Oct
22

Seams

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These five large vessels, intended for use as centerpieces, are aptly named for sure. The Seams series by Benjamin Hubert for Bitossi takes its name from the way each piece is created, in a mold with many seams that stay with them for life (aka slip cast seams). Fantastic pieces that I can imagine any umber of uses for.

 

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(via Design Milk)

Oct
21

Reclaimed Paper Insects

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Even if you suffer from entomophobia – a fear of bugs – you have to admit just how beautiful these paper sculptures are. They were created with reclaimed paper by Belgium ad agency Soon for paper company IGEPA Benelux. Take a look at the making of video below, it’s incredible!

 

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IGEPA – making of from Soon on Vimeo.

(via Colossal)

Oct
20

Nick Frank

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Life and art have many things in common, among them perspective. Nick Frank’s Mira is the photographic exploration of an incredibly colorful shopping center in Munich. Frank’s photos deconstruct the building bit by bit until it’s nothing more than an explosion of vibrancy against a background of sky.

 

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Oct
17

Happy Weekend

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01/ Brilliant use of temporary tattoos to help you remember your schedule at music festivals!
02/ The Tumbuk2 x Blue Bottle Travel Kit is for the most discerning coffee snob, er drinker.
03/ Amancay’s Diner in Brooklyn has a spin the bottle table!
04/ These delicate sculptures are made from… human hair.
05/ The sweetest animal family portraits.
06/ Beautiful sculptures created out of iridescent dichroic glass.
07/ Emulsifier is a glass sculpture that displays four different images, depending on the viewing angle.
08/ In honor of the 150th anniversary of the first climb, hikers lit up a path on the Matterhorn.
09/ The Eiffel Tower has a spiffy new glass floor – would you dare?
10/ Autumn (and other things) captured from above by Kacper Kowalski.

This week on Design Crush:
Airplane window paintings by Jim Darling that are sure to incite wanderlust.
The best 12 October DIYs to keep those creative juices flowing all month long.
Colorful, layered, evolving paintings by Kostadina Nacheva.
Beautiful jewelry from betsy & ii to add a little something to your fall wardrobe.
The whimsical illustrations of Diana Sudyka are magic.
Twenty-two things to make the countdown to Halloween that much better!
Glitchy, and somewhat creepy, portraits from Harding Meyer.
Here are 11 mugs to help ease you into cooler weather and warmer beverages.
Crazy Dr. Suess-ian paper pulp sculptures from Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao.

Oct
17

Adam Frezza + Terri Chiao

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If Dr. Seuss created physical 3D art, well, I’m completely sure this is what it would look like. Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao create mixed media and paper pulp sculptures out of painted paper, wire, plaster, flocking, and more. My favorite projects of theirs are Paper Plants, Desert Plants, and Lump Nubbins. The Paper Plants project stems from a natural desire to control and beautify that which could be considered wild, while Desert Plants references the natural cycles of death and regrowth in nature. Lump Nubbins (aside from a smile inducing name) are created from junk mail, old newspaper, and more. A case of supplies saying a mouthful.

 

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Oct
16

Harding Meyer

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The glitchy portrait paintings of Harding Meyer seem especially apt for October, as they could be straight out of a digital age horror flick. Through layers and layers of paint and imagination Harding creates what could just as easily be mistaken for an out of whack broken film strip. Add to that their massive oversized canvases and you have the making of something truly spectacular.

 

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Oct
15

Diana Sudyka

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Every few months an artist comes up on my radar that hits just the right note at the right time and it’s almost as though a chorus starts singing in the back of my mind. Today it’s Diana Sudyka and her beautiful illustrations (and book and album covers, and gig posters, and prints). The magical combination of her style and her handwriting makes for one whimsical ride.

 

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Oct
14

Kostadina Nacheva

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The rich and vibrant paintings of Kostadina Nacheva feel a lot like fall to me. Like that just by viewing them we’re catching a glimpse of something in the midst of change and evolution. Every piece exhibits such intense depth and texture that it leaves you wondering about its humble beginning. Each painting is on the small side, which translates into some lovely and affordable art for us to purchase.

 

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Oct
13

Jim Darling

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After a weekend full of house painting and Lowe’s visits, I could do with a little daydreaming. The painted wood airplane window landscapes of Jim Darling are just the ticket. Plane windows make such perfect frames, have you ever stopped and noticed? Once of my very favorite photos I’ve ever taken (on my phone, naturally) was shot while descending into Oklahoma City at sunset from a plane window. Portholes to daydreams for sure.

 

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Oct
10

Happy Weekend

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01/ Look no further for a unique Halloween costume than The House That Lars Built.
02/ Good news, the NYC Taxi Driver Pin-Up Calendar is back!
03/ Jacqueline Fink is a master of even the largest of knits.
04/ Seattle’s Boxes of Death exhibit is in its fifth year.
05/ Fantastic tape graffiti by Gustavo Fuentes.
06/ Modern city maps drawn in the style of Tolkien.
07/ Florian Purcher turns aerial photos into plush carpeting.
08/ Loving the simple design behind this origami-based umbrella on Kickstarter.
09/ The Wondrous Water Towers of New York City in graphic form.
10/ Yoga Joes are classic green army men figures doing yoga.

This week on Design Crush:
Eight of my favorite art prints for October.
Tiro Tiro’s Cercis collection is all brass and linen loveliness.
Ass kicking reminders from Department of Motivation.
A reading nook reimagined for the cool, cozy days of fall.
Colorful illustrations from Gill Chantler.
Clothing tells the tales of our lives in Worn Stories.
Which pair of David Kind frames should I go with? Rock the vote.
Portable speaker goodness in the palm of your hand with ROCKI.