Handy Public Punching Bags Located Around Manhattan That Let New Yorkers Vent Their Frustrations


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donttakethisthewrongway, a design studio based out of Savannah, Georgia, installed a series of “Public Punching Bags” around Manhattan during their visit to New York City Design Week 2019. The idea was to give people a way to momentarily express their frustrations in a public place before going on with their day, hopefully feeling a bit better than before. Continue reading »

Remarkable Photos Of Manhattan By Berenice Abbott From 1935

Berenice Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio and raised by her divorced mother. She went to Ohio State University for two semesters, but left in early 1918 spending two years studying sculpture in Paris and Berlin. She studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris and the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin. During this time, and after it was suggested by the writer Djuna Barnes, she adopted the French spelling of her first name, “Berenice”. Continue reading »

This Colossal Vessel Will Be A New Public Landmark In Manhattan In 2018

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Today, Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced that a new public landmark designed by Thomas Heatherwick of Heatherwick Studio, will open in Manhattan in 2018. Named ‘Vessel’, the landmark building will be covered by a polished copper-colored steel skin, and is a space that will allow people to have an elevated view of New York City. Standing at 150 feet tall, it will have 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, 2,400 steps and 80 landings, that together will create a mile’s worth of pathway. It also has a diameter of 50 feet at its base, widening to 150 feet at its top. It’s currently being fabricated in Italy. Continue reading »

Using Digital Editing, Designer Places Manhattan Buildings In Desolate Landscapes

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United Nations headquarters (Photo by Anton Repponen/The Guardian)

Using digital editing, designer Anton Repponen places Manhattan buildings in desolate landscapes, “inviting viewers to see them as if for the first time”. Continue reading »

An Artist Has Created A Brilliantly Detailed Manhattan Desk That Glow In The Dark

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“It has been a dream for me to create a replica of Manhattan since I was in design school (although it is not really the whole Manhattan, since I have to decide where to stop or the desk would be too big to build)”, explains Troy Huang on Bored Panda. Continue reading »

Tribute In Light Over Manhattan

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People gather at the “Tribute in Light” in Lower Manhattan, New York, September 9, 2015. The tribute was lit two days ahead of the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
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Someone Just Took Vines Out Of The Phone And Put Them On The Streets Of Manhattan

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To celebrate the opening of their Manhattan stores, Lowe’s Home Improvement has created real life Vines and installed them in their new store windows. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Invisible Man Hits Manhattan

Chinese Liu Bolin stands hidden for a self-portrait at the Charging Bull in Lower Manhattan on June 23rd, 2011. Bolin is creating a series called “Hiding In The City” in which he camouflages himself against an urban background for a self-portrait. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal). Click to zoom.