A list of intriguing artsy things
One: Everyone’s heard of flash mobs. But how about ‘flower flashes’? That’s what Lewis Miller calls his elaborate floral arrangements—that overflow from phone booths, streetside trash bins and traffic signs. This is public art of the most glorious kind—except it only lasts a couple of hours. Frederic Magazine talked to Miller about his work. The lead image is a beauty created in an Upper West Side park. We also love the fab phone booth below. Check out his Insta for more of his art.
Two: Move over vinyl! Old-fashioned cassette tapes are back in fashion. But photographer Amy Corson puts them to novel use—creating portraits of famous musicians with the magnetic black tape inside them. Think John Lennon, Elton John, Dolly Parton—and our faves, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan. My Modern Met has more on her work, and The Guardian has put together a gallery. Or you can check out Corson’s Insta handle.
Three: Designing tiny little dollhouses has long been a popular pastime in the West. Miniature houses have now become a rage in China. But these are not replicas of pretty little castles or cottages. They instead recreate the shabby, smaller rural homes of a poorer nation—a nostalgic nod to the past for a generation that has never known anything other than big city high rises. New York Times and Sixth Tone have more on this trend.