A dramatic evocation of a downpour at nightfall, a convergence of nature and the urban world, New York Night is an installation of 120 hand-blown crystal pendants majestically cascades 90 feet through a six-story staircase, engaging the viewer in an ever-changing pattern of expansion and compression, much like the rhythm of a rain storm itself.
If you’ve visited the MEET Corporate Meeting Space’s Chrystie Street location, you’ve probably noticed their Favorite Things Lamps, designed by Chen Karlsson. These clear glass pendant lamps showcase MEET’s eclectic treasured objects and provide fun, surprising branding opportunities their clients. Over this past summer, Art Toy vendors My Plastic Heart curated the lamps’ featured contents, enlisting toy designers Kano, Brent Nolasco and Justin Alan Volpe to each fill a selection of the lamps with one of their signature creations.
Left to Right: Toys by Justin Alan Volpe, Kano and Brent Nolasco
In July, I attend a party and Q&A at MEET, where Brent Nolasco and Justin Alan Volpe were present to discuss their art, and I was able to take these photos in this post. Enjoy!
Justin Alan Volpe creates one-of-a-kind, handmade felt toys like the one he is holding here. They did not photograph so well, unfortunately, but this will give you a good idea of what he does.
This is Brent Nolasco. Below are some of the lamps featuring his fun monster toys!
Toys by Kano feature a Robot figure emblazoned with one of his design on the front of its body. I love this little Smiling Shark!
MEET on Chrystie is located at 195 1/2 Chrystie Street, Suite #200, in Manhattan.
I’m always on the look out for Do It Yourself, Contemporary Design ideas for the home, and this empty Paint Can Chandelier, spotted hanging in Urban Outfitters at the corner of 72nd Street and Broadway, really caught my eye. You can see from the close-up photo below that this lighting fixture could probably be made with some inexpensive cables and a little home improvement electrical know-how Googled from the Interwebs.
Please note that this lamp is a fixture in the store and not an item for sale!