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Friday, March 16, 2012

RedBall Project

For the past six years, artist Kurt Perschke has squeezed a huge red ball into cracks, gaps and alleys all around the world. The red ball has visited cities like Barcelona, Chicago, Toronto and Sydney, and it's now heading to England for the summer! (Reminds me of this children's story, do you remember it?)

(Via Apartment Therapy)

66 comments:

Charlotte said...

Yeah I'm going to see that!

★ JASMINE ★ {Barbie-Bombshell} said...

i've never seen that!
that is bizarre!

happy weekend!
hugs, xo!
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.TINACIOUS ME said...

ahha this is too funny! how cute!
xo, Tina
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Lemanie said...

Hehe this is awesome! I think you had posted about a random yellow duck some sculpturist put in the middle of an Amsterdam river over night...This reminds me of that...Really cool idea! =)

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Diana Mieczan said...

My mom lives in England so I'm going to tell her to look out for it. Such a brilliant project! Happy Friday, Joanna. xo

Adriane said...

So strange! But so much fun too! I'm a lover of art, so I find this strangely wonderful...

Simone said...

Very cool! We live in London so I'll definitely be taking my children to see it :)

Fancy Pants said...

That is AWESOME. It reminds me of THIS book: http://www.amazon.com/Stop-that-Ball-Beginner-Books/dp/0394800109

Erin said...

How have I never heard of this before?! How magical!

AVY said...

Hey, that's fun, art doesn't have to be so complicated.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Giulia said...

Is that the story where the house stays and all these higher houses are built around and air gets bad, etc? And then in the end it moves to the country?
If yes, THANK YOU so much for pointing me to the link, I've been talking to my hubby about this story I had read as a kid and he had no clue.

Briana said...

WOW! That is really cool.

Suse said...

It goes well with your masthead!

Elizabeth Jaime said...

He should come do it on Jersey street in NY. That tiiinnyyy street just above prince between Crosby and Lafayette! Where housing works is...

Jess said...

i studied the red ball project in university in relation to encouraging adult play in public spaces through art and design. i love the red ball, and think perschke's work is brilliant. thanks for bringing it to a wider audience!

Lindsay said...

Ah, love people for being so creative.

Thanks for always bringing us amazing things like this to enjoy J.

Warmly
Lindsay @ Darling Clementine

Paislea Elyse said...

oh yes! this is wonderful!!!

drop by allister bee soon!

Milli said...

Such a cool art concept!

Also...love The Little House. It's a good one for sure.

Chloé said...

Funny. I love this kind of art projects!
Have a nice weekend

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Reminds me of a different children's book

http://www.amazon.com/The-Red-Balloon-Albert-Lamorisse/dp/0385003439/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331913989&sr=1-1

I looooved that book.

Sage Crown Parker said...

this is brilliant, I hope to see it one day ;)

Erin * Sparkle + Hay said...

this is so cute! must keep an eye out for photos this summer!

Mal said...

This is so funny!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

eileen ragan said...

Joanna, i recall seeing this installation when i first moved to Chicago! it was right across from my office on the bridge over the Chicago river. i've blogged about the project as well as it really opened my mind to conceptual art.

here are some other favorites that you might like, one uses thousands of rubber duckies. that's art i can get on board with!
http://leanerbythelake.com/?p=2494

have a nice weekend!
eileen

FashionToFood said...

It's awesome! I saw the one in Toronto... super cool! It puts a smile on the face of even the grumpiest person. Right? :)

Kiana said...

Reminds me of a big ball of Gouda...yum!

Haydee Rodriguez said...

Love the pic' in Barcelona, is one of my favourite streets! is really beautiful!

Kisses

jacquelyn | lark&linen said...

That's so amazing! I wish I had seen the Toronto one

Kelli Anderson said...

this is so rad!

Shalini said...

Yes, very cool. The shot of the ball on the bridge is in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Votre Amie said...

haHA! That's amazing!! I love it! You're absolutely right, it's the stuff of children's story books here in real life! I absolutely adore the idea! Hope it makes its way to NYC :)

http://iloveublank.blogspot.com/

Katie Lee said...

That is awesome! My husband just came home totally depressed and this cheered him right up.

Lindsay R said...

haha this is so awesome! why don't i think of things like this?!!

SMR said...

In fact, the seventh photo IS Norwich - just next door to the office I worked in then!

beccainboston said...

Is it going to be in London?!?! I will be in London in July and would love to take a picture with it!

sécia said...

This is brilliant! And I LOVE that children's story. :)

♥ sécia
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Jeovanna Perez said...

Very creative :)

melissab said...

this is awesome!

also kinda reminds me of the kid movie The Red Balloon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Balloon

Fancy French Cologne said...

this is so cool! i hope he brings his big red ball to san francisco soon!

Justine said...

gah! i wanna see it!

Kit said...

Oh fab! I'm going to have to stalk it this summer I think!

Desiree Fawn said...

Oh gosh, that book is a FAV around my house!!

Anonymous said...

I live in Toronto and spotted the ball in a few different locations. Every time, I'd see passersby point and smile and have conversations with people they were with or strangers who also stopped to stare. Very cool, interactive art project!

Anonymous said...

This is so interesting.

Anonymous said...

It was recently in Perth too for the Arts Festival!
A friend made a game to spot it's new location everyday which was a fun album to view.

Anonymous said...

love stuff like this

Anonymous said...

I followed the red ball around Chicago. It was a lot of fun to see where and how he would place the ball in each location as well as watch other people's reactions!

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

i would so love to see this in person!

grace
http://herumbrella.com

Aukse said...

That's just brilliant! Brightens up a day for sure.

Caroline Beeson said...

We just had the red ball visit us here in Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia - at least we're up-to-date with some things!

victoria said...

Do you know when it will be in England? I'll be there the end of May! What a neat idea

{Liana} said...

Some people have big imaginations & actually bring their ideas to life! Very cool.

Hanneke @ Oh beautiful world said...

wow this is cool!!

Beautiful Things said...

Ha, ha! This looks great. I'll have to keep an eye out for it, (and go and throw myself against it in an embarrassing fashion)

Brittany Lauren said...

That is a pretty cool project! That would be fun to see in NYC! And yes I remember that book! I use to get sad seeing that cute little house in the city :( My mom would read it to me all the time since it was my favorite :)

JennySue said...

that is the most random thing i've ever seen, but really funny and eye catching:)

Kimia Kline said...

hah! this is awesome.

cosette said...

haha this is so cute! I live in Tokyo, hope to see it here!

Jessica Di Giacomo said...

strange and funny artist!!!
love this big red ball

jessica

SassandSpice said...

I saw this red ball in my city (Perth, Australia) a few weeks ago. My 16 month old couldn't contain her excitement and kept bouncing off it!

wmbg. said...

artists have the best jobs evarrrrr.

Nancy said...

This is the cutest blog ever! Love your links and findings!!
Nancy
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Danie at Pasadya said...

This is just awesome! I can't imagine how people reacted!

Kwin Khieng said...

OMG! This was one of my favorite children's book! i remember arriving to america and barely learning to read and write english. This book not only touched me personally but helped me overcome my language barrier. Such an uplifting story. Thanks for sharing.

Takashi said...

awesome cuteness!!!

gfive said...

My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!






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