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01/ Prices is a series of art made from, you guessed it, price tags!
02/ Students learn anatomy by painting a live body.
03/ Museum quality specimens of popular breakfast cereals.
04/ Overlapped photography reveals similarities between fathers + sons.
05/ Love these drawings with a fingerprint-like patterns.
06/ Street garbage gets turned into quirky characters.
07/ Japan’s summertime firework festivals are gorgeous.
08/ Billowing clouds of colorful smoke.
09/ A ballerina performing en point in knife shoes!
10/ Beautiful aerial photos of Poland’s lakes across the seasons.

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And Five Years Later I Have a Guest Room
Tips&Tricks: Kitchen
The Guest Room // The Paint
Defne Tesal
The Guest Room // The Lighting
Feel Good Wednesdays
The Guest Room // The Art
The Guest Room // The Wallpaper
Pattern Box
The Guest Room // The Bedding
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Aug
09

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01/ Cut back during meals with this crazy dinnerware set.
02/ For one week in June ABSOLUT turned a block in Williamburg into a giant white canvas!
03/ Embrace bird-friendly architecture with the Bird Brick.
04/ Rockaway Beach’s recently opened Playland Motel is a must-visit.
05/ Graft Tableware, biodegradable utensils that look like vegetables.
06/ Heather Hansen creates art using her own kinetic energy and pigment.
07/ Imaginary Factories inside your favorite devices and appliances!
08/ A Sailing Ship Kite – just what the doctor ordered.
09/ Lightbulbs adorned with cityscapes.
10/ Olga Gladysheva captured some great shots of polar bears mid-water ballet!

This week on Design Crush:
Still Indoor Activities vs Sparkling Outdoor Soireets (and a Sweepstakes!)
Expanding Your Audience (Take my class August 13th!)
Jaime Derringer
Blanket Up
Eve Sand
Willow Knows
Nathalie Boutté
Native Union CLIC Wooden
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Jul
19

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01/ Wonderbread bust sculptures of famous people by Milena Korolczuk.
02/ Oh, no big deal. It’s just the Rugrats Grown Up.
03/ Movie barcodes made from compressing film frames.
04/ Air rifle BB taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans.
05/ One couple, Every Subway Station in Manhattan.
06/ This heat wave even has ceramics melting!
07/ Beautiful driftwood sculptures by Jeffro Uitto.
08/ The Game of Life is going life-sized on the island of Yoron, Japan.
09/ 40-foot dragon skull built on a beach in England to promote GoT.
10/ Monster skin rugs!

This week on Design Crush:
July DIYs
Elemental
Lily Stockman
Simple Cleaning Tools
Tabletop Ceramics
Sara Cwynar
Yogurt Parfaits
Astrology + Phrenology
12 Summer Dresses to Get You Through

Jun
28

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01/ How amazing is this reflective optical illusion house?!
02/ A sandcastle art installation showing the starkness of suburbia.
03/ This is not Photoshopped.
04/ 3D printed hands to hold your artwork!
05/ The Grapple Coat Hanger is a little black-room-butcher-shop, but I love it.
06/ Make a set of DIY toy animal corn cob holders, because why not.
07/ The Sandwich Book. ‘Nuf said.
08/ Tiny paint swatch paintings!
09/ Furniture made using the power of the wind.
10/ New electronic baggage tags that save time + paper.

This week on Design Crush:
Tips&Tricks: Photography
Periodic TableWare
Strawberry Galette with Sugared Crust
unihook
The Present Company Project
Hello, San Diego
Ikebana Bowls + Soe Cups
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May
31

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01/ Tintypes of landscapes on aluminum cans.
02/ Through My Eyes, a two year long self-perspective photography project.
03/ Photos comparing actors and their real life counterparts.
04/ The Anatomy of a Stack.
05/ The Skywhale hot air balloon!
06/ Art (Retreat) Camp is yet another summer vacation I’d like to take.
07/ The Koo Koo Mailbox couldn’t be more fun if it tried.
08/ The Glass House Project blends old and new.
09/ Crushing on this photo series of the tippy tops of Parisian landmarks.
10/ As if I don’t drink enough coffee, this sugar skull and bones makes me crave more.

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Small Ways to Change Up Your Bathroom + a Waterpik Giveaway
24 Summer Sippers
Tips&Tricks: Beauty + Fashion
Jewelry Confections
Summer Must-Haves
Virginia Johnson
Katrin Coetzer
To Nail Art, Or Not To Nail Art?
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Apr
19

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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
Sunglasses Pouch
Fashionably Flexible: Day to Night 3 Ways + Pin Your Style Contest
April DIYs
Optical Earrings
Note Takin’
National Painting Week: Inspiration Realized
Tower Blocks Paper Notes
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Feb
22

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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!

Feb
01

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01/ Shetland ponies in cardigans. Enough to make me visit Scotland.
02/ How to ride an escalator.
03/ Amazing things that could happen after just one more cup of coffee.
04/ Fire + Ice.
05/ Horses inside out!
06/ Pretty fruits + vegetables cross-sectioned and organized by color.
07/ Geometric skull ice cube molds.
08/ A bird ballet.
09/ The Wobble Chess Set makes me really want to learn to play.
10/ So that’s not fabric. It’s wood.

Jan
21

Leather Bag Tag

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This leather bag tag from Owen & Fred is everything I love in the world. Simple, utilitarian, and clean. Of course it’s designed for your luggage, but I’d be hard-pressed not to hang a more vague version off my handbag as an accessory as well. (via bltd)

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 //
Berry Lemonade Vodka + Homemade Blackberry Vodka

 

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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 //
Luxe Liquors

 

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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 //
Paper Sculptures

 

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Pumpkin Marshmallow Pie // Magnetic Wallpaper // Sigils of the Houses of Westeros //
Wall Tape

 

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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