Happy Weekend

1/Rent this floating house on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef  2/Brian Finke captures sad desk lunches  3/Emillie Ferris’ hyperrealistic embroidered pet portraits  4/Check out the new IKEA museum  5/Nike’s summer shoe collab is a floral dream come true  6/Haroshi carves stacked skateboard decks into colorful sculptures  7/Japanese restaurant serves noodles in elegant ice bowls  8/A dizzying infographic takes us through 146 years of music  9/Instagram chef turns junk food into next level cuisine  10/A collection of colorful crafted ceilings  11/Send your friends an envelope of the night sky


1/Backpacks + Rucksacks  2/Conrad Crispin Jones  3/Designer Fund / Moniker  4/Graham Yarrington  5/Kate Hush  6/Laura Jane Scott  7/Tips + Tricks: Food Styling and Photography  8/Print Edition: August 2016  9/Tacopedia


Tips + Tricks: Food Styling and Photography

Apt 34-Design Crush
Apt. 34


I’m endlessly fascinated by food styling and photography because when it’s executed in an interesting way, well, it just doesn’t get any better. Time and time again I find I’m drawn to a certain style of the art that’s equal parts delicious and creative – I definitely want to jump into the photo and devour whatever’s on display but I’m also deconstructing just what makes it so beautiful.

Check out these tips and tricks whether you’re looking to amp up your Instagram lunch shots, an aspiring food blogger, or just love amateur photography.

  1. Play with light and shadow
  2. Experiment with interesting cropping
  3. Take direct overhead photos
  4. Play with action shots
  5. Show off the messy aftermath
  6. Display deconstructed ingredients
  7. Showcase the monochromatic


Coco Cake Land-Design Crush
Coco Cake Land


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Garnish & Glaze


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Grant Cornett


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Joseph de Leo


Kang Kim-Design Crush
Kang Kim


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Local Milk


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Rachel Correra


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Rachel Korinek


Shay Cochrane-Design Crush
Shay Cochrane


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Stephanie Gonot


Tatjana Ristanic


Benoit Paillé / Surreal Mexico

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I’ve yet to travel to Mexico, but Benoit Paillé‘s Surreal Mexico series captures what it looks like in my mind’s eye. Hot, sultry, and a little dirty around the edges. These photographs aren’t set up, rather they’re spontaneous and use a flash and color gels to get the effects seen. Surreal pictures without extensive retouching and digital manipulation is a real treat these days!


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Matthias Heiderich

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I could write about Matthias Heiderich for days, both because his architectural photography is so good and because there’s such a plethora of it to explore. He always seems to be looking up and out, busily capturing everyday beauty that others don’t seem to see on their own.


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(via Creative Boom)


Happy Weekend

1/Edward Hopper’s paintings are brought to life by film director Gustav Deutsch.  2/Ralph Graf documents the emptiness of abandoned houses and military bases.  3/In Pizza Hunt friends travel the world taking photos of old Pizza Huts.  4/Laura Zalenga creates dreamscapes inspired by the Brothers Grimm.  5/Lee Stewart‘s minimal tattoo style mimics brushstrokes.  6/Haruka Misawa‘s 3D printed waterscape aquariums.  7/Molekule, the molecular air purifier.  8/A wheelchair that might actually change lives.  9/Truck-A-Float, a hotel in Rockaway.  10/Vivid Sydney cloaks the city is a display of vibrant lights.


1/Angel Oloshove  2/Cecile van Hanja  3/12 July DIYs  4/Katy Ann Gilmore  5/Nicole Tijoux  6/My 3 Cats + Helping Purina Help Cats in Need  7/Su-Jeong NAM  8/4 Manicures I Might Actually Try


Happy Weekend

1/Jidouhanbaiki is a photo series that explores Japan’s obsession with vending machines   2/Chihiro Ogura creates cookie masterpieces inspired by cultural Japanese motifs   3/Inks, a modernist art app disguised as a pinball puzzler   4/Rippling liquid marble mimics a flowing river in Petit Loire   5/Serpentine tattoos by Mirko Sata weave black and white ink together   6/A model painted with glowing makeup lights up beautifully under UV light in Neon Dream   7/Paper flowers by Haruka Misawa   8/Hair stenciling in the new trend everyone will be trying   9/France has a wine theme park, La Cité du Vin   10/The Beach Vault will keep your stuff from getting stolen at the beach


1/Happy 4th of July   2/Print Edition: July 2016   3/Bonnie and Neil   4/Anna King   5/WKNDLA   6/Endre Penovác   7/To Wallpaper or Not to Wallpaper   8/Leslie Weaver


Mária Švarbová

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I’m often fooled into thinking a painting is a photo, but rarely the other way around. As much as I’ve seen of Mária Švarbová‘s pool-centric work lately, I never realized they were photographs rather than pigment on canvas until reading it on her site. Mária’s overexposed Swimm and Swimming Pool series feel downright unreal and otherworldly.


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Print Edition: June 2016


Boathouse Artifacts Taxonomy by Mandy Mohler Photography // Change of Plans by Playtype //
Earth by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. // Ecuador Earthquake Lithograph by Juan Miguel Marin
(all proceeds from this sale will help the children of Portoviejo) // El Cacto by J3 Production



Heart Anatomy by Art Kurka // High Five by Playtype // The Foothills by Jenny Tiffany //
Tin of Sardines by Ruth Broadway // Whale Scale by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.