01/ Love that this stylist cuts hair for the homeless on his day off because “every human life is worth the same.”
02/ This staircase is basically a work of art.
03/ Floating City is a sprawling cardboard architectural island.
04/ The zombie craze is alive and well with Zombie Safe Zone Maps prints.
05/ 3D topographies that resemble weather patterns and ocean floors are beautiful.
06/ Cotton string and glue join forces to create creature specimens like you’ve never seen.
07/ Left Behind is a beautiful tribute to an artist’s late mother showcasing her things.
08/ The Taser Photoshoot captures people just as they’re hit with a stun gun. Huh.
09/ A reclining bird topiary stars in Sleepy Chick.
10/ Time Sliced shows iconic buildings from sunrise to sunset.
This week on Design Crush:
A new feature kicked off Monday, once a month I’ll be sharing some of my favorite pieces stocked in the Marketplace!
Pretty pastel textiles and pieces from Lina Rennell.
Modern heirloom quilts and more handmade by Rain & the River are on my wish list.
As is all of Rebecca Mir Grady‘s entire line of gorgeous jewelry.
I can’t get enough of these muted slice of life paintings by Emily Ferretti.
Have you noticed that embroidery is trending?
Crazy colorful “pen paintings” by Daniel Eatock.
A slew of well-designed pieces for the home from Hello Polly.
I can hardly believe it’s the end of August, that means it’s time for to check in.
01/ Reconnected, turning fallen trees into art on trunk at a time.
02/ Perfect Tree in a Farmer’s Field.
03/ BBQ, a papercraft barbecue grill!
04/ I’ve never broken a bone, I’m holding out for these 3D printed casts.
05/ Adrift, a two year love letter to the San Francisco fog.
06/ The world’s first one person restaurant!
07/ This guy is everywhere this week – 40 year book photos, same outfit.
08/ Yay or nay on this hammock-shaped tub?
09/ Celebrating George Orwell’s 110th birthday with surveillance cameras + party hats!
10/ Why are more houses not painted like this?!
This week on Design Crush:
Hello, San Diego – Part 2
Alphabet City Coasters
108 Ways to Scream For Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet + More
Nissan Versa Note
Read Between the Lines
Doing Good With Anthropologie
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/ Laser cut leg wear inspired by molting animals.
02/ Pretty IP creates a color palette from your computer’s IP address.
03/ Oh you know, just a shower that works like a car wash.
04/ Print out this Oscar ballot before Sunday’s awards show.
05/ Carpets made from socks and shirts.
06/ Animals sculpted from colored shards of glass.
07/ I don’t like snakes, but I love Milky Joe in his handmade pink sweater!
08/ Now these are some crazy insane birds nests.
09/ A map of the US made from 50,000 wooden matchsticks.
10/ Love this print – The Various Varieties of Vegetables!
Just as I was starting to write this post I realized I’ve developed a sort of fascination with electrical outlets. No, not in a “Wonder what will happen if I just stick this fork…” sort of way. More of a sick obsession with their functionality. My latest? This rotating outlet. Perfect for when you need to plug your hairdryer and cell charger (or anything else with two of those big ‘ol boxy plugs) into the same place at the same time.
Thanks to designer Paula Oh we can all rid ourselves of Power Vampires. You know, those appliances and whatnot that suck electricity even when you’re not actually using them. Her Hang On Outlet encourage you to unplug the little money suckers when not in use by incorporating a notch to hook the plug onto. Gotta love that smart design!
:: via geeksugar
Crestview Doors design and build custom entry doors inspired by vintage 1950’s and 1960’s designs. So many gorgeous options. Right now the front door on my house is white. And boring. One of these bad boys is definitely not in my budget at the moment, but I’m thinking of ways I can spruce up the existing one a bit. (In an economical way of course.) Paint perhaps. Suggestions?
I love the idea of being able to put a fireplace wherever you feel like. Especially if you’re a renter or someone who owns a first floor condo. That said, the Chimo firplace rocks. It installs in minutes to any wall and has no need for any sort of chimney. The secret is Ethanol which is a safe, clean burning fuel that is completely organic and made from renewable resources like corn, potatoes, wheat and other vegetables. And it’s green since it’s not a fossil-fuel and burning it does not increase the greenhouse effect like other fuels. Three different shapes and sizes of fireplace are available to mesh with your lifestyle.
This is the point of amazing, functional design – the Brush and Rinse. Created by Amron Experimental, the Brush and Rinse redirects water from the faucet to your mouth in a beautiful arch. Goodbye paper cups, glasses, slurping from the faucet, sucking water from the bristles and cupping water in your hand to rinse. I love that all it took was a simple tweak of an ordinary, everyday toothbrush to turn it into something dually functional. It turns brushing your teeth into something fun and what more can you ask. Oh, that it only cost $3? Done.