Oh, how I wish I were one of the specially tapped business partners of Hälssen & Lyon who received one of these incredible Tea Calendars! Each day’s “page” is made from finely flavored, wafer-thin pressed tea leaves. The tea wafer can be detached, brewed, and enjoyed. The only thing that could possibly top this in my world would be The Coffee Calendar! (via Laughing Squid)
01/ The Dancing Plague of 1518 illustrates famous moves from TV and film.
02/ Historical figures get a 21st century makeover.
03/ One thousand bioluminescent leaves set afloat in Puerto Rico.
04/ Love this kicky (no pun intended!) installation of colorful shoes and legs!
05/ A beautiful lunar eclipse over Hungary.
06/ Kitchen Portraits, the opposite of clean photo-styling.
07/ You know, just a Chesterfield Park Bench.
08/ A functional wooden record.
09/ Know what these concrete arrows in the middle of the desert are for?
10/ Spied this nautical rope installation in Madison Square Park a few weeks back.
Massimo Vignelli has five decades of award-winning book design under his belt, so it’s only natural that he would support Mohawk‘s What Will You Make Today? campaign by co-developing a limited edition journal. Any designer knows how integral the grid is to designing, and the 7 x 7″ journal includes 100 interior pages with 24 perfect rectangles on each as well as debossed front and back covers with the same design.
Vignelli’s grid explanation is fantastic,“The grid is an integral part of book design. It’s not something that you see. It’s just like underwear: you wear it, but it’s not to be exposed. The grid is the underwear of the book.”
Geometric things resonate with me. Jewelry, tattoos, art – you name it. The Animal Alphabet in Primitive Portraits by Mat Mabe is something I’ve been thinking about since first seeing it several days ago, each face is so distinct and each animal feels so alive it might jump off the print. (via Design Milk)
Even though I don’t think I’ve ever visited a national park (sidenote: that needs to change), I’m definitely crushing on these Wonderful Forever maps from best Made Company. Choose from three park maps – Grand Teton, Yosemite, or Yellowstone – that are designed, silk screened, and numbered in St. Paul, MN.
01/ Message of support for Boston light up New York.
02/ Need ideas on where to go for a first date?
03/ 30 of the most beautiful abandoned places in the world.
04/ The Greatest Band Ever.
05/ Every office should have a Convertible Napping Desk!
06/ Gussy up your MacBook with a wooden keyboard.
07/ Who knew salt could be so beautiful?
08/ Sketch artist experiment shows women are more beautiful than they think.
09/ This tree house is nicer than my house house.
10/ What can happen in the space between buildings.
And in case you missed anything this week…
Mix #24: Still the Water Stood
Fashionably Flexible: Day to Night 3 Ways + Pin Your Style Contest
National Painting Week: Inspiration Realized
Tower Blocks Paper Notes
I’m a firm believer that desk and office accessories should not only be functional but fun. I love the graphic treatment that each one of these Tower Blocks Paper Notes received, and am 99% positive I would arrange them all in a skyline on my desk. (via bltd)
ROW 1: Postalco Wheel Printed Notebook // Creatures of Comfort Graffiti Memo Pad // Kate Spade Saturday Slim Notebook in Signature Zig Zag ROW 2: Omoi Zakka Shop Mark’s Decorationery A5 Notebook // Season Paper Set of 3 Notebooks ROW 3: Arminho Marbled Notebook // Arminho Lot 3 Shopping List Notepad // Jen Garrido Neon Notebook Trio
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01/ The Human Tower Competition!
02/ Blocks, a photo series of a life-sized block man.
03/ Sweet black and whites of a girl and her tomcat.
04/ This Lime and Coconut Cream Tart needs to happen.
05/ YES to these Zoo Portraits.
06/ You can eat works of art!
07/ Such a fun birthday surprise.
08/ Yes to all things cotton candy, including this lemonade.
09/ Time-lapse video of a full moon rising over L.A.
10/ Need this DIY Bike Bar Cart for summer. And a bike.
This week on Design Crush:
Grillmaster Serving Trays
Luxury 3 Ways + a Contest
The Statement Door
Sunny Day Sunnies
Canevas Abstract Cushions
Martone Cycle Co.
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