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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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PHOTOS: Wolfgang Laib Spreads Pollen All Over MoMA's Atrium

PHOTOS: Wolfgang Laib Spreads Pollen All Over MoMA's Atrium

Each spring, flecks and granules of pollen dot the air and our clothes and smatter themselves across our windshields — their brilliant color unnoticed in such miniscule amounts. But…

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Anne Militello Unveils Stunning Light Cycles LED Art Installation at the World Financial Center

Anne Militello Unveils Stunning Light Cycles LED Art Installation at the World Financial Center

Once night falls, employees and visitors to the Winter Garden will be treated to a myriad of colors comparable to the aurora borealis. Hues of sapphire blue, amethyst, blood red and…

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James McNabb Transforms Bits Of Scrap Wood Into Intricate Miniature Cityscapes

James McNabb Transforms Bits Of Scrap Wood Into Intricate Miniature Cityscapes

Like other miniature cityscapes we've featured in the past, The City Series depicts tiny skyscrapers made out of unusual materials. But that's where the likeness to other exhibits ends.…

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Inhabitat Visits El Anatsui's Upcycled Mirror and Tin Installation on the High Line (PHOTOS)

Inhabitat Visits El Anatsui's Upcycled Mirror and Tin Installation on the High Line (PHOTOS)

The massive installation may be the High Line park’s biggest commission, stretching across the side of an entire building between West 21st and West 22nd Street. Anatsui treats the…

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MoMA PS1 Finalist TempAgency Wants to Upcycle Your Hair Into an Interactive Installation

MoMA PS1 Finalist TempAgency Wants to Upcycle Your Hair Into an Interactive Installation

TempAgency’s hair columns appear more like cotton candy than hair — which would not likely be the case should they actually execute the hair towers. Finalists in the YAP…

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PHOTOS: Suspended Forest Under BQE is Made of 35 Disenchanted Christmas Trees

PHOTOS: Suspended Forest Under BQE is Made of 35 Disenchanted Christmas Trees

Neff created a similar installation last year in the same spot but used even more trees this year. Located at a busy underpass, Suspended Forest attracts quite a bit of attention and…

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CODA Wins MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Competition with

CODA Wins MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Competition with "Party Wall" Made of Skateboard Scraps

The renderings for Party Wall show a series of steel poles clad in a woven skin of waste wood. Polyester bags filled with water will be suspended within the structure and, rather than…

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El Anatsui’s Broken Bridge II is a Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors on the High Line

El Anatsui’s Broken Bridge II is a Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors on the High Line

Broken Bridge II is the second iteration of El Anatsui's artwork, with the original shown in Paris during the 2012 Triennale. The latest version was made with the same materials but…

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Heartwalk: Situ Studio's 2013 Times Square Valentine Heart Boardwalk Will Be Made of Hurricane Sandy Debris

Heartwalk: Situ Studio's 2013 Times Square Valentine Heart Boardwalk Will Be Made of Hurricane Sandy Debris

“This heart is a frame for lovers and a great civic gesture commemorating the outpouring of support and help in the wake of Sandy," said Barry Bergdoll, Philip Johnson Chief Curator…

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Light Cycles: World Financial Center Winter Garden to Be Lit with Aurora Borealis-Inspired LED Installation

Light Cycles: World Financial Center Winter Garden to Be Lit with Aurora Borealis-Inspired LED Installation

Starting on January 22nd, the World Financial Center's Winter Garden will be illuminated with a dazzling Aurora Borealis-inspired LED installation. Created by lighting designer Anne…

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PHOTOS: Students Showcase Interactive Art Made with Salvaged Materials at NYU’s ITP Winter Show

PHOTOS: Students Showcase Interactive Art Made with Salvaged Materials at NYU’s ITP Winter Show

The Bashtray Project, a series of ashtrays that displayed presidential candidates' faces, was a fun project that engaged people during the 2012 presidential election by giving users the…

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Reclaim NYC Furniture Made From Sandy Debris Still Available for Sale

Reclaim NYC Furniture Made From Sandy Debris Still Available for Sale

There are still 9 Reclaim NYC pieces left for sale through Lin Morris. Among them is a candelabra by Bec Brittain made from salvaged steel, which was blackened on the bottom half after…

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Step Inside an Old Bank Vault at the New

Step Inside an Old Bank Vault at the New "How Much Do I Owe You?" Exhibit in Queens

Built in 1924, the Bank of Manhattan Building was the tallest structure in Queens until 1990 (you may have noticed its clock tower rising over Queens Plaza). The "How Much Do I Owe…

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MoMA Selling Iwan Baan's Haunting Half-Dark NYC Photo for Hurricane Sandy Relief

MoMA Selling Iwan Baan's Haunting Half-Dark NYC Photo for Hurricane Sandy Relief

If you were one of the many New Yorkers touched by Iwan Baan's haunting, half-dark image of post-Sandy Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art is now offering you a chance to own a copy of…

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Floor of MoMA to Be Dusted in Real Yellow Pollen

Floor of MoMA to Be Dusted in Real Yellow Pollen

In just a few weeks, the Museum of Modern Art’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium will look something like the inside of a honey bee’s dream. Conceptualized by artist…

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