01/ Ridiculously photorealist paintings of women laying in nature by Yigal Ozeri.
02/ The secret vocabulary of New York City’s bartenders.
03/ Giant suspended nets installations by Janet Echelman look like jellyfish in the sky!
04/ Photographer Nicholas Buer captures the mysterious beauty of the universe.
05/ This photo of an L.A. sunrise is actually a collage of sixty images!
06/ Download this Oscar ballot, or this Oscar ballot, or this Oscar ballot for Sunday.
07/ Desert Breath is a monumental pieces of land art in the Sahara.
08/ Ten things you need to know if you’re dating a designer.
09/ Finland is reportedly testing a spraypaint to increase the nighttime visibility of caribou.
10/ Honeybees covers porcelain figurines in honeycombs in Honeybee Alterations.
This week on Design Crush:
These moody landscapes by Robert Roth give me feelings.
Copenhagen by Vifa is your next favorite speaker.
It’s Design Crush + Chirps & Cheers teaming up for their REAL PEOPLE series kickoff!
Crushing on these watercolors by Lourdes Sanchez.
This time of year I’m dreaming of bright blooms and posies.
Mark Horst‘s in progress paintings look finished to me.
Pretty geometric textiles from A Sunny Afternoon – perfect for a picnic!
Pigment heavy canvases from the hand of Lisa Madigan.
The much anticipated Creative Block – let’s break down what get’s us through.
How is this Insta February over already?!
Lisa Madigan‘s paintings are many things. Bold and soft, evocative, fluid. For me there’s just something so raw about such saturated pigments on canvas that draws me in. Lisa’s color palettes also have me longing to get out my own canvas and paints asap.
Mark Horst says that he paints as he sees, which is why his pieces are always incomplete and in process. If you look at his portfolio, you’ll also notice that he creates the same subject over and over with small changes. I get the feeling that he’s trying to know and understand his subject matter with each pass.
Cuban-born watercolorist Lourdes Sanchez is a pro at flirting with shapes and patterns without ever committing. I swear, some of her work seems ready to leap off of the page.
Robert Roth‘s landscape paintings make me feeeeel things. Lots of them remind me of my time spent here in Oklahoma, where I’ve witnessed some of the most brilliant sunsets and driven through beautifully vast plains. I won’t even get into the thunderstorms, just know that they’re pretty epic.
(via The Jealous Curator)
Illustrated beauties and gents covered in tattoos, I can’t really think of anything sexier for Valentine’s Day if I try. I’ve long been a fan of Emily Winfield Martin‘s work and style, and you can make any number of her pieces your own at her shop – The Black Apple.
I’m completely and utterly fascinated by these dreamy, blurry portraits by Miaz Brothers. Every painting looks nearly airbrushed perfect with the exception of a paint drip or two.
Baltimore-based artist Seth Adelsberger creates paintings that appear to verge on scientific experiments, petri dishes in particular. I love the sharp, jagged angles and monochromatic color palettes used on each piece.
(via Little Paper Planes)
Paris born, Brooklyn-based painter Jules de Balincourt is crazy versatile. Figures, abstracts, landscapes, you name it. Yet everything he touches has a unique touch, making it unabashedly his style.
Emily Gherard‘s abstracts are phenomenal. They make me mind spin and turn in a way that makes me think I know what I’m looking at and then two seconds later I’m rethinking myself. I love that feeling. I’ll make you visit her site to learn what she’s actually painting (mwahahahaha).