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.
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)
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
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.
GoodLife Key Tags
01/ Movie posters from different angles.
02/ Is the Invisible Love ring the next engagement ring?
03/ Wold you stay in a hotel made entirely of sweets?
04/ Time-lapsed images of couples sleeping.
05/ High-speed photography of lightbulbs filled with strange things being shot with a pellet gun.
06/ A beautiful aerial photography series of airports.
07/ 70s + 80s albums reimagined as vintage books.
08/ I Collect Gingers, a ongoing series by a redhead.
09/ LOVE this Kickstarter for a Shipping Container Community Center + Retail Space in Detroit.
10/ Rap Quotes, NYC location-specific rap lyrics turned into street signs!
ROW 1: Triangle Trolley from Project Decor // Triangles Scarf from Bobo Choses // Triangles Tea Towel from LEIF ROW 2: A3 Multi-Triangles from seventy tree // Hippe Pannenlappen Set from Indie-ish ROW 3: Pyramid Pendant Necklace from A-Thread // Golden Gate Linen Dress from The Gorman Shop // Corner Table by George Nakashima ROW 4: Faceted Triangle Stud Earrings from Charlotte Russe // Twin Triangle T-Shirt from Chic Nova // Les Tri-Angles from Papier Tigre
Airport codes have always fascinated me, the fact that three little letters assigned to each location are responsible for keeping the entire system organized the world over. Pretty amazing. Neil Stevens seemingly agrees, he’s created a series of flight tag prints based on vintage luggage tags dating back to the 1950s. Which one is your favorite? (You can purchase each by clicking the BUY button on the lower right of each image.)
There’s something equally fresh and classic about a black, white, and gold color palette. Old English Company‘s modern illustrations are simple, bold, and an easy fit for many styles of decor thanks to designer Ben Treanor’s discerning eye. So tough to choose a favorite!
Have you ever had someone from one chapter of your life pop up again in another one way down the road? I’ve had it happen to me a few different times, the most recent with illustrator Emily McDowell. The two of us attended advertising portfolio school together, and a few months ago our paths crossed again. This time in our post-agency careers. It was a welcome surprise, and the icing on the cake was realizing she was the Emily McDowell whose work I’d been seeing everywhere recently! Life is definitely funny sometimes.
So to celebrate friendship, Emily and I are teaming up on a giveaway of her lovely work. The winner will receive the print of their choice from Emily’s shop along with a second print for their best friend!
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Shell!
1. Visit Emily’s shop.
2. Leave a comment below telling me which print your BFF would love best.
3. Do both before Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST.
A winner will be chosen randomly shortly after the giveaway closes. Good Luck!
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!