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01/ It might be a digital rendering, but how great are these typographic office cubicles?!
02/ A ten foot tall origami elephant!
03/ Maps of the world created with iconic foods of their countries and continents.
04/ These sculptural crystal orbs might be the solution to climate change.
05/ A mayoral candidate is proposing turning abandoned Paris subway stations into more.
06/ Artist Echo Yang turns obsolete devices in Autonomous Machines that create art.
07/Facades reduces buildings to only their face.
08/ Check out two artists living in a giant hamster wheel in In Orbit.
09/ An updated twist on old-time school punishment in Vices, or I Will Not
10/ Awkward meets hot as twenty strangers were asked to kiss in First Kiss.

This week on Design Crush:
If you haven’t yet listen to Mixtape #34: There Was a Midnight Call, perfect weekend tunes.
I started some spring updates by adding some relaxing Minted art to the master bedroom.
Bright and beautiful textiles that do good from Elephant Landing.
My first attempt at Irish Soda Bread was a delicious success!
Responsibly well-made home goods from Katy Skelton.
Eight things I’d like to add to my walls in Prints: March Edition.
We’re celebrating Pi Day with 10 pie recipes!
New blog fodder for you – 1-2-3 blogs I love.
I’m bragging about my pets with Kolo’s Noci photo book.

This weekend is your last chance to enter our mega-giveaway with Drake General Store! Win $1,000 worth of their favorite products.

Feb
28

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01/ Ridiculously photorealist paintings of women laying in nature by Yigal Ozeri.
02/ The secret vocabulary of New York City’s bartenders.
03/ Giant suspended nets installations by Janet Echelman look like jellyfish in the sky!
04/ Photographer Nicholas Buer captures the mysterious beauty of the universe.
05/ This photo of an L.A. sunrise is actually a collage of sixty images!
06/ Download this Oscar ballot, or this Oscar ballot, or this Oscar ballot for Sunday.
07/ Desert Breath is a monumental pieces of land art in the Sahara.
08/ Ten things you need to know if you’re dating a designer.
09/ Finland is reportedly testing a spraypaint to increase the nighttime visibility of caribou.
10/ Honeybees covers porcelain figurines in honeycombs in Honeybee Alterations.

This week on Design Crush:
These moody landscapes by Robert Roth give me feelings.
Copenhagen by Vifa is your next favorite speaker.
It’s Design Crush + Chirps & Cheers teaming up for their REAL PEOPLE series kickoff!
Crushing on these watercolors by Lourdes Sanchez.
This time of year I’m dreaming of bright blooms and posies.
Mark Horst‘s in progress paintings look finished to me.
Pretty geometric textiles from A Sunny Afternoon – perfect for a picnic!
Pigment heavy canvases from the hand of Lisa Madigan.
The much anticipated Creative Block – let’s break down what get’s us through.
How is this Insta February over already?!

Feb
07

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01/ Cityscapes created from what else – DOTS.
02/ Golden Hour shots from around the world.
03/ ToastyMUG keeps your hands warm while you enjoy a hot beverage.
04/ Beautifully cut sea stacks in Ireland.
05/ Olaf Breuning’s colorful snow looks so happy!
06/ Intersections is an ornately carved wooden cube that projects beautiful shadows.
07/ Because even Cupid needs brand guidelines.
08/ Would you wear type-inspired eyeglasses? (I would.)
09/ Incredible stained glass murals enhance a botanical garden, check out out Cosmovitral.
10/ Rob Ford valentines. Not just for Torontonians.

This week on Design Crush:
Crushing on the one-of-a-kind home accessories of We Make Things.
Twenty-seven Happy Hearts Day Gifts and Treats for you and your loved ones.
Matthew Picton‘s paper cities are something to behold.
These Giant Cloud Cushions have me dreaming of spring.
Flora and fauna team up again in Faunascape.
Last chance to order a rad Valentine! Check out our Valentines – Part 3.
If creativity and community are your thing I hope you’ll join me at Craftcation 2014!
Tattooed beauties and dapper gents courtesy of Emily Winfield Martin.
Ten delicious tacos to spice up your February (and every other month of the year).
Eight art prints making my heart go pitter-patter.

Jan
24

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01/ SkyCycle is a proposed elevated bike system for London, so rad!
02/ Amazing videos that isolate the paths of birds visually.
03/ Ordinary objects carved out of wood by Randall Rosenthal.
04/ Nope, not another planet. Rather trees frozen in subzero temperatures!
05/ Pixelated paint swatch installations by Madiha Siraj.
06/ Amazing aerial photos of Botswana wildlife.
07/ Metal objects embroidered with ornate imagery.
08/ Benjamin Shine creates art with intricately folded tulle.
09/ An old silo transformed into an incredible modern lighthouse.
10/ Colorful geometric candies created by 3D printers.

This week on Design Crush:
Have a listen to January’s Mix #32: I Know You’re Living In My Mind.
Enter our AMAZING Polyvore Project Decorate contest to win one of two $500 give cards to West Elm!
Check out Seth Adelsberger‘s sharp and colorful paintings.
Twelve January DIYs to satiate your creativity.
Eliza Bennett creates art that’s not for the faint of heart.
Bundle up in a blanket and fight the winter cold.
Tradition, Construction shows that pasta is for more than sauce!
Look over Valentines – Part 1 to find the perfect card for your sweetheart.
Longing to add one of these Vege_table cutting boards to my collection.

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
16

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Plumen recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for its second designer low-energy lightbulb, and holy crap the campaign is already fully funded! It’s really easy to see why, just look at Plumen 002. Art and ambience all in a lightbulb of all things. They’ll be available for purchase come September 1st and LED products are coming down the pipeline.

 

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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
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.

Nov
29

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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
15

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01/ Last Supper, notebook illustrations of characters sitting down for a meal.
02/ The Gooyesh Language Institute in Iran is made entirely of letters!
03/ Door to Hell is an aptly named crater in Turkmenistan that’s been burning for 40 years.
04/ The super expressive face of Jazzy the border collie.
05/ The art of smoke bombs and fireworks.
06/ Athlete compares the vastly different body types of Olympic athletes.
07/ Sad/creepy abandoned Santa parks of the world.
08/ Bring the beach indoors with this incredible surfboard table and benches!
09/ A super fun play net creates a kids’ reading level in a library.
10/ Party cheat sheets full of infographics for holiday event planning.

This week on Design Crush:
Listen to November’s Mix #30: I’m Waiting Here.
Plenty of 2014 calendars for you to choose from in Part 2 + Part 3 of our roundups.
Get a head start on your holiday entertaining with this fantastic giveaway from B by Brandie!
Sweater weather is here and we’ve shared 12 of our favorites.
I’m not hosting this year, but here’s my imaginary Thanksgiving 2013!
These Leaf Rugs also double as blankets.
Crazy layered acrylic paintings from Yago Hortal.
It’s time to think about advent calendar prep – here are 14 that are great!