Fast on the heels of yesterday’s Customized Map Wallpaper we have an ultra-modern take on city grids with these modern abstract city maps. The OCD in me gets excited just imagining the perfected monotony of creating each colorful city block!! (via Colossal)
01/ Cut back during meals with this crazy dinnerware set.
02/ For one week in June ABSOLUT turned a block in Williamburg into a giant white canvas!
03/ Embrace bird-friendly architecture with the Bird Brick.
04/ Rockaway Beach’s recently opened Playland Motel is a must-visit.
05/ Graft Tableware, biodegradable utensils that look like vegetables.
06/ Heather Hansen creates art using her own kinetic energy and pigment.
07/ Imaginary Factories inside your favorite devices and appliances!
08/ A Sailing Ship Kite – just what the doctor ordered.
09/ Lightbulbs adorned with cityscapes.
10/ Olga Gladysheva captured some great shots of polar bears mid-water ballet!
This week on Design Crush:
Still Indoor Activities vs Sparkling Outdoor Soireets (and a Sweepstakes!)
Expanding Your Audience (Take my class August 13th!)
Native Union CLIC Wooden
01/ See-through architectural shells for hermit crabs. Lucky things.
02/ This interpretation of NYC’s subway map is sort of genius.
03/ Miami Houses, the best looking lifeguard shacks ever.
04/ If you want to understand me, here you go. How to Live With Introverts.
05/ Six Sochi Olympians will win gold medals with meteorite fragments!
06/ When books collide with ice cream.
07/ Crazy landscapes formed by human bodies.
08/ Photos of people calmly falling through space.
09/ An adult fitness playground opens in L.A.!
10/ Makes me wonder what my own Wheel of Worry might look like.
01/ The Healing Power of Cat Purrs. (I knew it!)
02/ The world is fascinated by Twins, this portrait series is lovely.
03/ Book on Book, a book-shaped clear acrylic paperweight.
04/ Office Safari, where cubicle meets safari.
05/ Science is awesome, and now science is branded.
06/ Mirror City, a kaleidoscopic timelapse of major cities.
07/ You can finally make your own It’s-It Ice Cream Sandwiches!
08/ If we could see Wifi, this is what it would look like.
09/ Painted Jello has never looked so appetizing.
10/ If Manhattan were dropped into the Grand Canyon!
It’s been 144 years since George Mendeleev created the Periodic Table. Artist Joseph Perry set out to design his own circular version, one that’s meant to be read clockwise from the center outwards. Elemental is a take on such a classic design that manages to maintain the integrity of the original while adding a updated graphic twist. I’d say it’s a success.
01/ A color wheel created using all 649 Pokémon.
02/ A giant message in a bottle!
03/ A solarium composed of 162 panes of caramelized sugar. Wow.
04/ Donutology, what your choice in cruller says about your personality.
05/ Once, a giant cube containing the crushed remains of an entire amusement park.
06/ A 102 year old transport ship sprouts a forest.
07/ A cotton candy padded cell, oh my.
08/ Origami street art? YES!
09/ The best mini pool you’ve seen.
10/ Penguin library wallpaper for your walls.
The week in review…
Mixtape #25: I Try My Best
Hollywood Star Charts
Alyson Fox + & Other Stories
The Surf Cafe Cookbook
Son of a Sailor Supply
Have a Cocktail on Crispin Finn
Two Thousand Thirteen Stripes
Independence Day is coming up fast, and this clever Two Thousand Thirteen Stripes poster would make a great decor piece for your own get together or a fun hostess gift for the cookout you’ll be attending! After all, this brand of clever only has the chance to come around every hundred years…
Crispin Finn are a duo who design using only the colors red, white, and blue. I’m always interested in artists who put very specific limitations on their style, and I have to say these two have nailed it. I’m especially drawn to their four cocktail prints – Champagne, Negroni, Old Fashioned, and Caipirinha – which along with all of their work is produced, packaged, and shipped by hand.
01/ Long exposure photos of fireflies in a forest.
02/ Easy Fried S’mores. MY HEART.
03/ Every neighborhood needs a Free Little Library, don’t you think?
04/ Decor tracks a city of bread as it deteriorates over a 6-month period.
05/ What your style of eggs says about you.
06/ Feet & Paws, a photo series of dog’s paws next to their owner’s feet!
07/ Realistic hybrid animals. (I’ll take a dorse, or is it a huck??)
08/ Best. Lemonade. Stand. Ever.
09/ Meet Projecto, a tiny projector for your Instagrams.
10/ Happy Donut Day! Now go make this Donut Garland and eat a dozen.
I’m thrilled to finally be able to share the latest work of my friend Dane Horvath, PGH / Digs is an art and architectural documentary focusing on residential homes in the city of Pittsburgh (my hometown) through graphic illustrations. Ranch, town, Victorian – no style is excluded from Horvath’s project. You can even commission a house of your own in Dane’s hand, Pittsburgher or not. And I’m crossing my fingers that prints are soon to follow! (See more of her creativity at Steeltown Anthem and Reconstructing Ideas.)