tiny tapestries : combed thunder

Posted: August 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, design, handmade, portland, things | 1 Comment »

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Natalie Novak is the weaver and designer behind Portland, Oregon-based Combed Thunder. Her Etsy shop shares current available mini-tapestries, all handwoven by her, along with custom commission options. Ready-made weavings range from $75-135.

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stella maria baer : watercolors

Posted: July 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, home | No Comments »

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Beautiful work by Stella Maria Baer of New Haven, CT. Some of these watercolor paintings are also available as 12″ x 16″ prints ($240).

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(*via Design Crush)


jessica harrison : porcelain figures

Posted: July 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art | No Comments »

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Jessica Harrison’s porcelain figures offer the familiar and unexpected. Now on view at Galerie LJ in Paris.

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(*via The Shiny Squirrel)


power of color : lego masterpieces

Posted: June 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, design | No Comments »

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Designer Marco Sodano recreates these three famous paintings with pixelated Lego art. So cool to realize the depth of our familiarity with these images plus the power of color and shape to suggest great detail.

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(*via Plenty of Colour)


we love this place : claire brewster

Posted: June 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, handmade, paper, places | No Comments »

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Claire Brewster hand-cuts maps to portray birds in flight in a series of beautiful art pieces, as in the above example titled We love this place.

Below, The secret we are seeking.

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Enjoy the rest of the collection.

(*via Fubiz)


a-z of dance : from i-D

Posted: April 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, music | No Comments »

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A – Arabesque, Morgan Quinn
B – B-girl, Bgirl Terra
C – Chicken Noodle Soup, Terence Dickson
D – Death Drop, Nick Lanzisera
E – East Coast Swing, Yani Marin, Nathan Kim
F – Finger Tut, John P-Nut Hunt
G – Grand Jeté, Julia Cinquemani
H – Harlem Shake, Amanda Meade-Tatum
I – Indian Bhangra, Reshma Gajjar
J – Jump Style, Høps
K – Krump, Jigsaw
L – Liquid Dance, Phillip ‘Pacman’ Chbeeb
M – Memphis Jookin, Lil Buck
N – Northern Soul, Levanna McLean
O – OMG, Anthony ‘Lil’ Bob’ Cabaero
P – Pole, Nicole ‘The Pole’ Williams
Q – Questionable, Reid Shapiro
R – Rumba, Junior and Emily Alabi
S – Step, Soul Steps: Dionne Norton, Heather DeLeon, Maxine Lyle
T – Twerk, Twerk Team: Lady Luscious, Mizz Twerksum
U – Ultimate, Shofu Tha Beatdown
V – Vogue Hands, Javier Madrid of Legendary House of Ninja
W – Whine, Colleen Craig
X – X-press Yourself, Ryan Heffington
Y – YMCA, Allison Chu at Next Models LA
Z – TurF FeinZ: Byron Vincent Sanders Jr aka T7, Donald Brooks aka Torch, Eric Bossett aka Kidd Strobe, Gary Morgan aka Noh-justice, Leon M Williams aka Mann, Rayshawn Thompson aka Looney2smooth


snail life : vyacheslav mishchenko

Posted: April 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, the earth | No Comments »

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Vyacheslav Mishchenko takes these remarkable macro photographs of snails going about everyday snail life.

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(*via Life Buzz & Lois B)

 


isabella rossellini : green porno series

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, the earth | 1 Comment »

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Isabella Rossellini dreamed up this incredible video series, titled Green Porno, to artistically display and explain the mating rituals of different types of insects and animals. It’s an avant-garde nature show and her costumes, sets and dramatic narrative are really remarkable. Plus it’s truly informative, carefully researched and surprisingly bold.

Here are some great stills from the series, but you can watch the collection of films on the Sundance Channel site.

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(*Thanks Alessandra!)


streamschool (patakiskola) : by péter vácz

Posted: April 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, design, handmade | No Comments »

Streamschool (Patakiskola) from Péter Vácz on Vimeo.

A beautiful little poem of a film titled “Streamschool,” made with fabric animations by Hungarian artist Péter Vácz.

(*via Children’s Illustration)


morten koldby : animal portraits

Posted: March 31st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, the earth | 1 Comment »

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Really striking animal portraits by Morten Koldby.

March roars in like a lion
So fierce,
The wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.

The month rolls on
And Spring draws near,
And March goes out
Like a lamb so dear.
– by Lorie Hill

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(*via FFFFOUND!)