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These beautiful ceramic boxes are part of a collection called Oohhh, by recent Central Saint Martins graduate Lok Ming Fung. The set itself is inspired by Russian dolls and Japanese Inro boxes, while the decorations are more barnacle/lichen inspired. They’re all gorgeous. See the rest of the set here.
Via Yatzer.

Faith -Feb 28, 2009, 12:34PM
These are adorable! I'd love to own them... ~Faith

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Gunta Stölzl

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These patterns are just so incredible! The first two are actual wall-hangings, the last is a sketch of ideas for wall-hangings. All are the work of Gunta Stölzl, a German textile artist from the early 20th century. She entered the famous Bauhaus School as a student in 1920, and ended up as a teacher there in 1928. Still, I’d never heard of her until today when I saw her on Now Voyager, who is also real impressed. If you are interested too, check out this website, it’s got a detailed biography and quite a few pictures of her work.
Something about Gunta’s designs reminds me a little bit of the Gee’s Bend Quilts. What do you think?

Suzanne Hokanson -Mar 19, 2009, 11:39PM
I did a lot of research on the weavers of the bauhaus several years ago which resulted in a self published book... WOVEN: a bauhaus memoir. I am excited that people are discovering Gunta Stolzl and her incredible talent. Having seen the Gee's Bend Quilts in Washington a couple years ago... I agree with you that there is some essence that transcends both. But the complexity of the woven tapestries are the opposite of the quilts' elegant simplicity. It is an interesting comparison, though.
cake. -Feb 05, 2009, 1:02AM
seriously! so beautiful. i've just started learning how to weave and so these design are just so amazing to me.

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This cute little gal is a Jindo Dog! She is visiting the office today with one of our employees – she is going to be a gift for the employee’s dad! I don’t want to say who of course, since I don’t want to ruin the surprise! Boy don’t you just wish she was a surprise for you!?
Needless to say, being as cute as she is, she is very popular, and has made the rounds all around the building. Last I saw her she was as in the last picture – tuckered out after all the fun!

wenyd -Feb 08, 2009, 10:50AM
I have a shiba which is a close cousing of a jindo - they keep you on your feed but are worth the effort. They have such fun & loving personalities you will be hooked for life. The big brown eyes are capable of getting anything they want out of you.
katiehov -Feb 07, 2009, 3:19AM
i agree, i am not at all a dog person, but that puppy is ridic. should submit to cuteoverload!

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These cool photos are all pictures of the reflections in a puddle! It’s such a clever idea, and now I of course am anxious to go outside and take some puddle pictures of my own! These shots are by photographer Vlado Marinkovic, and you can see the whole set, which is quite beautiful, here.

sara -Jul 21, 2009, 7:18PM
love the pic
Liz -Feb 01, 2009, 5:54PM
These are soooo lovely!

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These delicious-looking candy plants are really pleasing to the eye, don’t you think? I can’t tell if they’re photoshopped or not, what do you think? I know they’re by Joachim LaPotre, but I can’t find too much on his site of how he makes his photos. Either way, they sure are appealing and inspiring!
Via I ♥ Photograph.

joetta maue

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Joetta Maue is making beautiful statements with vintage textiles and needlework. She also makes these encouraging banners (ok, some are not so encouraging) that are inspiring me to make a permanent banner to hang in my apartment!
Any suggestions on what my banner should say??
Check out Joetta’s other artwork and her etsy shop. Found via Love Forever.

joetta -Jan 29, 2009, 9:30AM
Thanks for posting about me and your sweet words:) best- Joetta
jill -Jan 29, 2009, 12:25AM
Break all boundries

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Everyone is a little bit cold and maybe a little bit groggy today, but all are hard at work here at the home office!

Alex works with some shiny and exciting fabric.

Anne does some business on the phone while Erin tends to some paperwork.
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Johanna irons diligently.
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Erin digs for treasure in the fabric bins!
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Heather and Sara inspect the samples with interest.
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The Intimates Team prepares for an important meeting!
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A cute little Yorkie, who resides next door in Urban, takes a chilly morning constitutional!

Tina T. -Jan 29, 2009, 5:10PM
It makes me smile to see this, you guys are the best for sharing Free People for all the other lovely ladies who love what you make! Thank you!

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Inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s Eau de Voilette and starring Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman, this short art film is an advertisement for a ficitional perfume and sure to be beautiful and interesting. If that doesn’t already get you thinking, the film is directed by Roman Polanski and was conceived by Francesco Vezzoli. I can’t wait for the online screening on February 6th on Dazed Digital.
Head over to Dazed now for the trailer, and then mark your calendar for the 6th!

B -Jan 28, 2009, 2:29PM
I've been waiting for this for months!

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Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for our Valentine’s Day Craft Swap! Sign up here and read this for all of the details. Happy crafting!

Amanda -Jan 31, 2009, 6:51PM
Hi there! I signed up a while back and haven't gotten a person yet; when does that happen? Thank you!

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pants optional

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These little cards from a set by Your Psycho Girlfriend really crack me up! Plus, I love the artwork. See more here.

Our graphic designers have created a new desktop wallpaper for you! I love how it hints at spring to come! The days are getting longer, after all! Click here to download it! I already have it set as my desktop background! :) Enjoy!

Amanda -Nov 16, 2010, 7:07PM
It is so pretty.
Danz -Jan 26, 2009, 8:51PM
That's a really pretty design. I love the colours!

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all the small things

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These incredible works of art are real, and so so tiny! Willard Wigan of the UK carves grains of rice or sugar into his miniature-sized sculptures, and then uses a hair from the back of a housefly to paint them! When they are on display in a gallery, each of his works has a microscope so you can see them – but when Willard works on them, he does so with the naked eye! I can’t even imagine, since most of his work is on the head of a pin or the eye of needle! I found a really cool video interview with him on Metacafe that you should have a look at; I posted it below!
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Micro Art

Jessica -Jan 26, 2009, 9:58PM
I love the Peter Pan piece on what can be perceived as a hook. very sharp.
Liz -Jan 26, 2009, 9:13PM
I LOVE that the Peter Pan figures are on a hook. :]

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