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11.06.13 Andy Cush

The art critics at the New York Police Department have spoken: the final work of Banksy’s Better Out Than In NYC residency, a set of balloons affixed to a Long Island City warehouse, is not art. Legally speaking, anyway. NYPD officers confiscated the piece after a group of young men removed it from its place on the […]

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05.01.13 Andy Cush

Who will win? Spoiler alert: It’s the laser. The laser wins, obviously. Via. […]

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06.20.12 Laura Perlongo & Blaise Cepis

Found it: 133 West Broadway (between Thomas and Duane) New York, NY 10013 Mood at the Curb: ‘Today sucks. The train took forever, it’s muggy, and these inflatable pool toys are blocking the fucking sidewalk and calling themselves balloons. Maybe a real balloon will cheer us up.’ Inside: Balloon Saloon’s owner Sharon, pictured above. Says […]

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01.21.11 Marina Galperina

Since Jeff Koons sent a cease and desist letter to SF’s Park Life gallery for selling bookends shaped like the balloon dogs which he obviously invented, the gallery lawyered up and swung back with legal zingers galore in a federal complaint starting with “As virtually any clown can attest, no one owns the idea of […]

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10.15.10 Bucky Turco

Shocker: Those things hovering over Manhattan that many people mistook for UFOs the other day were errant party balloons according to 4th graders from a Westchester elementary school. […]

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09.07.10 Marina Galperina

Takashi Murakami is scheming to supersize the superflat and take over Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. Helium-filled Kaikai and Kiki will tower three stories tall. Will the psychedelic Kawaii giants attract a few Murakami fans, wedged in the balloon-gawking herds of breeders and tourists? […]

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06.25.10 Marina Galperina

There’s a graveyard of stalled real estate construction sprawled across Manhattan. Possible solution: temporary buildings. These steel-framed, partially-inflatable, plastic-fabric-wrapped ‘Icebergs’ can be built fast and relatively cheap, given someone will actually want to rent space under a pointy balloon with ads projected on it. […]

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06.10.10 Marina Galperina

Google has just launched a new feature that turns its soothingly minimal title page into a background image of your choice, which is a bitch to turn off. Struggling only makes it worse. But, there’s a way to fix it. […]

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