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01/ The Shoot Pool Slide is the only pool slide I’ve ever been jealous of.
02/ An infinite real-life stairway to heaven.
03/ Detailed portraits created from thousands of hammered nails.
04/ A concept for a futuristic airport located on the River Thames in London.
05/ Beautiful mirrored infinity rooms.
06/ The 13 chairs that were never painted in The Last Supper.
07/ Do tears of joy and sorrow look different under a microscope?
08/ If you’ve lived in NYC, you know. Priceless reactions of people being slept on in the subway.
09/ Swarms of everyday objects that almost look alive.
10/ Popular internet cats embroidered on shirts!

This week on Design Crush:
Modern, timeless jewelry from Isobell. (And a 15% discount!)
Plenty of holiday cards in part 2 and part 3 of our roundups.
Perfect gifts from Baba Souk! (And another 15% discount!)
Forty-eight cocktails to get you through Alcoholidays 2013.
Giving thanks with photographer Jessie Askinazi.
24 Merry Days is back this year! 24 days, 24 bloggers, 24 giveaways beginning December 1st!
I hope all of our U.S. readers had a Happy Thanksgiving!
See how my month went via Insta November.

Nov
22

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01/ Even Ken and Barbie have a less than perfect life together, In the Dollhouse.
02/ A serpentine pedestrian bridge to be built in Changsha, China
03/ Tissue Animals brings tissue paper creatures to life with stop motion animation.
04/ 3,000 slats of wood form a maze/fence in Copenhagen for Trylletromler.
05/ The Kelpies tower over the Forth & Clyde canal in Falkirk, Scotland.
06/ Would you take a spin on the Swing at the End of the World?
07/ An entire alphabet on the wings of butterflies!
08/ Into the Mirror is a fashion shoot with an extra artsy twist.
09/ There are several way to help the typhoon victims in the Philippines, pick one and do it.
10/ Drinking your tea is lame, try inhaling it at The Breathable Tea Room.

This week on Design Crush:
Have you entered our awesome giveaway with Imm Living?! DO IT.
Twelve of the best DIYs from November. For you to create during all that time you don’t have.
Loving Grandiflora, a new shop on the home scene!
Tips&Tricks for entertaining this holiday season and throughout the year.
The ultimate warm weather wear roundup – including coats, hats, scarves, and mittens!
Five of my favorite art prints as of late.
The search for the perfect Christmas cookies. I’ve narrowed it down to 8!
We’ve started our coverage of holiday cards with part 1.
And we’ve continued 2014 calendars with part 4!

Nov
01

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01/ Skeleton Horse wins for best Halloween costume!
02/ A suspended bicycle roundabout over a highway in the Netherlands.
03/ Insane pumpkin arrangements make up the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.
04/ A beautiful old church was converted into a beautiful new bookstore.
05/ Loving this Day of the Dead sugar skull wallpaper!
06/ This cabin was built with $500 of repurposed windows!
07/ Shotgun shells are used to create beautiful mosaics.
08/ These PyroPet candles melt down to metal skeletons!
09/ A loving husband documented his wife’s battle with breast cancer.
10/ Camila Carlow sculpts human organs from foraged fauna.

This week on Design Crush:
Five of my favorite prints in Prints: October Edition.
Two fantastic new tile designs – Wave and Picket.
Inspired illustrations from Laia Arqueros.
I love sending pre-holiday notes, see eight of my favorites in Autumn Hellos.
Support the Humane Society of the United States by purchasing Bloggers Love Cats + Bloggers Love Dogs, two 13-month calendars for charity.
Check out this stunning jewelry collection – Erin Considine AW2013.
I hope you had a Happy Halloween!
Check out my Insta October.
A funny/tragic flip book for adults – Ten Thousand Stories.

Oct
25

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01/ Interlocking coins fit together to form complex sculptures.
02/ A glowing tower of chairs in Toronto.
03/ Large scale murals made of thousands of tiny objects.
04/ A complex kitchen photographed from above.
05/ Loving this sculptural installation of bicycles over a French canal!
06/ Endangered animal sculptures made out of hunting jackets.
07/ Burgers, a web page full of them to play around with!
08/ Pro Bono Promo, logos created using the products they represent.
09/ Died in House, a site dedicated to telling you if someone kicked the bucket in yours.
10/ Touching Strangers, photos of complete strangers posing with one another.

This week on Design Crush:
10 October DIYs
ABC Pendants
Elisa Strozyk
Creating My Holiday Cards with Zazzle
Sarah Fitzgerald
PS I Love You + Camp Mighty
Minted for West Elm
Given Goods Co.
Can Vase

Oct
11

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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.

This week on Design Crush:
Wooly Baby
Penny Sage
Myriam Dion
Fern + Crystal Temporary Tattoos
Jaylon Israel Hicks
Elisa Strozyk
Leslie Fandrich

Oct
04

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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.

This week on Design Crush:
Gulten Imamoglu
Insta September
Paola Navone Collection for Crate & Barrel
Skulls
Woodland Creatures Masks
Confluence
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Slow-Cooked Vegetable Stew
Marc Giai-Miniet

Oct
04

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French sculptor Marc Giai-Miniet creates miniature libraries full of the smallest little books and other features. I love how industrial and macabre his sculptures feel, a little like they might be the lairs of someone/something evil and calculating. Did you spy the three bodies above?

 

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Sep
27

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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.

This week on Design Crush:
Make My Crap Your Crap MEGA Garage Sale (OKC)
Stone & Violet
Commissioned
Le Vero
Emmanuelle Walker
Shanna Murray For West Elm
Amy Wilson
Ten Coffee Table Books
Esther Lobo

Sep
13

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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
Dogfighters
Taste Tour: POPS
UPPERCASE: Work/Life 3
52 Weeks of Dogs
Skin & Bones
Alt For Everyone (Ticket Giveaway)
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Design Crush + Dodge Dart

Sep
06

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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.

This week on Design Crush:
Labor Day / So Long Summer
Marimekko’s Weather Diary Collection
Take a Note
Krochet Kids
Crumpled Sky Map
Brittany Schall
Autumn Wardrobe Wish List
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