My apologies to Country Living, the original source of the Vintage Tennis Racket Mirrors.
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Paper collages are some of my favorite art, probably because I’ve always thought of it as the form I’d most like to create myself. The work of David Adey is so intricate and well thought out. He begins each piece with fashion magazines and Google images, after that it’s a flurry of laser cuts, craft punches, foam core, and straight pins all leading to the beautiful finish line. (via The Jealous Curator)
01/ La Petit Prince, an imaginary world created for a boy with Muscular Dystrophy.
02/ Warp and Weft, an intricate series of portraits created from thread and nails.
03/ Invisiplug is sort of brilliant.
04/ Talk about space-saving, canvas furniture that hangs on your wall!
05/ Two clouds carrying human figures is suspended above travelers at a station in London.
06/ CMYK halftones recreated by hand.
07/ A recent look at the remains of the New York World’s Fair.
08/ A telephoto lens for your iPad!
09/ Picture our devices and gadgets in 100 years.
10/ Skies created from hundreds of stacked photos.
Louise McNaught‘s mixed media neon animals take a traditional subject matter and kick it into this century. Her drawings/paintings “depict the presence of nature in her work, where the animals are God-like, sublime and ethereal in their luminescence.” I love that, don’t you? (via Colossal)
01/ I’m completely intrigued by these giant melting popsicle ice sculptures.
02/ Windows of New York, a weekly illustrated atlas.
03/ NBD, just a lamp made of chocolate.
04/ The Mantone 2013 Color Forecast, according to stereotype.
05/ This school photo took 3 years to capture!
06/ The Pictures In the Pudding.
07/ Portraits made entirely of shredded poetry.
08/ Fun spoon wallpaper.
09/ Benjameme, the work of art in the age of the internet.
10/ Beautiful urban vertical garden made from hundreds of recycled soda bottles.
01/ Record + send a digital copy of your heartbeat with Re:Beat.
02/ Typographic lovely little lies – Daily Dishonesty.
03/ Beautiful frozen trees on the shore of Lake Ontario.
04/ Check out the Tea Cup SlingsHOT!
05/ Swooshy, swoopy toilet paper art.
06/ Illustrated Wes Anderson valentines.
07/ Mother + Daughter – a posing/dressing alike series.
08/ Classic food pairings literally bound together.
09/ An adopted 13 year old sits for newborn photos.
10/ The prettiest Prize Ribbon Kit.
01/ Would you wear these Subway Map Printed Tights??
02/ Have you seen Disney’s animated short Paperman yet? So sweet.
03/ I have the perfect cocktail for all of you on Blizzard Watch – hot chocolate with red wine!
04/ Genius proportional counting blocks for children.
05/ Hot tub boats exist, NBD.
06/ As do dollhouse coffee tables.
07/ Incredible giant pinecones made of shovel blades.
08/ Vaportini, a vaporizer for inhaling alcohol.
09/ Plastic plaids!
10/ Only the best commitment ring ever.
Sidenote: After some confusion in the Reader Survey I just wanted to point out that the images above are linked, as well as the numbered descriptions. No need to scroll up and down. Thanks for the feedback, everyone!
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!
Hello! This is Danielle from The Jealous Curator, just popping in while Kelly is gallivanting around Milan! I write about contemporary art, but I’m a graphic designer by day. I wanted to find something that combined those two worlds for my guest post, and I think I’ve got the perfect thing:
Yep, hand-stitched CMYK! Seriously. I’m not sure how London based artist Evelin Kasikov has the patience to do this work, but she does, and she does it beautifully!
Gah! CMYK, typography, AND embroidery. Love! The only thing more impressive would be the entire alphabet. Oh, hang on a second:
Amazing. And if that wasn’t enough, how about these embroidered portraits:
Insane. And that, my Design Crush friends, is why I’m jealous of Evelin! Sigh.
01/ I wish my cats wanted to play dress up with cardboard. They only want to eat it.
02/ Love the Cracked Up Colander!
03/ Amazing water-activated street art.
04/ Buuut… my heads would be way into this book of cat poems.
05/ Beautiful brass button covers.
06/ Ghettoblaster – a giant papercraft boombox with a car inside.
07/ Rothko in RICE.
08/ The New York Times has never looked so good.
09/ National Hero Registration Forms!
10/ Clever temporary tape picture frames.