As someone who really enjoys watching people, this video just delights me! On a vacation in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan, some people put their camera on the conveyor belt at a local sushi restaurant. I love watching everyone’s reactions as they notice (or don’t notice) the camera rolling by! It’s like a little seven minute vacation…

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Chloe C. -Mar 05, 2009, 12:41PM
Thanks for the trip! I liked how everyone seemed so good natured & not crabby. I was very curious about those stacks of plates!?& couldn't figure out the plate system.
pruittfpgirl -Mar 04, 2009, 1:35PM
haha! I totally agree, I think when the camera went into the kitchen is my favorite part!

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map-like quilts

I saw these gorgeous map quilts by Leah Evans on Design Crisis, and I am really impressed with them! I love maps, I love quilting, it’s a great combination! They sure look like they’d be difficult to make, though worth it! To see more of Leah’s work, check out her site, and for more interesting quilts, see here, here, and here.

-Mar 03, 2009, 7:38PM
if you think these are cool, check out bonnie peterson. www.bonniepeterson.com. she's amazing and uses maps and her travels as inspiration!

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kirsten lepore

I really love this video by Kirsten Lepore! It is so adorable, and it uses food as the characters! Enjoy!

“Sweet Dreams” from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.
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kaycee -Mar 04, 2009, 5:30PM
i saw this on youtube before reading this, and i thought it was the cutest thing =]
I Kat -Mar 03, 2009, 11:30PM
The Story of North America Submitted by Kirsten Lepore RATE THIS SHORT: ... Thanks so very much to Kirsten Lepore for submitting these awesome cartoons.

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arbor sculpture

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These trees manipulated into sculptures are so interesting! They can be found at the Tree Circus of Axel Erlandson. Erlandson passed away in 1964, but people are still enjoying his trees at their home in Gilroy, California. More about arbor sculpture here, and more about Axel Erlandson here.
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erin -Aug 01, 2009, 12:03PM
gives new meaning to having a vision...and the patience to make it happen.
Becky -Apr 25, 2009, 3:43AM
Hi this is Becky form Pooktre Most of these trees are the work of Axel N Erlandson and his name for his trees is Tree Circus, and not Arborsculputre. To see more of his trees go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Erlandson or http://www.treeshapers.net/axel-n-erlandson.html The last tree belongs to Aharon Naveh and his name for his trees is Tree sculpture. To see some more of his work go to http://www.treeshapers.net/aharon-naveh.html or http://www.geocities.com/aharonaveh22/index.htm None of these trees have been Arborsculptured. Arborsculpture relates to Richard Reames's method of shaping trees. At Wikipedia there was a consensus that a neutral name was needed for the artform, and Tree shaping was decided upon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_shaping You may be also interested in visiting this website http://www.treeshapers.net which shows photos from all the different tree shapers from around the world.

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notgeld

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I am obsessed by the graphics on these antique German notgeld, or emergency money. Notgeld was printed by small municipalities and town banks in Germany from WWI through the 1920′s and 30′s. Though it was not legal currency, it was generally accepted, and actually proved useful due to the outrageous inflation in Germany at the time. These scans are all from Flickr user Iliazd, who has an awesome notgeld set with something like 900 different marks in it! If you love sweet graphics or history, or both, be sure to give it a browse.
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kenichi hoshine

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I’m really taken with these pictures by Kenichi Hoshine! There’s just something about the way the paint looks… when I first saw the tree one I thought there was pretty fabric torn all over it or something. See more at DesignDig.

marc -Jul 24, 2012, 4:02AM
These are pictures by Hollis Heichemer, NOT Kenichi Hoshine !! Take a look: http://www.somepaintings.net/Hollis%20Heichemer%20Photos/index.html
Kathleen -Mar 04, 2009, 2:22PM
The first picture reminded me of fabric on a tree too, which in turn reminded me of an art history paper I did on Arshile Gorky. His painting Garden in Sochi was inspired by memories of his fathers farm. Apparently on the farm there was a wishing tree, and travelers and people passing would tear a strip of their clothing off and tie it to the tree. It might have looked something like that tree in the first picture.

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paper craft

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I love all these crafty ideas for printed paper! They really inspire me to go do something with all those old newspapers I have laying around…

CutScoreFoldandGlue -Aug 10, 2010, 10:59AM
cool the one at the bottom is awesome its different to the papercraft we do here http://cutscorefoldandglue.blogspot.com/ but we like all kinds of paper craft :)
Caroline -Mar 24, 2009, 1:49PM
We like some of the same things... you might like my blog... http://www.paperscissorsstone.info/

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Love her or not, these photos by Hedi Slimane look amazing. I love the styling and that first photo is my favorite, with the mix of decadent fabrics.
Check out the rest of the images on Slimane’s fashion diary

-Mar 18, 2009, 9:32PM
ALMOST all of them "Malcom"- but not ALL of them. Cheers, Katherine
Malcom -Mar 09, 2009, 2:59PM
The top hat is Boudoir Queen and almost all of the photos in the slimane diaries are of her wearing Boudoir Queen

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awesome picture idea

I love that all the lights in these pictures are hearts! Color Me Katie did it by cutting out a little heart on a piece of paper and putting it over her camera lens. I would never have thought that the outcome would be lights turned to hearts! It would be cool to try with other shapes…
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Eva -Nov 02, 2013, 7:31AM
es siempre dificil si eticamente es bueno o no, pero gran informacion.
DeniseAnna -Jul 04, 2011, 7:35PM
Awesome idea! Love her blog too!

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crayons

Take a closer look at this picture…
They’re crayons!

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How creative is that!? This crayon-pixel art is the work of Ohio-based Christian Faur. You can see lots more of his crayon art, as well as his work in other mediums, here.
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Amy -Feb 26, 2009, 9:07PM
Wow, I love this! It's so pretty and detailed. It must have taken a long time indeed.

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sinem erkas

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These pictures that Sinem Erkas did for Exit are really interesting. See more shots (and more sets featuring balloons) here.
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leslie -Feb 26, 2009, 5:23PM
it kind of reminds me of lily allen's "The Fear" music video.
McTigerlily -Feb 26, 2009, 11:37AM
Wow. I discovered your blog minutes ago and it is amazing! What creative genius we miss every day, right? I'm just posting a general comment because I couldn't write everything I wanted towrite. Just...thanks!

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Check out this work by 10 year old graffiti artist Solveig. I love it!

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That fresh tat is also by Solveig! Some guy had seen a lot of her work around and really liked it, so he requested a tattoo! I’m so impressed! There’s a little picture article about her on Telegraph UK, and it has a little bit more information about her in the blurbs. I couldn’t figure out where she’s from, though I’m sure it’s in there somewhere. Whatever, she’s awesome! Make sure to have a look at Solveig’s Flickr too, she has a ton of terrific pictures!

-Feb 26, 2009, 8:48PM
heyy just check out a bunch of her pictures and i read in there that shes from Brighton-- just if anyone was wondering :)
Francesca -Feb 26, 2009, 8:21AM
Def. an awesome post...I'm 21 and I'm not even close to having talent like that. Hats off to the little lady...GO HER!! Love the blog by the way..keep up the good work.

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