wrapped yarn

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There’s something really appealing about these yarn wrapped beads – I don’t know if it’s just that they are so whimsical and tiny, or the colors, or what! They’re made by Maria Cavallero of Argentina, who has many more of these little charmers on her Etsy – take a look if you feel so inclined!
I saw these on Love Forever.

yellena

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I’m really into these intricate pen and ink drawings by Yellena James – they’re so detailed and organic! Like landscapes within themselves… See more here.
Via Beautiful/Decay.

Jen -May 27, 2009, 3:16PM
sheesh its about time you featured this chick shes amazing! and shes all over etsy i like her designs for my desktop background

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rapture

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I really love these crazy drawings by James Roper! There is so much happening in them! These are from a set called Rapture, but if you’re into them you should definitely check out the work on the rest of his site, as he has lots of work where he experiments with color and lines in a similar way. Fun stuff!
Via.

rebecca -May 26, 2009, 2:08PM
ohhh...i really love these- I would love to hang a series of them in my bathroom!

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leather craft

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Frieda Gossett dyes, treats, and hand-stamps designs onto leather before turning it into various creatures. I can’t imagine how long it must take to hand-stamp each little detail into the leather! It’s got to be quite a process! Totally worth it though, these animals are just amazing! I’m especially impressed with the scales on the hammerhead – wow!
Via Beautiful/Decay.

blackbird

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I absolutely adore this editorial from Cream Magazine! It was photographed by Macushla Burke, and the wonderful illustrations on top, the birds and such, are by artist Kelly Smith. I saw them on KnightCat and I keep going back to look at them more – they’re so inspiring!

nicole cupcakes -May 23, 2009, 4:12PM
i love the styling and its a great editorial

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sunset

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These photographs may not seem like much, until you realize that the subject is the sky at varying stages of sunset! What an awesome idea! Gorgeous too. They’re by Ann Woo – check out her site here.
Via & via.

gennie -May 23, 2009, 3:23PM
this is cool. I probably wouldn't have realized they were photographs, either - they look like paintings.
Charlie -May 23, 2009, 3:39AM
These are beautiful photos. I love art and recently discovered a very cool artist, Paris Gerrard. Her women are hauntingly beautiful and mysterious. Check her out. www.ParisGerrard.com She is well worth a post on. I think that the readers will love her.

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If you’ve visited Philly, or live here, you may already be familiar with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, which is responsible for helping Philly be the city with the most murals in the USA – we have more than 2,700 – covering everything from famous residents to jeep parts. The festive trucks shown above are part of one of the Mural Arts Program’s latest projects. Partnering with Philadelphia University’s Design Center, together they wrapped 10 of the city’s garbage & recycling trucks in these funky all-over prints! They’ve been doing the rounds with the rest of the trucks since Earth Day, and the other day I saw one on my street! It sounds silly but I was excited! I think next they should wrap all the rest of the trucks…
For a little more

Boom Trucks USA -Jan 28, 2010, 4:25PM
They should paint Will Smith's portrait on one as the "Fresh Prince." "In West Philadelphia, born and raise, on a playground is where I spend most of my days..."
Utility Bucket Truck -Oct 02, 2009, 11:11AM
How great! Thanks for sharing this great article!

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romantic collages

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I just adore these whimsical collages by Cafe Baudelaire, don’t you? See more of her pretty and delicate collages here.
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more cassandra rhodin?

Check out the shirt that Chictopia user Krly is wearing! Am I crazy or is that another illustration by Cassandra Rhodin? Great shirt either way…

julianna bright

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These wonderful colorful paintings are by the aptly named Julianna Bright! Such a perfect name for an artist who uses bright color! I’ve been browsing around her site all morning, getting my fill of her fun little people and their animal buddies… Check out her Etsy shop if you feel the need for a print!
Via My Love For You.

nicole cupcakes -May 21, 2009, 1:16PM
i love it you always post great stuff!

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sarah illenberger

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I’ve been really enjoying the clever images of Sarah Illenberger. She does lots of different work for companies like Vanity Fair, NY Times and Nike, all of which is original and fun like the stuff shown above! Check out her website for more fun stuff.
Via Love Forever.

theclothingmenu -May 21, 2009, 11:48AM
oo - i like the hole punched/confetti flowers!

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monsieur qui

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These great fashion illustrations are by Monsieur Qui. Aren’t they cool?! I really like them, especially the watercolor accents – very inspiring! Be sure to check out Monsieur Qui’s blog too, as he keeps some work there that can’t be seen on his website!
Via NotCot.

katie hov -May 20, 2009, 1:51PM
love it all, but esp that motorcycle drawing. damn!

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