Sanda Anderlon

 

Croatian artist Sanda Anderlon‘s collages don’t ask, they demand to be looked at closer. There’s an entire world waiting to be discovered in each of her large scale pieces! I implore you to check out her entire portfolio, closeups included, you won’t be disappointed.

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Kristina Krogh

 

Kristina Krogh uses the magic of light, shadow, color, and contrast to create her clean compositions. Geometric and organic shapes, as well as patterns and tactile surfaces, are some of the things that she’s inspired by that end up represented in her work. I’d love to have one of her large prints in my entryway.

 

 

 

 

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Odeta Xheka

 

Odeta Xheka divides the art she creates into three categories: beautiful and brash abstracts, gorgeous and gutsy photographed collages, and children’s art that is as real as it is surreal. She aims to achieve not only creativity, but emotion and humanity with each piece. These are all photographed collages that are full of color and texture and perspective, light and shadow and reflection.

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Spring Has Sprung: Birdhouses + Bird Feeders

Tweet Resto Bar Bird Feeders

This trio of simple and chic bird feeders give off a unique  modern effect. Made of acrylic glass, they’re lightweight and transparent. Attach them to the window with a silicone suction cup and cotton strings – with a plastic element that intentionally resembles red berries – and watch small birds flock in!

 

DIY Modern Birdhouse

Use leftover boards that you probably already have gathering dust to create this modern birdhouse with clean lines and pop of color.

 

Beekman Bird Feeder

This modern birdhouse has an open floor plan with a modern gabled roof, a black walnut dowel that runs all the way through (providing plenty of indoor and outdoor seating), and enough space to entertain and feed the local birds all summer long. It’s entirely suspended by a USA made nylon cord and designed to last a lifetime.

 

DIY Glass Shade Bird Feeders

Only three supplies are needed to make these modern glass shade bird feeders.

 

Vintage Camper Birdhouse

The construction of the birdhouse is fairly simple, but the details leave endless possibilities with making this kit personal to you. The finished camper should be a great home for a small bird family to start. The little windows are the right size to peek in, but still give the new hatchlings security. There’s nothing wrong with just sitting this kit up on your favorite shelf to show off your handy work, too!

 

DIY Acorn Bird Feeder

Use affordable wooden bowls, sisal rope, and a soda bottle to make this playful acorn-shaped bird feeder. When the birds have finished eating the food you can create a new birdseed mold and hang it again!

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Kirsty Templeton Davidge

 

Everyone always says how much you can tell about a person from their eyes, but I’ve always thought that hands tell an equally interesting story. Painter Kirsty Templeton Davidge‘s latest series focuses on the cropped midsections of her subjects, relying on their hands, backs, and clothing to tell each narrative.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chip

 

Chip, designed by Olle and Ingrid Wingård, is a coat rack that’s perfect for the contemporary hallway. While your coats, scarves, and more can hang down below on a solid oak rail and hooks, the shelf-basket that sits atop can collect everything else brought in the front door.

 

 

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Melanie Biehle

 

It’s always a special treat when I have the chance to feature the work of a friend. I’ve known Melanie Biehle for several years, and it’s been incredible to watch the creative journey she’s taken as her painting style has grown and evolved. My favorites at the moment are the seemingly self-contained cityscapes she builds out of nothing.

I use watercolors, gouache, acrylics, oils, and pastels  to translate inspiration from my travels, whether the journey is just down the street or across a wide ocean. I’m inspired by the architecture and energy of cities and the movement and meditative qualities of oceans and lakes. My work is strongly influenced by street art, 60s romantic comedies, mid-century modern textiles, and Southern California surf culture.

I have a tendency to obsessively collect images. This practice inspires my art narratives, abstract paintings, and surface designs. I capture color palettes, patterns, and motifs from the rough texture of seashells, the interesting shapes of a building, glossy fashion editorials, and my personal library of contemporary art and mid-century modern design books.

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Brooke DiDonato

 

I think we could all use the opportunity to step out of our own reality and step into someone else’s for a bit, don’t you? Brooke DiDonato is a New York-based visual artist who creates what some might consider tense situations before capturing them as photos. I, however, am not opposed to a toilet overflowing with flowers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BEEcosystem

 

If you didn’t know, honeybees are sort of in crisis mode right now, they’re declining in record numbers due to a phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder. With an aim to educate people about the importance of pollination, eco-driven designers Dustin Betz and Mike Zaengle created BEEcosystem, a modular observation beehive. The BEEcosystem is a honeybee hive designed to make pollinator education more accessible to everyone, from hobbyists to agri/ecotourism and institutional educators. It’s indoor/outdoor wall-mountable and modular, and can grow along with your colony inside.

 

 

 

 

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