01/ Beautifully colorful bowerbird nests built to attract a hot mate.
02/ Stamp Yo Face!
03/ Reflect: Convicts’ Letter to Their Younger Selves.
04/ Stark, kinetic animal sculptures by Ben Foster.
05/ A sea of floating sailboats by Jacob Hashimoto.
06/ Stylish paper dresses made by a 4-year-old and her mom.
07/ One Day Young captures mothers and their day old babies.
08/ Frozen fashion by Riitta Päiväläinen.
09/ Iconic personalities all tatted up in Shopped Tattoos.
10/ The Message is Medium Rare – 52 weeks of burgers!
This week on Design Crush:
Have you entered our $1,000 Drake General Store Au Courant: Curated Classics Giveaway?
I’ll be teaching a class on growing your readership during Blogging 201: The Business of Blogging later this month – hope to see you there!
The Made-Up Words Project never fails to make me giggle.
Country Road‘s homegoods are anything but country.
I made a prettttty big announcement – I’m making the move!
Check out what’s on my spring fever wishlist.
A beautiful photo-documentary about shelter pets, Why We Rescue.
The most comforting of comforting foods – macaroni and cheese 10 ways!
Aliza Rizell‘s work explores the area where photography and watercolor can meet.
Aliza Razell explores the area where photography, watercolor, and Photoshop meet in her art. So far she has two series – Anesidora is based around the story of Pandora’s Jar (not a box, as misinterpreted in the 1400s), the second is ikävä or the feeling of missing someone or something. Definitely looking forward to seeing what’s to come!
Completely brilliant and oh so fun, The Made-Up Words Project is the brainchild of illustrator Rinee Shah. The goal is to collect and catalog made-up words used among friends and family. I can completely vouch for the above growing up in western Pennsylvania, except that we pronounced it guh-chies instead of goh-chies!
01/ Ridiculously photorealist paintings of women laying in nature by Yigal Ozeri.
02/ The secret vocabulary of New York City’s bartenders.
03/ Giant suspended nets installations by Janet Echelman look like jellyfish in the sky!
04/ Photographer Nicholas Buer captures the mysterious beauty of the universe.
05/ This photo of an L.A. sunrise is actually a collage of sixty images!
06/ Download this Oscar ballot, or this Oscar ballot, or this Oscar ballot for Sunday.
07/ Desert Breath is a monumental pieces of land art in the Sahara.
08/ Ten things you need to know if you’re dating a designer.
09/ Finland is reportedly testing a spraypaint to increase the nighttime visibility of caribou.
10/ Honeybees covers porcelain figurines in honeycombs in Honeybee Alterations.
This week on Design Crush:
These moody landscapes by Robert Roth give me feelings.
Copenhagen by Vifa is your next favorite speaker.
It’s Design Crush + Chirps & Cheers teaming up for their REAL PEOPLE series kickoff!
Crushing on these watercolors by Lourdes Sanchez.
This time of year I’m dreaming of bright blooms and posies.
Mark Horst‘s in progress paintings look finished to me.
Pretty geometric textiles from A Sunny Afternoon – perfect for a picnic!
Pigment heavy canvases from the hand of Lisa Madigan.
The much anticipated Creative Block – let’s break down what get’s us through.
How is this Insta February over already?!
I’ve been waiting over a year to lay hands on this book! Creative Block is the brainchild of my friend Danielle Krysa, aka The Jealous Curator. Between the covers Danielle taps into the minds of fifty successful artists and elicits advice and exercises for overcoming all manners of artistic impediment, that thing you probably know better as creative block. Of course the pages are also brimming with the artists’ resulting work. My plan of action is to read about one artist a week in the hopes that it keeps my creative mind fresh and ready to tackle anything!
Lisa Madigan‘s paintings are many things. Bold and soft, evocative, fluid. For me there’s just something so raw about such saturated pigments on canvas that draws me in. Lisa’s color palettes also have me longing to get out my own canvas and paints asap.
Mark Horst says that he paints as he sees, which is why his pieces are always incomplete and in process. If you look at his portfolio, you’ll also notice that he creates the same subject over and over with small changes. I get the feeling that he’s trying to know and understand his subject matter with each pass.
Cuban-born watercolorist Lourdes Sanchez is a pro at flirting with shapes and patterns without ever committing. I swear, some of her work seems ready to leap off of the page.
Robert Roth‘s landscape paintings make me feeeeel things. Lots of them remind me of my time spent here in Oklahoma, where I’ve witnessed some of the most brilliant sunsets and driven through beautifully vast plains. I won’t even get into the thunderstorms, just know that they’re pretty epic.
(via The Jealous Curator)
01/ An African ghost town in Namibia is being reclaimed by the desert.
02/ Maya Hayuk has created an incredible geometric mural on the Bowery Wall.
03/ In Neighbors, photographer Arne Svenson peers through strangers windows.
04/ Incredibly precise geometric sandcastles built by Calvin Seibert.
05/ Photographer Ger Kelliher captures high speed sea foam.
06/ Playful speed sketches of people doing everyday things.
07/ Repurposed vintage bike parts have been turned into functional “taxidermy” racks!
08/ The Urban Prisoner captures candid shots of New York over three decades.
09/ Life Once Removed is one artist’s snarky response to society’s expectations of women.
10/ Yoonjin Lee gives lost items in NYC a voice by making little signs for them.
This week on Design Crush:
If you haven’t already, have a listen to Mixtape #33: Hello Hello.
I can’t gets enough of the vibrant art of Kristi Kohut.
I have a new favorite pair of glasses, they’re from the Warby Parker Spring Collection 2014.
It’s all about perception, check out Buildings Made of Sky.
So many pretty jewelry pieces in Son of a Sailor’s LAND collection.
Here are 12 February DIYs for your monthly dose of creativity.
A Van in the Sea has me longing for a road trip and the stars.
Susan Connor New York is nailing subtly hued geometric textiles!
Shibori is trending all over the place.