Sunday, September 23, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are...

First there was The Cube...

. . . however, there are also lush planters

. . .strategically placed along the pedestrian plazas.

They provide a living, green curtain, separating

plaza visitors from the bustling mid-town, Broadway traffic.

Aaaahhhh....small delights!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Greenery: Cubed & Squared

Have we been invaded...!? 


It's a public art installation created by New York based environmental artists, Patricia Leighton and Del Geist.   

Earlier this summer, seven growing sculptures were placed in the pedestrian plazas along Broadway, between Times Square and 34th Street.  The sculptures vary in height between 10 and 12 feet and are propped up on three poles, in order to display each cube's growing greenery.

According to the artists:

"The raised cubes visually and contextually elevate nature, leading the eye upwards and creating a contemplative natural presence within the vibrant core of New York’s Fashion District. . ."


". . . We're elevating nature in relation to the vertical spaces in our city."

On display through November 2012. . .Check it out for yourself!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

RePeeks:* Paved Paradise


The whimsical little curbside garden is gone! (see The Curb Repurposed)

Although seemingly enduring, circumstance can often be quite fleeting.

Here one moment, gone the next. 

In some cases this is part of a natural cycle. . .

. . .In others, it can be an abrupt or unexpected change.

Whatever the case, enjoy your encounters with delight and whimsy, however long or brief!

*The "RePeeks" series, will occasionally revisit former Peeks that have disappeared or changed in some way.