Apr
11

Sara Falli

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Florence-based artist Sara Falli is doing some seriously crazy stuff with watercolor. Every piece has the ability to make you feel like you’re being sucked into her imaginary world that’s filled with questionable characters, situations, and landscapes.

 

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Mar
25

Barbara Macfarlane

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If it’s possible for a static street map to feel alive with motion, Barbara Macfarlane has nailed it. The energy is palpable, the pigment is intense, and the look is effortless and freeing. Kind of the same feel one gets when visiting London and Manhattan in person.

 

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Mar
21

Happy Weekend

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01/ Three curved collectors coins celebrating the Baseball Hall of Fame coming soon.
02/ The Uncomfortable, a series of purposefully unergonomic everyday objects.
03/ A mysterious abandoned outdoor movie theater in the Egyptian desert.
04/ Flora and fauna escape 1,000+ repurposed books in The Island of Dr. Mastrovito.
05/ This is Your Land exhibits three small water towers filled with light.
06/ Hip-hop dancer Kapstand gives us a tour of Paris while “freezing.”
07/ Love Ever After shares portraits of couples who’ve been together for over 50 years.
08/ Mandalas created from toys, books, and curios in whorls of color.
09/ A supercut of centered shot in Wes Anderson films.
10/ It’s not what it seems, foods expertly painted to look like other foods!

This week on Design Crush:
Can you figure out what the curious wallpapers of Cassandra Jones are made from?
12 March DIYs to keep your creative side fed.
Crushing on these avian-themed paintings by Meghan Howland.
These standing bowls would be excellent for holding fruit or just about anything else.
The softest anatomical paintings ever by Fernanda Uribe.
11 apps worth your while in this crazy technological world.
Let the March Madness begin with these printable handwritten brackets.
I’m looking forward to seeing this movie about the creation of the teenager – Teenage!
Obsessed with my made to order boots from Poppy Barley.

Mar
19

Fernanda Uribe

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I tend to shy away from all things anatomical, I think I like the idea of what’s under my skin remaining a mystery. But Fernanda Uribe‘s delicate Abrazos/ Dasein paintings make me want to delve deeper, at least in her world. Abrazos translates as hugs in Spanish and dasein meaning existence in German speaks to the way organs and bones work together and protect one another.

 

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Mar
18

Meghan Howland

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I definitely wouldn’t be this calm with birds flapping around my face, but for some reason just looking at these paintings by Meghan Howland make me feel calm. Maybe it’s the subjects’ expressions or the incredible color palettes, I’m not really sure. But either way I’m a fan of Meghan and her work.

 

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Feb
28

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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?!

Feb
27

Lisa Madigan

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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.

 

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Feb
26

Mark Horst

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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.

 

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Feb
25

Lourdes Sanchez

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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.

 

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Feb
24

Robert Roth

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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.

 

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(via The Jealous Curator)