I’m completely intrigued by these raw metalwork pieces from Jamie Spinello. Jamie crafts her jewelry from copper, aluminum, and brass but my favorite medium has to be the blackened copper seen here. The Egyptian design influence is evident, but I love how geometric, modern, and sometimes downright medieval her necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings appear. (via Design Milk)
Pretty lacy underthings are fun to talk about. What your pretty lacy underthings can turn into during the most un-fun week of the month or during a pregnancy is another story. Here is where Dear Kate has you covered in every possible way – the undies are incredibly comfortable and lined with three leak-resistant moisture wicking layers. (Also, they’re sexier than about 50% of my current lingerie drawer.) I own the pair on the bottom right and can’t wait to pick up a high-waisted pair to wear under dresses.
There’s something primal and beautiful about Corbett Sparks’ Fangs series of watercolors. Sparks focuses on the mouths of predators, capturing them in a moment of gaping rage/joy. You can purchase originals or prints in his Etsy shop.
01/ Who wouldn’t want golden balloons holding up their coffee table??
02/ Beautiful outdoor sculpture of women floating in midair.
03/ Cement people dangling from umbrellas.
04/ Darkened Cities, photos of major cities in blackout mode.
05/ Pantone-inspired scarves!
06/ Time-lapse photos of nude dancers.
07/ Temporary Nimbus Clouds bring the weather indoors.
08/ Origami mosaics.
09/ Firewall, an interactive fabric surface.
10/ What happens when you wakeboard in a cranberry bog?
These fused glass baubles from Lone Mine remind me of my favorite pre-school snack – layered Jell-o! Each jewel is painstakingly formed first in a kiln and then ground by hand, featuring naturally occurring bubbles and a highly polished surface for a one-of-a-kind piece. I think my favorite is the one directly below, the remnants of a melted snowcone come to mind – yum!
January brings with it an almost unbearable urge to purge and organize, and I always seem to start in the kitchen. I go through the dishes and cookware to see what needs tossed or donated, then my (embarrassingly large) dish towel collection to decide which ones I’m no longer in love with. If I were in need of adding to my collection these eight would definitely be moving in to my cabinets!
ROW 1: Knife’s Edge by Ktaadn // Grey Floral Dish Towel by Lisa Rupp Design // Outer Space Tea Towel by Leah Duncan ROW 2: LOVE Linen Tea Towel by STUDIOPATRO // Deer Tea Towel by Gingiber ROW 3: Makelike A Walk In The Forest Tea Towel by House&Hold // Party For Great Britain! Tea Towel by Culture Label // Misdirection Tea Towel by Wit & Whistle
Seed Money is definitely one of those things I wish I’d thought of first – it looks like the real thing (right down to the roll!) and grows colorful flowers and vegetables once tucked into the soil! It’s hand-illustrated and letterpress printed onto thick paper that’s embedded with the seeds. How fun would it be to leave a few in different places for unsuspecting people to find?! (via Notcot)
I don’t own a gun, but I’ve always loved the graphic geometric look of a shooting target. Jennifer Davis took things even further in an artsy direction with her quirky characters that make me want to do everything but shoot at them! You can purchase your own custom hand-painted paper shooting target in Jennifer’s Etsy shop. It’s only the second day of the new year and owning one is already on my wish list for 2013! (via The Jealous Curator)
Well, did I surprise you?! I’ve been working with Cooper House since September on this shiny new version of Design Crush and it’s been tough to keep my mouth shut, but I thought New Year’s Day would be the perfect start for a new and improved site!
You’ll notice a few new additions that should make the site a little more intuitive. My favorites are the Share/Tweet/Pin icons that you’ll find at the bottom of each and every post. We stayed true to the drop down Categories and Archive menus in the sidebar and added icons for About and Press. You can also see we switched back to the white background. The dark grey was a fun experiment, but I’m a minimal girl at heart!
There may be a few glitches during the first day or so until everything gets ironed out, please feel free to let us know if anything isn’t functioning properly for you. I hope you love this new look as much as I do!