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This week on Design Crush:
I’d love to crawl right inside one of Jotaká‘s paper family portraits.
Crushing on Martone Cycling Co.‘s monotone beautiful bicycles.
Step out on an airplane’s wings through Claire Harvey’s Postcards.
Dreaming of filling my home with Haus Candle‘s ten scents.
Large scale installations bursting with shape and color by Crystal Wagner.
Hanahzo soaps are like art for your bathroom.
I love the illustrative and graphic words of Jesús Perea.

Design Crush elsewhere:
5 tips for super smooth travel that I’ve come to rely on.
It’s the perfect weather for a cup of tea right now, and here’s how I make the best cup.
My bar cart is always in rotation, here are 5 ways I keep it ready for entertaining at a moment’s notice.
Let’s go autumn camping!


Design Crush x eBay

A series we used to run last year – Tips + Tricks – is making a return in a different form. Design Crush has partnered with eBay to bring you a series of guides between now and the holidays showing off different seasonal themes, projects, and advice. I’m really looking forward to stepping back into these shoes and sharing some interesting, helpful things with you over the next few months! Here are the first ten guides that went live in September, and I’ll be popping in here and there to share more with you. Just click on the image to head over.

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Jesús Perea

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Madrid-born Jesús Perea is both a graphic designer and illustrator, the influences of one always present in the work of the other. I really enjoy the way he views the boundaries of the page and the color choices – or lack thereof – that he makes. Right now Perea’s focus is on creating limited edition prints of his work, a massive collection of these pieces are available for purchase in his shop.


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Hanahzo Soaps

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Soap that may as well be art for your bathroom? YES, PLEASE. Hanahzo is a Korean brand with the tagline pause your life, which I need to do just a little more often. With these delicious looking toiletries in the bath or sitting on the counter I imagine that might be a little easier to do. And yes, they do ship internationally!


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Crystal Wagner

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Crystal Wagner‘s large-scale installations are the stuff creative dreams are made of. The colorful organic shapes seem to grow and burst at the seems right before your eyes as each piece multiplies and develops. If you pay attention you’ll note the natural occurrences  – forest-like themes, groves, etc. – that are inspired by Wagner’s extended stays in national parks like Yellowstone and Joshua Tree. (But if you’re too busy staring in awe I can’t blame you.)


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Haus Candles

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You read about a company, you ooh and ahh at the packaging, and then you finally see (smell) it in person and get it. Such was the case with Haus Candles. Each of the their ten scents is named after a type of haus that is the inspiration behind the carefully developed scent. That, partnered with the styling below, has me lock, stock, and barrel.


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Claire Harvey / Postcards


If you’re a nervous flyer you may want to skip ahead rather than look at this Postcards series by Claire Harvey. Because yes, those are tiny people balancing on the wings of airplanes mid-flight. Harvey creates each one during her own travels by taping acetate to the window and letting those creative juices flow!


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Martone Cycling Co.

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I’ve been sitting on (no pun intended) these beautiful bicycle specimens for over a month now – have you ever seen a more visually appealing set of bikes in your life? Martone Cycling Co., helmed by designer Lorenzo Martone, creates these monotone wonders. Martone has harbored an obsession with bicycles since receiving his first one and Marton Cycling Co. is the intersection of his fashion and design worlds. The result is nothing short of a statement. Take a peek at the full line of bikes and accessories.


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I’m not a cuddler when it comes to bedtime, but even I want to crawl inside one of Jotaká‘s paper cut family portraits and rest for awhile. I love the Gumby-like qualities their extremities take on and how they’re even sharing a pillow. Check out more of Jotaká’s illustrative talents over at his Etsy shop.


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