I don’t own a gun, but I’ve always loved the graphic geometric look of a shooting target. Jennifer Davis took things even further in an artsy direction with her quirky characters that make me want to do everything but shoot at them! You can purchase your own custom hand-painted paper shooting target in Jennifer’s Etsy shop. It’s only the second day of the new year and owning one is already on my wish list for 2013! (via The Jealous Curator)
A few weeks ago I was taking a look through the past year in posts and decided to put together a Top 40 collection for 2012. I had hoped to spread it out over a few days and organize everything a bit, but a family death and extended stay in Pennsylvania over the holidays set me back and I had to lump it all together. Thank you so much for continuing to help make this site such an amazing part of my daily life – here’s to 2013!
01/ A necklace of family memories.
02/ And then a giant duck floated down the River Thames.
03/ I want to swing on this art exhibit so badly!
04/ A nativity for the minimalist.
05/ Printable wrapping paper for classic video game lovers.
06/ A lamp that blows bubbles!
07/ Beautiful architectural watercolors.
08/ How babies are really made.
09/ Sculptures made of thousands of pennies.
10/ A clever Urban Shelf.
01/ 72 year old man models his granddaughter’s line of teenage girl clothes.
02/ MuchLoved, a photo series of over-loved stuffed animals.
03/ Bicycle Taxidermy.
04/ Make your own Star Wars snowflakes.
05/ Tableware as sensory stimuli.
06/ An awesome clay letter garland, because sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder.
07/ Check out Singapore’s Supertrees – solar-powered vertical gardens.
08/ A modern art covered church.
09/ Scattered Crowd, an installation of thousands of balloons floating in a see of sound.
10/ A walkway of severed purple logs.
Geoff McFetridge‘s “reductive” style is all kinds of mesmerizing. My favorites are the overhead pieces. I’m telling you, perspective really is everything.
A few months ago watercolor artist/friend Courtney Khail let me in on the little secret that she was about to branch out from invitations to floral paintings. And I was pumped. I love Courtney’s freestyle look and love owning pieces of my friend’s work, so of course I had to have one. I sent her a few photos of peonies, one of my favorites, and this is what she came up with! I couldn’t love it more, and for the time being it’s helping to decorate the walls of my dining area. And with the holidays all too close, I can’t help but think one of her paintings would make a lovely personalized gift for your favorite flower lover.
100 Paintings 100 Days is a series of original oil paintings and limited edition prints by Arielle Sandler. Sandler wanted to make her museum quality art affordable for the masses, and did just that with these 6×6 inch works of color. You can check out the full spectrum right here, which is your eye drawn to?
Elizabeth Mayville’s Top Knot series might as well be entitled Design Bloggers. I mean, top knots and striped shirts are practically our unspoken uniform! So it goes without saying that we should all be required to own one of her prints. (via The Daily Spark)
01/ Planet lollipops!
02/ Wood Idol – limited edition, hand-painted, wooden toys.
03/ A (Drinking) Game of Thrones.
04/ Gorgeous bird paintings.
05/ The $9 cardboard bicycle.
06/ A cloud? Nope, 6,000 lightbulbs.
07/ Swing Table would definitely make a meeting or dinner more fun!
08/ iFamily stickers for us Apple geeks.
09/ Knitted Yoga Balls – yay or nay?
10/ Inflatable metal furniture.
01/ A handwriting font. For doctors.
02/ GPS shoes to getcha home.
03/ A Coffee Cup Cookie, naturally.
04/ How to Write a Love Letter.
05/ Pi in the sky!
06/ If you have to muzzle your dog might as well make it adorably hilarious with Quack.
07/ Tiny detailed paintings on pennies.
08/ Now this is a well designed tape measure!
09/ Chemistry Crayons – each one is named after the chemical that makes the color possible.
10/ A large-scale charm bracelet for the streets.