Gallery Mondays: Ribbonesia @ #ShindoUSA

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I walked passed Shindo USA in the Garment District of NYC today, and I came across this amazing fox by Ribbonesia made out of ribbon.

I can’t imagine how much patience it takes to make something like this, but it’s gorgeous!

I’m not sure if Shindo USA added the green tie to this fox, but it surely is a nice touch.

Ribbonesia is an artist duo that specializes in making cool ribbon art. See more of their work on Instagram!

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Gallery Mondays: Wham! Holy Sunset Batman by Alix Ankele

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A few days ago, I dropped in to see Alix Akele’s artwork currently hanging in the lobby of Kaufman Arcade in the Garment District of NYC.

There’s something very calming about the way these colors are blended across this painting, which is odd because orange is one of those shades that’s known to raise blood pressure. I’ve always believed this concept in color psychology was true, especially when mixed with other vibrant colors like bright pink, as it is here.

This might be the only exception.

Perhaps the small bits of light and smoky dark blue in the middle and towards the bottom that even this out, putting the feel back in tranquil mode.

Whatever it is, this is definitely a sunset I’d chase.

See more of Akele’s work here.

Gallery Mondays: “London Calling” by Nina Edwards

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On my way to work over the last few weeks, I’ve had the delight of walking passed Nina EdwardsMetropolitan Fashion exhibit in the Garment District’s Space for Public Art.

The exhibit features fashionable women in major cities painted in watercolor. My favorite of the exhibit is “London Calling.”

From Big Ben in the backdrop to the outfit this blondie is wearing, the watercolor oozes with wanderlust vibes. I absolutely love the floral jacket she’s wearing!

Learn more about the exhibit here.

Gallery Mondays: Hung Yi’s Fancy Animal Carnival

Since September, the Garment District in NYC has seen a splash of vibrantly colored animals along Broadway between 36th and 41st Streets.

Created by Taiwanese artist Hung Yi, the installation is called Fancy Animal Carnival. It’s very fitting, especially since these animals, which include pandas, camels, and bulls, are decorated so intricately with carnival-like colors.

My favorite of the installation is this bull with a septum piercing nose ring. He is definitely rocking that ginormous piece of jewelry!

Learn more about Fancy Animal Carnival here, and go check it out before it ends on April 15!

Gallery Mondays: Crystallize by La’Maj & Co

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Well, hello there, 2017!

About a year ago, I saw this gorgeous replica of a bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne in the window of a shop between Fashion Ave. and 8th Ave. in the Garment District in Manhattan. I wish I could remember which shop it was exactly, but the only information I know for sure is coming from the photo’s geotag which gives me coordinates on 37th Street.

The blinged-out bottle was created by La’Maj & Co., a company the specializes in decorating items using Swarovski crystals. On their website, you’ll see they’ve also crystallized a replica bottle of CÎROC, can of Pepsi.

I wonder how much this bottle is now worth…

 

Fan Art Fridays: Idris Elba

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On my way home from work today, I discovered that the upcoming movie The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba is going to be filming in New York City’s Garment District this weekend.

This probably means that there’s a chance you’ll see Idris Elba in the area. Time to start flipping out!

Fingers crossed he’s in the scenes that they’ll be filming.

Because of this awesome news, I can’t stop thinking about Idris Elba, so I went ahead and found some fan art of him on Deviant Art. This digital portrait by dolgwol was inspired by his character on the BBC series Luther.

I think I have a thing for digital art that look like paintings.

View the original fan art here.

 

Gallery Mondays: ‘Holding Out’ by Seward Johnson

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I hope this little old lady wasn’t waiting for a cab, because she’s got no free hands to flag one down!

Maybe she was waiting for a cab. That’s probably why she looks so upset and annoyed…

She also seems to have gotten a lot done. She got groceries, did a little shopping at Talbots. I see managing to get food and clothing shopping done in one day as a victory.

This sculpture, called Holding Out, was part of the Seward Johnson’s installation in the Garment District of NYC during the summer of 2015. I don’t know why, but this old lady was one of the sculptures I remember the most from that day I went to see them.

Learn more about the sculptures here.