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.
01/ A placemat set that features engineering blueprints for different foods.
02/ Bookhive is an interactive library display full of 400 “moving” books!
03/ Transfer, a project where partially painted hands blend into the landscape.
04/ A printable Letter to Santa if anyone in your house still needs to write theirs.
05/ In Variable Face a 22-year-old hides behind ordinary objects in a beautiful way.
06/ A quirky outdoor embroidery project that I looove!
07/ A beautiful photo series of the Texas tradition of homecoming mums entitled Mum.
08/ It’s late for holiday cards, but here are 14 cards to wish someone a Happy New Year!
09/ This marks 24 years of Sweden’s Ice Hotel and it’s inspired by Frankenstein.
10/ Create your own (virtual) snowflakes!
This week on Design Crush:
Have a listen to this month’s Mix #31: Everybody’s Got a Secret to Hide.
The December edition of eight art prints I can’t get out of my head.
This Cranberry Eggnog Bread is just the thing for Christmas morning!
Ten of my favorite December DIYs.
You’re invited to my (imaginary) holiday appetizer party!
Incredible hyper-real paintings of poorly wrapped packages by Yrjö Edelmann.
The only party clutch you’re ever need.
Our last round – part 7 – of holiday card covering.
The biggest giveaway we’ve ever hosted – $500 worth of dinnerware from Mud Australia!!!
01/ Interlocking coins fit together to form complex sculptures.
02/ A glowing tower of chairs in Toronto.
03/ Large scale murals made of thousands of tiny objects.
04/ A complex kitchen photographed from above.
05/ Loving this sculptural installation of bicycles over a French canal!
06/ Endangered animal sculptures made out of hunting jackets.
07/ Burgers, a web page full of them to play around with!
08/ Pro Bono Promo, logos created using the products they represent.
09/ Died in House, a site dedicated to telling you if someone kicked the bucket in yours.
10/ Touching Strangers, photos of complete strangers posing with one another.
01/ This large-scale geometric projection in Paris is stunning.
02/ A chandelier that projects tree shadows!
03/ Epcot’s Spaceship Earth turned into an animated Mike Wazowski to promote new film.
04/ Vertigo-inducing POV footage of the spire being raised at One World Trade Center.
05/ The prettiest ad for funeral home services ever.
06/ A beautiful shimmering chain-link fence installation.
07/ Photographer Jaime Moore took photos of her daughter dresses as five historical women.
08/ Who knew cross-sections of food could be so interesting??
09/ Here is Today puts time in perspective.
10/ When a real dog is too much, Invisible Dogs in Poland is juuust right.
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/ Lovely, weird, and wonderful Tilda Swinton strikes again with The Maybe.
02/ I want to hop across this giant concrete keyboard!
03/ A mesmerizing video that explains the basics of DNA.
04/ Toy Stories – photos of children around the world posing with their favorite possessions.
05/ Super detailed visual breakdown of the instrumentation of Beatles’ songs.
06/ Beautiful reefs and landscapes made from paper.
07/ A self-generating digital camera.
08/ Love this infographic, The World as 100 People.
09/ Type Fight!
10/ A wooden bicycle – wheels and all.
The week in review:
An Easter Lunch
Taste Tour: Sara Sara Cupcakes
Stone Framed Sunglasses
Our Joss & Main Curated Sale Event is Live!
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.
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!
ORIGINAL PHOTO: Aaron Ruell
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01/ Loving these driftwood horse sculptures.
02/ How to stock the perfect winter pantry.
03/ I never finish a bottle of nail polish, DOSE minis are perfect.
04/ I wish I had a big mug of this lavender hot chocolate in front of my right now.
05/ Lollipops in grownup flavors.
06/ It’s a little late, but you can still make a DIY Beer Advent Calendar.
07/ Oh my gosh, I want to hide a gift in this confetti surprise jar so bad!
08/ This Is a Memory, audio recordings of strangers’ memories.
09/ I’ll be eating more of these now that I know how to easily seed a pomegranate!
10/ Beautiful macro photos of snowflakes and ice structures.