I was shopping in the Herald Square area last week when I stumbled upon the Macy’s Flower Show. This year has a galactic sort of theme called Journey to Paradisios.
My phone battery was super low, so I didn’t take too many photos. While I didn’t think this theme was executed to its full potential, I did really enjoy the details in some of the smaller floral installations.
I guess galactic isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I think of spring, much less flowers (are there flowers in space?), so this year’s flower show just wasn’t doing it for me.
I will say that this little terrarium is super adorbs, though!
If you are into things like this, definitely go check out the Macy’s Flower Show before it closes on April 7!
A couple of weeks ago, I walked past Chelsea Guitars and saw this awesome sculpture of a woman sitting outside the shop with a mini guitar in hand.
It took me a while to realize this woman is Marilyn Monroe. Boy, I’m slow sometimes!
Marilyn Monoe is wearing her infamous white dress from Seven Year Itch, the top of which is covered with one of the Chelsea Guitars Coat of Arms tee shits. So clever.
I’m not a guitar player, but I would have totally went inside if I were. Chelsea Guitars seems like a really cool shop!
Check out Chelsea Guitars online!
While strolling past a school under construction in East Harlem, I saw this adorbs crochet peace sign made of yarn on the fence.
Even though crochet reminds me so much of winter, this peace sign screams spring with its florals and vibrant colors.
I’m not sure who created it―much less if it was just one person or a combined effort―but I think it’s such a nice touch amidst all the scaffolding, dumpsters and construction tools on the site.
See the floral peace sign for yourself on the corner of Lexington Ave and 104 Street!
I turned 23 this past weekend, and it truly occurred to me how old I am when I just looked up when the last Garfield movie was released.
More than 10 YEARS AGO.
Anyway, I see this truck by Wane Cod and Lucky Liz every time I run an errand for my boss near 32nd Street and Broadway in Midtown, NYC. On it, Garfield the fat cat looks cool as ever in a pair of dark shades against Cod’s infamous “WANE” stamp.
If this is #25, then I better start hunting for the other 24 trucks!
See more of Wane Cod’s work at www.waneone.com.
Since I’m dog sitting for my roommate during her spring break this week, I thought it would be fitting to feature a piece of artwork I saw at Biscuits & Bath on the Upper East Side of Manhattan last month when it was still dead winter.
Sully took obedience classes there, and I’m kind of wondering if out in front of the center ever looks like it’s depicted in this piece. Perhaps during the spring and summer months?
Also, is it just me, or does the greenery on the archway, banister, and fence make this place like some sort of Doggy Garden of Eden?
Anyway, enjoy this little clip of my walk with Sully this evening:
I’ve had this pic sitting in my phone for a few month’s now. I felt it was time to unleash the dragon in this graffiti by URBANIMAL.
I saw this piece on a truck on the corner of West 37th and 8th Ave, and I immediately knew it was by URBANIMAL because of the way the eyes on the characters are depicted and the fact that his art is all over trucks in Midtown West. I love the vibrant color.
For some reason, the woman in the piece looks a little bit like Gayle from Bob’s Burgers. Is it just me? Also, is she holding that dragon by pink bejeweled reins?!
See more of URBANIMAL’s work on Instagram.
Now, I’m aware that flowers are the last thing that come to mind when it’s almost the third week into winter in NYC, but we’re making an exception for today’s Gallery Mondays.
I saw “Balloon Flower,” a balloon-shaped, stainless steel sculpture of a flower, while headed to the 9/11 Memorial Museum with a friend in December. Jeff Koons, the same artist behind the blue gazing ball on Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP album cover, created the sculpture.
The sculpture is part of Koons’ collection called Celebration. He has also created the same sculpture in yellow, blue, magenta, and orange. This red one sits in front of BMCC’s Fiterman Hall in the middle of a fountain.
See the blue version of “Balloon Flower” and the rest of the pieces from Celebration over on Jeff Koons’ website.