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Pop-up Bliss
New York, NY
Pop-up Bliss: The Joy of Impermanence. | Pop-up Bliss is a design blog by Art Director, Ariel Wilchek. For more info visit www.arielwilchek.com
Interests: Pop-up Bliss Popupbliss.com The Joy of Impermanence Pop-up Bliss is a digital collection of the finest pop-up shops, temporary exhibitions, installation art, and event designs. Other blissful inspirations are also featured including graphic design, architecture, travel and fashion. Special consideration and credit are given to objects and experiences that consider sustainability (reuse of materials, application of green design principles, and responsible waste management). KEY WORDS: installation design, exhibition design, temporary installation, event design, brand activation, installation art, fine art, graphic design, identity design, logo design, brand strategy, environmental graphics, fashion trends, interior design trends, architecture trends, and more!
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In honor of some other exciting projects (*squeal*) I am working on, I will be taking a break from blogging. Feel free to get in touch: hi@arielwilchek.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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Evernote is a brilliant app and multimedia powerhouse for cloud-based systems and friendly digital note-taking so when I caught wind of this brilliant office design by O+A, I was all eyes. Complete with Douglas fir plywood, chalk board walls (and artist murals), concrete, and pops of color, the space is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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Imperfection can be the best friend of an artist, especially when used with control. I get the feeling that Berlin-based installation artist Clemens Behr is such an artist of edited mistakes. Combining geometric, linear, and ripped-edge plywood with pastels and deeper tones, he builds and piles his 3D murals into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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Danh Vo is a fascinating Vietnamese artist and the creator of the current exhibition Go Mo Ni Ma Da at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris. Vo spent most of his life living in Denmark and Berlin, respectively, and deals with an uncovering of values and the complexity of relationships... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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It is the hottest time of the year here in Manhattan and the heat has a choke hold on every poor sole who dares to hit the streets. For those moments when you are scurrying between your air conditioned apartment to an air conditioned office or bar, here's how to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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If you are a designer or a design lover you've most certainly envied the work of Sagmeister & Walsh in recent years. I caught a glimpse of their Now Is Better video this week via WeLoveAd's awesome email newsletter and totally fell in love all over again. The brilliant typographic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is known for blockbuster fashion exhibitions (see: McQueen). Punk: Chaos to Couture adds to their legacy with a showcase of the edgiest and most dramatically elegant punk fashions from the 1970s to today. Drawing from counterculture of Dada and clashing of postmodernism, Punk was a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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Portuguese architects FAHR 0213 created this amazing installation of reflective boxes for a Workshop during Acorda! at the Design Institute of Guimarães. Reminiscent of a traditional Portuguese party decoration during an S.João, or street festival, their creation combines the typical hanging flags, balloons, and fireworks of the event. The result... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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There are a lot of great bookend DIYs floating around the internet. (Check out some of my favorites on my DIY Pinterest board.) The ones I felt most inspired by were always gold. Somehow a tired old stone, ceramic, or plaster bookend starts to feel totally contemporary with a coat... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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May through September has become a very busy (and expensive) season for my boyfriend and I. We now attend at least 3 weddings each summer and that means airfare, hotels, car rentals, gifts, food, and all the other expenses you can imagine (cool new clothes!). We have grown accustomed to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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Dear Fellow Americans, Thank you for visiting my blog. I have created this Independence Day playlist for your listening pleasure. Celebrating capitalism, freedom of speech, pyromania, diversity and true love, I hope it will help you reminisce, relax, and revel in the holiday. Rock on patriot. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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Tommy Hilfiger is hoping on the surf trend quite literally with his Surf Shack mobile pop-up shop. From NYC to Venice Beach, Chicago to Toronto, this cruiser is making a splash a few major markets. The preppy wares are nautical and pastel for a retro-inspired collection of vacation ready items.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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Last week I had the pleasure of stumbling upon Anthem Wares pop-up shop at 175 Mott Street (near Broome). The unusual neon in the window caught my eye and the display inside did not disappoint. Full of both edgy (studded necklaces) and classic (canvas tote bags) limited edition accessories, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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There are a bundle of cool new projects happening at Rockaway Beach post Super-storm Sandy. It is refreshing and uplifting to see the way New Yorkers have rallied around our little slice of coastal heaven - Saturdays surf bros and stylish sunbabes alike. Athena Colderone (of Rawlins Calderone and the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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If you haven't seen it, Kate Spade's newest line, Saturday, is worth a gander. Chock full of reasonably priced clothing and accessories in punchy colors and playful prints, it brings all the prep and polish of Kate Spade to a wider audience. There are charming sandals, dresses, and necklaces, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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There is nothing like weathered wood. Full of flaws, yet steadfastly perfect, it is the material that does everything and suits everyone. Today in the world of art and interiors, installations artists, interior designers, and creators of all types are modernizing wood with form, repetition, stains, paint and more. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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I have been thinking a lot about paring back lately. Buying fewer better quality pieces for my wardrobe and home. With a trip to Nicaragua coming up, I am also dreaming of comfy, lightweight fabrics and durable accessories for a wholesome beachside look. When I was a teenager I became... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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Get a load of this charming pop-up scenario by Ship & Shape at Mille (aka Pretty Mommy) in Minneapolis! Charming handmade goods that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Their new collection on display has everything from leather shoes, to hand thrown pottery and gold jewels. It's an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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I have been coveting porcelain milk bottles from Alyssa Ettinger and dipped bottles and utensils from stylist and crafter Heather Contos of Milk Farm Road, so I decided to make my own mini dipped glassware for summer picnic bliss! See how I did it. SUPPLIES: - Small jam jars -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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McNally Jackson is an iconic bookstore in Nolita that is a the perfect place to score some literary inspiration or grab a cup of tea. Owner Sarah McNally has stayed adrift amongst Amazon access and Kindle ease and seems to be expanding the lifestyle aspect of her precious brand. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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I love a good mobile shop, so The Styleliner is right up my alley. Started by New Yorker, Joey Wolffer, it is a roving hotbed of cool threads and accessories sourced from all over the world. Watch the video up top for more from Joey including suede scarves - yes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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Those who know me know I am NOT afraid of some color. Go bold with a bright pink dress, edgy shoes, a personality-filled ipad case, tinted sunglasses and a subtle bag to tie it all together. The perfect summer getup for a working girl on the go. dress | sunnies... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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These days I am digging the geometric sculptures of Amy Joy Watson. Walking a perfect line between sophistication and fun, the Australian artist uses triangular patterning, helium balloons, and some amazing hand-crafting techniques to create her charming sculptures. Primarily made of balsa wood, she hand-colors each piece and stitches them... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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I am celebrating summer 2013 with a series of great Do It Yourself projects. To start it off, I transformed my favorite wooden folding chair by adding a bright pop of color to the feet. I have been very inspired lately by trends toward this type of furniture color blocking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss
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During NY x Design I started catching glimpses of the work of Doug Johnston via Instagram. I recognized his elegant baskets, bags, and light fixtures from some local Brooklyn shops, but I started to really appreciate the subtle intricacies of his hand-made work... Born in Texas and rasied in Tulsa,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2013 at Pop-up Bliss