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It's truly a summer for street art, what with Brazilian Os Gemeos painting over the Keith Haring memorial mural on Houston, Comme des Garcons commandeering the corner of Christopher and Bleecker with their painted ads, and even Louis Vuitton's Stephen Sprouse collection in spring.
Now take a blah storefront on a somewhat sleepy Soho street, say Tools For Living on Wooster, and think up a cheap way to attract attention without compromising the design of the store itself. Bingo: commission a street artist to jazz up the windows.
Design Within Reach's Tools shop has done just this, bringing in artist Damon Johnson to create a faux stained glass scene of roses and pigeons. While it certainly adds colorful interest to the store, it remains to be seen if it can anymore help sell an $85 plain linen apron than the DWR association itself.
· Damon Johnson [Official Site]
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