Monthly Archives: July 2011

“Tom Selleck Saved My Baby!”

Another installment by artist Dimitri Drjuchin of his “Tom Selleck Saved My Baby” series of wheat-paste street art posters, featuring the moustached face of television and film actor Tom Selleck. Drjuchin’s poster can be found on the exterior wall of the pizza restaurant Lasso at the corner of Kenmare and Mott streets in Nolita, in downtown New York City.

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Moschino Display Window

The beautiful, playful and whimsical  “From Italy with Love!” display window at the Moschino shop in the Meat Packing District in downtown New York City. Love the giant tomato, ravioli and pasta.

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The Entrance at Morimoto Restaurant

The entrance to the esteemed Japanese restaurant  Morimoto in Chelsea, in New York City, has a design aesthetic that is contemporary yet firmly nods to its cultural roots. The epic-large curtain or  noren (a cloth commonly found hanging at the entrances to kitchens, restaurants and baths in Japan) is a traditional decorative item that has been given a refreshingly modern twist at Morimoto.

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Last of the Moguls

The cover to this past week’s edition of the Economist magazine features a simple, clean design with a photo of controversial News Corp. mogul Rupert Murdoch, who has been in the news a lot recently due to the scandal involving his company and the now defunct News of the World newspaper.

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Wall-Mounted Fiat Car as Ready-Made Conceptual Art?

The color-blocked Fiat by British conceptual artist Simon Starling, mounted on a wall at the New Museum in downtown New York City.

The artwork is part of an exhibition called “Ostalgia.” The red and white colors and composition on the car appear like the flag of Poland, where this Italian brand of car was completely rebuilt using parts made in Poland.

Much of Fiat’s manufacturing in the very late years of Eastern Europe’s Communist era was actually done in Poland. The car has become a symbol of Poland’s identity and of its pre-capitalist period of history.

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