IN PIECES: 10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures Pop Up in SoHo

IN PIECES: 10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures Pop Up in SoHo

We've covered Sawaya's LEGO artwork in the past, but this new cooperative effort with West takes on a decidedly different, more sophisticated feel. Rather than perceiving just the…

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"Heartwalk" Sculpture Made of Hurricane Sandy Wood Gets New Home in Brooklyn

Heartwalk in Times Square The project was spearheaded by the DUMBO Improvement District and Situ Studio, in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT).…

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8 Green Designs Included in AIA New York's 2013 Architect Awards Winners

8 Green Designs Included in AIA New York's 2013 Architect Awards Winners

Won Dharma Center, Claverack, NY - Architecture Honor Award Winner This 22,000 square foot retreat built for the Won Buddhists of North America is outfitted with  geothermal heating…

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Surf Legend Herbie Fletcher's Wrecktangles Recycle Broken Surfboards Into New Sculptures

Surf Legend Herbie Fletcher's Wrecktangles Recycle Broken Surfboards Into New Sculptures

Herbie Fletcher began surfing in Huntington Beach when he was just 10, but later moved to Hawaii and became a professional surfer and the owner of several surf and snowboard lines. Also…

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Starving Artists Project Turns Cardboard Signs From NYC's Homeless into Art for Social Change

Starving Artists Project Turns Cardboard Signs From NYC's Homeless into Art for Social Change

The creators of the project, Nick Zafonte and Thompson Harrell, worked with world-renowned, award-winning photographer and film director Andrew Zuckerman to capture homeless men and…

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Shinique Smith's Curious Hanging Sculptures are Upcycled from Her Own Wardrobe

Shinique Smith's Curious Hanging Sculptures are Upcycled from Her Own Wardrobe

Smith’s work is inspired by our consumer throw-away culture, and assigns a vocabulary to the items and materials that we purchase, use and then discard. Acting as sort of an organized…

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7 Gorgeous Vertical Gardens That Bring Living, Growing Art to the Walls of New York City

7 Gorgeous Vertical Gardens That Bring Living, Growing Art to the Walls of New York City

plant wall design specializes in - you guessed it - planted walls, and they work together with architects and designers to create vegetal art to adorn both public and private areas.…

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Jeremiah Johnson's Dollhouses Made from Credit Card Applications Pop Up in Chelsea

Jeremiah Johnson's Dollhouses Made from Credit Card Applications Pop Up in Chelsea

We've been following the work of artist Jeremiah Johnson for a while, but now New Yorkers will get to experience his miniature houses made from recycled credit card application papers…

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The End is Far: Olek's Crazy New Crocheted Exhibit Features Dining Skeletons and Mermaids On Swings

The End is Far: Olek's Crazy New Crocheted Exhibit Features Dining Skeletons and Mermaids On Swings

There were plenty of 'oohs' and 'ahhs' as onlookers took in the whimsical scene created by the enigmatic artist. Several of her friends also made an appearance the event, telling us…

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Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

The only stipulations FIGMENT had for entries into its competition, aside from transportation issues, was that they must be made of recycled or recyclable materials. Brooklyn-based…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces First NYCxDESIGN Event to Showcase Designs from the 5 Boroughs

Mayor Bloomberg Announces First NYCxDESIGN Event to Showcase Designs from the 5 Boroughs

Mark your calendars, design fans! In keeping with its other efforts to promote local goods and services, New York City recently announced the first ever “NYCxDESIGN” (NYC by Design)…

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PHOTOS: Single Fare 3 Brings Even More Cool MetroCard Artwork to Tribeca

PHOTOS: Single Fare 3 Brings Even More Cool MetroCard Artwork to Tribeca

The MetroCards take over the 3,500 square feet of exhibition space at RH Gallery, making for an incredibly large collection of upcycled mini paintings.. The tiny pieces of plastic take…

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Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Discovering Columbus opened on September 20th, and ran two weeks past its original eight week run due to wild popularity. Selling furniture rather than works of art may be out of the…

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Heartwalk Pavilion Made of Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Boardwalk Planks Opens in Times Square

Heartwalk Pavilion Made of Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Boardwalk Planks Opens in Times Square

Heartwalk was the winner of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, a contest organized by Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance…

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Chinatown Snowman Returns After Winter Storm Nemo

Chinatown Snowman Returns After Winter Storm Nemo

Inhabitat editor and LES snowman neighbor Jill Fehrenbacher said: "I am so thrilled to see the big carrot-nosed guy back on the corner! We missed him last year due to an unseasonably…

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596 Acres Launches

596 Acres Launches "I'm So Lucky You Found Me" Art Book About NYC Vacant Land

Eizirik, an illustrator from Brazil, spent a month sketching and interacting with Brooklyn’s vacant public land and residents, creating a series of drawings and collages that trace…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Outsider Art Fair's Fascinating Eco-Creations

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Outsider Art Fair's Fascinating Eco-Creations

This year, the Outsider Art Fair took residence in the former Dia Foundation Building on 22nd Street, which has remained vacant since Dia moved their offices several years ago.…

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Sandy-Destroyed Persian Carpet Made of Real Sugar Gets Restored Thanks to Domino Sugar

Sandy-Destroyed Persian Carpet Made of Real Sugar Gets Restored Thanks to Domino Sugar

Photo: Taken by Guy L'Heureux during the "Tapis de sucre - 3" exhibition by Aude Moreau at the Darling Foundry in 2008 Considering that Hurricane Sandy ravaged entire neighborhoods,…

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Mosstika's Moss Graffiti Fishes Swim the Streets of New York

Mosstika's Moss Graffiti Fishes Swim the Streets of New York

The brainchild of artist Edina Tokodi, Mosstika challenges traditional notions of graffiti by adding living moss to city walls. The often tongue-in-cheek masterpieces have an element of…

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Tom Olesnevich's Intriguing Photos Show NYC From a Bicycle Wheel's Perspective

Tom Olesnevich's Intriguing Photos Show NYC From a Bicycle Wheel's Perspective

Hitching a DSLR to the underside of GorillaPod bike, Olesnevich was able to snap images via infrared remote while riding. Called NYC by Bike, the unique images take the viewer on a…

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DomeStar is a Dazzling LED Party Pavilion That Invites Guests to

DomeStar is a Dazzling LED Party Pavilion That Invites Guests to "Dance Their Blinkin' Faces Off"

DomeStar is a 16-foot, two-frequency icosahedron decked out in 6,400 individually-addressable RGB LEDs. The LEDs are spread out over 40 strips of 5 meters each, and each RGB LED is…

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Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasures of a bike ride", JFK is noted as having said, and urban cyclists do agree. Based on the classic design of the Dutch bike, while featuring the…

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Sandy Storm Photos Wanted for a New Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York

Sandy Storm Photos Wanted for a New Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York

There's no question that Superstorm Sandy gave way to some incredible stories and images. So as the city continues to recover from the effects of the hurricane, the Museum of the City…

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Olek Hits the East Village with Two Yarn Bombed Sleds in Honor of Winter

Olek Hits the East Village with Two Yarn Bombed Sleds in Honor of Winter

Guerilla crochet artist Olek has been enlivening New York City streets with her fresh yarn creations for the past few years. Now her most recent Manhattan installations pay tribute to…

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Souda's Bubble Chandelier is Made of Plastic Bottles Collected by Homeless Individuals in NYC

Souda's Bubble Chandelier is Made of Plastic Bottles Collected by Homeless Individuals in NYC

The Bubble Chandelier's design was originally inspired by the cell-like shape of soap bubbles. Each one is handmade in a process where the recycled bottles are cleaned, cut, and then…

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