01/ Picnic, a vertical loop picnic table.
02/ Would you pick up and move into Round House?
03/ Lick, a photo series that catches dogs what else – mid-lick!
04/ Colorful monster portraits made from candy mosaics.
05/ I bet pizza made in this rotating disco ball pizza oven tastes better!
06/ China has created the world’s largest ball pit with one million balls. Wow.
07/ All Streets, a map of America made up of 270 million roads.
08/ Dark Venice, mysterious photos of Venice under darkness.
09/ In Murmurations swarms of plastic bags resemble flocks of birds and illustrate pollution.
10/ Copenhagen is planning to build a massive incinerator/ski slope in 2017.
This week on Design Crush:
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Check out the start of our calendar coverage with 2014 Calendars – Part 1.
Lovely photography from Kaitlin Rebesco.
See how Cursive Design’s 2013 FW13 collection was inspired by our NYFW 2012 collaboration.
Creative cross-stitch art from Diane Meyer.
Hatchery – a curated box of artisinal condiments and ingredients – would make a great gift for your favorite foodie!
Even more cross-stitch art (of a completely different variety) from Evelin Kasakov.
Twelve holiday dresses for all of your seasonal fetes.
One of my favorite fall memories and my take on my Grandma’s apple dumplings!
We unofficially kicked off 2014 calendar coverage last week with the Bloggers Love Cats + Bloggers Love Dogs: A Calendar Fundraising Project, but in the name of all things official here we go! (Is it strange that I want at least ten more calendars, even though I designed two myself? I didn’t think so.) If you want to explore further, simply click on each image.
I couldn’t be more excited to finally reveal a little something I’ve been working on for the past month – Bloggers Love Cats and Bloggers Love Dogs: A Calendar Fundraising Project!
This was one of those ideas that came to me in the minutes before falling asleep one night, that I somehow magically managed to remember the next morning without having written down. That idea was to reach out to the incredible network of bloggers I’m a part of to create two calendars that would feature our much loved pets, with all proceeds going directly to The Humane Society of the United States. I decided to make both calendars downloads instead of printed in order to give every last dollar to the animals. You can choose from Bloggers Love Cats or Bloggers Love Dogs for $7 each or pick up both for $12!
Bloggers Love Cats features 13-months of felines from Sugar and Cloth, Joy the Baker, Design Crush, And Kathleen (also our cover model), Cupcakes and Cashmere, Paper & Stitch, Justina Blakeney, Fieldguided, Oh So Beautiful Paper, For Me, For You, TeenAngster, Lisa Congdon, and Jojotastic.
If canines are more your thing check out 13-months of Bloggers Love Dogs! Included are the pooches of Smith & Ratliff, sfgirlbybay (our cover girl!), Design Milk, House of Brinson, Cookie and Kate, Style & Pepper, The Broke-Ass Bride, Design Crush, Honey Kennedy, Dog Milk, Lisa Congdon, bigBANG studio, and Jojotastic.
With the holidays just around the corner you might be wondering why I’d share a roundup of cards, so let me explain. Holiday cards are bit expected, mid-autumn cards are not. It’s a sweet way to let someone know you’re thinking about them before the madness of late November through early January strikes hard and fast, or to thank someone for a generosity before you get wrapped up in the season yourself. Snail mail always wins!
ROW 1: The Communicate Notecard Set by Olive and the Volcano Letterpress // You & Me, Friends Forever by Whimsy Whimsical // Greetings Notecards by The First Snow ROW 2: Thank You Citrus Cards by Bears Eat Berries // Greetings, Dear Friend Cards by Honey & Bloom ROW 3: Whales Box Set by Enormous Champion // What Up Notecard Set by LEIF // Night Light by Red Cap Cards
*BAM!* Just like that another two of my favorites have teamed up for an extraordinary partnership, this time Minted and West Elm. I have several pieces from both company decorating my home and now it looks like I’ll need to add a few of their collaborative prints to my wish list. The collection includes 25 prints chosen from a selection of 1,400+ submissions that you’ll definitely want to peruse!
Denver based artist and designer Sarah Fitzgerald definitely has a way with both shape and color. I’m especially drawn to her los Animales series of unique creatures and the Sanctuaries series that’s full of places of refuge and protection. You can shop Sarah’s prints in her Society6 shop.