Liz Payne

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Good things happen when Liz Payne combines hand painted textiles with embroidered thread, wool, beads, and sequins. The real aha moment came along when she realized her art is interesting from both sides. So to capitalize Liz created a frame that allows you to view it from both sides – genius. I also love the pouch and shoes she’s created, available for sale along with her art in Liz’s shop Flirting with Yellow.


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Stone Shelf

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Simple product, simple name, so much impact. Stone Shelf from Fort Standard is a small marble piece (11.5″ x 5″ x 6″) that mounts to the wall with two brass thumb screws – the perfect size for setting keys, your phone, or just about anything.


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Belinda Rodriguez

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Paper sculptures, hair art, and tattoos? Be still my heart! Belinda Rodriguez pulls out her skills as a freelance designer and illustrator to create these beauties created from layered paper and small hand-drawn embellishments.


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Mother’s Day Cards

If your mom is even half as amazing as mine you’ve struck gold. The lady who birthed me is my #1 fan, my best friend, and my anchor in this sometimes crazy world. My grandmother has also been a huge influence on me, as well as my aunt. So don’t just celebrate your mother on Mother’s Day, let all of the incredible women in your life know just how appreciated they truly are.



ROW 1: Egg Press // The Good Twin Co. // Rifle Paper Co.
ROW 2: Ashkahn // Sycamore Street Press // Sea + Lake Paper Co.
ROW 3: My Dear Fellow Co. // Moglea
ROW 4: Denote Stationery // Ink Meets Paper // Hairpin Letterpress
ROW 5: The Detroit Card Co. // One Canoe Two // our heiday



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Miniature dioramas make me anxious by nature, they’re just so tiny and the artist has to be so precise. Toronto’s Talwst creates his version in antique ring boxes, though the events within often take place in present day. He describes the process as meditative, just going to show it takes a special kind of person to give the detail required to these small masterpieces.


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Gamma Folk

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Gamma Folk founder and designer Lily Piyathaisere combines traditional techniques, including natural dyeing, weaving, braiding and ceramics to create her folksy line of statement pieces. If ever there was one jewelry line perfect summer, this just might be it.


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Showcase Mirror

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I’m forever looking for inventive new ways to display my favorite things, and it looks like Showcase Mirror is onto something good. The background mirror and encasing plastic bubble sit within a wooden frame, inside there’s a little ledge to rest the enclosed item upon. Available for order in different finishes and sizes right now.


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Happy Weekend

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01/ If you guess Clip Bag is a purse that looks like an office clip you’re spot on.
02/ Loving this geometric pouf that’s partially made out of concrete.
03/ James Nizam wraps reflective tape around architectural details.
04/ Freedom Cove is a 12 platform floating home in Canada!
05/ Sylvain Viau delivers on the hover cars we’ve been waiting for.
06/ Street artist JR‘s latest in NYC has made the cover of The New York Times Magazine.
07/ A Japanese smartphone game where the goal is to collect as many cats as possible!
08/ Stunning pieces from Raw Edges Design Studio made from dyed end cuts of timber.
09/ A-Holes: A Type Book is such a fun idea.
10/ Freeline skates are basically a small skateboard for each foot – would you dare?

This week on Design Crush:
It’s cooled down quite a bit the second half of this week, Sang the Swallow‘s cozy paintings are a perfect fit.
I’ve been trying to look up more often and See for Yourself: A Visual Guide to Everyday Beauty drives that idea home.
Feather Studies are especially timely as well.
Happy National Card + Letter Writing Month! Celebrate my sending out some snail mail.
Whimsical animal sculptures from Hella Jongerius.
All Streets catalogues every street in every state (and some countries)!
Beautiful melted ice cream treats photographed by Michael Massaia.
Prep yourself for Cinco de Mayo with margaritas 12 ways.
Check out Owen Gents‘ work that’s both dreamy and tragic.


Owen Gent

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Bristol, England-based illustrator and designer Owen Gent creates some tragically dreamy stuff. You can easily see the overlap between his two creative worlds, especially in his particular logo design style. Pop over to his shop to make a piece your own!


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