Anja Wülfing

 

German artist Anja Wülfing paints over photographs from the turn of the 19th century and adds what she refers to as oversized visitors – animal heads! The two aspects paired together have a surreal yet eery feel about them, and I couldn’t help but venture a guess as to what each scenario entailed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PAWD Pet Crate

 

As a pet owner whose dogs are crate trained I really, really love the PAWD crate! It’s in the last hours of a fully-funded Kickstarter campaign. Light, portable, and meant for pets up to 18 lbs, PAWD is also way more aesthetically appealing than the black prison-like crates most of us are using.

 

 

 

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Print Edition: April 2018

The Sun, the Breeze the Smell of Lemon and Olive Oil by RF Alvarez

 

Temple by Laura Berger

 

Start With Yes by Anthony Burrill

 

Kumquats by Jonathan Lo

 

Hazy Sun 01 by All the Way to Paris & Paper Collective

 

Goodbye Mountain by Matthew Korbel-Bowers

 

Less Cool and More Boring by Will Bryant

 

Formation by A’Driane Nieves

 

FEMALE 05 by Caroline Walls

 

Geometric Poster by Athena Posters

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4 Totes You’ll Use All Spring + Summer Long

Culinary Totes from Àplat
These smartly designed bags are meant to carry casserole dishes and serving bowls, in other words perfect for picnics and potlucks. They also design a great selection of totes meant to carry bread, bottles of wine, and your garden’s bounty.

 

Waxed Canvas Market Tote from Newton Supply Co.
If you’re a farmer’s market aficionado, this tote is for you. Waxed canvas is such a fantastic material because it’s not only durable but water resistant as well. Carry this along on your Saturday jaunts to carry everything from fresh stems to bottles of milk.

 

Terrazzo Tote Bag from Ferm Living
No doubt by now you’ve caught on to the terrazzo trend that’s sweeping the decor sector, and this sizable tote carries it over into fashion. The 100% organic cotton bag is a good one to carry along on vacation or tuck into your purse for unexpected purchases.

 

Picnic Tote Blanket from Gessato
This tote pulls double-duty as a fully functioning bag and picnic blanket! Carry along your lunchtime spread or laptop, then spread it open to reveal a spacious blanket with a soft layer cushioning and water-repellent layer for the grass or beach.

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Aleksey Kondratyev / Ice Fishers

 

Aleksey Kondratyev‘s document-style photographs in Ice Fishers shines a light on what can be a brutal career. These Kazakh fishermen find shelter from temperatures as low as minus forty degrees in small tents of reused plastic packaging.

I was interested in examining the aesthetic forms of these improvised protective coverings and the way in which they function as inadvertent sculptures. I chose to focus on the materials and their surfaces as signifiers of underlying global influence and the improvisation that occurs from economic necessity.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lisa Nilsson / Tissue Series

 

Lisa Nilsson‘s Tissue Series is crafted entirely from mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books, each anatomical cross-section quilled to detailed perfection. Check out the detail in the last image below to get a better idea of what goes into even a small section of work. (Seems satisfying, doesn’t it?)

They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree. Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks who are said to have made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles, and later by 18th century ladies who made artistic use of lots of free time. I find quilling exquisitely satisfying for rendering the densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross section.

 

 

 

 

 

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March Favorites

1/ Birthday Box: Twenty Birthday Cards
This box of twenty birthday cards created by five different artists has saved my butt not once, but twice this month alone. Every single one is gorgeous and printed on thick paper stock, so it won’t look like you forgot to pick up a card.

2/ Case Study Table Top Diamond with Wood Stand
I adore Case Study’s ceramics and own about five of their planters. This one is the perfect size for a kitchen table or countertop.

3/ Petit Collage 5pc Mealtime Set (Dinosaurs)
Petit Collage offers the best modern designed children’s toys and decor, and it’s al sustainably made. I picked up a few things for two of my cousins’ birthdays this month, including this mealtime set. Get 15% off your purchase with code DESIGNCRUSH.

4/ Kristen Ess The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner
I took some travel sizes of these along when I had to travel last month and really fell in love with the way they made my hair feel. The scent is more powerful than most hair products I’ve tried, but I don’t dislike it and feel like it helps cover any second day hair smell.

5/ MyChelle Lip Hints
These conditioning lip balms have been valuable players in keeping my dry winter lips moisturized. The light tints are a nice added bonus.

6/ Sqwishful Pop Up Sponges
These guys are 100% renewable plant-based, 100% biodegradable, and compressed to reduce their carbon footprint. And they come in a fun shape.

7/ Striped Knit Crop Jumpsuit
Wish you could wear your pajamas all day? Get this jumpsuit. Not only does it make you look super pulled together, but I guarantee lots of compliments will follow. (Note: I’m 5’2″ and it fits to my ankles, not cropped.)

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Sarah Greaves

 

A vibrant installation of ancient Armenian images, embroidered wooden scupltures, zoomorphic creatures, and soundscapes. A collection that uses embroidery to vandalize everyday objects with emotive, political, and thoughtful text. A pseudo kitchen where fridges, doors, food, and sinks become the canvases for hidden thoughts. Sarah Greaves elevates everything she touches to the next level of thought and emotion.

 

 

 

 

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