Ward Roberts / Courts

 

Ward RobertsCourts 01 and Courts 02 series is a tribute to his childhood spent in Hong Kong, playing basketball outdoors with other youth. Roberts’ photography captures the juxtaposition of stark concrete apartment buildings against soft pastel tones and open empty spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Cian

 

Milan-based artist Thomas Cian is a very gifted man, especially when it comes to portraiture. His watercolor pieces combine colors and shapes that would never represent any part of the human form one their own, except when brought together under his brush they do and they’re lovely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tips + Tricks: Creative Business

 

It’s been awhile since we last shared a tips + tricks column, so today I thought I’d share a little about what I’m always reading up on – running a creative business. You don’t have to be a blogger to benefit from this list of advice, honestly you don’t even have to work in a creative field. I’m forever searching for a work/life balance, trying to figure out my next step should be in this ever-evolving field, and how to make the most of the 24 given hours in each day. (And about 100 other things.) Drop any go-to advice of your own in the comments!

 

How to Negotiate Your Own Licensing Agreement

You Need a Contract, Here’s How to Make One

5 Tips for Writing a Solid Business Plan

MailChimp for Designers

Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance

How to Get Your Life Back When Freelancing Has Taken Over

10 Steps to Get Verified on Facebook – and Why You Need to

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire?

Your Ultimate Goal to Saying No to People You Can’t Say No to

13 Gmail Hacks That’ll Instantly Maximize Your Productivity

Photo Tips From Instagram Stars

How to Get a Reply From a Cold Email

45 Things You Can Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

6 Scientific Hacks to Keep You Focused at Work

7 Tips for Working From Home

10 Habits of Healthy and Happy Business Owners

What to Say When a Non-Profit Asks for Free Work

What to Call Yourself When You’re a Multi-Talented Freelancer

Why Every Solo-Preneur Needs a Hobby

Media Kit Checklist: 15 Must Have Items

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Amy Genser

 

I’ve yet to go snorkeling in my life, but I imagine it must be a little like viewing Amy Genser‘s mixed media art. She uses paper as pigment to construct each piece – layering, cutting, rolling, and combining it with materials like paint and masonite – to create natural forms that begin to emerge as each creation takes shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 Perfect White Tees

Few things in my wardrobe have been more elusive than the perfect white t-shirt. One that’s not too long or too short, too tight or too loose, with a neck that’s not too big or too small. It makes me feel like Goldielocks. When I think back, the closest I ever had was a sort of thin, boxy cut version from the Gap when I was in high school. (My Grandma actually found it at her house and we were reunited last year!) How about you, have a favorite white tee that just goes with everything?

 

Basic White Tee from Sabo Skirt // Relaxed Casual T-Shirt from James Perse // T-Shirt from Baserange

 

The Cotton Scoop-Neck Tee from Everlane // The Cotton V from Everlane // The Luxe Drape Deep V Tee from Everlane // The Perfect Pocket Tee from Levi’s

 

Remade Dancing Tee from Urban Renewal // V-Neck Tee from Wear Pact // Valmere T-Shirt from Talula // Whisper Cotton V-Neck Cotton Tee from Madewell

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Eugenia Zoloto

 

Intricate papercuttings will forever blow my mind. Ukrainian artist Eugenia Zoloto creates her work on a larger scale that we usually see this form, which leaves me feeling less twitchy yet still completely wowed. Swing by her Etsy shop if you’d like to bring a piece of it home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16 Face Serums

You may have noticed during our monthly favorites posts just how obsessed I’ve become with face serums. I resisted for months, thinking that they’d probably only serve to clog my already problematic skin. Then in February I as convinced to try one and I’ve been hooked ever since – the hydration! the smoothing! the glow! I now use two different serums a day, vitamin C in the morning and a rejuvenating formula before bed. Do you have a favorite?

 

Aesop Lucent Facial Concentrate // Balm & Co. Glow Serum Nourishing Facial Oil // Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum // Deciem Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

 

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel // Fig + Yarrow Rosehip + Argan Facial Serum // First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum // Glossier Super Glow

 

IT Cosmetics Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Hydrating Sensory Awakening Serum // Kate Somerville Quench Oil Free Hydrating Face Serum // Skin Inc. Hyaluronic Acid Serum Long-Lasting Hydration // Lapcos Blue Water Micro Serum Mist

 

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum // Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil // Vinter’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum // Youth to the People Kale Tri-peptide 37 Vitamin C Age Prevention Serum

 

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Stephen Knapp

 

Think it’s all been done before? Take a note from Stephen Knapp who created lightpaintings, a medium that’s been called one of the first new art mediums of the twenty-first century. Formed at the intersection of painting, sculpture, and architecture, lightpaintings are intangible, multi-dimensional compositions that need an entire room to be experienced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Purpur

 

I love ritual, and Purpur looks like it would lend itself to such things instantly. Roxanne Flick‘s conceptual graduation project to create a tea set inspired by the beauty of nature and art is stunning. Using the form and behavior of the flamingo, Flick designed a kettle, teacups, and sugar and cream bowls made from porcelain, oak saucers and an oak, glass, and granite table.

 

 

 

 

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Jérome Romain

 

French painter Jérome Romain has a knack for capturing the mundane moments in life and elevating them to the nth level through his brush. His photorealistic style captures every detail, highlight, and shadow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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