Y Water Takes Manhattan

When great design inspires healthy living, there’s not much more we can ask for. Y Water’s perfect union combines a cool and kid-friendly, 100% recyclable bottle with removable, biodegradable labeling and a flavored, vitamin- and mineral-rich, low-sugar, organic beverage. Once empty, the container becomes a toy that kids can link to other bottles through biodegradable,… Continue reading Y Water Takes Manhattan

Absolutely Stefan

above: images from Stefan Sagmeister’s 2008 book, “Things I’ve learned in my life so far” Absolut Vodka‘s ads are immediately recognizable, and over the years, their campaigns have become truly iconic. However, the company’s newest tv ad campaign, produced by  TBWA/Chiat/Day, is a bit too similar to another icon’s work for my liking. While beautiful,… Continue reading Absolutely Stefan

Fashion District Surfs into Summer

This July, the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (BID) displays Surf into Summer, a new series by artist Mitchell Schorr. A native New Yorker, Schorr is probably best known for his colorful murals (often placed in public spaces) and for a style and content consistently inspired by city life. Drawing from everyday scenes, Schorr’s work… Continue reading Fashion District Surfs into Summer

Signs of the Times

Clic Gallery presents a new show called “Store Front” by James and Karla Murray, a photographic survey documenting New York City’s fast disappearing mom-and-pop shops. The accomplished artist/author duo spent over 10 years photographing the storied storefronts of family-run shops throughout the city. According to Clic Gallery, “From cheerful Italian bakeries with hand-painted murals to… Continue reading Signs of the Times

Naked City

Photographer Miru Kim is an urban explorer. The Korean-born, New York-based artist spoke at the 2008 TED Conference about her ongoing series, Naked City Spleen. Juxtaposing her own delicate human form with haunting, industrial ruins, Kim’s work alternately reveals extreme loneliness and a bold fearlessness, and contrasts the living, supple world with a decaying one.… Continue reading Naked City