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pin-spiration: installation art

During my last semester of college, I took a course that discussed the interaction between art and the environment. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, and though a lot of the coursework was pretty boring, I learned about some amazing large-scale installation artists.

You’ve probably seen Yayoi Kusama‘s polka dots and infinity rooms all over Instagram, and I LOVE her, but in this edition of Pinspiration I wanted to include monumental works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude as well as installations from my all-time favorite artist, James Turrell.


pin-spiration: balloons

Does it get better than balloons? Something about shiny, colorful balloons reminds me of birthday parties and all kinds of good celebrations. Last spring, Maman (a coffee shop in NYC) teamed up with Anthropologie’s bridal brand, BHLDN, to create a helium-filled display that was all over Instagram. And Geronimo is crafting balloon installations all over L.A. – check out their Insta page.



          When my best-friend-since-forever came to visit me a few weeks ago, we were strolling around the Upper West Side and stumbled upon Robert Indiana’s iconic “LOVE.” I’ve always seen people posting pictures of this sculpture, and there are replica installations throughout the U.S. and abroad, but I had never actually seen one in person. The pop of color was lovely during the dreary transition between winter and spring, and it was a sweet reminder of Valentine’s Day, which was not so long ago. 


          One of my favorite things about living in New York is the presence of art. There are hundreds of galleries and museums, but there is also creative inspiration hidden throughout the city–everywhere from sculptures like this to graffiti in the subway tunnels. It’s refreshing to be able to walk down almost any street and see something colorful and unique, and it’s impossible not to get inspired.