motion– each shot is a perfect capture of a tiny moment in time (sometimes only 1/40000 of a second!) To achieve this effect, Oefner drips a variety of bright acrylic paints onto a metal rod and...
Baked Bonsai: Delicious, Delicately Iced Japanese Cookies

Baked Bonsai: Delicious, Delicately Iced Japanese Cookies

I’m a little frustrated by the lack of photos online, because Risa Hirai’s delicately iced cookies deserve a second and even third look at all the detail. Using simple flour, sugar, oil, and eggs, Hirai crafts entire sets of household objects as cookies, carefully layering icing for bright colors and unexpected textures (the thin slabs...