Happy Weekend


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



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


Liz Sofield

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Paper, ink, and thread are all it takes Liz Sofield to create these beautiful works of art. It’s apparent that geometry and nature are inspirations in each piece, usually created with watercolor paper. I love the monochromatic palette Liz uses, making the folds and shadows stand out all the more.


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Lorraine Nam

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Lorraine Nam is a paper illustrator out of Brooklyn who works with flat sheets of paper to create miniature 3D paper objects. The end result is usually a photograph or animation, so she likes to think of each creation as a prop. Lorraine also cuts into single pieces of paper to create one large image for massive impact.


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Clare Pentlow

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London-based Clare Pentolow creates magic with simple sheets of paper. By cutting, folding, and layering she creates beautifully intricate forms and shapes that are downright extraordinary and hypnotic.


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Carly Foulkes

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Carly Foulkes wears a few different artistic hats, and well, but my favorite is her dreamy collage work. Interestingly enough she never glues her work down, allowing herself to reuse pieces again and again. It all seems to fit together with a philosophy of constant change and evolution, just like in Carly’s work. Swing by her shop to scoop up a piece for yourself.


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Print Edition: May 2016


Chinese Brush Painting by Celine Printables // Flora by Britt Hermann //
Make It Easy by Making It Fun by Chipper Things // Monogram Initial Print by
Factory Twenty One // Mountains ABC Print by Schoolhouse Electric



Out of Ideas by Ashkahn Shahparnia // Morning Kiss by Raphael Vavasseur //
Sleep Forever by Henn Kim // Study Print by Gabriel Stromberg //
Zebra Succulent by Beetle Ink Co.


Adrienne Slane

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Adrienne Slane slays at creating hand-cut collages from old illustrations and antique and decorative papers. Plants, insects, animals, planets, human anatomy, and various objects that date from the 1500s to mid-1900s make up her intricate works of art.


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Happy Weekend

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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.


Peter Gentenaar

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Peter Gentenaar‘s love of paper began during his days as a printmaker. So he learned about it, he started making his own, and then he moved on to making these breathtaking objects. The sculptures start as 2-dimensional colored sheets of pulp, the forms caused by the pulp drying and shrinking in unison. I’m impressed by every aspect from the detail to the sheer size.


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