Saturday, May 24, 2008

Swiss Design for Mankind

I'm feeling inspired this gorgeous Saturday afternoon by a new design discovery. POSTFOSSIL, a collective of ten emerging Swiss designers, wants to change the way we view our living environment. Their wonderfully innovative (and quirky) products for the home encourage us to think about our daily energy use, as well as the role we play in preserving the planet's natural resources. My favorite in their collection is the Branch series. Talk about taking "green" living to a new level.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Flower Power

English textile artist Michael Brennand-Wood weaves fabric into fine art. His gorgeous creations are a visual feast of brilliant color and multi-layered material. Anyone else inspired to learn embroidery?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Water as Art

As if it wasn't exciting enough to live in New York City (Madonna doesn't know what she's talking about), Danish artist Olafur Eliason is giving New Yorker's something else to brag about. From June to mid-October 2008, locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to witness his newest creation, four man-made waterfalls along the East River. This innovative public art project will forever change the way the world sees the NYC waterfront. For more information, check out NY Falls.