01/ Mica Angela Hendricks illustrates heads and let’s her 4 year old draw the bodies!
02/ Fantastic 3D drawings by Ben Heine.
03/ A floating rainbow made from 840 sheets of colored paper.
04/ This little bike really is the ultimate IKEA hack!
05/ Illustrations of every outfit Walter White ever wore in seasons 1-5 of Breaking Bad.
06/ This clever outdoor color installation mimics lamplight.
07/ A man spent 20 years building kinetic carnival rides to advertise a family restaurant.
08/ Beautifully graphic crystal stemware from Scholten & Baijings.
09/ Banksy set up an anonymous booth in Central Park + sold his original art for $60 a pop!
10/ Just some regular guys as underwear models.
Paintings? Nope. Photographs? Yup. Mark Lovejoy manipulates photographs into these glorious, beautiful images that ripple with energy and color. This is definitely a case of individual interpretation to the max. (Psst… Mark is currently seeking representation!)
01/ Not a haunted house, rather photos of the walls of the original CBGB.
02/ Yes. That’s an artist who paints by squirting paint out of his eye.
03/ The Planter Chess Set almost makes me want to commit to learning how to play the game.
04/ Sand Prints shows off ancient printing rituals that are created using carved cylinders.
05/ Would you live in this translucent house built around the tree in a forest?
06/ A fully functional handcrafted wooden Vespa!
07/ How about this Cube House?
08/ Photographer Matt Weber has been capturing New York kisses for 30 years.
09/ Forever Bikes uses 3,144 bicycles to create a 3D labyrinth installation.
10/ A photo series that captures every day life with a man and two plastic skeletons.
01/ Check out this creepy-cool abandoned treehouse mansion!
02/ A submarine surfaced in the streets of Milan… or did it?
03/ This apartment building’s brick facade appears to be melting off.
04/ The negative space of a house cut within a 908 page book.
05/ Ridiculously amazing photos of animals congregating.
06/ A colorful farewell to a condemned house in Germany.
07/ A maze of mirrors inside Sydney’s Hyde Park.
08/ Would you live in this modern pyramid house?
09/ Extinction empathy tattoos commemorate not-so-cuddly species.
10/ Doublefaced, portraits of a girl with the illusion of two faces.
01/ 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls. (I’m so ready for October!)
02/ Hilarious photos of people FREAKING OUT at a haunted house.
03/ Photos of Monopoly properties in real life.
04/ Loveman explores the lengths men will go to for love.
05/ Life-size fluorescent feather-covered polar bears!
06/ The Fallen 9000 commemorated D-Day on the beaches of Normandy with sand etchings.
07/ Glowing silhouettes of people in Chicago.
08/ Twenty-four giant florescent snails have invaded Sydney for Snailovation.
09/ A giant sunbathing hair in Russia.
10/ Forever Brooklyn, a frenetic trip through the borough’s neighborhoods.
01/ 100 handmade shark fins float in a lagoon in New Zealand.
02/ Clever wallpaper that shows the skeletons of animals.
03/ This paperless artist uses her thigh as a canvas.
04/ This old-fashioned homemade soda party looks delicious!
05/ Beautiful bird flipbook machines.
06/ Delft wallpaper, who woulda thunk it?
07/ A typeface made of carefully shaped fried eggs.
08/ A beautiful state flower print.
09/ Aerial and fashion photography mashups.
10/ Simple timelines put today in perspective versus the rest of history.
01/ I know that guacamole is extra. It always is.
02/ Clever slouching book bookends.
03/ Not one. Not two. But thirteen ways to make hummus.
04/ We’re giving away three tickets to Alt For Everyone!
05/ Just some paintings of bodies hidden under rugs.
06/ Catastrophic disasters recreated as layered sculptures.
07/ Ten photos that look like hyper-realistic paintings. But aren’t.
08/ Your Last Shot asks what photo you’d want displayed at your funeral if you died tomorrow.
09/ Towering metallic men sculptures in Taiwan.
10/ Massive, beautiful stick sculptures.
This week on Design Crush:
Mix #28: All the Hands In Your Pocket
Taste Tour: POPS
UPPERCASE: Work/Life 3
52 Weeks of Dogs
Skin & Bones
Alt For Everyone (Ticket Giveaway)
Design Crush + Dodge Dart
01/ Where Does the Dust Itself Collect? uses dust collected from 9/11 to try + understand it all.
02/ Check out the restoration + colorization of an old photo.
03/ Haunting photos of big rigs resting at night.
04/ Someone recreated Grandma’s Den from Little Red Riding Hood.
05/ Back to Nature, symmetrical sculptures in nature.
06/ Escalators have never been so interesting as in Escalator Portraits.
07/ Yeah, I want a bicycle-powered treehouse elevator. And a treehouse.
08/ It took 10,000 chopsticks to form this mythical dragon.
09/ Secret fore-edge paintings revealed in early 19th century books.
10/ X-rays of NASA spacesuits, so much detail goes into one of these.
01/ Prices is a series of art made from, you guessed it, price tags!
02/ Students learn anatomy by painting a live body.
03/ Museum quality specimens of popular breakfast cereals.
04/ Overlapped photography reveals similarities between fathers + sons.
05/ Love these drawings with a fingerprint-like patterns.
06/ Street garbage gets turned into quirky characters.
07/ Japan’s summertime firework festivals are gorgeous.
08/ Billowing clouds of colorful smoke.
09/ A ballerina performing en point in knife shoes!
10/ Beautiful aerial photos of Poland’s lakes across the seasons.
This week on Design Crush:
And Five Years Later I Have a Guest Room
The Guest Room // The Paint
The Guest Room // The Lighting
Feel Good Wednesdays
The Guest Room // The Art
The Guest Room // The Wallpaper
The Guest Room // The Bedding
Because the accent wall of intricately patterned wallpaper takes center stage in the guest room I really wanted to focus on having one main piece of art. My initial plan (pre-paint, pre-everything) was to hang a large print over the bed. But once I got the headboard in the room and realized it rose considerably higher than I remembered that plan went right out the window. Instead I chose this photography piece from Ivan Tsupka’s Minimalscapes series through Saatchi Online.
That luminous sun and white frame pop in a big way when hung against the navy wall. Saatchi Online has so many great artists that it was really difficult to decide, but I’m so happy with the direction I went. I also think it contrasts nicely with the secretary desk and white accessories directly underneath for a nice minimal look.
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