01/ Wunderblock creates rainbows out of dirt and spray paint.
02/ Dogs dress up as their owners in Underdogs.
03/ Day to Night, beautiful day/night composites of major cities.
04/ Surreal wire drawings of eyes.
05/ The Funnel Tunnel snakes its way through Houston.
06/ Time Is a Dimension creates cityscapes with slices of photogenic time!
07/ Detailed and intense African beach calligraphy.
08/ Useless plastic box covertly left on a shelf at Best Buy by artist.
09/ Realistic body paintings of recognizable Dr. Seuss characters.
10/ Just some Guys with Fancy Lady Hair.
This week on Design Crush…
Scoutmob (+ a Giveaway!)
DIY Color Washed Glasses
12 August DIYs
Calling All Cat Ladies!
Sarah Wiener for REISS
Alt For Everyone + Design Crush
Photographer Bobby Doherty‘s images are super saturated, hyperrealistic, and brilliant. I love when an artist takes an ordinary everyday object and turns it into something more than it once was, could ever have hoped to have been. Doherty’s photographs have a digitally manipulated element to their creation, and begin to take on that painting-of-a-photograph look that I absolutely love.
01/ This voice-activated light show in NYC’s Park Avenue Tunnel looks amazing.
02/ Crazy-obsessed with these photos of lions in the Serengeti taken with a robot camera!
03/ This project is raising poverty awareness with homeless signs.
04/ Iconatomy, mashed-up portraits from the past and present.
05/ An artist is making a map of Manhattan using only handwritten directions from strangers.
06/ A kaleidoscopic floor installation made of mirrors, crystals, and glass. Wow.
07/ The Art of the Dollar. Totally illegal, which is one reason I love it.
08/ Crossing my fingers someone makes a ten foot long birthday candelabra for me in November!
09/ Tons of potted flowers on Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte form one beautiful image.
10/ Haunting portraits of refugees holding their most prized possession.
This week on Design Crush:
Just My Type (+ a $500 Mark and Graham Pinterest Sweeps)
Mix #27: Are You Going to the Party On Saturday
The Golden Smith Shop
Custom Map Wallpaper
Modern Abstract City Maps
Y’all know how I feel about color theory studies, and Crayola Theory is no exception! Daniel Seung Lee and Dawn Kim teamed up to showcase photorealistic shots of fun everyday objects representing Crayola crayon colors. My favorites included multiple objects that filled up the frame and made my eye travel the image top to bottom for the entire story.
01/ Cut back during meals with this crazy dinnerware set.
02/ For one week in June ABSOLUT turned a block in Williamburg into a giant white canvas!
03/ Embrace bird-friendly architecture with the Bird Brick.
04/ Rockaway Beach’s recently opened Playland Motel is a must-visit.
05/ Graft Tableware, biodegradable utensils that look like vegetables.
06/ Heather Hansen creates art using her own kinetic energy and pigment.
07/ Imaginary Factories inside your favorite devices and appliances!
08/ A Sailing Ship Kite – just what the doctor ordered.
09/ Lightbulbs adorned with cityscapes.
10/ Olga Gladysheva captured some great shots of polar bears mid-water ballet!
This week on Design Crush:
Still Indoor Activities vs Sparkling Outdoor Soireets (and a Sweepstakes!)
Expanding Your Audience (Take my class August 13th!)
Native Union CLIC Wooden
01/ See-through architectural shells for hermit crabs. Lucky things.
02/ This interpretation of NYC’s subway map is sort of genius.
03/ Miami Houses, the best looking lifeguard shacks ever.
04/ If you want to understand me, here you go. How to Live With Introverts.
05/ Six Sochi Olympians will win gold medals with meteorite fragments!
06/ When books collide with ice cream.
07/ Crazy landscapes formed by human bodies.
08/ Photos of people calmly falling through space.
09/ An adult fitness playground opens in L.A.!
10/ Makes me wonder what my own Wheel of Worry might look like.
01/ The Healing Power of Cat Purrs. (I knew it!)
02/ The world is fascinated by Twins, this portrait series is lovely.
03/ Book on Book, a book-shaped clear acrylic paperweight.
04/ Office Safari, where cubicle meets safari.
05/ Science is awesome, and now science is branded.
06/ Mirror City, a kaleidoscopic timelapse of major cities.
07/ You can finally make your own It’s-It Ice Cream Sandwiches!
08/ If we could see Wifi, this is what it would look like.
09/ Painted Jello has never looked so appetizing.
10/ If Manhattan were dropped into the Grand Canyon!
01/ Wonderbread bust sculptures of famous people by Milena Korolczuk.
02/ Oh, no big deal. It’s just the Rugrats Grown Up.
03/ Movie barcodes made from compressing film frames.
04/ Air rifle BB taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans.
05/ One couple, Every Subway Station in Manhattan.
06/ This heat wave even has ceramics melting!
07/ Beautiful driftwood sculptures by Jeffro Uitto.
08/ The Game of Life is going life-sized on the island of Yoron, Japan.
09/ 40-foot dragon skull built on a beach in England to promote GoT.
10/ Monster skin rugs!