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01/ I know you’ve been wondering what a drop of sea water looks like magnified 25 times.
02/ Tiffanie Turner’s gigantic paper flowers are something to behold.
03/ Swingling is a portable playground swing you can take with you anywhere!
04/ Gigantic candy sculptures that look exactly like the real thing.
05/ The Drinkable Book has pages that are actually water filters.
06/ Delectably artistic chocolate bars from Unelefante.
07/ Books repurposed as an actual tabletop.
08/ Turns out security cameras are less intimidating with animals on them.
09/ Animal Architecture is an incredible book about the structures creatures create.
10/ Breakdancing Buddhist monks pay tribute to the late Adam Yauch.

This week on Design Crush:
A line of thirty Gingiber cards is being released at NSS.
I had so much fun creating this paint dipped copper necklace.
Karen Kimmel’s Shape Shifter mobiles are so much fun!
We’re celebrating National Burger Month (yup) with veggie burgers 10 ways.
Katharina Trudzinski‘s precarious sculptures are stunning.
JUST Keramik is a retro-meets-modern line of dinnerware I love.
Check out eight prints I can’t stop thinking about in Prints: May Edition.
I’m loving the selection of textiles at Twofold.
Monica Ramos‘ paintings are making me daydream about the beach.

Mar
20

Teenage

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I’m completely fascinated with this film. Teenage is a documentary about the emergence of the concept of being a teenager in the first half of the 20th century. The film tells the stories of four teenagers – from a German girl in the Hitler Youth to an African-American Boy Scout – through archival materials and diary entries. As of March 16th it should be in select theaters.

Teenagers didn’t always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, whether party-crazed Flappers or hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn’t matter – this was a new idea of how people come of age. They were all “Teenagers.”

 

Jan
03

Happy Weekend

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01/ After Christmas, discarded Christmas trees.
02/ The 124 United States that could have been (fascinating to the geography nerd).
03/ These miniature models of artists in their studios are incredible.
04/ A polka-dot bomber from World War II.
05/ I might steal a few of Woody Guthrie’s resolutions from 1942!
06/ Frozen in a Bubble makes me want to grab some bubbles and head outside.
07/ Swing Rest is just begging for a nap.
08/ Jack the Australian cattle dog balances the 12 days of Christmas!
09/ Animal Lace is one of the prettiest examples of 3D printing I’ve seen yet.
10/ Room-sized collages of colorful cups and paper.

This week (and last week) on Design Crush:
I Love the World, a killer graphic series of cities the designer has visited.
My (imaginary) New Year’s Eve party went off without a hitch!
The best mortar and pestles from Tahir Mahmood.
This textile series – Still – shows off nature at her best.
We hope you had a very merry Christmas and a happy start to 2014!
We reviewed the best of 2013 in food + cocktails, DIYs, art, style, house + home, and paper goods.
Some of Cross Street‘s art will definitely decorate our walls in 2014.
A peek at my Insta December.
We crushed on the abstract paintings of Emily Gherard.
Fourteen notebooks to help you plan everything big in the new year!
Beautiful pixelated floral screen prints from Elizabeth Corkery.

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
22

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01/ Even Ken and Barbie have a less than perfect life together, In the Dollhouse.
02/ A serpentine pedestrian bridge to be built in Changsha, China
03/ Tissue Animals brings tissue paper creatures to life with stop motion animation.
04/ 3,000 slats of wood form a maze/fence in Copenhagen for Trylletromler.
05/ The Kelpies tower over the Forth & Clyde canal in Falkirk, Scotland.
06/ Would you take a spin on the Swing at the End of the World?
07/ An entire alphabet on the wings of butterflies!
08/ Into the Mirror is a fashion shoot with an extra artsy twist.
09/ There are several way to help the typhoon victims in the Philippines, pick one and do it.
10/ Drinking your tea is lame, try inhaling it at The Breathable Tea Room.

This week on Design Crush:
Have you entered our awesome giveaway with Imm Living?! DO IT.
Twelve of the best DIYs from November. For you to create during all that time you don’t have.
Loving Grandiflora, a new shop on the home scene!
Tips&Tricks for entertaining this holiday season and throughout the year.
The ultimate warm weather wear roundup – including coats, hats, scarves, and mittens!
Five of my favorite art prints as of late.
The search for the perfect Christmas cookies. I’ve narrowed it down to 8!
We’ve started our coverage of holiday cards with part 1.
And we’ve continued 2014 calendars with part 4!

Nov
18

November DIYs

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Jul
11

Transition

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Nike Schröder’s most recent exhibit, Transition, is stunning. Schröder has a way with string that I’ve never seen before, each piece seems at once calculated and haphazard. If you’re in L.A. and would like to see it for yourself swing by Walter Marcel Gallery!

 

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May
07

Not Your Grandma’s Florals

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Floral Rhapsody Collared Blouse from ThreadSence // White Floral Print Shirt Dress from Wallis // Locket Floral-Print Molded Bikini by Nicky Zimmerman

These aren’t you grandma’s florals, that’s for sure. (Unless your grandma is prone to wearing a floral bikini, in which case I would like to make her acquaintance.) Sweet, bold, and everything in between – there’s no wrong way to wear this patterned trend!

 

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Kimono Floral Seductress One Piece by Nanette Lepore // Bella Tropical Floral Body-Conscious Dress by Whistles // Floral-Jacquard Dress by Marni

 

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Swing Dress in Floral Print by Oh My Love // White Lapel Long Sleeve Floral Chiffon Blouse by Sheinside // Jumpsuit in Floral Butterfly Print by Eleven Paris

Jan
09

Alt Summit 2013 Wardrobe Planner + Packing List

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It’s almost time! Alt Summit is only a few weeks away and I’m sure everyone’s wardrobe planning is in full swing. For the third year in a row I’ve put together a little wardrobe planner and packing list for you to download and get organized with. It’s helped me massively every year, I don’t overpack (can you say carry-on?) and I know exactly what I’ll be dressing in for each day and event saving valuable time. You can download the 8.5 x 11″ file right here.

Pssst… if you’re interested in learning more about getting organized and planning your time at Alt sign up for my free Alt Channel class that’s happening this Saturday!

Dec
14

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01/ A necklace of family memories.
02/ And then a giant duck floated down the River Thames.
03/ I want to swing on this art exhibit so badly!
04/ A nativity for the minimalist.
05/ Printable wrapping paper for classic video game lovers.
06/ A lamp that blows bubbles!
07/ Beautiful architectural watercolors.
08/ How babies are really made.
09/ Sculptures made of thousands of pennies.
10/ A clever Urban Shelf.