Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Space of the Week: Insatiable Crocheter Olek's Studio Apartment Installation

Design Hunting


  • Salvaging With the Stars
    Designers and celebrities like Iman and Andy Cohen are lending their talents this week to Housing Works, outfitting rooms with donated furniture and wares for the organization’s Design on a Dime benefit.
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  • A Four-Year-Old With Great Taste
    SITE, Astoria’s purveyor of colorful knickknacks and home goods, is celebrating its fourth birthday this evening by knocking 20 percent off everything in-store. More  ›
  • Brain Food on the Bowery
    The Festival of Ideas for the New City includes five days of lectures, more than a hundred artistic projects, and a sprawling street fair this Saturday on the Bowery. More  ›
  • Investments in Décor
    Hone your art-collecting tastes at the Affordable Art Fair, where over 75 galleries, from Brooklyn’s Concrete Utopia to Buenos Aires’ Consorcio de Arte, will peddle works from $100 to $10,000. More  ›
Design Hunting

space of the week

I Yarn-Bombed This

Insatiable crocheter Agata Oleksiak (now known solely as Olek) makes sweaters for bikes, teapots, and entire apartments. Slideshow  ›

Olek crocheted graphic representations of text messages from various former lovers.

Even the toilet is wrapped in its own custom sweater.

Olek’s crochet needle will stop at no item, not even leftovers in the fridge.

The Best Bet

Cayman’s Colorful Misters

The wide-grip pump requires fewer spritzes per plant.
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behind closed doors

Masking Apartment

If you can’t renovate your rental, you could always try this.
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Carla said...

It is funny! When one rents, we know that we cannot do many changes to the place we live because it is not ours. What we can do is change apartment frequently. I rent apartments in buenos aires and I get a new one every 4 months. I don´t like staying just in one. Sometimes I ask the same company to get me another one. It is nice to see the different styles of flats that exist in the city!

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