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23

Miranda Lorikeet

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Miranda Lorikeet is an HR assistant by day and an artist/wizard who uses her powers to wrangle MS Paint into submission by night. Her creations are colorful, otherworldly, and sometimes naked.

 

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Feb
04

State Plates Project

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License plate design is clearly very niche, very design by committee, and very bad. Usually. As the folks behind the State Plates Project say, “Over the past 50 years, the American license plate has taken a turn for the worst. We’re here to change that.” Fifty designers, fifty states, fifty license plates I wish were the real deal.

 

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Jan
26

Happy Monday

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01/ Instagram photos reappear at the locations they were first taken.
02/ JFK airport of building the world’s only animal handling cargo terminal.
03/ Justin Bettman’s Set in the Street project is unexpected and awesome.
04/ An 85-year-old woman + her marionette twin feed a squirrel in Washington Square Park.
05/ A chart on the official colors of British tea, for reference.
06/ A floating gem? Nope, a flipped iceberg!
07/ A fairytale urban treehouse hidden in the woods of Atlanta, Georgia.
08/ Gemma Correll nails a proposed color palette for January.
09/ What happens when a super clear freshwater lake freezes?
10/ Old subway cars from New York are dumped into the ocean to create an artificial reef environment.

Last week on Design Crush:
Jennis Li Cheng‘s neon pieces are an unexpected surprise in technique.
Check out these 10 January DIYs.
Creepy/cool illustrations from the hand of Ilya Shkipin.
I had the best experience custom color matching with Sherwin-Williams!
Have you seen my favorite 14 Valentines?
Beautiful textile jewelry from Lana Pelana.
Unexpected sunbathers are captured in photos by Tadao Cern.
I’ve updated the Marketplace for a January refresh!
The crazy-sexy lips of Oscar Delmar.

Design Crush elsewhere:
Sometimes a room isn’t complete until it’s got a killer rug – Rug + Room.
Clever paint trick to make the room.

Jan
10

Happy Weekend

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01/ Graham McGeorge captures owls perfectly camouflaged within trees.
02/ The 12 most popular New Year’s Resolutions turned into posters by Viktor Hertz.
03/ Memo Bank is both piggy bank and memo pad.
04/ Warby Parker’s Make Your Own Annual Report does just that.
05/ A conceptual iTunes redesign by Brye Kobayashi.
06/ Would you dare to use a transparent canoe?
07/ Jurassic Sweet is a series of half-dinosaur, half-treat creatures.
08/ A giant balloon shaped like an old man’s head was flown over Japan.
09/ The Belty is self-adjusting (think Thanksgiving) and nags you about your weight.
10/ A breathtaking snowstorm in the Grand Canyon.

This week on Design Crush:
Eight crush-worthy prints to mix up this month.
So impressed with Makrbox, a Pacific Northwest-filled subscription box.
Beautiful illustrations from Amyisla McCombie.
I teamed up with Target to make my entry winter-ready.
Dark and lovely work from Nina Torr (aka Andy Wyeth).
I’d love to fill my wrists with these painted leather Mixed Doubles bracelets.
Morgana Wallace captures fantastical characters in layers of paper.
Add some color to your space with Mod Pieces.
Work from the mysterious Olivier Umecker.

Design Crush elsewhere:
January is the perfect time to clean out your kitchen linens and invest in some new ones.
It might be cold outside, but your home can be downright tropical indoors.

Jan
05

Print Edition: January

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We Love Your Work by Wasted Rita // Bouquet by Alexandra Dzh //
Home is Where the Pants Aren’t by Jenna Kutcher // Let Me Entertain You by Variety Show

 

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I Love October by Mateja Kovač // Single Ladies by Draw Me a Song //
Botanicals No. 1 by Mia Carameros // Girl with Glasses by Lindsay Letters

Dec
12

Happy Weekend

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01/ Symmetry for Breakfast is exactly what you’d expect.
02/ A lake in the High Tatras Mountains of Slovakia froze crystal clear.
03/ Frameworks One is a backlit picture frame that lets any photo on your phone become artwork.
04/ The Garden Bridge is a proposed elevated walkway park that would cross the River Thames.
05/ On the Wings of Freedom features hundreds of interactive butterflies controlled by smartphone.
06/ A fabric-like, moveable, 4D printed dress made with Kinematics.
07/ No fireplace, no problem. Choose from one of many digital designs on Yule Log 2.0.
08/ The world’s first glow-in-the-dark bike path is inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
09/ The world is full of Boring/Useless Superheroes.
10/ Chateau de Rentilly is a French country house re-clad with polished mirror surfaces.

This week on Design Crush:
You have until Sunday evening to enter our 24 Merry Days giveaway – win $300 to spend at Anthropologie!
Deck the tree with these 20 favorite ornaments.
Beautiful ceramics from Suite One Studio.
Check out 12 December DIYs that would also make amazing gifts.
Bright and hazy paintings by Leon Berkowitz.
Bake up these 25 cookie swap recipes for the holidays… or a Saturday.
Sent off your holiday cards yet? I’ve received a whopping five.
Crushing on these unconventional paintings by Liz Markus.
Take a peek at 20 holiday DIYs with some modern flair.
Only a few weeks left in 2014 – can you believe it?! Get ready for the new year with a 2015 calendar.
Lovely abstract photographs of Kim Keever‘s paint and water experiments.

Design Crush elsewhere:
Jojotastic and I did a sweet little gift exchange with Giftabl!
I shared my holiday wish list on Design is Mine.

Dec
01

Print Edition: December

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Sea Water Cure by Tina Crespo // No by Rubyetc // Fox Hops by Jessica Roux //
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Celestial Moon by Elise Mahan // Champagne Tastes on a Beer Budget by Alan Hynes //
Downtown City Building Pair by Coffee in Bed // Stay Humble/Hustle Hard by Jennet Liaw

Nov
03

Prints: November Edition

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As If by Letters on Love // California by Fimbis for DENY // Constellation by Holstee //
Exceptionally Great Espresso – Art & Science by stellavie

 

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Field Print 03 in Blue by Tad Carpenter Creative // Lungs by Cirque d’Art //
Its Monday But Thats Okay by The Motivated Type // Why Hello by Letters on Love

Oct
07

Dept. of Motivation

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Who couldn’t use a little extra motivation in their everyday life? I know I can. I’m a one woman band with an office in my house, such an arrangement can definitely leave verbal encouragement and support lacking. Thanks to Department of Motivation I need look no further than my walls. With black and white graphic words of wisdom such as Get Shit Done and Do Work That Matters all the bases are covered.

 

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Oct
06

Prints: October Edition

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Everything by Shana Frase // La Boom by Virginie Morgand //
Violet Green Peaks by Print Club Boston // Rise & Double the Shine by Belles and Ghosts

 

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Green Sea Glass by Jennifer Booher // Indifferent Captain by Teo Zirinis //
Quartz by Song & Dance // Tea Time Constellation by Ello Lovey