Happy Weekend

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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

 

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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

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Anna Buckner

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North Carolina-based Anna Buckner‘s quilt paintings are completely captivating. She begins by piecing scraps of fabric together to form the top half of a quilt that’s then stretched on a support. The action causes the material to warp and a beautiful transformation takes place.

 

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Lisa Smirnova / Artist at Home

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If you ask me, there’s not nearly enough wearable art in this world. Lisa Smirnova has put her embroidery talents to use in Artist At Homea story about the creative process told through the language of textiles. Cashmere, organic cotton, 80s denim jeans, and vintage towels take a backseat to Smirnov’s colorful additions to each of these cozy one-of-a-kind garments.

 

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Laura Slater

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One of the main rules I follow when decorating my own space is this – keep walls and furniture neutral so you can go crazy with accessories. Laura Slater‘s arrestingly bold textiles that focus on the intersection of color and shape are just the kind I’d like to throw into that role.

 

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Lorena Marañon

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Something about January makes me feel like I should be hunkered down embroidering next to a roaring fire. The problem is I haven’t done so much as cross-stitch since elementary school, so the end results would be nothing as spectacular as the work of Lorena Marañon. The Cuban-born artist is inspired by the landscapes of her youth – northeastern coastlines, rivers, and plants – and the colors that surrounded her. The result is a beautiful body of work that’s full of embroidery, patchwork, and jewelry.

 

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Lauren Singleton

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Modern hand embroidery that’s focused on pop culture, typography, rap music, and the internet – what could be better? Custom song lyrics, feminist art, and floral wreaths adorn sometimes vintage fabric. Lauren Singleton‘s delicate text and flowers making the harsh words beautiful. Check out her shop – Yes Stitch Yes – asap.

 

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(via Cool Hunting)

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