Matt W Moore / Summit Mosaics

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During a residency in Utah Matt W. Moore took full advantage of the outdoors to develop a series that would allow him to explore the local beauty, create hands-on work, and celebrate the native color palette of the landscape. The result is his Summit Mosaics series of mandalas created entirely with foraged pieces – river pebbles and stones, shale, red rocks, dead Aspen branches, bark from evergreens, cattails, and dried wild grasses.

 

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1/ Shower to the People, a mobile unit that provides free showers to St. Louis’ homeless
2/ Japan’s Ghostbusters-inspired marshmallow burger
3/ Beautiful tooled leather bike saddles
4/ Paris’ first floating hotel
5/ Bit Leaves: square flowers and plants by Baku Maeda
6/ The lunar cycle displayed through 15,000 colorful origami birds
7/ Vibrant, realistic frescoes painted over old building facades
8/ Charming cut paper silhouettes transform famous U.S. landmarks
9/ How to give a car a wicked paint job using gravity
10/ Sweet Dreams
11/ This musician tattoos the names of suicide survivors among his fans
12/ Greenlid compostable compost bin

 

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1/ Alexandria Coe
2/ Print Edition: September 2016
3/ Lisa Sofield
4/ Nick Pena
5/ Oxford Pennant
6/ Thomas Mailaender’s Illustrated People
7/ 12 places to find great bedding
8/ Where to Eat Pizza
9/ The world of Whirlpool

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Cai Guo Qiang

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This weekend – Labor Day here in the U.S. – is probably the last time most of us will see any fireworks for awhile. They’re one of my favorite summertime events, I always look forward to catching a show sprawled out on a blanket or sitting on the hood of a car.

Cai Guo-Qiang is a New York-based artist known for a new kind of fireworks spectacle he calls “explosion events.” His fireworks represent nature, culture, life, and death, each event a short-lived masterpiece in the sky.

 

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Cheryl Sorg

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Wouldn’t you just burst into a smile upon seeing Cheryl Sorg‘s street art in the wild?! Each colorful geometric piece is made from carefully cut and applied metallic tape before finding its home on the wall of a concrete underpass, a street pole, or any number of other places in the concrete jungle. (Cheryl’s Instagram is also a great spot to check out!)

 

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Mark Ollinger

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Vancouver-based Mark Ollinger truly has hidden a number of street sculptures around the world as a response to street painting (aka graffiti, which he also creates). He plays with words, their meanings, and their physical appearance, breaking each one down into a metaphorical and thought out piece of art that depends on your mind to decipher it.

 

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Happy Weekend

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1/ Giant living painting with 26,500 real flowers at London’s National Gallery.
2/ Spanish street artist Pejac hangs gravity-defying shoes over city streets.
3/ Rocking chair bed.
4/ Inside the crazy world of Olympic pin trading.
5/ Aerial photos that capture the divide between rich and poor in South Africa.
6/ The creative projects inspired by the 2016 Rio Olympics.
7/ A glimpse inside a handmade amusement park 40 years in the making.
8/ Mesmerizing kinetic sculpture at the 2016 Olympics glitters like the sun.
9/ DNA-shaped suspension bridge inspired by the Olympic rings.
10/ A clever ring that let’s women point out the obvious.

 

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1/ We’re giving away a George Nelson Bubble Lamp on Instagram!
2/ bunglo
3/ Daniel Entonado
4/ Eight new notebooks
5/ Lorraine Nam
6/ Michael Nykamp’s Mid-Century Modern Homes
7/ Ring Soap
8/ Sigrid Calon Memory Game
9/ Snapbacks are where it’s at

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This week on Design Crush:
Have you entered our EPICfail giveaway? You could win the prettiest Slope Ring to keep or gift.
We created a tasty Friendsgiving with the help of the Mealtime Movement.
A second giveaway! Enter to win something special for both you and a friend from Lamps Plus!
Antoine Cordet‘s portraits and moody and perfect for November.
You’re invited to my imaginary Thanksgiving! And trust me, it’s the best ever.
Take a virtual vacation with Stacie Green‘s mixed media art.
I gave my bar cabinet a little makeover with the help of some removable wallpaper and Walls Need Love.
Don’t you love Ben Skinner‘s Same Same series?!
Because this time of year is about picking your battles – Make or Buy: Advent Calendars.

Design Crush elsewhere:
Check out 5 tips for feeding a crowd before Thanksgiving.
A masculine take on some interior inspiration.

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This week on Design Crush:
Fanny Nushka Moreaux‘s sentimental, blurry women.
Actually, it’s easy being green – in your home and your wardrobe!
Love these colorful geometric quilt art pieces from Andrew Steinbrecher.
Fourteen notebooks to keep you organized page by page.
Kirra Jamison‘s paintings have perfectly captured my brain as of late.
My makeup routine is simple, but here are some F/W2015 looks I might actually try!
Oliver Hickmet‘s explorations of tourism fantasies are incredible.
From critic to advocated, see how I’m balancing life with the UP2 activity tracker.
DIYs, libations and more – it’s your one-stop Halloween roundup.

Design Crush elsewhere:
Tips on decorating with one of my favorite patterns – stripes!
Check out 5 ways to decorate a pumpkin without making a cut.
Or take it further and host a pumpkin carving party this weekend.
How to make a fall gift basket that’s full of coziness.
If your fireplace is non-functioning like moi’s, here are 5 ways to fill it.
Maybe you should make next Saturday an all black Halloween!

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This week on Design Crush:
I upped the ante for Print Edition: October with 15 new art prints!
Check out four quality designers I fell in love with in Beautiful Wears: Fall 2015.
You’ll never guess some of the materials used to create The Colors of Feelings video.
Meet my favorite preserves in unique combinations from Shady Acres.
I love the confident yet playful women of Oren Haskins.
I mastered the perfectly rumpled bed years ago, so I’m glad it’s finally a trend!
The not-quite-there portraits of Jane Lafarge Hamill.
It’s the year of the loafer – check out these 16 pairs!
Can’t wait to pick up a few jewelry pieces from Zoë Comings‘ collection.

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This week on Design Crush:
Dark and daydreamy paintings by Melissa Loop.
I can hardly wait to snag some Querkles, color by numbers for adults!
Beautifully bleached out photography from Arno de Pooter.
The type-A in me is crying out for this year round calendar tape.
Electric mixed media babes from Javier Martin’s Blindness Light series.
10 August DIYs for the discerning modern design lover.
Whimsical, saturated illustrations by Tom Froese.
I’m crazy about Yield Design Co.’s Field Pack!
SPACES miniaturizes iconic buildings and recreates them in cement.

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