Oct
21

Reclaimed Paper Insects

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Even if you suffer from entomophobia – a fear of bugs – you have to admit just how beautiful these paper sculptures are. They were created with reclaimed paper by Belgium ad agency Soon for paper company IGEPA Benelux. Take a look at the making of video below, it’s incredible!

 

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IGEPA – making of from Soon on Vimeo.

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Oct
10

Happy Weekend

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01/ Look no further for a unique Halloween costume than The House That Lars Built.
02/ Good news, the NYC Taxi Driver Pin-Up Calendar is back!
03/ Jacqueline Fink is a master of even the largest of knits.
04/ Seattle’s Boxes of Death exhibit is in its fifth year.
05/ Fantastic tape graffiti by Gustavo Fuentes.
06/ Modern city maps drawn in the style of Tolkien.
07/ Florian Purcher turns aerial photos into plush carpeting.
08/ Loving the simple design behind this origami-based umbrella on Kickstarter.
09/ The Wondrous Water Towers of New York City in graphic form.
10/ Yoga Joes are classic green army men figures doing yoga.

This week on Design Crush:
Eight of my favorite art prints for October.
Tiro Tiro’s Cercis collection is all brass and linen loveliness.
Ass kicking reminders from Department of Motivation.
A reading nook reimagined for the cool, cozy days of fall.
Colorful illustrations from Gill Chantler.
Clothing tells the tales of our lives in Worn Stories.
Which pair of David Kind frames should I go with? Rock the vote.
Portable speaker goodness in the palm of your hand with ROCKI.

Oct
01

House of Cardboard

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Zoey Taylor and David Connelly – also known as Dosshaus – are the creators behind House of Cardboard, which is exactly what it sounds like. Cardboard, paint, and glue are the only things comprising everything from Zoey’s outfit (she’s the model) to the furniture to the more detailed pieces. If you’re a bit obsessed with the intricacies I totally get it, because I’m right there with you.

 

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Sep
10

Tommy Perez

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Hi Everyone! I’m Billy from Wit & Vinegar and I’m helping out with a post while Kelly moves/buys a house. If it were me in that situation we’d play a game called how many margaritas can we drink before we stop packing boxes and cry uncontrollably in a corner.

Since I kind of dabble in food over on my site I thought I’d have some sort of food involvement in what I brought over here. It’s an Instagram account that I’ve been obsessed with ever since Kelly posted about it in a roundup a while back. I figured we could showcase the goodness!

Tommy Perez works with food, paper, and type to make all sorts of magic that he posts on Instagram and every time it happens I freak out a little bit and double tap as fast as I can.

Go check him out and follow. You won’t regret it!

 

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Sep
03

Maud Vantours

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Artwork that requires such high levels of precision repeatedly blow my mind. Part of me thinks it’s something I could take on because of my attention to detail, while the other part thinks that it would just. be. too. much. Maud Vantours hits the nail on the head with her pitch perfect color palettes and symmetrical designs.

 

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Aug
15

Happy Weekend

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01/ I hate zoos, so Zootopia sounds like an fascinating concept.
02/ Every bus stop should be as fantastic as this typographic version in Baltimore.
03/ In case you’d like to jump off of the world’s largest suspension bridge, well, you can.
04/ If you haven’t seen Justina Blakeney’s floral portraits check out her Instagram!
05/ No big deal, just a wall built out of Jell-o and plaster.
06/ Reading Between the Lines is a see-through church constructed of 100 layers.
07/ Kids fight off scary monsters in Laure Fauvel’s Terruers.
08/ The eerie innards of America’s abandoned sanitariums.
09/ Pitbulls get such an undeserved bad rap, Flower Power shows off their softer side.
10/ Can you guess what these paper masks are made out of?

This week on Design Crush:
Trust me when I say you need to enter our Rebecca Atwood giveaway for TWENTY chances to win a set of her incredible throw pillows!
We did crepes 10 ways.
Check out Carly Waito‘s painted gems. Yes, painted.
Michael Afsa creates some incredibly detailed metal works that I’d like to crawl inside of.
This month’s mix is out – Mixtape #39: Everything I Do I Do in Slow Motion. Have a listen.
Another Country explores home goods designed with British country kitchen, Shaker, Scandinavian, and Japanese influences.
What happens when 19th century French poets meet American rappers? Kate Gavino shows us.
I’ll be teaching at next month’s Alt for Everyone – will you be joining me??
This sleek metal swinging love seat would look great on the porch of the new house!

