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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Miniature NYC Landmarks Made of Plants Pop Up at the NYBG Holiday Train Show

Miniature NYC Landmarks Made of Plants Pop Up at the NYBG Holiday Train Show

The exhibition takes over the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and turns it into a train and miniature wonderland. Over 140 New York landmark replicas hug the train tracks, which are planted…

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Skylights Dumbo is a Pavilion That Channels Light Pollution into a Star Map of New York

Skylights Dumbo is a Pavilion That Channels Light Pollution into a Star Map of New York

The geometric sculptural pavilion popped up in Brooklyn Bridge Park last fall. Shaped like a pod, the piece was made up of triangular panes of wood of varying sizes. Circular wooden…

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Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

As we get ready to ring in 2013, we took a look back at our most popular NYC stories from the past 12 months. We saw everything from the good (phone booths repurposed into miniature…

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2013 New Year's Eve Ball Will Illuminate Times Square with 32,256 LED Lights

2013 New Year's Eve Ball Will Illuminate Times Square with 32,256 LED Lights

The 2013 New Year's ball is a 11,875 pound geodesic sphere that is 12 feet in diameter, and is covered in 32,256 LED lights. A total of 672 LED modules are attached to the aluminum…

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Discarded Christmas Trees Hung Under BQE as Life-Size Pine Air Fresheners

Discarded Christmas Trees Hung Under BQE as Life-Size Pine Air Fresheners

Neff decided to create something on the streets of Williamsburg last year, and chose this long abandoned gated spot under the BQE. Scouring the streets with a friend, he collected the…

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10 Awesome Gifts That Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief

10 Awesome Gifts That Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief

At 9:02AM on October 28th, Hurricane Sandy descended on the New York area. Pick up an archival print of the image of the Earth captured by NASA at that moment from 20x200. Blue Marble…

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UM Project Uses Hurricane Sandy Debris to Make Beautiful Lamps

UM Project Uses Hurricane Sandy Debris to Make Beautiful Lamps

Located at the industrial end of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the UM Project’s workshop is a place where “personality, function and purpose” are combined to create locally produced…

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PHOTOS: The Event of a Thread Invites New Yorkers to Play on 42 Dangling Swings

PHOTOS: The Event of a Thread Invites New Yorkers to Play on 42 Dangling Swings

The Park Avenue armory was built in 1880, and was converted into an interactive arts venue in 2006. For Hamilton’s installation, the sprawling 55,000 square foot main hall has been…

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PHOTOS: Woman Bakes Entire Block of Brooklyn Brownstone Homes Out of Gingerbread

PHOTOS: Woman Bakes Entire Block of Brooklyn Brownstone Homes Out of Gingerbread

Gingerbread Brooklyn was dreamed up by Ms. Baumann as a way to raise money for City Harvest while doing what she loves best - baking. Renee is no stranger to cookie architecture. Last…

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Have You Seen This Gingerbread Version of the Infamous 57th St. Dangling Hurri-Crane?

Have You Seen This Gingerbread Version of the Infamous 57th St. Dangling Hurri-Crane?

On October 29th, the crane on a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise construction site partially toppled over from the Hurricane Sandy’s high winds. Although no injuries were reported, the…

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PHOTOS: 6 Wonders of the World Made of Gingerbread Showcased at Le Parker Meridien

PHOTOS: 6 Wonders of the World Made of Gingerbread Showcased at Le Parker Meridien

Visitors to Le Parker Meridien's lobby are greeted with sugary icons from around the world, each handmade by local bakeries. Kyotofu’s candy roofed Toji Tower spans four levels of…

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Design and Print Your Own 3D Holiday Gifts at the 3DEA Pop Up Shop in NYC

Design and Print Your Own 3D Holiday Gifts at the 3DEA Pop Up Shop in NYC

The 3DEA pop up shop is taking over the ground floor of the Eventi Hotel near Herald Square until the end of December, giving customers a taste of what the future holds. To kick off the…

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