Tour the Newly Renovated LEED Silver-Seeking Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (PHOTOS)

Tour the Newly Renovated LEED Silver-Seeking Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (PHOTOS)

New Yorkers and visitors alike will benefit from Cooper Hewitt’s new look, whether they're design fans or not. The restored gardens (originally designed by Richard Schermerhorn Jr.),…

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Jeff Koons's Giant Flower-Covered Chia Pet Coming Soon to Rockefeller Center

Jeff Koons's Giant Flower-Covered Chia Pet Coming Soon to Rockefeller Center

Superstar artist Jeff Koons will soon be unveiling a giant, flower-covered sculpture called “Split-Rocker” at Rockefeller Center. Presented by the Public Art Fund, the massive…

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Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Summer is almost here, and that means it's time for the annual celebration of creativity known as the FIGMENT Festival!  The yearly event invites New Yorkers of all ages to hop on the…

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Gulliver's Gate: Help Bring the Biggest Tiny World in the World to New York!

Gulliver's Gate: Help Bring the Biggest Tiny World in the World to New York!

When you live in a city as large as NYC, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and out of touch with your surroundings. To help bring perspective and a child-like wonder back to urban…

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Henry Hargreaves Whips Up Delectable Edible Art for Poliform's New York Showroom Re-Opening

Henry Hargreaves Whips Up Delectable Edible Art for Poliform's New York Showroom Re-Opening

Portraits of Poligram's new Mad Chair designed by Marcel Wanders and Ipanema Chair designed by Jean-Marie Massaud were created with Jell-o. "I was doing mainly still-life…

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Kara Walker's Giant Sphinx Made of Sugar Rises Inside the Domino Sugar Factory (PHOTOS)

Kara Walker's Giant Sphinx Made of Sugar Rises Inside the Domino Sugar Factory (PHOTOS)

Walker is known for her poignant works that expose issues of race and colonialism, often by using stereotypes as a way for her audience to relate to her message. For this exhibition,…

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BKLYN Designs 2014 Showcases Award-Winning Designs by Pratt Institute Students and Alumni

BKLYN Designs 2014 Showcases Award-Winning Designs by Pratt Institute Students and Alumni

Corporate sponsorship and dynamic, playful designs were major highlights of this year’s Pratt Institute exhibition. One such sponsor that the renowned fine arts school featured was…

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Step Inside an Incredible World of Origami Art at Cooper Union This Summer

Step Inside an Incredible World of Origami Art at Cooper Union This Summer

Surface to Structure: Folded Forms will display a series of intricate paper artwork created entirely through folding. The works will include simple and complex pieces as well as…

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Bade Stageberg Cox Uses Yellow Reclaimed Chairs to Turn Times Square into a Street Theater

Bade Stageberg Cox Uses Yellow Reclaimed Chairs to Turn Times Square into a Street Theater

If you passed by Times Square today, you may have wondered about the groupings of bright yellow chairs scattered about the plaza. The seats were installed for design firm Bade Stageberg…

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Brooklyn Artists Build a Functioning Pipe Organ Out of Pringles Cans

Brooklyn Artists Build a Functioning Pipe Organ Out of Pringles Cans

It seems like Brooklyn-based Fall On Your Sword was unable to stop once they popped, because they recently built a functioning pipe organ out of colorful Pringles cans! Inspired by…

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Inhabitat is Reporting Live from BKLYN Designs!

Inhabitat is Reporting Live from BKLYN Designs!

Hello Brooklyn! We're reporting live today from BKLYN Designs, a celebration and showcase of home furnishings designed and made in the Kingsborough. We've only been here for a short…

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NYCxDESIGN Festival of Design from the 5 Boroughs Starts This Week!

NYCxDESIGN Festival of Design from the 5 Boroughs Starts This Week!

