Mar
17

The Curious Wallpaper of Cassandra Jones

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Before you scroll down further or peek, what’s your best guess at what these wallpaper patterns have been created from? Go ahead – ponder, examine, wonder. Bet you didn’t guess shiny happy cheerleaders. Cassandra Jones uses images from stock photography, eBay, and public domain archives to create her Good Cheer wallpaper patterns of the Go! Fight! Win! variety. But the thing is, you’d never know until you’re a nose length away.

 

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Mar
14

Happy Weekend

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01/ It might be a digital rendering, but how great are these typographic office cubicles?!
02/ A ten foot tall origami elephant!
03/ Maps of the world created with iconic foods of their countries and continents.
04/ These sculptural crystal orbs might be the solution to climate change.
05/ A mayoral candidate is proposing turning abandoned Paris subway stations into more.
06/ Artist Echo Yang turns obsolete devices in Autonomous Machines that create art.
07/Facades reduces buildings to only their face.
08/ Check out two artists living in a giant hamster wheel in In Orbit.
09/ An updated twist on old-time school punishment in Vices, or I Will Not
10/ Awkward meets hot as twenty strangers were asked to kiss in First Kiss.

This week on Design Crush:
If you haven’t yet listen to Mixtape #34: There Was a Midnight Call, perfect weekend tunes.
I started some spring updates by adding some relaxing Minted art to the master bedroom.
Bright and beautiful textiles that do good from Elephant Landing.
My first attempt at Irish Soda Bread was a delicious success!
Responsibly well-made home goods from Katy Skelton.
Eight things I’d like to add to my walls in Prints: March Edition.
We’re celebrating Pi Day with 10 pie recipes!
New blog fodder for you – 1-2-3 blogs I love.
I’m bragging about my pets with Kolo’s Noci photo book.

This weekend is your last chance to enter our mega-giveaway with Drake General Store! Win $1,000 worth of their favorite products.

Feb
07

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01/ Cityscapes created from what else – DOTS.
02/ Golden Hour shots from around the world.
03/ ToastyMUG keeps your hands warm while you enjoy a hot beverage.
04/ Beautifully cut sea stacks in Ireland.
05/ Olaf Breuning’s colorful snow looks so happy!
06/ Intersections is an ornately carved wooden cube that projects beautiful shadows.
07/ Because even Cupid needs brand guidelines.
08/ Would you wear type-inspired eyeglasses? (I would.)
09/ Incredible stained glass murals enhance a botanical garden, check out out Cosmovitral.
10/ Rob Ford valentines. Not just for Torontonians.

This week on Design Crush:
Crushing on the one-of-a-kind home accessories of We Make Things.
Twenty-seven Happy Hearts Day Gifts and Treats for you and your loved ones.
Matthew Picton‘s paper cities are something to behold.
These Giant Cloud Cushions have me dreaming of spring.
Flora and fauna team up again in Faunascape.
Last chance to order a rad Valentine! Check out our Valentines – Part 3.
If creativity and community are your thing I hope you’ll join me at Craftcation 2014!
Tattooed beauties and dapper gents courtesy of Emily Winfield Martin.
Ten delicious tacos to spice up your February (and every other month of the year).
Eight art prints making my heart go pitter-patter.

Feb
04

Matthew Picton

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These intricate paper sculptures, created by Matthew Picton, are built from old old literature, phonebooks, etc. Through his work Picton explores the historic and fictional narratives associated with different cities, creating representations from different periods in history using texts and materials from each time period.

 

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Jan
27

Zachary Royer Scholz

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I used to save the security envelopes that showed up inside of credit card offers, but somewhere along the line I gave up on thinking I would ever be able to make anything from them. So they were tossed out – talk about regret. I’d like to think I would have eventually come up with something half as cool as these pieces by Zachary Royer Scholz.

 

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Jan
21

January DIYs

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Jan
11

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01/ A beautiful photo series of synchronized swimmers and nature.
02/ Step Into the Void, a new installation in the French Alps for the brave.
03/ A giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton on the shore of the Loire River.
04/ ThePresent is an annual analog clock, completing one revolution every 365 days.
05/ Ufogel, a compact home with the most breathtaking views in Austria.
06/ Head Over Heels, a fun series of people walking around Paris on their hands.
07/ Fabric-like paper cuttings by Pablo Lehmann.
08/ Cause and Effect is a chandelier made of 42,000 acrylic resin figures.
09/ This truck is made of ice.
10/ Solitary row houses defying urban decay.

This week on Design Crush:
The beautiful paintings of Jules de Balincort.
The Hope Bird collection represents the future.
I had a merry Orthodox Christmas with my family in Pittsburgh!
Incredible paper cuttings + a fantastic backstory from Elsa Mora.
I’d love to have this Starry Light in my home.
Jennifer Ament‘s killer linocuts.
Ten warm and hearty soups to get you through the polar vortex.
Anne Smith‘s 100 Cups project is lovely.

Jan
08

Elsa Mora

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Artist Elsa Mora was born into poverty in Cuba and believes she changed her future by imagining a better destiny. I love that. Today she lives in Los Angeles and creates beautifully intricate art using only paper and glue.  Never believe anyone who tells you your mind isn’t a powerful thing! (Read Elsa’s incredible backstory here.)

 

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Dec
11

Molly McGrath

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Paper, neon, and Molly McGrath – an intoxicating combination to be sure. San Francisco-based McGrath’s former training as an architect is evident within her precise laser cut pieces. You can purchase Anemone or Sekar at LEIF. Now excuse me while I grab my Xacto knife and some paper!

 

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Oct
21

10 October DIYs

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