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11

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01/ How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity and achieve financial freedom.
02/ Pizza in the Wild is exactly what you’re expecting.
03/ Vans has teamed up with the ASPCA with some awesome cat and dog covered kicks.
04/ Meet Puk – a super awesome suspended fruit basket.
05/ The Black Dogs Project shows the beauty of the most neglected shelter animals.
06/ Food becomes abstract art in Cut Food.
07/ Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart take on NYC like tourists.
08/ A cardboard cathedral made from 98 cardboard tubes and 8 steel shipping containers.
09/ Watch what happens when you put 8 million flower petals inside a volcano.
10/ These vertical playgrounds looks like so. much. FUN.

This week on Design Crush:
I made my guest bath a little less blue, a little more light for SWPaintingWeek.com.
Le Creuset’s Matt Collection is incredible.
Jujujust works magic in her fiber art and other creations.
I’m so excited to be opening up a boutique with GREAT.LY next month!
You need to make this Overnight No-Knead Bread this weekend. You’ll thank me later.
Lovely family trees that are perfect for Mother’s Day or any day.
Eight prints: April edition.
What You Are, Be a Good One is a book full of beautifully illustrated quotes.
The wild and wonderful watercolors of Sara Falli.

Mar
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

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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.

Mar
06

Why We Rescue

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Rescue pets are just the best, and I say so from personal experience. All five of my pets – three cats and two dogs – are rescues. One from a farm in Arkansas, one from a sealed crate in a parking lot, one from an acquaintance who was fostering a stray, one from the shelter, and one from the aftermath of last May’s tornadoes here in Oklahoma.

Theron Humphrey ( of Maddie the Coonhound fame) partnered up with Purina One on a year-long documentary series  entitled Why We Rescue to tell the stories of how shelter pets make our lives better. He hit all fifty states with the goal of sharing just how amazing, devoted, and happy shelter pets are and why you should consider adopting one the next time you’re looking for a furry companion. Three out of four people looking to adopt a pet don’t even consider it an option, and perceptions need drastically changed. Check out the site for an adoption story from each state, see Theron’s incredible photography, and listen to the beautiful relationships these pets have with their owners.

 

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Mar
04

The Made-Up Words Project

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Completely brilliant and oh so fun, The Made-Up Words Project is the brainchild of illustrator Rinee Shah. The goal is to collect and catalog made-up words used among friends and family. I can completely vouch for the above growing up in western Pennsylvania, except that we pronounced it guh-chies instead of goh-chies!

 

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Feb
14

Happy Weekend

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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
28

31 Winter Walks

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I love the idea of a group of objects representing a singular event or moment in time. Matt Jensen’s 31 Winter Walks is a collection of photographs, each one showing the physical result of the experience through groupings of sticks and ephemera found along the way of each excursion.

 

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Jan
15

Rebecca Atwood + Calypso

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I have a mega design crush on Brooklyn-based artist Rebecca Atwood, and if possible it just got bigger. Her use of traditional textile techniques and hand painting makes my heart go pitter patter and both are on full display in the new Rebecca Atwood  and Calypso St. Barth collaboration. Four unique designs with reversible details are now available online and in stores. The white canvas, subtle metallics, and soft sea greens and blues will bright up your winter and still feel fresh and vibrant when summer rolls around! You can read more about the process on Rebecca’s blog.

 

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Jan
14

365 Quotes

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If you follow Design Crush on Instagram – @designcrush – you’ve probably noticed a handwritten quote popping up every day since January 1st. I started writing down my favorite words in a journal sometime in the late 90s, so when I was brainstorming ideas for my first full-fledged 365 project last December it was the natural choice. If you’d like to follow along and maybe find a little inspiration in the process please do!

 

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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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(via Design Milk)