Located at MoMa’s PS1 extension in Long Island City, New York, P.F.1 (Public Farm One) is an urban farm concept that evokes the look of a flying carpet landing in the P.S.1 courtyard. Constructed from large cardboard tubes, its top surface will be a working farm, blooming with a variety of vegetables and plants. [ Continue Reading ]
When ink, paint and bronze are no longer due, grab a box of LEGO blocks.
Such is the sentiment of Nathan Sawaya – a New York-based artist who forges his often life-size creations from toy building bricks. According to CNN, Sawaya’s LEGO art has become so trendy that Donald Trump himself has asked the artist “to create a replica of the new hotel he’s building in Dubai.”
These vivacious homes, first introduced at the New York World’s Fair, became available in the 1950s and for a short time sold at Macys, fully furnished with general electric appliances and every other necessity, including plates, towels, and even toothbrushes.
The Leisurama story is one of ambition, creative marketing, and a desire to leave the daily grind behind and escape to a fun, playful utopia. It is a story about a post-war nation searching for peace and diversion on the home front. It is a story about the clash of ideologies. It is a story about suntans, fishing, and outdoor barbecues.