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
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/ A color wheel created using all 649 Pokémon.
02/ A giant message in a bottle!
03/ A solarium composed of 162 panes of caramelized sugar. Wow.
04/ Donutology, what your choice in cruller says about your personality.
05/ Once, a giant cube containing the crushed remains of an entire amusement park.
06/ A 102 year old transport ship sprouts a forest.
07/ A cotton candy padded cell, oh my.
08/ Origami street art? YES!
09/ The best mini pool you’ve seen.
10/ Penguin library wallpaper for your walls.
The week in review…
Mixtape #25: I Try My Best
Hollywood Star Charts
Alyson Fox + & Other Stories
The Surf Cafe Cookbook
Son of a Sailor Supply
Have a Cocktail on Crispin Finn
Two Thousand Thirteen Stripes
01/ The Clip Bag.
02/ Disney’s Sloth Princesses.
03/ You’re Officially Awesome!
04/ The power of reading. Literally.
05/ I never thought I wanted a swimming pool. Until now.
06/ Petheadz – an Instagram series of pets and their owners.
07/ The most minimalist playing cards ever.
08/ Leather suitcase furniture, yup it’s a thing.
09/ Punk Kitty Graffiti – amazing.
10/ Red SOLO cups go fancy!
Miss anything on Design Crush this week?
The Animal Alphabet in Primitive Portraits
Modern Sprout Hydroponic Planter
Color with Confidence: Pantone + Valspar + Lowe’s
Brevity Signature Necklace
What Will You Make Today?
I Heart NYC
01/ Geometric snow art stomped with snowshoes.
02/ Eruption, the title speaks for itself.
03/ Beautiful star trails in the night sky.
04/ Anatomical body painting.
05/ Presidents + US currency + the Justice League
06/ Create your own soundtrack with Sound Bottle.
07/ Posters featuring the entire text of a book.
08/ How to Build a Rainbow Igloo!
09/ Flying houses!
10/ Giant, un-poppable bubbles!
A few weeks ago I was taking a look through the past year in posts and decided to put together a Top 40 collection for 2012. I had hoped to spread it out over a few days and organize everything a bit, but a family death and extended stay in Pennsylvania over the holidays set me back and I had to lump it all together. Thank you so much for continuing to help make this site such an amazing part of my daily life – here’s to 2013!
01/ Scotch tape portrait series.
02/ Holiday Party Bingo!
03/ Mathematical street art.
04/ Beautiful arctic ice flowers.
05/ A fleet of 300 illuminated boats.
06/ Plywood stars in the middle of the dessert.
07/ You should definitely listen to Matt + Kate Covers 2.0!
08/ A tree in Belgium made of ceramic cups and plates.
09/ 17th century style stereoscopic vases.
10/ Sleek and subtle, the Lithe clock.
01/ The Empire State Building just got better with an LED light show set to music.
02/ Because fall foliage really is THAT FUN.
03/ Beautiful conceptual clouds.
04/ A drawing machine that records pinball play.
05/ The Fixer’s Manifesto.
06/ A 170-foot long trampoline in Russia!
07/ Turning billboards into giant planters.
08/ A Field Guide to Tech Facial Hair (so true).
09/ This bear blanket for kids is SO GOOD.
10/ Whoa, these birds send tweets by eating pork fat off a keyboard!
01/ I wish my cats wanted to play dress up with cardboard. They only want to eat it.
02/ Love the Cracked Up Colander!
03/ Amazing water-activated street art.
04/ Buuut… my heads would be way into this book of cat poems.
05/ Beautiful brass button covers.
06/ Ghettoblaster – a giant papercraft boombox with a car inside.
07/ Rothko in RICE.
08/ The New York Times has never looked so good.
09/ National Hero Registration Forms!
10/ Clever temporary tape picture frames.
01/ A handwriting font. For doctors.
02/ GPS shoes to getcha home.
03/ A Coffee Cup Cookie, naturally.
04/ How to Write a Love Letter.
05/ Pi in the sky!
06/ If you have to muzzle your dog might as well make it adorably hilarious with Quack.
07/ Tiny detailed paintings on pennies.
08/ Now this is a well designed tape measure!
09/ Chemistry Crayons – each one is named after the chemical that makes the color possible.
10/ A large-scale charm bracelet for the streets.