grass sculptures

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These sculptures totally amaze me! I wish I could touch one! They’re made of tussock grass, cordyline, and linen thread, by Australian artist Beth Hatton.
Via NotCot.

SK art

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Brooklyn-based artist Steve Keene not only creates numerous paintings, but he also makes fabulous plywood sets and props! Recently he has collaborated with the Silver Jews, Pavement, The Apples in Stereo, Soul Coughing, Dave Matthews Band and Merzbow to create album art, video sets, stage sets and posters – so you can imagine our delight when he agreed to make the props for our latest site video! The video will be appearing on our main website on Monday, so make sure to tune in and watch for Steve’s props! Don’t miss it!

yttr -Jun 26, 2009, 7:39PM
hi...just wanted to clarify...steve gave us the blessing to use some of his existing art as props in out newest homepage video! he participated in a show at copy gallery in philly last yr (I think), and a few folks who bought his work there were kind enough to share it w fp. :)

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I’ve been getting lost in an awesome photostream of work by fashion photographer Tom Palumbo this afternoon. I love his compositions, and just the feel of his work in general! So inspiring!

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Check out the Tom Palumbo photostream here.
Via Booooooom!

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
I’ve been really into this blog Artist Quote of the Day. The quotes are typically from visual artists, and the entries feature images of their work and some brief brographical information. But today was Michael.

flash -Jul 05, 2009, 1:37AM
Nice!
lil -Jun 26, 2009, 9:07PM
thanks for posting this. I love you Michael. I hope you will be happy always.

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anonymous hugging wall

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For part of her ongoing series Methods & Apparati for Social Facilitation and Mood Elevation, Keetra Dean Dixon has created this anonymous hugging wall! It’s such a cool idea- I wish we had one here in Philly! Read and see more about it here.
Via The Laughing Squid.

Blancpain watches -Mar 13, 2010, 11:21AM
Thank you for sharing….wish you best of luck:) Blancpain watches
Ashley -Jun 26, 2009, 6:18PM
Oh I like it! There should be one in every city!

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jeannie weissglass

I love these messy-pretty paintings by Jeannie Weissglass! See more here and here!
Via Dear Ada.

the art of fireworks

Using controlled detonations of fireworks on paper, Rosemarie Fiore creates these:

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From the artist herself:
I bomb blank sheets of paper with different fireworks including color smoke bombs, jumping jacks, monster balls, fountains, magic whips, spinning carnations, ground blooms, rings of fire, and lasers. As I work, I create imagery by controlling the chaotic nature of the explosions in upside-down containers.
When the paper becomes saturated in color, dark and burned, I take it back to my studio and collage blank paper circles onto the image to establish new planes and open up the composition. I then continue to bomb the pieces. These actions are repeated a number of times. The final works contain many layers of collaged explosions and are thick and heavy.

See more of Rosemarie’s fireworks drawings here!
Via Craftzine.

Jessica Sutton -Jun 28, 2009, 1:42AM
I can't get enough of her work - so very cool!
Philosophia -Jun 24, 2009, 5:29PM
I like the last photo, where she's working. That looks like fireworks

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EricGjerge has an amazing set on Flickr where he has uploaded images from Owen Jones’ book The Grammar of Ornament. I could look at all the prints and patterns forever – there is so much inspiration on each page! Check out the whole set for many more awesome pictures like the ones above, in bigger sizes too!
Via FFFFound.

Ed Mullen -Jul 13, 2009, 10:01PM
This book was hugely important for me at one point. If you like this, look into Taschen's massive The World of Ornament. It is huge and comes with digital versions of every page.
Andrea -Jun 25, 2009, 1:37PM
i did a thesis design project on this whole idea. i love the book

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grandma

one of our creative directors, merrie, just sent this photo to me…

merrie spends a lot of her time in india. recently, she took some photos of some kids there, when their grandma started yelling at her “hey, why r u taking THEIR pic!?! take my pic, I am beautiful, I can sing, I can dance!!”
awesome.

Amber -Jun 24, 2009, 2:03PM
Moments like that make life like....wow!

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Nope, this flower isn’t rotting, that’s how it grows! It’s the Trichosanthes, a flowering plant native to southeast Asia.
I came across a funny little article about odd flowers on Metafilter, and saw some really unique flowers like these:

These hanging lovelies are a type of Bolivian Fuschia.
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Some pretty pink Puya.
Check out more odd flowers in the article.
Via Metafilter.

an english rose

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I love these gorgeous shots from Chris Nicholls fashion photography set An English Rose. They’re just so so pretty! See the whole set right here, on Chris’ site.
Via Oh Happy Day!

nicole cupcakes -Jun 24, 2009, 1:01PM
this is beautifull!!!
Jenna -Jun 23, 2009, 6:51PM
Pretty good post. I just came across your site and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you write again soon!

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smokey’s nature posters

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These vintage Smokey the Bear nature posters are great! Wouldn’t you love to have one for your walls? Amy at Apartment Therapy was able to find one on Ebay after a little bit of searching, but for now, get bigger computer versions here.
Via Apartment Therapy.

dez -Jun 23, 2009, 10:38PM
My boyfriends mom has the whole collection of these! Her brother found them in their parents basement after they passed away and gave them to her.

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