Aelfie Rugs

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A good graphic rug can really pull a room together, whether as the focal point or as the common denominator of color. Aelfie has knocked it way out of the park with their collection of geometric floor coverings that are blowing up with color and shape.


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Sarah Ball

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My family is full of immigration history, mainly from eastern Europe. Serbia on my Mom’s side and Russia, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Scotland on my Dad’s. I think that’s why Sarah Ball‘s Immigrants resonated so deeply after I first saw these paintings. Each tells their own story without words, and I very badly wish they could open their mouths and speak.


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Happy Weekend

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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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Miniatures of just about anything hold intrigue, but miniatures of iconic buildings of the last century cast entirely in concrete are another story. Material Immaterial Studio has created a series celebrating concrete’s beauty and contribution to architecture as a material entitled SPACES and it’s just stunning.


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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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