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18

Buildings Made of Sky

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You see it, right? Peter Wenger has created negative architectural space in the midst of the hustle and bustle of New York City in Buildings Made of Sky. He’s turned the cityscape upside down to reveal an invisible construction space that dazzles and delights, once again proving life is all about perception.

 

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Feb
14

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01/ Will It Beard, a blog featuring photos of a guy’s beard with household objects in it.
02/ Totally impractical, yet hilarious ice glasses.
03/ One artist is celebrating the Chinese New Year by creating art from makeup.
04/ Oil paintings of old film stills make up Image-Animal.
05/ Etienne Lavie replaced ads and billboards in Paris with reproductions of famous art.
06/ Joseph Barbaccia creates intricate art with thinly rolled pieces of polymer clay!
07/ Do Your Park, humiliating magnets to put on sloppily parked vehicles.
08/ Check out people playfully hiding in topiary trees in Miradors.
09/ Ultraviolet Beauties, unique ultraviolet photos that reveal beauty within flaws.
10/ They’re called Nuzzles and they’re warming huts in Toronto!

This week on Design Crush:
Download these last minute watercolor valentines (psst… today’s the big day!).
Tips&Tricks: Winter Remedies has you covered for health and skin.
Our latest favorite Cheesy Cauliflower Soup recipe!
These 1.5.2 Ray Long and Large Boards are showstoppers when it comes to entertaining.
Fallen captures decay at its most beautiful.
12 printable valentines for today or to squirrel away for next year!
Representations – are they drawings or real life objects? You decide.
Loving my canvas FOTOSTRAP!
I like big storage baskets and I cannot lie.

Feb
13

Representations

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A simple line drawn series of everyday objects? Guess again. Each photograph in Representations is of a whitewashed and outlined object. I call it life-imitating-art-imitating-life, while artist Cynthia Greig simply refers to it as photographic documents of three-dimensional drawings.

 

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Feb
12

Fallen

Fallen, Nº 182, 29.5  x 38", 2011

 

There is a distinct beauty that lies in decay. Old buildings. Decrepit, overgrown parking lots. And in the case of Fallen, the fruit of trees. Photographer Tanya Marcuse has managed to capture the unruly and wild that is lush with rot and overabundance. Her process is not at all willy nilly, read about it in her own words below.

I try to create tension between decay and new life, randomness and order, flatness and depth, the natural and the fantastical. I collect the fruit from beneath trees in nearby orchards, freezing them to preserve the spectacle of their decay. I frequently work on a single photograph for days, or weeks, building up collected plant material, weaving together dead leaves and spring blossoms, adding insects and small creatures to create a tapestry-like density, presenting symbolic patterns of growth and decay in a natural (or perhaps unnatural) landscape.

 

Fallen Nº 152 by Tanya Marcuse

 

Fallen Nº 181, 37.75 x 48", 2011

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.

Jan
31

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01/ Watching the Super Bowl this Sunday? Make it interesting with Super Bowl bingo!
02/ Didga the cat rides a remote-controlled skateboard named Ollie like a pro.
03/ Project M is a five-story mural on a building in Berlin.
04/ Nekofont uses the flexible talents of Raizo and Mondo to create a typeface!
05/ Andrea Tese pays tribute to her grandfather in Inheritance.
06/ I don’t have trouble separating eggs, but Yolkfish is a lot of fun.
07/ Six designers are breaking up with products they once loved.
08/ Keeping Up Appearances is full of 15-foot crocheted doilies!
09/ NFL helmets get the haute couture treatment.
10/ Lip locking is all in a day’s work for The Makeout Project!

This week on Design Crush:
Jealous of this security envelope art from Zachary Royer Scholz.
Dying to own one of Pamela Barsky’s clutches that are oh so snarky.
See what Matt Jensen has to show for 31 Winter Walks.
Victoria Will captured Hollywood’s finest on tintypes are this year’s Sundance.
Blurry painted perfection from Miaz Brothers.
Beautifully modern and minimal pieces from Melissa Maya Pottery.
My experiences and favorites in the year of Alt 2014.
More cards I wouldn’t mind sending my imaginary significant other in Valentines – Part 2!
How is the month almost over?! See what happened in mine on Insta January.

This week you can also find me chatting about tips to update your modern entry way on Euro Style Lighting!

Jan
28

31 Winter Walks

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I love the idea of a group of objects representing a singular event or moment in time. Matt Jensen’s 31 Winter Walks is a collection of photographs, each one showing the physical result of the experience through groupings of sticks and ephemera found along the way of each excursion.

 

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Jan
24

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01/ SkyCycle is a proposed elevated bike system for London, so rad!
02/ Amazing videos that isolate the paths of birds visually.
03/ Ordinary objects carved out of wood by Randall Rosenthal.
04/ Nope, not another planet. Rather trees frozen in subzero temperatures!
05/ Pixelated paint swatch installations by Madiha Siraj.
06/ Amazing aerial photos of Botswana wildlife.
07/ Metal objects embroidered with ornate imagery.
08/ Benjamin Shine creates art with intricately folded tulle.
09/ An old silo transformed into an incredible modern lighthouse.
10/ Colorful geometric candies created by 3D printers.

This week on Design Crush:
Have a listen to January’s Mix #32: I Know You’re Living In My Mind.
Enter our AMAZING Polyvore Project Decorate contest to win one of two $500 give cards to West Elm!
Check out Seth Adelsberger‘s sharp and colorful paintings.
Twelve January DIYs to satiate your creativity.
Eliza Bennett creates art that’s not for the faint of heart.
Bundle up in a blanket and fight the winter cold.
Tradition, Construction shows that pasta is for more than sauce!
Look over Valentines – Part 1 to find the perfect card for your sweetheart.
Longing to add one of these Vege_table cutting boards to my collection.

Jan
17

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01/ A cyclist captures New York City from his handlebars.
02/ Solar Flare keeps the promise of summer alive and well in Calgary.
03/ Chopsticks, reinvented!
04/ IceShifts captures the beauty of everyday clothing frozen inside ice.
05/ My cats would flip for these elevated cat perches and walkways!
06/ Francisco Negroni captured a killer set of photos as Cordón Caulle erupted in Chile.
07/ This homemade colored ice fortress is incredible.
08/ Andrew Myers uses the heads of screws to create textural art.
09/ A rundown gas station in Ireland gets a makeover as street art.
10/ Max Lamb uses the sand to cast and create.

This week on Design Crush:
Eight of my favorite prints for January.
I’ll go to the grave with my Whitney English Day Designer!
If you’re heading to SLC next week you’ll want to print out our 2014 Alt Design Summit Wardrobe Planner + Packing List.
Loving the geometric and nature inspired jewelry from BEPARTstudio.
Check out my daily project on Instagram – 365 Quotes!
A beautifully executed textile collaboration between Rebecca Atwood + Calypso.
Crushing on the illustrated words of Social Assembly.
Can’t wait to have a few of these Plumen 200s in my home!
I reinvented my favorite childhood dinner – Mushroom Stroganoff.
My favorite trend of the new year is a good Aztec print.

You can also find me on Euro Style Lighting, this week I’m chatting about illuminating your home with designer floor lamps!

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.