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.)
Pencil Me In is chock full of bright geometrics, fun stationery, and bold textiles. I have a massive crush on designer Keema’s Girl’s Best Friend Diamond Neon pattern and the throw pillow is calling my name (in a semi-creepy stalker way). You can check out Pencil Me In’s full spectrum of work right here.
Geometric things resonate with me. Jewelry, tattoos, art – you name it. The Animal Alphabet in Primitive Portraits by Mat Mabe is something I’ve been thinking about since first seeing it several days ago, each face is so distinct and each animal feels so alive it might jump off the print. (via Design Milk)
01/ Message of support for Boston light up New York.
02/ Need ideas on where to go for a first date?
03/ 30 of the most beautiful abandoned places in the world.
04/ The Greatest Band Ever.
05/ Every office should have a Convertible Napping Desk!
06/ Gussy up your MacBook with a wooden keyboard.
07/ Who knew salt could be so beautiful?
08/ Sketch artist experiment shows women are more beautiful than they think.
09/ This tree house is nicer than my house house.
10/ What can happen in the space between buildings.
And in case you missed anything this week…
Mix #24: Still the Water Stood
Fashionably Flexible: Day to Night 3 Ways + Pin Your Style Contest
National Painting Week: Inspiration Realized
Tower Blocks Paper Notes