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21

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01/ Three curved collectors coins celebrating the Baseball Hall of Fame coming soon.
02/ The Uncomfortable, a series of purposefully unergonomic everyday objects.
03/ A mysterious abandoned outdoor movie theater in the Egyptian desert.
04/ Flora and fauna escape 1,000+ repurposed books in The Island of Dr. Mastrovito.
05/ This is Your Land exhibits three small water towers filled with light.
06/ Hip-hop dancer Kapstand gives us a tour of Paris while “freezing.”
07/ Love Ever After shares portraits of couples who’ve been together for over 50 years.
08/ Mandalas created from toys, books, and curios in whorls of color.
09/ A supercut of centered shot in Wes Anderson films.
10/ It’s not what it seems, foods expertly painted to look like other foods!

This week on Design Crush:
Can you figure out what the curious wallpapers of Cassandra Jones are made from?
12 March DIYs to keep your creative side fed.
Crushing on these avian-themed paintings by Meghan Howland.
These standing bowls would be excellent for holding fruit or just about anything else.
The softest anatomical paintings ever by Fernanda Uribe.
11 apps worth your while in this crazy technological world.
Let the March Madness begin with these printable handwritten brackets.
I’m looking forward to seeing this movie about the creation of the teenager – Teenage!
Obsessed with my made to order boots from Poppy Barley.

Mar
07

Happy Weekend

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01/ Beautifully colorful bowerbird nests built to attract a hot mate.
02/ Stamp Yo Face!
03/ Reflect: Convicts’ Letter to Their Younger Selves.
04/ Stark, kinetic animal sculptures by Ben Foster.
05/ A sea of floating sailboats by Jacob Hashimoto.
06/ Stylish paper dresses made by a 4-year-old and her mom.
07/ One Day Young captures mothers and their day old babies.
08/ Frozen fashion by Riitta Päiväläinen.
09/ Iconic personalities all tatted up in Shopped Tattoos.
10/ The Message is Medium Rare – 52 weeks of burgers!

This week on Design Crush:
Have you entered our $1,000 Drake General Store Au Courant: Curated Classics Giveaway?
I’ll be teaching a class on growing your readership during Blogging 201: The Business of Blogging later this month – hope to see you there!
The Made-Up Words Project never fails to make me giggle.
Country Road‘s homegoods are anything but country.
I made a prettttty big announcement – I’m making the move!
Check out what’s on my spring fever wishlist.
A beautiful photo-documentary about shelter pets, Why We Rescue.
The most comforting of comforting foods – macaroni and cheese 10 ways!
Aliza Rizell‘s work explores the area where photography and watercolor can meet.

Feb
28

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01/ Ridiculously photorealist paintings of women laying in nature by Yigal Ozeri.
02/ The secret vocabulary of New York City’s bartenders.
03/ Giant suspended nets installations by Janet Echelman look like jellyfish in the sky!
04/ Photographer Nicholas Buer captures the mysterious beauty of the universe.
05/ This photo of an L.A. sunrise is actually a collage of sixty images!
06/ Download this Oscar ballot, or this Oscar ballot, or this Oscar ballot for Sunday.
07/ Desert Breath is a monumental pieces of land art in the Sahara.
08/ Ten things you need to know if you’re dating a designer.
09/ Finland is reportedly testing a spraypaint to increase the nighttime visibility of caribou.
10/ Honeybees covers porcelain figurines in honeycombs in Honeybee Alterations.

This week on Design Crush:
These moody landscapes by Robert Roth give me feelings.
Copenhagen by Vifa is your next favorite speaker.
It’s Design Crush + Chirps & Cheers teaming up for their REAL PEOPLE series kickoff!
Crushing on these watercolors by Lourdes Sanchez.
This time of year I’m dreaming of bright blooms and posies.
Mark Horst‘s in progress paintings look finished to me.
Pretty geometric textiles from A Sunny Afternoon – perfect for a picnic!
Pigment heavy canvases from the hand of Lisa Madigan.
The much anticipated Creative Block – let’s break down what get’s us through.
How is this Insta February over already?!

Feb
21

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01/ An African ghost town in Namibia is being reclaimed by the desert.
02/ Maya Hayuk has created an incredible geometric mural on the Bowery Wall.
03/ In Neighbors, photographer Arne Svenson peers through strangers windows.
04/ Incredibly precise geometric sandcastles built by Calvin Seibert.
05/ Photographer Ger Kelliher captures high speed sea foam.
06/ Playful speed sketches of people doing everyday things.
07/ Repurposed vintage bike parts have been turned into functional “taxidermy” racks!
08/ The Urban Prisoner captures candid shots of New York over three decades.
09/ Life Once Removed is one artist’s snarky response to society’s expectations of women.
10/ Yoonjin Lee gives lost items in NYC a voice by making little signs for them.

This week on Design Crush:
If you haven’t already, have a listen to Mixtape #33: Hello Hello.
I can’t gets enough of the vibrant art of Kristi Kohut.
I have a new favorite pair of glasses, they’re from the Warby Parker Spring Collection 2014.
It’s all about perception, check out Buildings Made of Sky.
So many pretty jewelry pieces in Son of a Sailor’s LAND collection.
Here are 12 February DIYs for your monthly dose of creativity.
A Van in the Sea has me longing for a road trip and the stars.
Susan Connor New York is nailing subtly hued geometric textiles!
Shibori is trending all over the place.

Feb
20

A Van in the Sea

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In 2011 Alessandro Puccinelli decided to buy a 1983 Hymer motorhome and drive it along the south coast of Portugal to some of his favorite places. Every night he took a photo before going to sleep, A Van in the Sea is the beautiful end result.

 

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Feb
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.

 

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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.