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!
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.
On my way to work over the last few weeks, I’ve had the delight of walking passed Nina Edwards‘ Metropolitan 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.
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!
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…
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.
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.
Earlier this month, I was running an errand in NYC and stumbled across one of Chashama‘s exhibit spaces on 37th Street in the Garment District.
The space is only open by appointment, so I couldn’t get in. Nonetheless, I managed to snap a photo of this stern-looking owl painting by Ever Blanco Valverde through the glass.
The solo exhibition, called The Innocents, ran from August 5th-17th. I really wish I could have gone inside to see the artwork up close!
As for this so called “innocent owl,” I actually don’t think he looks innocent at all. He doesn’t look guilty either—just serious. Very serious.
See more of Ever Blanco Valverde’s work here.
This will always be the way we remember Marilyn Monroe–standing over a subway grate in a white cocktail dress for that scene in the film 1955 film The Seven Year Itch.
This lovely bronze sculpture was create by Seward Johnson. There are tons of others like this one currently in the Garment District of NYC.
If you’re in the area, definitely check them out! They’re so lifelike!
Learn more about the sculptures here.