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19

Jennis Li Cheng Tien

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Glowing watercolor paintings… wait, pump the brakes. Jennis Li Cheng Tien‘s Have a Nice Day series is digital. Images found online are transformed into radiant neon works of art with the help of some manipulation. Computers are magic. (See more here.)

 

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Jan
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01/ Gorgeous silk scarves that were dyed with… bacteria.
02/ Allison Wade has turned bad breakup texts into art.
03/ 2015 New Year’s resolutions illustrated by Linzie Hunter.
04/ Sebastian Errazuriz‘s Times Square installation triggers contagious yawning.
05/ Helen Green drew every hairstyle of David Bowie’s from 1964 to 2014.
06/ Photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte captured an acrobat dancing in a cloud of powder for an ad.
07/ Twenty-four pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog.
08/ Check out these “invisible” bedroom murals that come to life under ultraviolet light.
09/ Paintings are digitally manipulated in these otherworldy landscapes by Mahmoud Jouini.
10/ Ship your enemies glitter. For real.

This week on Design Crush:
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Dreamy and ethereal mixed works from Oriol Angrill Jordà.
Edgy black and white illustrations by Kaye Blegvad.
So curious about how Gramovox’s Bluetooth Gramophone sounds!
Framing up a few straggling prints with Frambridge‘s amazing online service.
Have you checked out my 365-day project for the year, #365lyrics?
I want to fill my kitchen with Jude Allman’s stoneware pottery.
Moscow Mules 10 ways to help me reach my goal of perfecting this cocktail.

Jan
08

Morgana Wallace

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Paper and watercolor combine in the mixed media art of Victoria, British Columbia-based artist Morgana Wallace. The end results are mythical and storybook characters that come to life by her hand, layer by layer. Each three dimensional piece is full of color, texture, and story with an incredible level of detail.

 

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Jan
06

Amyisla McCombie

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Amyisla McCombie is a freelance illustrator from the UK with a special style. The most defining characteristic to me is the way she deliberately gives the people in her mixed media pieces detailed faces, while all but ignoring all other present objects. If you act fast she has a special going on in her shop – but two prints and get a third free.

 

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Horse and Cactus // Tower of Chairs // Horse Riding // Boats // Buffalos in the Wild

Dec
24

Kelly Puissegur

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It’s been awhile since I’ve come across some seriously quirky art, and leave it to a fellow Kelly to provide. Los Angeles-based Kelly Puissegur is inspired by random funny and/or interesting oddities in everyday life. And in case you were wondering, her main objective is always to make you laugh.

 

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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
19

Leaf Beast

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Art is basically blanketing my backyard at this very moment. Baku Maeda attempts to bring dead leaves back to life with Leaf Beast, a series created from dried magnolia leaves that are then minimally cut to resemble various animals.

 

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Oct
31

Angelo Monserat

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The flame of a birthday candle becomes an art supply when used as a paintbrush by Angelo Monserat. Crazy and amazing when you consider what a destructive and uncontrollable element fire can be. Monserat’s abstract repetitive works display such patience and control, resulting in very delicate outcomes that must be handled with kid gloves or risk being smudged and ruined.

 

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Sep
26

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01/ Who says junk isn’t beautiful? The First Law of Kipple will show you in gradient fashion.
02/ A visual project exploring just what it means to be emotionally available.
03/ Well-executed “birth control” work from Julia Blackburn for Planned Parenthood.
04/ Giant copper orbs that show just how much metal comes from a mine.
05/ Pantone-inspired beer packaging from Txaber.
06/ Portraits of five men who participated in the Manhattan Project – in match form.
07/ A vertically-designed Ikea apartment you can climb!
08/ Before/After takes a look at hardcore metal band members before + after performing.
09/ Just what chemicals give autumn’s leaves their color?
10/ These beautiful knives only need sharpened once every 25 years. WHOA.

This week on Design Crush:
Happy go lucky animal illustrations by Kathy Lam.
Remixing a classic – lasagna 10 ways.
Storybook-ready illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault.
A super smart flat water bottle design, check out memobottle.
Beautiful minimal, geometric jewelry pieces from Rebecca Gladstone.
Tips+tricks for the dreaded act of moving house.
Thean’t be beat AW14 home collection from Ferm Living.
Six of my favorite additions to Design Crush the Marketplace!

Sep
19

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01/ Buddhist-inspired collages that are constructed from old computer parts.
02/ This giant mural is made from 1,700 color organized product packages.
03/ An artist who paints with different colors of ICE CREAM!
04/ Is Sochi a ghost town less than a year post-Olympics?
05/ Dita Pepe imagines how her life would be with dozens of male partners.
06/ Huge log piles turn into art with a little creative stacking.
07/ Turns out clouds are just as beautiful to look at from space as Earth.
08/ Only the most delicious billboard ever – it’s made of cake!
09/ This photographer captures dads at One Direction concerts. Hilarious.
10/ A flower pot that can be rolled to follow the sun.

This week on Design Crush:
Hoyz Rings are inspired by Jewish wedding rings.
Pretty colorful and graphic scarves for fall from No Ocean.
Take a peek at 10 September DIYs I can’t stop thinking about.
One spoon a day for a year, it’s happening in Daily Spoon!

Design Crush elsewhere:
Neutral in the Room, Color on the Floor