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01/ Check out the Alphabet Sandwich – an A to Z of food between two slices of bread!
02/ If my dentist had an office like Horacek Dental I’d be there more than twice a year.
03/ Mutaro the hedgehog models masks made just for him.
04/ A poster that shows off the categorization of The Many Varieties of Whiskey.
05/ The Man Behind the Mountain, a look at the artist behind Salvation Mountain.
06/ Food Textures showcases texture, shape, and form rather than edibility.
07/ Plastic bags as art isn’t a new concept, but plastic bag landscapes are.
08/ An illustrated guide to the bicyclists of New York City.
09/ A world map using every country’s coinage.
10/ Awesome 3D optical illusion classified ads!

This week on Design Crush:
If you missed it on Monday,  have a listen to Mixtape #35: So Young and Full of Sparks.
Have a hoppin’ Easter Sunday with these 17 projects!
Intoxicating work from Bing Wright featuring shattered mirrors and sunsets.
The countdown to Mother’s Day is on – thought about a gift yet?
Beautiful, colorful, geometric textiles from Cotton & Flax.
Show-stopping handblown glass pendant lighting in the Neverending Glory Collection.
Kinetic paper sculptures by Matt Shlian.
Check out innovation that excites with Nissan at the New York International Auto Show.
Stay creative this month with these 12 April DIYs!

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17

Matt Shlian

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Matt Shlian refers to his creations as kinetic sculptures and his title as paper engineer. Each piece he creates conveys a transfer of energy and light in the purest form. Matt says he begins with a system of folding and at some point the material takes over for itself. Now that’s truly being one with your art.

 

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Apr
04

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01/ Project 22 is raising awareness about soldiers suffering from PTSD.
02/ Love this animation explaining how cats communicate feelings with their bodies.
03/ I’ve been waiting for the neckerchief to come back. (Seriously.)
04/ River Giants captures liquid splashes at high speeds.
05/ Secrets, tragedies, and more are inside Thomas Doyle’s dioramas.
06/ City Clips create a skyline while saving your place!
07/WarkaWater towers collects condensation for drinking water.
08/ Metal Cats, you know just metal heads and their adorable feline friends.
09/ Incredible portraiture food art by artist Nadia Luongo.
10/ What happens when undeveloped film is swallowed… and retrieved.

This week on Design Crush:
I’m starting moving prep on my house, beginning with the guest bath.
It was definitely an Insta March – whew!
Check out a dozen ways to decorate eggs + Bing Rewards program.
Get a great backpack and help secondary students in Zambia with be packs.
Make one of my favorite DIYs yet – faux stained glass windows!
Crushing on Howkapow’s spring collection in a big way.
I’d love to add a few of these geo ring holders on my dresser.
Meet my favorite new shoes for spring – Bucketfeet.
If you’re in the love it camp, here’s how to devour cheesecake 10 ways.

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
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.

Jan
29

Melissa Maya Pottery

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Melissa Maya Pottery is all handmade in Denver, in the artist’s garage in fact! I love it when creators are completely transparent about their processes, don’t you? Maya’s work is perfect parts minimalist and modern, and I’m anxious to get my hands on a piece or two of my own.

 

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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.

Jan
06

Hope Bird

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The Hope Bird collection is a limited edition collaboration between designer Jaime Hayon and Design-Apart. Each one of the fifteen cheeky ceramic birds is absolutely identical in shape and size, but hand-painted in a unique design using gold and black. The entire collection is a representation of hope and an optimistic future.

 

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Jan
03

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01/ After Christmas, discarded Christmas trees.
02/ The 124 United States that could have been (fascinating to the geography nerd).
03/ These miniature models of artists in their studios are incredible.
04/ A polka-dot bomber from World War II.
05/ I might steal a few of Woody Guthrie’s resolutions from 1942!
06/ Frozen in a Bubble makes me want to grab some bubbles and head outside.
07/ Swing Rest is just begging for a nap.
08/ Jack the Australian cattle dog balances the 12 days of Christmas!
09/ Animal Lace is one of the prettiest examples of 3D printing I’ve seen yet.
10/ Room-sized collages of colorful cups and paper.

This week (and last week) on Design Crush:
I Love the World, a killer graphic series of cities the designer has visited.
My (imaginary) New Year’s Eve party went off without a hitch!
The best mortar and pestles from Tahir Mahmood.
This textile series – Still – shows off nature at her best.
We hope you had a very merry Christmas and a happy start to 2014!
We reviewed the best of 2013 in food + cocktails, DIYs, art, style, house + home, and paper goods.
Some of Cross Street‘s art will definitely decorate our walls in 2014.
A peek at my Insta December.
We crushed on the abstract paintings of Emily Gherard.
Fourteen notebooks to help you plan everything big in the new year!
Beautiful pixelated floral screen prints from Elizabeth Corkery.