I think you guys knows by this point that I’m a major geography nerd, and just how much I love projects centered around how awesome geography is. (And if you didn’t know, well now ya do.) My latest fascinations are Melangerie‘s State by Food and State by Celebrity prints, perfectly illustrated and graphic.
Luke Twyman‘s latest illustrations remind me of Antarctica, research grants, and scientific experiments. And I love that. Snowy wildernesses mixed with just a hint of humanity on a muted palette of color. I find myself wishing these were all available as prints! (via The Fox Is Black)
01/ A Banoffee Pie Milkshake – YUM.
02/ Baby Vincent’s Daydreams, illustrated!
03/ My favorite free printable 2013 calendar.
04/ Pretty handmade floral wallpaper.
05/ Adorable wooden breadboard cat.
06/ The Infinite Jukebox, turn any song into an infinite remix.
07/ This poster is such a great Christmas tree alternative.
08/ These panoramas of New York churches are stunners.
09/ These soap stones would make great stocking stuffers, right?
10/ Love this gold cat ears ring!
Sky High, written by Germano Zullo and illustrated by Albertine, is one of the best children’s books I’ve ever seen. The storyline focuses on two competing neighbors – Agenor-Agobar Poirier des Chapelles and Willigis Kittycly Junior – who are both attempting to build the bigger, better house. The home improvements start small and grow incredibly absurd, with Albertine’s illustrations playing the star and Zullo’s sparse words assisting. The best part about Sky High is that the adult reading will enjoy it as much as the child(ren) listening, so good!
01/ Knit ABCs.
02/ Make your own sparkling cider.
03/ Reinvented cereal characters.
04/ An amazing one person seesaw chair.
05/ A DIY mattress!
06/ Pretty sugar placebo pills.
07/ When toilet paper isn’t used in the toilet amazing things happen.
08/ Super smart spool with built-in needle holder.
09/ Beautiful tulle portraits.
10/ An inflatable trampoline bridge in Paris!
When artists use their talents to give back I swear my heart grows three sizes. Hannah Rowlands is using hers to support Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the animals who are there waiting for their forever homes. For £12 (about $19.50 US) Hannah will draw a custom portrait of your dog and donate £10 of the proceeds. She’s accepting order requests until December, the perfect gift for a dog lover! (via Creature Comforts)
I owned a set of tarot cards when I was 14, I’d bought them at the bookstore with birthday money. And then that summer I took them to church camp. Turns out “tools of the occult” are frowned upon by the Presbyterians. Who knew?!
Teenage curiosities aside, my cards weren’t half as awesome as this tarot deck from The Wild Unknown. Kim Krans has illustrated all 78 cards and then placed them in a hardcover box with a black ribbon pull.
01/ Why Tea Is So Very Magical.
02/ World’s Best Father!
03/ NYC’s Hamburger Alley all mapped out.
04/ Love these Bad Girls Throughout History postcards.
05/ Bath Boat!
06/ Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated book about chemistry.
07/ This glass sculpture looks like cotton candy.
08/ Geometric painted walls.
09/ Tree Ring Lights.
10/ What do you measure? Measuring the Universe.
01/ A handwriting font. For doctors.
02/ GPS shoes to getcha home.
03/ A Coffee Cup Cookie, naturally.
04/ How to Write a Love Letter.
05/ Pi in the sky!
06/ If you have to muzzle your dog might as well make it adorably hilarious with Quack.
07/ Tiny detailed paintings on pennies.
08/ Now this is a well designed tape measure!
09/ Chemistry Crayons – each one is named after the chemical that makes the color possible.
10/ A large-scale charm bracelet for the streets.
I’ve been in love with Webster’s Pictorial Dictionary by John M. Carrera since its debut. Come on, illustrations and knowledge all in one? So my thing. Well, now there’s a smaller version, Pictorial Webster’s Pocket Dictionary. The artistry and quality are beautifully executed in both versions and the tiny one has found its home on my fireplace mantel.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own.