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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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This week on Design Crush:
Johan Barrios makes graphite and watercolor look better than could ever be expected.
Crushing on ENTLER‘s ceramic lighting collection in a big way.
Yung Cheng Lin explores female body modification through this digitally manipulated series.
Get in my kitchen cupboards, Cosmic Diner Collection!
Lorna Simpson‘s latest work touches on interactions, relationships, and experiences in contemporary America.
It’s time to pack your modern backpack!
Amanda Happé‘s bright mixed media pieces are just what the doctor ordered.
I *finally* got the office in shape and am so excited to use it more!
Check out these 11 apps you need in your life.

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01/ A beautiful (not Photoshopped) half male, half female cardinal, called a gynandromorph.
02/ The Camping Doughnut makes me want to be outdoorsy all of a sudden.
03/ Daniel Cheong shows just how high Dubai’s buildings really are.
04/ The What Color Is It? clock app translates time into the corresponding hex color.
05/ New York Subway Conductors captures subway operators lost in thought.
06/ Shannon Holt‘s extreme body painting turns humans into animals.
07/ The Sound of Power is a collection of desktop speakers in the likes of five world leaders.
08/ This bride who was left at the altar is my hero!!
09/ The Pedestrian Self Hypnosis Station was recently installed on a Sydney street.
10/ Love this Samsung ad campaign of classic artists photographing their self portraits.

This week on Design Crush:
An amazing photography project that turned models into actual living dolls.
HausCraft spell kits to get you ready for the new year and all that entails.
Pretty illustrations by Katy Smail.
A collection of camp blankets to keep you warm on cold days.
Somber and dimensional illustrations from RJ Gemmell.
I’d love a fistful of these Silhouette Rings.
Let’s do this, twenty fifteen!
Crushing on the animal pottery of Barruntando.

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01/ Would you wear these Subway Map Printed Tights??
02/ Have you seen Disney’s animated short Paperman yet? So sweet.
03/ I have the perfect cocktail for all of you on Blizzard Watch – hot chocolate with red wine!
04/ Genius proportional counting blocks for children.
05/ Hot tub boats exist, NBD.
06/ As do dollhouse coffee tables.
07/ Incredible giant pinecones made of shovel blades.
08/ Vaportini, a vaporizer for inhaling alcohol.
09/ Plastic plaids!
10/ Only the best commitment ring ever.

Sidenote: After some confusion in the Reader Survey I just wanted to point out that the images above are linked, as well as the numbered descriptions. No need to scroll up and down. Thanks for the feedback, everyone!

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Happy Weekend

01/ Game of Thrones nursery rhymes!
02/ Love this series of AIGA Get Out the Vote posters.
03/ Muertitas, beautiful seasonal masks.
04/ Giant ear trumpet sculptures.
05/ Would you walk across this Balloon Bridge?
06/ I want to play On Space Time Foam!
07/ The Rain Room!
08/ Geometrical food art.
09/ Calling all brides – here’s your Something Blue.
10/ The Phobias of Creatives.

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Happy Weekend

 

01/ This DIY wine cork trivet encourages my wine habit. I like that.
02/ Ten famous writers and cocktails.
03/ Kinda digging this chain lock door necklace.
04/ Accessory meets technology with the Bulavkus USB drive.
05/ Pretty nutso over this neon themed wedding.
06/ Yay or nay on this DIY Double Chain Ring?
07/ I can think of few things better than a jar of cake.
08/ These wonderfully impractical public benches are indeed wonderful.
09/ Paint chip table runners are aces.
10/ I want to make these DIY brush glazed mini bowls for every gal I know!

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01/ make this heartbeat necklace
02/ love these DIY hand-painted valentines
03/ Princess Bride wine!
04/ the most amazing party rentals EVER
05/ sugar. cookie. bracelets.
06/ the most perfect heart elbow patches
07/ flying people in NYC!
08/ a collection of pocket protectors
09/ pretty mittens with a fab backstory
10/ make some kicked up slap bracelets!

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Ashley + Justin

I don’t normally share life events here, but the marriage of my friends Ashley and Justin is an exception. Not only did I get to watch their relationship develop and instantly know they were meant for one another, I also got to design their wedding invitations. Such a huge honor, as any designer knows.

Sometimes working for friends or family can end up being a nightmare, something else many designers are aware of. Ashley and Justin were the complete opposite, dream clients is the only term that pertains. The day they got engaged Ashley let me know they wanted me to create their invitations, and my mind started churning. I created a few mood boards and after a brief meeting with Ashley two versions came into being. They chose the one that I’d already fallen in love with –BONUS. After a few minor verbal changes, I followed up with designs for a small RSVP card (they opted for an email to save money) and an envelope label.

The ceremony and reception took place at Fort Reno, a historical military camp completely out in the middle of nowhere by my standards. There’s a small church on the grounds that looks straight out of Pulp Fiction, and also gets the best light I’ve ever seen with my own two eyes. The interior is completely wood-lined and lined on two sides with beautiful tall windows.

Everything about Ashley and Justin’s wedding day suited them perfectly, right down to Justin’s TOMS. This one’s gonna last.

 All photos copyright Stella Shot Me, with the exception of the first through third which are by me using Instagram.

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