NYCxDESIGN (NYC by Design) will be returning to the city for its second year this week with hundreds of shows, events and workshops celebrating design from all around the five boroughs.…

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Artist Coby Kennedy Transforms Brooklyn Street Signs into Post-Apocalyptic Weaponry

Artist Coby Kennedy Transforms Brooklyn Street Signs into Post-Apocalyptic Weaponry

If you feel like life in New York is a constant battle against rent hikes, Coby Kennedy feels your pain. In response to the rapid gentrification and sky-high apartment prices that…

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Nathan Sawaya's Repurposed LEGO 'Hugman' Sculptures Spread the Love in New York's Clement Clarke Moore Park

Nathan Sawaya's Repurposed LEGO 'Hugman' Sculptures Spread the Love in New York's Clement Clarke Moore Park

Here at Inhabitat we love anything LEGO, so it's no surprise that we're pretty fond of world-reknowned LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya. Just in time for Earth Day, Sawaya impressed us…

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An Anonymous Artist is Surprising New Yorkers with Unexpected Hacked Trash Infrastructure

An Anonymous Artist is Surprising New Yorkers with Unexpected Hacked Trash Infrastructure

An anonymous New York City artist has been using discarded materials to hack urban infrastructure into playful and practical installations. Whether it be impromptu scrapwood seating…

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Submerged Motherlands: Swoon's Intricate Recycled World Calls Attention to Climate Change

Submerged Motherlands: Swoon's Intricate Recycled World Calls Attention to Climate Change

Swoon has worked on similar environmentally focused projects, such as her "junk rafts" made of salvaged materials that are also included in the Submerged Motherlands installation. The…

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SuralArk: Giant Ark Coming to Queens to Raise Climate Change Awareness

SuralArk: Giant Ark Coming to Queens to Raise Climate Change Awareness

A modern-day Noah's Ark will be coming to Astoria’s Socrates Sculpture Park this summer. While it won't house animals or humans like its biblical counterpart, the hope is that…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Daylit Dia: Beacon Art Museum in Beacon, NY

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Daylit Dia: Beacon Art Museum in Beacon, NY

The original factory was built on the shores of the Hudson River by the National Biscuit Company in 1929 to serve as their box printing facility. In 2003, the Dia Foundation took over…

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Things Not Looking Good for Frank Gehry-Designed World Trade Center Performing Arts Building

Things Not Looking Good for Frank Gehry-Designed World Trade Center Performing Arts Building

The architecture world was abuzz with excitement 10 years ago when Frank Gehry was selected to design the World Trade Center Performing Arts Center, but why has the building still…

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Commissions Dan Graham to Create Its Next Roof Garden Installation

Metropolitan Museum of Art Commissions Dan Graham to Create Its Next Roof Garden Installation

Artist Dan Graham will soon be creating one of his famous sculptural glass pavilions atop the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum commissioned Graham to erect a…

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Find One of These Art-Adorned Citi Bikes and Get Free Admission to the Armory Show

Find One of These Art-Adorned Citi Bikes and Get Free Admission to the Armory Show

Citi Bike will be getting into the spirit of next week's Armory Show by showing off 10 art-emblazoned bikes designed by world-renowned artist Xu Zhen. The bike share program teamed up…

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Artist London Kaye Turns the L Train into a Yarnbombed Wonderland for Valentine's Day

Artist London Kaye Turns the L Train into a Yarnbombed Wonderland for Valentine's Day

Artist London Kaye recently warmed up some of NYC's cold, metal subway poles with some yarn for Valentine’s Day. The crochet artist hopped aboard the L train with ANIMAL New York,…

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Young Projects' Heart-Shaped Match-Maker Sculpture Enlivens Times Square for Valentine's Day

Young Projects' Heart-Shaped Match-Maker Sculpture Enlivens Times Square for Valentine's Day

Even though it was freezing yesterday morning, Times Square-goers were able to warm their hearts by gathering around the new sculpture for its inaugural match. The heart-shaped…

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Celebrate Love in New York at MCNY's “I ♥ City Museum Weekend”

Celebrate Love in New York at MCNY's “I ♥ City Museum Weekend”

If you're bored with the whole dinner and flowers bit, the Museum of the City of New York has a creative date option that will take your Valentine's Day off of the beaten path. “I ♥…

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Young Projects' Matchmaking Heart Sculpture Selected to Grace Times Square This Valentine's Day

Young Projects' Matchmaking Heart Sculpture Selected to Grace Times Square This Valentine's Day

Lovers (and wannabe lovers) from around the world will have a new public art piece to admire this Valentine's Day in Times Square thanks to Young Projects. The Brooklyn-based design…

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