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01/ Beautiful linear geometric tattoos by Chaim Machlev.
02/ Leave it to Sweden to create a playground and maze entirely of snow and ice.
03/ Sign me up for these punctureless push pins.
04/ Because isn’t this to-do list exactly how you classify things in your head?
05/ Alexis Arnold turns books and more into crystalized sculptures.
06/ I love these pocket knives from Farm & Field Lockback!
07/ What might cities look like if sea levels rose dramatically?
08/ Jackson, Wyoming will soon be home to one of the world’s first vertical farms.
09/ Ever read about the basics of numerology?
10/ If you saw a USB drive in a random wall would you plug in?

This week on Design Crush:
A little Art Before Breakfast can go a long way.
St. Eloy‘s jewelry line is now on my wish list.
I never would have guessed Sarah Symes‘ creations were made of textiles!
Pretty marbled stationery from The Adventures Of.
Jenny Andrews Anderson has mastered the art of color.
My 5 favorite food blogs of the moment.
I shared 4 ways to give a traditional space a modern touch.
Loving Clare Elsaesser‘s mysterious painted women.
Beautiful collage work from Rocio Montoya.


Happy Weekend

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01/ Dirds. Dog heads, bird bodies, lots of awesome.
02/ A vending machine for the art lover on a budget.
03/ Maybe, probably, the world’s first ever selfie.
04/ Wet Dog is just what it sounds like, which makes it impossible not to love.
05/ Photographer Jens Lennartsson made 600 action figures of himself for a self-promotion!
06/ Hilarious ad campaign from Harvey Nichols encouraging you to spend more on yourself.
07/ Check out Heritage, a heard of 99 lifelike animals drinking from the same pool.
08/ Hey dudes, if you need some help here’s a 60 second guide to dressing for the holidays.
09/ Lucid Stead, a mirrored cabin in the middle of Joshua Tree.
10/ Mosaics created with 10,000 Play-Doh dots, created by the coolest mom in the world.

This week on Design Crush:
Geometric abstract paintings from Jackalope Heart, plus an awesome discount!
Seventeen planners to get you planning 2014! (Only 25 days left in the year!)
And twelve more calendars for your consideration in part 5 of our roundups.
I played Oprah and shared a few of my favorite things.
Beautiful painterly textiles from Milk Farm Road.
Twenty-five projects full of DIY holiday decor!
A festive drinking glass project from Omar Sosa.
Sent out your holiday cards yet? Here are a few more to consider in part 4.
A pop-up shop full of handcrafted wooden skateboards – Side Project Skateboards.
Check out how we decorated for the holidays at Design Crush HQ!
I love a good end table, here are eleven I’m considering for my living room.


Son of a Sailor Supply



Son of a Sailor is a great shop, so I was pumped to see that they have a new line of goods under the name Son of a Sailor Supply! The new pieces focus on men’s accessories and other handmade keepsakes that are both beautiful and functional. Using traditional wood and leather goods with color and hand painted designs they show off the love of outdoor adventure and crafting that owners William and Jessica love. (PS: There’s a line of eyewear in the works!)







Anchors Aweigh!


ROW 1: Anchor Tie Clip // Candy Anchor Underwire Tank // Beaded Anchor Clutch    ROW 2: Free Anchor Gift Tags + Wrapping Paper // Anchor Hooks    ROW 3: Intarsia Anchor Sweater // Anchor Beach Bag // Anchor Necklace


Valentine’s Day + Uncommon Goods

Valentine’s Day is for friends, family, kids… and yes, couples. Hands down I think the best part of any holiday is the hunt to find the perfect gift – something that’s equal parts surprise and want, personal and sweet, useful yet slightly extravagant. Not everything has to be clichéd hearts, boxes of chocolates, and red roses you know. So it’s lucky for us that Uncommon Goods has helped everyone out by amassing a fantastic selection of Valentine’s Day gifts for you, your love, and the both of you to enjoy together! See all of their available gifts right here.



FOR HIM: A technically drawn Dog Blueprint of his favorite pooch. // Custom Beach Cufflinks as reminder of that incredible beach vacation you two took together. // A Wood Bow Tie to dress things up for date night.



FOR HER: Love Birch Cuff with a sweet heart cutout that will make her think of you. // A Gold Astrology Necklace of her sign to wear every day. // A Personalized Stump Ring with both of your initials.



HIS + HERS: A Personalized Tree Trunk Glassware Duo for relaxing on the couch together. // A Scratch Map to track your adventures in life. // A framed Mates for Life print as a romantic reminder of your devotion to one another.


You can check out more gifts here!


Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, however all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that keep Design Crush going!


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!



15 Chances to Find Your Ultimate Mac + Cheese // Day to Dinner to Party // New Addition //
Berry Lemonade Vodka + Homemade Blackberry Vodka



B-B-B-Buffalo // Best Word Ever // Campfire Cologne // Celebrated



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



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



You Can Do It: Create a Gallery Wall // What I Learned: Alt 2012 // HP Designer Matchup //
Luxe Liquors



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



Mosantimetre Turkish Coffee Pots // Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats // Pete //
Paper Sculptures



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



Song Map // Dream Thanksgiving // Paper Flowers // Tiffin Lunch Kit



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


Color Stories: Bright Poppy Red

hi there! this is Alyson from Unruly Things, happily filling in while Kelly is off in Milan. like Kelly, I’m also a graphic designer and a huge fan of color. lately, I’ve been curating a color series on my blog. I asked Kelly what her favorite color was so I could share one of my Color Stories with you today. she said bright poppy red, one of my faves too, so here are a few things I’m loving in different tones of poppy red.


one : washed twill tee / two : red two-tone & plaid necktie / three : minsk clogs / four : cael necklace / five : scotch naturals polish / six : little hell esb / seven : leather bag / eight : linen dish towel / nine : mt. rainer sport socks


Campfire Cologne


Tired of your beard smelling like an average office-dwelling man’s? Take your scent outdoors with Campfire Cologne! Just light a stick of cedar, oak, or birch wood then waft it around your facial hair. Tade! Insta-mountain man. And you know how the ladies love that. Respect the Beard!



Uniforma Collection


I’ve been waiting for Little Paper Planes to release the Uniforma Collection for what feels like years, but in reality has probably only been a few months. (I’m a good one for exaggeration.) Kelly Lynn Jones has a superb eye that I knew would translate beautifully to her own pieces. And I was right. The first three products are pocket wallets, camera straps, and art pouches (purses). All are available in four colors: brown, cucumber, watermelon, and blueberry and made of genuine lambskin with brass hardware.




Who says pocket squares are just for men in blazers? Exactly. The graphic pochettes from P.Johnson Tailors would look so, so good peeking out of a summery white jacket pocket. Maybe grab a few and share with your other half, instantly expanding your accessory options!