The Pacific Design Center, a collection of home décor showrooms on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, always keeps the lobby interesting with new art installations. Between photo exhibitions, furniture pieces upholstered in the same fabric as matching summer dresses, or even the recent giant toppled head of Venus, we always try to walk through the building when we are in the neighborhood.
Right now you can see a “yarn bombing” installation by Olek, featuring a full bedroom – four poster bed, picture frames, television and all – covered in pink, green and purple knitting. Operating a small faction of the street art movement that is sometimes called “grandma graffiti”, artists like Olek are known for taking ordinary, everyday objects, including statues, bicycles, people, or even the Wall Street bull, and covering them in creative crochet.
See more images in this slideshow from the New York Times.