Design Crush elsewhere:
What do you think about the rose gold trend??
We’re offering FREE SHIPPING on everything in Design Crush: The Marketplace through the end of the week!
We’re also hosting a flash sale on the paintings of Kuzana Ogg to fund her next few exhibitions.

Aug
08

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01/ These sculptural hamburger creations look delicious!
02/ The Cornershop, a London pop-up shop, is filled with felt versions of corner store products!
03/ An installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies marking Britain’s WWI military deaths.
04/ How do you bake a bread balloon?
05/ Architectural paper sculptures with crazy detail.
06/ Another installation of 5,000 ice figurines in the UK to commemorate WWI deaths.
07/ This couple did a newborn photo shoot with their dog! I love it.
08/ Can you figure out what this retail installation is comprised of?
09/ If you thought bubble wrap couldn’t get any better you haven’t seen this goldfish bubble wrap.
10/ What happens when you bathe film in bleach and lemon juice?

This week on Design Crush:
See eight prints that are under my skin in Prints: August Edition.
Nell & Mary is creating some great textile pieces – LOVE that tote!
Check out these found paper collages by Scott Albrecht.
Have you ever used the same piece of furniture in several rooms of your home? I styled this versatile Parsons Desk three ways.
There’s a soft spot in me for airport art.
Lots of pretty international home and wardrobe pieces from Far & Wide Collective.
Lotta Olsson‘s botanical collages are painstakingly precise.
These geo stands are perfect for photos, notes, and more.
Crushing hard on the ceramic pieces coming out of The Fortynine Studio.

Design Crush elsewhere:
Why I’m a convert to using rugs underfoot in the kitchen.

Aug
05

Scott Albrecht

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These found paper collages by artist Scott Albrecht are ephemeral magic! Their geometric shapes and cut precision make me want to get out my Xacto knife and self-healing board, then go thrifting for old magazines to my heart’s content this weekend. But being short in the patience department some days I’ll just content myself with admiring Scott’s work instead. (Ahem.)

 

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Jul
31

Brendan Austin

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Nothing to see here folks, just some exceptional mountain photography. Or is it? Artist Brendan Austin actually creates these rugged looking landscapes with crumpled paper. CRUMPLED PAPER. The images start with existing photography snapped by Austin on various trips, then through a whirlwind of folds, shadows, textures, reworking, and rephotographing Paper Mountains are born.

 

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Jul
18

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01/ See families lying in a week’s worth of their own garbage in 7 Days of Garbage.
02/ The Foodnited States of America.
03/ The Crystalline Series by Niche Modern have beautiful colors and shapes.
04/ This watch – DURR – shivers every five minutes to investigate the subjective nature of time.
05/ Completely brilliant – Motion Silhouette is an interactive shadow picture book.
06/ Can you believe these scenes by Bovey Lee were hand-cut from rice paper?!
07/ Head in the Clouds illustrates one hour’s worth of trash in NYC. Incredible.
08/ Ever wondered what’s inside fireworks? Check out Boom City.
09/ Photography, digital effects, and models combine for a glimpse In Utero.
10/ So glad Yumi Okita‘s textile moths aren’t real.

This week on Design Crush:
Have a listen to this month’s Mixtape #38: Just Trying to Be Where I End Up.
Make sure and enter our Loom Decor giveaway for a chance to win!
Love these gold-kissed art from Au Prints.
Beautiful textiles with a great premise from JOYN.
Super limited edition (but affordable) jewelry from fortune.
We pulled together 12 July DIYs – our favorites!
Blurry, washed out watercolor portraits by François-Henri Galland.
A little bit in love with the color palette of The Mercantile Collection!
Pretty leather pouches and bags by Georgie Cummings.

Design Crush elsewhere:
A bathroom floor refresh.