This video is creepy and amazing! Designers at ENESS in Australia created this installation at Mount Buller, only to see it destroyed by a giant snow plow.
I love when the snowballs turn into globes! How about you?
found via Cool Hunting

balloon tank

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I’m really intrigued by these photos of an exhibition in Germany. I love the balloon tank, and I love the kids sweeping it up at the end even more! I saw this on Unique Lapin, who didn’t have any more information about the tank. I soon saw why – when I went to the main site where you can see the pictures, it was all in German! Even translated, the page didn’t have too much for me. Still, I really enjoy these pictures!

lisa congdon

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These photos were taken at the Paper Boat gallery in Milwaukee as Lisa Congdon set up her show called Life in Wonder Mountain. The show opened on Friday, so if you’re near Milwaukee check it out and let us know how amazing it is in person!
Found via my love for your is a stampede of horses

the ice tree

I love this “ice tree” created by Paprika for Domison furniture stores in Canada. Trying for holiday decorations that were more original, Paprika hung glass water bottles at various heights to create this ice tree. Why didn’t I think of that?
Via Yatzer.

Jim Denevan

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These are a few of Jim Denevan‘s lovely and temporal creations, which he draws freehand in the sand. I just love them- they’re so inspiring! Check out Jim’s website to see more of his work.
Via now voyager.

Lauren -Dec 09, 2008, 8:04PM
that is unreal. so beautiful...

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How great is this?!
Get a print at dazeychic’s etsy shop.

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Would you believe that each of these pictures shows part of a sewer?! The first shot is part of a sewer system near Niagara Falls, the second is the Tokyo storm drain, and the third is part of the sewer system in London. Aside from being very pretty, these pictures make me give some serious thought to the kinds of incredible structures that we have underground! You can see more pretty amazing sewers on oobject.

Maddie -Dec 08, 2008, 4:47PM
Love the last pic! That would be an inspiring setting for a photo shoot!

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Recently, WWD asked a bunch of top couture designers to make some sketches for Mrs. Obama’s inaugural dress. They put together a pretty big slide show of all the sketches on their site, and I have been really enjoying it! The sketches above are by, from top to bottom, Christian Lacroix, Kai Milla, and Reem Acra. I don’t know how Mrs. Obama will ever pick what to wear with so many fabulous options! See the whole slide show here.
Via Coco + Kelley.

Karen -Dec 20, 2008, 2:41PM
I wonder who is paying for these fancy clothes (Mrs & Mr. Obama) since clothing costs seems to be a factor in our election process this year??

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Holiday Fair!

This coming Monday, December 8th through Wednesday, December 10th, Urban Outfitters Incorporated (that’s us!) will be hosting a special holiday sale, featuring artwork, handmade crafts, jewelry, and all sorts of other goodies! The sale will showcase the work of numerous different artists and have something for everyone! It will definitely be worth checking out!
The sale will take place in Building 543 from 11am to 3pm each day, and while you’re there you can stop and get lunch at Shop 543, which is where many of us get our lunch each day while we’re at work! It has a really pretty view of the Delaware River too!
Below are a couple of pictures of work by artists who will have work in the sale! To see a list of more (but not all) of the artists who will have work in the sale, check out this page. It also has a map to help you get down to the Navy Yard!

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Darla Jackson

sweet felt advent

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For those who use an advent calendar during the holiday season, I sure thought this was a cute one! Brooke, author of the blog inchmark, made it out of felt for herself and family to use. I absolutely love that for each day there is a little ornament to hang on the buttons of the tree! It’s such a fabulous idea! And a fun craft project too!

Megan -Dec 05, 2008, 2:15PM
This is so cute! I was going to pass along to some people in my family, but I think I might keep it to myself for next year:)

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It is my pleasure to bring you a guest post by one of our Graphic Designers, Kevin! (Also known as the host of DOG Talk!) Please enjoy!
Hi Everyone! My good friend Johnny Corndawg makes incredible airbrushed apparel that I wanted to share with you! Johnny does some amazing stuff with airbrush. Airbrush is a medium that’s usually overlooked for being cheap and tacky, but Johnny’s shirts are totally wild and original! Part artist and part musician, Johnny lives half the year in Nashville and half the year in the jungles of North Philadelphia.

While he’s still here with us in Philly, Johnny is having some holiday fun painting Pet Portrait T-Shirts! Personalized pet fan-art- think about it! It’s the perfect present. I’m having a portrait of my mom’s Irish Setter airbrushed on a sweatshirt. My mom’s going to freak out when she sees it! Johnny’s custom pet portrait shirts can be a little strange, but they’re totally exciting. (And pretty cheap!) Even if you don’t want an animal shirt, Johnny Corndawg has a great sense of humor and would probably airbrush whatever you wanted on any piece of clothing. Check out these shirts he already painted for other people!

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Check out Johnny’s site to get your hands on one of these cool tees!
-Kevin

robin cameron

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I stumbled across these works by Robin Cameron on FFFFound and I am liking them pretty much! Regular readers might not be surprised, since I generally enjoy colorful artworks! If you like them too, be sure to check out Robin’s site, since she has much more of her work posted there!

ayelet -Dec 08, 2008, 3:44AM
thanks for this one...(link)

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