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/ 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.
Sometimes it sucks when the world feels small, and sometimes it’s amazing. I’d like to introduce you to the ceramic work of Nicole Aquillano, the younger sister of a girl I graduated high school with over a decade ago just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I love that I can see the influence of our town in Nicole’s work and am swept away by her attention to detail. Much of her work is based on the stability of home and the human need to maintain collections, both of which I can definitely relate to. (It’s a small world after all.)
I’m a big fan of artist Emily Barletta‘s work. I mean, anyone who has the level of patience it takes and the talent to conceive of such intricate art sewn on paper deserves lots of love and admiration. The close-ups tell the whole story.
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
01/ The Human Tower Competition!
02/ Blocks, a photo series of a life-sized block man.
03/ Sweet black and whites of a girl and her tomcat.
04/ This Lime and Coconut Cream Tart needs to happen.
05/ YES to these Zoo Portraits.
06/ You can eat works of art!
07/ Such a fun birthday surprise.
08/ Yes to all things cotton candy, including this lemonade.
09/ Time-lapse video of a full moon rising over L.A.
10/ Need this DIY Bike Bar Cart for summer. And a bike.
This week on Design Crush:
Grillmaster Serving Trays
Luxury 3 Ways + a Contest
The Statement Door
Sunny Day Sunnies
Canevas Abstract Cushions
Martone Cycle Co.
GoodLife Key Tags
01/ Movie posters from different angles.
02/ Is the Invisible Love ring the next engagement ring?
03/ Wold you stay in a hotel made entirely of sweets?
04/ Time-lapsed images of couples sleeping.
05/ High-speed photography of lightbulbs filled with strange things being shot with a pellet gun.
06/ A beautiful aerial photography series of airports.
07/ 70s + 80s albums reimagined as vintage books.
08/ I Collect Gingers, a ongoing series by a redhead.
09/ LOVE this Kickstarter for a Shipping Container Community Center + Retail Space in Detroit.
10/ Rap Quotes, NYC location-specific rap lyrics turned into street signs!
Yvonne Ellen‘s upcycled homeware collection is lovely, especially the masterpieces that travel across more than one vessel like the whale above. Each piece is scavenged from estate sales and the like, then quirkily illustrated in London so that no two are alike. Such a beautiful display of vintage meets contemporary! (via The City Sage)
Artistic triple-threat (photographer, architect, and graphic designer) Jeffrey Milstein has created an on-going photography series entitled AirCraft. Milstein captures each air born metallic wonder when it is perfectly overhead and about to land, he then later removes the background to create a purer experience. (via designboom)
01/ Lovely, weird, and wonderful Tilda Swinton strikes again with The Maybe.
02/ I want to hop across this giant concrete keyboard!
03/ A mesmerizing video that explains the basics of DNA.
04/ Toy Stories – photos of children around the world posing with their favorite possessions.
05/ Super detailed visual breakdown of the instrumentation of Beatles’ songs.
06/ Beautiful reefs and landscapes made from paper.
07/ A self-generating digital camera.
08/ Love this infographic, The World as 100 People.
09/ Type Fight!
10/ A wooden bicycle – wheels and all.
The week in review:
An Easter Lunch
Taste Tour: Sara Sara Cupcakes
Stone Framed Sunglasses
Our Joss & Main Curated Sale Event is Live!