Jul
25

Happy Weekend

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01/ A giant Ophelia painted atop a boat floats down the River Lee in East London.
02/ Tom Blachford‘s tranquil photos of the ocean are the next best thing to being there.
03/ Time is Dancing is a clock has hands that are read as different ballet poses.
04/ Lightovo’s Milo Lamp also acts as a greenhouse!
05/ Exobiotanica sent a series of delicate plants into the stratosphere.
06/ Anatomical undies… because why not?
07/ Check out Wink Space, an immersive kaleidoscopic mirror tunnel in a shipping container.
08/ I Love Summer is a series of high-speed photos of people emerging from a waterslide.
09/ The Tree of 40 Fruits does exist! (But this is Photoshopped.)
10/ Undress Me is the sequel to the smash video First Kiss. You can guess what happens.

This week on Design Crush:
Erik Olson seems to have located the intersection between cubism and expressionism.
Marble and copper statement necklaces from RillRill.
Folksy, story-telling illustrations from the hand of Sarah Burwash.
Now that my OKC home has sold I’ve got new home essentials on my mind!
Jaclyn Conley paints some mean hair art (in a good way).
I gathered up some fun cards to send to loved ones as summertime hellos.
Lovely whimsical illustrations from Lizzy Stewart.
A bevy of awesome socially + environmentally conscious design is available at Grain.
I’m crazy about these countour key rings that could double as jewelry.

Design Crush elsewhere:
Patio party tips and picks for the ultimate outdoor get together over on Wayfair.

Jul
16

12 July DIYs

WOOD-+-COPPER-NECKLACES-see-kate-sew-Design-Crush

SHARPIE-WATERCOLOR-PILLOWS-HGTV-Design-Crush

NEON-ACRYLIC-FRAME-PLACE-CARDS-A-Fabulous-Fete-Design-Crush

GEOMETRIC-WOOD-TRIVETS-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

COPPER-BAR-EARRINGS-almost-makes-perfect-Design-Crush

BEADED-PLANT-HANGERS-Honest-To-Nod-Design-Crush

SUMMER-POM-POM-THROW-Sugar-&-Cloth-Design-Crush

OMBRE-TWIG-WALL-HANGING-Grow-Creative-Design-Crush

KNOTTED-TASSEL-NECKPIECE-the-red-thread-Design-Crush

FOOTED-CANDY-JARS-Julep-Design-Crush

CONCRETE-DOOR-STOPPERS-Home-Made-Makeovers-Design-Crush

ALUMINUM-CHAIR-MAKEOVER-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

Click on each image to go to the project.
All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Jun
18

12 June DIYs

BOHEMIAN-PENDANT-LAMP-love-Maegan-Design-Crush

 

METALLIC-GEOMETRIC-PLANTERS-Curbly-Design-Crush

 

PAINTED-BOXES-Design-Mom-Design-Crush

 

PAINTED-LATTE-BOWLS-Style-Me-Pretty-Design-Crush

 

ROPE-RUG-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

 

AGATE-SLICE-WALL-ART-Etsy-Design-Crush

 

ENTRYWAY-ORGANIZER-Almost-Makes-Perfect-Design-Crush

 

MEXICAN-STAR-WEAVE-Simply-Grove-Design-Crush

 

PAINTED-CUSHIONS-Pretty-Prudent-Design-Crush

 

PAPER-TUBE-CHANDELIER-Brooklyn-Bride-Design-Crush

 

WOVEN-BENCH-The-Merrythought-Design-Crush

 

WOVEN-RAG-RUG-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

Click on each image to go to the project.
All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

May
23

Remixing Grocery Store Flower Arrangements

Wayfair Flowers-1-Design Crush

 

Today I’m sharing how I remix grocery store flowers into something more over on Wayfair! Check out my tricks for turning $25 worth of blooms and greens into two arrangements, one tall and one short.

 

Wayfair Flowers-2-Design Crush

Apr
30

Modern Sprout Hydroponic Planter

Modern Sprout Hydroponic Planter-1-Design Crush

 

Have you ever grown anything using hydroponics? I haven’t, but I’m intrigued by Modern Sprout. I love how simple this windowsill box looks and can definitely imagine it in my kitchen busting at the seams with herbs. Place the planter near a sunny window, set the timer, add plants and organic fertilizer and plug it in. That’s it. Even my brown thumb might have trouble messing that up!

 

Modern Sprout Hydroponic Planter-2-Design Crush

 

Modern Sprout Hydroponic Planter-3-Design Crush

Mar
01

Happy Weekend

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01/ I’m completely intrigued by these giant melting popsicle ice sculptures.
02/ Windows of New York, a weekly illustrated atlas.
03/ NBD, just a lamp made of chocolate.
04/ The Mantone 2013 Color Forecast, according to stereotype.
05/ This school photo took 3 years to capture!
06/ The Pictures In the Pudding.
07/ Portraits made entirely of shredded poetry.
08/ Fun spoon wallpaper.
09/ Benjameme, the work of art in the age of the internet.
10/ Beautiful urban vertical garden made from hundreds of recycled soda bottles.

 

This week, in case you missed it:
Awards-Worthy Looks
Win It: Emily McDowell
Winter Maintenance
Tips&Tricks
Lucite Letters
Sandra Fettingis
By Loumi
Taste Tour: West
Insta-February
Pear Diamond E/R

Jan
03

Seed Money

Seed Money-1-Design Crush

PHOTOS: Notcot

Seed Money is definitely one of those things I wish I’d thought of first – it looks like the real thing (right down to the roll!) and grows colorful flowers and vegetables once tucked into the soil! It’s hand-illustrated and letterpress printed onto thick paper that’s embedded with the seeds. How fun would it be to leave a few in different places for unsuspecting people to find?! (via Notcot)

 

Seed Money-2-Design Crush

Seed Money-3-Design Crush

Nov
23

Happy Weekend

01/ 72 year old man models his granddaughter’s line of teenage girl clothes.
02/ MuchLoved, a photo series of over-loved stuffed animals.
03/ Bicycle Taxidermy.
04/ Make your own Star Wars snowflakes.
05/ Tableware as sensory stimuli.
06/ An awesome clay letter garland, because sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder.
07/ Check out Singapore’s Supertrees – solar-powered vertical gardens.
08/ A modern art covered church.
09/ Scattered Crowd, an installation of thousands of balloons floating in a see of sound.
10/ A walkway of severed purple logs.

Sep
23

Happy Weekend

IMAGE: PUBLIC SCHOOL 

01/ looking forward to hoarding apples and making these apple ring fritters
02/ a mini version of this garden wall would look so good on a back porch or patio
03/ this hanger shelf is a brilliant use of space
04/ pretty DIY thread-wrapped hair combs
05/ Joy knows how to throw a cat a birthday party
06/ off-the-wall silkscreened paper masks
07/ typeface birdhouses!
08/ help the wildfire relief efforts in central Texas with these graphic tees
09/ all receipts should be this beautifully organized
10/ make an ombre denim button-up shirt

 

Where else I’ve been this week:
01/ In Honor of the Ice Cream Cone
02/ DIY Newspaper Gift Bags
03/ DIY Faux Zinc Letters
04/ Make It: Paper Pumpkins for Fall

Aug
29

Domsai Terrariums

Love these little domsai space men terrariums by Matteo Cibic! Such a good looking little family that would be sure to fall to the fate of my black thumb.