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06

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

 

Jul
03

Happy Weekend

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01/ Notifly lets you know about a scheduled meeting by blowing a bubble!
02/ Get CallerID for your front door with Peeple‘s wireless camera.
03/ A handy chart sharing how long fresh produce will last once you buy it.
04/ This year’s Serpentine Pavilion honors the London Underground with a secret corridor.
05/ The Mason Watch is like is basically a sculpture for your wrist.
06/ Stefaan De Croock (aka Strook) uses discarded doors to create giant street murals.
07/ Gum, not just chewing these days – check out Maurizio Savini‘s sculptures.
08/ Meet Mr. Head, a vacuum cleaner turned artist.
09/ Jon Alameda throws the tiniest 1-inch scale miniature pottery.
10/ A Philadelphia church was transformed thanks to lots of paracord and Aaron Asis.

This week on Design Crush:
Mixed media photo and sketch collages by Joe Rudko.
I’ll be dreaming of these Weekend Sunbeds all summer long.
Colorful, geometric asphalt jewelry from The Good Machinery.
Make your own footwear with Pikkpack.
Stunning pastel female portraiture by Hsiao-Ron Cheng.
I’d love to fill my kitchen with pieces from Fringe and Fettle Ceramics.
Incredibly realistic watercolor hands from the brush of Martha Ossowska Persson.
Loving the pins and prints coming out of The BlkSmith Co.
The blueberry upside-down cake I’ll be making until the little guys run out.

Jul
02

Martha Ossowska Persson

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If you’re an artist, or if you’ve ever talked to one about their craft, you’ve likely encountered the complaint of just how difficult human hands can be to depict. But you’ve probably never met up with Martha Ossowska Persson. She has flat-out mastered the creation of watercolor hands in every pose imaginable, taking them right out of ordinary to the extraordinary.

 

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Jun
26

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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
18

Tiff Manuell

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We’ve all heard the reference that fashion is art, but what about when it actually is? Meet Tiff Manuell, a designer and artist from Adelaide, Australia. She creates a range of hand-painted accessories, each one completely unique thanks to her process. Tiff works by first painting canvases with bright colors and patterns, then cutting that canvas up and placing it inside a PVC outer shell before sewing and adding trim. Bags of all sizes and purpose, statement neckpieces, collars, and cuffs are all created in the same manner.

 

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Because I tend to dress in mostly neutrals, Tiff’s pieces have been an amazing dose of pattern and color for summer. Inside each bag she takes the time to stitch in a one-of-a-kind logo, just one last special touch that makes every piece feel just for you.

 

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Tiff also creates these dramatic statement necklaces from cut strips of painted canvas that are real showstoppers, color and pattern galore. I’ve been hanging mine on the wall as art when I’m not busy wearing it, and I always get so many compliments when paired with a plain tee or tank.

Long story short – I’ve got a crush, and it’s a big one.

 

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Jun
05

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01/ Louise Zhang’s Slosh Samples are beautifully grotesque.
02/ Travelbox acts as a pop-up hotel room for avid travelers.
03/ The Szczecin Philharmonic Hall in Poland is white done right.
04/ A hanging felt cradle inspired by the womb, check out Little Nest.
05/ Mmuseumm is a tiny museum of found objects housed in a former freight elevator in NYC.
06/ The world’s longest + highest glass bottom bridge – the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Skywalk – is about to open in China.
07/ City Museum in St. Louis is a 10-story former shoe factory transformed into an urban playground.
08/ Love these 11 BMWs that famous artists have turned into masterpieces.
09/ Kaffeeform Cups are coffee cups made out of coffee grounds!
10/ The effects of love on identical stuffed animals.

This week on Design Crush:
Ten fresh art prints to amp up your decor in Print Edition: June.
Loving the refined work of Lyngby Porcelain.
Rambling towns from the hand of Amy Casey.
Crushing hard on Kate Blegvad’s jewelry – Datter Industries.
Soft, pretty brand work from Babeth Lafon.
Your cocktail needs this geometric drink rocks set!
Vibrantly quirky paintings from Jessie Breakwell.
Urban Kraft paper bags are super durable and even washable.
Mayice creates stained glass out of something completely unexpected.

Jun
04

Jessie Breakwell

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Offbeat, quirky, and absolutely wonderful. Those are the three things that immediately come to mind after viewing the work of Jessie Breakwell. Jessie’s vibrant paintings are the perfect escape from reality, her most famous series being Tropicana featuring animals oozing with personality. Make some of Jessie’s art your own in her shop.

 

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Jun
02

Amy Casey

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My mind works in a mostly practical fashion, so art that does the opposite always stops me in my tracks. Amy Casey‘s rambling/stacked/suspended neighborhoods and cities make my thoughts chase each other in circles. I think I need more of that in my life.

 

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Jun
01

Print Edition: June

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Diamonds and Monsters by The Adventures Of // Dots – I by Elizabeth Fredriksson // Hug More by Beauchamping // I Do What I Want by Sams Simple Decor // Lunar Fruit by J.P. Ormiston

 

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Thumbs Up by Strawberry Moth // Mermaid by Matou en Peluche // Painted Protea Pattern by Micklyn // Patchwork by Holly Exley Illustration // Wipeout by Stephanie Sherman

 

May
25

Michela Picchi

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On this first unofficial day of summer the work of Michela Picchi seems like a good fit. A rich, saturated palette is a hallmark of her style along with an amazing graphic appeal. The Italian-born, Berlin-based Picchi works with some big name brands as well as creating for herself.

 

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