Tuesday, February 14, 2012

BIG ❤s for V-Day

I love the concept behind BIG Design's Valentine's heart sculpture. From the description:

For four years, Times Square has hosted an annual heart sculpture to celebrate Valentine’s Day, selecting a special architect to design a romantic public art installation in Times Square for all to enjoy.

This year’s 2012 Times Square Valentine heart sculpture is “BIG ❤ NYC” by BIG Design, which utilizes the flow of people, air and movement to bring its heart to life. More people = more love. A BIG red heart pulses with glowing light in a grove of glass rods. Bigger crowds make the heart burn brighter.

A single person can activate the beating heart, but joining hands with others will make the heart beat even faster to create a brightly burning heart.

The 10-foot tall glowing sculpture consists of 400 transparent, LED lit, acrylic tubes that form a cube around a suspended red heart. The transparent tubes refract the lights of Times Square, creating a cluster of condensed city lights around the heart.

(Photos by christiNYCa)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tissue Series

Lisa Nilsson uses paper and the gilded edges of old books to create these beautiful anatomical illustrations in her Tissue Series. Stunning...and must be very time-consuming.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

On Repeat

Currently on repeat:

Monday, February 6, 2012

Paula Scher MAPS exhibit

Paula Scher's amazing map paintings are currently on view at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York. Though I've loved them for a long time, I had never seen one of the paintings in person, so I ventured to the gallery last weekend to see them firsthand. I highly recommend you do the same if you're in the NY area (and hurry, because the exhibit is only up until February 18th!) If I happen to win the lottery or miraculously come across a large sum of money, I'd like to buy one of these and hang it on my wall. Until then, I'll just stare longingly at the iPhone photos I took (which hardly begin to do them justice).