I’m excited to share that I’m teaming up with one of my favorite Oklahoma City shops! Come to Chirps & Cheers Saturday, March 8th at 2pm as we kick off their REAL PEOPLE series. The premise behind it all is that in today’s internet-addled world it’s easy to know people without really knowing them. I’ll be talking about how Design Crush got started, sharing some secrets, and answering your questions. It’s free to attend and no doubt the socializing will be top-notch. So if you’re in the OKC area please stop by, I’d love to meet you!
Copenhagen by Vifa is equal parts retro and modern. That color palette, that Kvadrat fabric, all of it comes together to make a completely appealing audio solution with obvious Nordic influences. Even the volume buttons are embroidered! My hands are also throwing themselves together for the smart Copenhagen visual campaign. Available in six colors, if this well-designed audio equipment sounds hand as good as it looks you can sign me up.
Robert Roth‘s landscape paintings make me feeeeel things. Lots of them remind me of my time spent here in Oklahoma, where I’ve witnessed some of the most brilliant sunsets and driven through beautifully vast plains. I won’t even get into the thunderstorms, just know that they’re pretty epic.
(via The Jealous Curator)
01/ An African ghost town in Namibia is being reclaimed by the desert.
02/ Maya Hayuk has created an incredible geometric mural on the Bowery Wall.
03/ In Neighbors, photographer Arne Svenson peers through strangers windows.
04/ Incredibly precise geometric sandcastles built by Calvin Seibert.
05/ Photographer Ger Kelliher captures high speed sea foam.
06/ Playful speed sketches of people doing everyday things.
07/ Repurposed vintage bike parts have been turned into functional “taxidermy” racks!
08/ The Urban Prisoner captures candid shots of New York over three decades.
09/ Life Once Removed is one artist’s snarky response to society’s expectations of women.
10/ Yoonjin Lee gives lost items in NYC a voice by making little signs for them.
This week on Design Crush:
If you haven’t already, have a listen to Mixtape #33: Hello Hello.
I can’t gets enough of the vibrant art of Kristi Kohut.
I have a new favorite pair of glasses, they’re from the Warby Parker Spring Collection 2014.
It’s all about perception, check out Buildings Made of Sky.
So many pretty jewelry pieces in Son of a Sailor’s LAND collection.
Here are 12 February DIYs for your monthly dose of creativity.
A Van in the Sea has me longing for a road trip and the stars.
Susan Connor New York is nailing subtly hued geometric textiles!
Shibori is trending all over the place.
I’m thrilled to see Susan Connor of SusyJack fame branching out into the world of textiles! She’s a self-taught pattern designer whose new new shop – Susan Connor New York – is full of textiles that are both modern and relaxed. Most of the pieces are being created in limited runs to afford Susan the ability to consistently explore and create new and exciting things. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how this line evolves!
In 2011 Alessandro Puccinelli decided to buy a 1983 Hymer motorhome and drive it along the south coast of Portugal to some of his favorite places. Every night he took a photo before going to sleep, A Van in the Sea is the beautiful end result.
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I’ve been a fan of Austin-based Son of a Sailor since their start, and as they release their third handmade collection – LAND – I’m just as enamored as ever. William Knopp and Jessica Tata found inspiration for their latest work in the geographic forms and colors of the western frontier, leading to brass geometric forms and bold color choices. The collection features a variety of gems, intricate beading and metalwork, and an exploration of the lines and patterns found in nature. So perfect for spring and summer.
You see it, right? Peter Wenger has created negative architectural space in the midst of the hustle and bustle of New York City in Buildings Made of Sky. He’s turned the cityscape upside down to reveal an invisible construction space that dazzles and delights, once again proving life is all about perception.