Oh man, what is sadder than an abandoned toy? I spotted this rag doll, a Sesame Street character who is a magical fairy called Abby Cadabby, tossed between a dumpster and a garbage bag near Campos Plaza on East 14th Street. Her Bright Pink yarn hair caught my eye immediately. I feel sadness. I’m sorry I could not save you, littler Pink-haired fairy muppet doll!
Over the final weekend in April, Geoffrey and I went on an urban adventure to the Cherry Blossom Festival (aka Sakura Matsuri) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and we had all kinds of crazy fun being outdoors in the beautiful nature, and taking many, many (read: too many) photos of the gorgeous flowering trees and other flowers and plants. Super fun!
As a tie-in with the festival, event sponsor BMW (The Ultimate Driving Machine, as it is known) created a Sakura-themed car with a custom paint job covering the car in a cheery cherry blossoms design! Spectacular!
Here is a detail of the finish, up close. If you have been around an assortment of cherry blossoms before you will observe that they have many different blossoms represented, just like they did at the Garden!
I didn’t think to look inside the car to check out the interior, since the ground was a bit damp from rain the previous evening and I was trying to stay off the wet grass as much as possible. Point being that I can’t say whether the floral design carried over to the car’s dashboard and upholstery.
A Sweet Ride, indeed!
This hilarious Fat Pink Rabbit thing is a Tea Infuser that you fill with loose tea leaves and immerse in boiling water, to be used in lieu of a tea bag. It’s pretty cute and would make a fun little gift for any Tea Drinker. Even better: it costs just $3.00! Available at the Flying Tiger Shop in NYC!
This tempting platter of mouthwatering Pink-Frosted Donuts is deceiving to the eye, for it is not actually a plate of sweet baked goods but a stack of fragrant soaps that is good also for the baby, you can click here for detergent for sensitive skin that are also lovely to look at!
How many times each day do you think that the employees of this store, Sugar Bubbles Bath Bakery in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, have to ask customers to please not lick the merchandise?
Especially when the soaps smell like delicious Berry Cream Pie?
I spotted this pair of bright Pink Adirondack Chairs late last summer in Nova Scotia, while I was on a shore excursion during a very fun and unexpectedly cold cruise of Canada and New England. I wish I had had the presence of mind to kick that yellow plastic table out of frame. Hindsight: 20/20.
Aside from all the terrific Pink Artworks featured at the recent Spring edition of the Affordable Art Fair, the show’s two floors at Metropolitan Pavillion featured trash cans lined with these vibrant Pink and Black Polka Dot trash bags, which it turns out are part of the TRASH Project.
TRASH Project was founded in 2008 by artist and activist Adrian Kondratowicz as an interactive social practice that subverts the daily act of waste creation and disposal. The concept turns standard trash piles into self-generating colorful sculptures.
Kondratowicz’s TRASH Project is an artwork that inspires mindfulness about waste creation. The TRASH Project’s mission is urban beautification and environmental awareness. The project aims to raise eco-literacy through community events that are free and open to the public.
The TRASH Project is funded through the sale of TRASH bags and artwork generated from the project.
TRASH Project hosts clean-ups in parts throughout NYC, and you can help by getting involved! Follow TRASH Project on Instagram @thetrashproject for news, updates and volunteer opportunities in 2018.
Find out more about the TRASH Project and buy a roll of these colorful bags at This Link!