Jul
01

Fringe and Fettle Ceramics

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Joanna Buyert is the potter behind Fringe and Fettle Ceramics, though she admits it took quite awhile to settle on one artistic discipline as a focus. After a lifetime of creating and making, Joanna went with pottery because of its endless possibilities. I love her simple functional pieces that are sure to make daily activities involving them much more pleasant.

 

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Jul
01

Hsiao-Ron Cheng

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I feel like Hsiao-Ron Cheng has nailed the girls of summer look. Her digital portraits with their washed out pastel tones remind me of all things sun-bleached, and I really can’t get enough of them. If you need your own check out her shop and add to your print collection.

 

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Jun
30

Pikkpack

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Pikkpack is leather footwear that you assemble yourself. There are only 3 pieces of material – the sole, the upper, and the shoelaces. And because the wearer is involved in the making the shoes can be shipped in lighter, smaller packages using less material and conserving natural resources. Pikkpack just launched a rubber soled version and the ability to customize your pair with color.

 

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Jun
30

The Good Machinery

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I’ve been obsessing over every single piece of jewelry from The Good Machinery for the past week. Each piece in the asphalt collection is unique in color and pattern, which is the result of the free form mixing of resins, pigments, and additives. Everything is lightweight and basically unbreakable and my goodness, those colors. (Also, SALE ALERT! A bunch of pieces are on big time sale right.)

 

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Jun
29

Weekend Sunbed

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It’s pouring down rain as I type this, and it basically has been raining every day for the past few weeks. Not all day but for parts at least. Anyway, my desire to bask in the sun is at a high and these Weekend Sunbeds look like an ideal place to lounge with a book in one hand and a cocktail in the other. Choose from twelve colors.

 

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Jun
29

Joe Rudko

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Loving these abstract mixed media pieces by artist Joe Rudko. The cut up packaging and photographs are recognizable for what they originally were, but taken out of context and paired with colored pencil sketches everything works together to create something fresh and new.

 

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Jun
26

Happy Weekend

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01/ A husband giving his ex wife half of everything turned out to be a stunt ad campaign.
02/ Stephen McMennamy’s #ComboPhotos result in super funny juxtapositions.
03/ Battery-powered LED cloud lights are pure magic.
04/ Lovely reimagined paintbrushes from Rebecca Szeto.
05/ Universal Everything transformed the Sydney Opera House into a living mural.
06/ From afar Antony Gormley‘s sculptures look like real beach-goers.
07/ Eye-popping street art made entirely from masking tape by Buff Diss.
08/ The London Bridge was turned into a rainbow pathway this Monday.
09/ Jyo John Mullor‘s created a set of helmets that look like human heads.
10/ Sydney is currently hosing Masakazu Shirane’s Light Origami.

This week on Design Crush:
Luis Dilger’s digital City Layouts are also available as prints.
These V Necklaces from Jenna Rowe are the perfect minimal accessory.
Drop cloths and paint rags are absolutely transformed in the hands of Megan Nicolson.
Get organized with these painted beechwood magnets – Stick-Up Sticks.
Learn all about strawberryluna‘s rad screen prints in our latest PGH Maker Profile.
I’m ready to outfit my nest out with summer bed linens.
Loving these floral neon linoleum prints from Gabriela Ibarra.
Try granita 10 ways this season.
Beautiful painted bus stops in Belarus captured by Alexandra Soldatova.

Jun
26

Alexandra Soldatova / It Must Be Beautiful

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Alexandra Soldatova‘s It Must Be Beautiful is a photo project in her native country of Belarus. Its people like everything to be clean, neat, and beautiful – even the most commonplace things. The paintings on bus stops that are captured through her lens are made through local authorities by unknown artists with the sole purpose of beautifying the empty landscape.

 

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Jun
25

Granitas 10 Ways

Every summer get together (and Monday) deserves a sweet ending. But who wants something rich and heavy when warm weather eating is about all things fresh and light? Enter the granita, a fancy slush if you will. This icy concoction couldn’t be easier to bring to life, and a splash of alcohol makes it very adult friendly. These ten version are on my radar for summer tasting.

 

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Jun
25

Gabriela Ibarra

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You can file these pieces by Gabriela Ibarra in the She Made That How? file. The short answer is that they’re linoleum prints. The long(er) answer is that Ibarra begins the process by layering collaged tissue paper, then arranges each lino-print flower, and finally paints and draws on top of the botanical layers she’s created. The neon end result is utterly fantastic.

 

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(via The Jealous Curator)