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Spun Chair

IMG_8717.JPGMagic Spun Chairs // Thomas Heatherwick // Photograph by Alexa Corbin

Who doesn’t love spinning around a swivel chair? British designer Thomas Heatherwick realized the simple fun of spinning in circles when he created a chair designed to spin. Heatherwick’s “Magic Spun Chairs,” are a rotation-molded chair that looks more like a large top than a chair. These chairs have been placed at the Southbank Center in London, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Design District in Dubai for people to sit and spin their worries away.

IMG_8720.JPGMagic Spun Chairs // Thomas Heatherwick // Photograph by Alexa Corbin

Museum of Ice Cream

FullSizeRender 4 copy.jpgWho doesn’t love ice cream? And a museum dedicated to ice cream? Well guess what, there is such a thing. It is called The Museum of Ice Cream and it has officially come to LA! Each room of the museum is dedicated to a different aspect of ice cream – from local creameries, to gummy bears, to sherbet, to banana splits to a sprinkles pool. Various artists created immersive installations inspired by ice cream. Artists include Abel Bentin, Baker’s Son, Drew Billiau and David Guinn, Jourdan Joly, Lizzie Darden and Ramzy Masri. My favorite room, the sprinkles pool.

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HOTSOX

FullSizeRender.jpg-9.jpegAre your feet feeling chilly during these winter months? I know mine are. That is why I went shopping for some calf-length socks. And what did I find? Art history socks! HOTSOX has created a set of socks known as The Museum Collection which illustrates Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss,” Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring (which has a white bead to represent the pearl) and Nefertiti. Not seeing your favorite work of art? Have no fear, HOTSOX has other art prints and Museum Collection Sets which include Michelangelo’s “David,” Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” and Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” to name a few.

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Cows

img_4465Cow Wallpaper // Andy Warhol // Screenprint on paper // reprinted for The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006, Printer: Screen Reproduction, Inc., Carlstadt, New Jersey

At MoMA? Make sure you mooooove towards the Education Building to see Andy Warhol’s “Cow Wallpaper.” Covering an entire wall are purple cows against a lime green background, the style used in his silkscreen works. Originally showcased in 1996 at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City, this work has found its home just 24 blocks away at the Museum of Modern Art.

img_4466Cow Wallpaper // Andy Warhol // Screenprint on paper // reprinted for The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006, Printer: Screen Reproduction, Inc., Carlstadt, New Jersey

Modified Social Benches

IMG_3145Is it a sculpture? Is it a bench? It is a playground? What are these neon red installations dotting the South Bank in London? They are Modified Social Benches designed Jeppe Hein. Originally created for the Brooklyn Park in New York, a selection of ten are exhibited on the South Bank for the Festival of Love. These benches don’t encourage normal sitting and resting. Trying to sit down you become very aware that the slightest movement sideways can because you to topple off!

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Pokémon Go

Photographs by Jason Bunn

As you probably know Pokémon Go is the latest iPhone game craze. Everyone all over the world seems to be playing this virtual reality game, trying to find Pokémon characters such as Squirtle, Caterpie or Charmander. If you have never played the game, like me, then here is a brief explanation: your screen shows your surroundings and when a Pokémon character is nearby you can aim and try and capture them. My friend was at the British Museum and found what I think is a Zubat flapping his wings by The Waddesdon Bequest information plaque!