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01/ Nice Nosing You, a photo series that gets up close and personal with dog snouts!
02/ All Hail the King explores the different personas of Walter White.
03/ Check out these custom rolling pins that print across dough!
04/ Incredibly detailed macro photos of butterfly and moth wings.
05/ Beach trash found in New York Harbor is given a new life in Found in Nature.
06/ An NYC cyclist-inspired print made with seven different bike tires.
07/ Field Note’s Sherwood edition features covers made of American cherrywood!
08/ Mirror Culture uses 6,000 CDs and fishing line to reflect crazy light.
09/ Four posters inspired by Wes Anderson’s most popular films.
10/ What happens when you zap instant film with 15,000 volts?

This week on Design Crush:
Two illustrators, two cities, two coasts – loving Hello NY and Meanwhile in San Francisco.
Beauty tips and tricks on the cheap.
Crushing on Barbara Macfarlane‘s energetic city maps.
ferm Living’s spring collection is definitely channeling the season.
Dreamy mid-century pastel illustrations of homes from Chris Turnham.
Graphic home and office goods from Design Letters & Friends.
Retro-modern art featuring top musicians from Tuna Bora.
ALERT! Trending: Fiber Tapestry Art!
Collages that I’d like to turn into fabric from Kate Lewis.

Jan
02

Write It Down

The new year is in full swing, and I am planning for 2014 like a mad woman! List after list after list are all taking form in my notebook as plans and ideas are carefully laid. Sometimes things just don’t feel real until I’ve written them down, you know?

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ROW 1: bRead Freshly Baked Notebook // Pendleton Notebook Collection // Dotted Gold Notebook    ROW 2: Green Circle Notebook // Large Horseshoes Notebook // Hand Screen-printed Notebook    ROW 3: Grafika by 1973 Notebook // Notebook 02 Kraft    ROW 4: Monotype Notebooks // LIVRO Notebook // Kraft Journal    ROW 5: Ruler Diary // Small Check 02 Notebook // Classic Notebooks

 

Nov
26

Gifting with Baba Souk

Sometimes you find that perfect shop – let’s call it the sweet spot – that not only fits your own taste and style, but where you can also find the perfect gift for just about everyone on your list. That’s Baba Souk. Full of color, pattern, and inspiration, all under the online roof of an indie boutique.

And they’re helping to make your holiday shopping that much easier by offering a 15% discount with the code designcrush through November 30th! (Thanks, Baba Souk. You’re definitely on Santa’s Nice List this year!)

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This post is sponsored by Baba Souk. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Design Crush going!

Sep
03

Take a Note

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ROW 1: Sea Foam Strokes Journal // Large Notebook // Bloom Notebook Set    ROW 2: Notes Blue A6 Notebook // Small Notebook 1 // Letterpress Map Notebook    ROW 3: NOTES 04 // Multi Notebook    ROW 4: Strike Through Notebook // Lanvin Printed Notebook // WORD Notebook    ROW 5: Basic Fig. 1 Notebook // BRIKA Notebook Set 2 // Pulp Notebook    ROW 6: Dots Journal // Sailor Medium Spiral Notebook // Signature Duo Notebook

 

Jun
19

DODOnotes

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DODOcase and Mohawk Paper have teamed up to create a notebook that’s also a case for your iPhone. DODOnotes is rocking my world, because though I rely on my phone for a lot I still prefer paper for note taking. I never use the Notes app and instead carry bundles of lists, which can make for a big mess in my small purse. Looks like my problem is solved in a clean old-school-meets-modern way!

 

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May
02

What Will You Make Today?

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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.”

 

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Apr
17

Note Takin’

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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

Apr
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April DIYs

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All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Dec
31

Top 40 Posts Of 2012

A few weeks ago I was taking a look through the past year in posts and decided to put together a Top 40 collection for 2012. I had hoped to spread it out over a few days and organize everything a bit, but a family death and extended stay in Pennsylvania over the holidays set me back and I had to lump it all together. Thank you so much for continuing to help make this site such an amazing part of my daily life – here’s to 2013!

 

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15 Chances to Find Your Ultimate Mac + Cheese // Day to Dinner to Party // New Addition //
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B-B-B-Buffalo // Best Word Ever // Campfire Cologne // Celebrated

 

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Coriumi // Popsicles + Poptails – Take 2 // Little Corners // Courtney Martin

 

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Electrolux Design Lab // Mojito Madness // Top Knot // Fluffy Raspberry Mousse

 

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You Can Do It: Create a Gallery Wall // What I Learned: Alt 2012 // HP Designer Matchup //
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You Can Do It: Golden Glass Bottles // I Like Notebooks And I Cannot Lie //
Mixtape 17: Where All Your Girls Are Pretty // Mobile Foodie Survival Kit

 

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Mosantimetre Turkish Coffee Pots // Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats // Pete //
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Pumpkin Marshmallow Pie // Magnetic Wallpaper // Sigils of the Houses of Westeros //
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Song Map // Dream Thanksgiving // Paper Flowers // Tiffin Lunch Kit

 

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Tobias Tovera // Urban Geodes // Mighty Summit 2012 // Camp Brand

Nov
20

Noteworthy Notebooks

Row 1: Antica Cartotecnica Notebook Set, Meridiano Notebooks, Breakfast Club Notebook  //  Row 2: Daily Notes, Draw Your Mind Journal, The Bureaucrats Notebooks  //  Row 3: Scrivblock Block, Lines Notebooks  //  Row 4: Geometry Set Jotters, Daydreams & Grocery Lists, MUCU Blank Note Small  //  Row 5: Native Summer Notebooks, Price Tag Jotter, Honey Journal