Field Pack

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I just returned home from a few days at NY NOW where I got to scope out all things new as well as catchup with some old favorites. One that stuck out were my pals at Yield Design Co., in particular their brand new Field Pack. An evolution of the Field Bag, the Field Pack has one main compartment with a small interior pouch and two exterior side pockets. This water-resistant duck canvas, copper hardware and vegetable tanned leather bag is modern lines at their best. (But really, check out their entire line of bags because whoa.)


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Tom Froese

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Tom Froese‘s whimsical illustrations have graced the pages of everything from Wired UK to Reader’s Digest and everything in between, on both local and international levels. The saturated colors are juicy and delicious, while his mid-century style seems to be timeless.


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Arno de Pooter / Bleach

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Arno de Pooter is a master at capturing through his lens what most of us take for granted – everyday life. From curves in a residential street to run-of-the-mill concrete buildings, de Pooter sees things different than most. His Bleach series captures these washed out images beautifully.


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Querkles, Color By Number For Adults

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Lately I’ve been unwinding by doing Thomas Pavitte’s 1,000-dot-to-dots. (I know, I’m a wild woman.) The next logical step is clearly his Querkles, color by number for adults! At first glance they’re nothing but a random arrangement of overlapping circles, but hidden within each one is a famous face waiting to be revealed. You can keep it simple and use one pen or pencil, or you can go colorful with markers or paints. Not sold? There’s even a free download!


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Melissa Loop

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Melissa Loop captures my vision of the tropics 110% in her bold, saturated paintings. I can just about feel the humidity rising up from each piece with their streaks and runs, can’t you?


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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.


11 Apps You Need In Your Life




ABCine // An education tool for children that encourages playful exploring of the alphabet while expanding their vocabulary.

30/30 // You set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them. When you start the timer, it will tell you when to move on to the next task.

Vayable // Discover and book unique experiences offered by local insiders.


Bug // Turns color into music with a touch.

Intellibins // Find the nearest public recycling location.


Nekoze // Uses iSight to monitor and help you improve your posture.

OneShot // Highlight screenshots of text and share them to Twitter.

The Hunt // Utilize the community to help track down hard to find fashion.


Tixxii // Receive instant email alerts when your vehicle is going to be ticketed, towed, has been involved in an accident, and more.

unSend It // Unsend or edit any SMS text or email after you send it.

TurboScan // Turns your iPhone into a multipage scanner for documents, receipts, notes, whiteboards, and other text.