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This week on Design Crush:
Ten fresh prints to change up your art game this month.
Crazy about the design for the Pot Cradle.
We revealed the brand new Design Crush logo and site design!
Simple, beautiful watercolors by Satsuma Shibuya.
Tomás Saraceno’s Becoming Aerosolar installation is like candy.
Fall in love with Sunny Eckerle’s Brooklyn Bodega Cats.
Then get your own cat a new bed from Siamese Social Club!
Colorful, experimental paintings and sculptures from Louise Zhang.

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Print Edition: July

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Watermelon by Lu West Studio // Figure No.1 by Steven Beckly // Black Folk Circle by Yellowlion // Leather Tools Taxonomy by Mandy Mohler Photography // This Ain’t My First Time At the Rodeo by Baron von Fancy

 

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National Parks from Schoolhouse Electric // Rock Hand by Strawberry Moth // Sea Green Ocean by Tricia McKellar // Spring by Boyoun Kim // The Anatomy of a Cactus by Rachel Ignotofsky

 

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Fumi Koike

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My days are filled with my routine, my work, and my pets for the most part – I’m a homebody. The second I saw Fumi Koike‘s art that focuses on life’s domesticities I felt comforted. Those moments when we recognize a piece of ourselves in another can be breathtaking, especially when they’re captured so lovingly.

 

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Happy Weekend

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01/ Elemental Turntable is the best looking simple turntable for vinyl newbies.
02/ Artist 1010 created a giant optical illusion on a highway – Le Périphiérique.
03/ Check out Kit Animalium – a 3D chocolate animal kit!
04/ Mimi O Chun’s Stuffed Hipster Emblems are detailed and awesome.
05/ I’m convinced these paper clips would up my organization game.
06/ Crushing on Christoph Niemann’s Brush Girl.
07/ Take a peek at 12 of the best in coffee brewing technology.
08/ Explosive dance portraits by Alexander Yakovlev capture powerful movement.
09/ Akilah Hughes documented her week in a visual diary of used makeup wipes.
10/ A government building in New Mexico has a cat library where workers can check out adoptable cats!

This week on Design Crush:
Let your playful side out with these Scribble Rugs.
Download this desktop wallpaper that was inspired by summer + HP Sprout!
Incredible architectural reliefs from Chisel & Mouse.
Definitely snatching up my sign in the Good Twin’s Zodiac Pin + Post.
Cosmic Nuggets’ Maskz series is colorful and dark – in other words perfect.
Admit it, you have a summer wish list all thought out too.
Laura Agusti’s Ashdown Cats are amazing.
Fourteen Father’s Day cards… because it’s this coming Sunday.
Bryan Ray‘s incredible work is teeming with color and loads of momentum.

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Babeth Lafon

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I’m feeling the work of Babeth Lafon in a major way this week. A lot of her work is for brands being as she got her start as a graphic designer/art director in France and Austria before relocating to Berlin. I have incredible amounts of respect for artists who bring their own style to big brand work and Babeth is a master. Some of her work is available for purchase in her shop.

 

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Nettie Wakefield

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Pencil might seem like the simplest medium to work with, but I’ve always found it far from that. Just because you can use an eraser doesn’t make it entirely forgiving. By now you should know of my obsession for any form of art dealing with hair, and I think that speaks to the difficulties I have in creating it myself. Nettie Wakefield has mastered the medium, and the hair, with aplomb.

 

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