Zsolt Hlinka / Urban Symmetry

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Budapest-based photographer Zsolt Hlinka captured a series of symmetrical buildings on the banks of the River Danube in Urban Symmetry. By removing the surroundings Hlinka emphasizes the uniform proportions.

If you get a closer view of the photographs, you may discover that none of the pictures show the building in its full form, but only its reflected part. After all, these fictitious buildings coming into existence perfectly grab and condense their original character into themselves, as if you could see human faces and different personalities on the building portraits.



Print Edition: March


Anchors Aweigh by Jon Contino // Becca Stadtlander Flowers by Little Otsu //
County Line by Max Wanger // Enjoy the Little Things by gumberrypl //
Fruit Art Print Set by Idlewild Co.



La Vie En Rose (Color Wheel) by Yellow Owl Workshop // Night Night by Mathilde Cabanas //
Owl Sketch by Isaiah K. Stephens // Relax There’s Whiskey by Allison Comu //
Table Top by Lovely Sweet William


Ori Gersht / On Reflection

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Stay with me for a minute while I explain exactly what you’re seeing in Ori Gersht’s On Reflection. They are in fact photographs, photographs of mirrors reflecting flowers using no digital manipulation whatsoever. Gersht used an extremely high shutter speed to capture each moment as they were being electrocuted. The flowers themselves are fake, three separate arrangements were created that reference famous floral paintings by Jan Brueghel the Elder. Each photo is focused on the surface of the mirrored tempered glass rather than the reflection, sharpening the breaks in the glass. (Did you catch all that?)


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Alexander Straulino

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It’s rare that we share photography, but I’m making a conscious effort to change that beginning with lauded German photographer Alexander Straulino. His stylistic perfection, aesthetic boldness, and saturated tones turn models into works of art with a click of the shutter. Straulino’s willingness to step out on a limb and experiment in the obscure is the definition of art.


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Samuel Zeller

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Normally I would be lamenting the cold weather and praising the warm temperatures that surely lie behind these greenhouse walls, but with the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing I relate all too well. Samuel Zeller‘s botanical photographs – yes, photographs not paintings-masquerading-as-photos – capture a world longing to escape its confines.


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Adam Kremer

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I really love saturated photography with high contrast, harsh lighting. If you peek through photos I take myself you’ll see the style often. Adam Kremer would agree it seems, and is much better at capturing objects and people that I am.


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Print Edition: December


Bayleaves Watercolor Canvas by The Savvy Heart // Bowl of Ferns by Stellaire Studio // F + V by Young American Creatives // Frame Two Flat by ALSO // Good Day by Moon Rabbit Press



Good Vibes by Cat Coquillette // Indigo Lines by Sycamore Street Press // Inspirational Quote by Easy, Tiger // New York Rooftop by Idlewild Co. // Orange Sun by Honey & Bloom



Rose Poster by Fine Little Day // Subtle Horizon by Georgia Paraschiv // This Print Wished You Would… by Laure Prouvost // Vintage Beer Photo by The Beer Book // We Are All Made of Stardust by Ban.do



Happy Weekend

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This week on Design Crush:
Fifteen fresh pieces of art for your walls in this month’s Print Edition: November.
A shop full of fantastic handmade and vintage goods over at Lostine.
Maggie Chiang‘s art is inspired by real and imaginative places.
Loving these Takenaka Bento Boxes.
Mirador has created the most beautiful collection of scarves.
I’d happily fill my kitchen cupboards with Hasami Porcelain.
Annie O’Dorisio takes mixed media pen and embroidery art to another level.
A Design Crush x fashionABLE table linens collection was released yesterday – enter for a chance to win a set of your own!

Design Crush elsewhere:
My latest post pairing rugs and rooms is up over on Rugs Direct.
Check out how to be a tailgating superstar.