polish pavillion

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I’m loving this design for the Shanghai Expo 2010 by Polish architects Wojciech Kakowski, Natalia Paszkowska and Marcin Mostafa. The design is inspired by Polish folk art paper cutouts.
There seems to be some controversy in the comments on Dezeen regarding how or if the physical building will turn out. I personally just enjoy the concept and the images!
thanks to black eiffel for the link:)

eliinbar -Apr 08, 2010, 1:00PM
If you are interested to know, what I think were the sources of inspiration, for few of the Pavilions at the Expo 2010 - Shanghai Enter my blog Archidialog.com at: http://archidialog.com/2010/04/07/expo-2010-shanghai-part-one/ http://archidialog.com/2010/04/08/expo-2010-shanghai-part-tow/

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It’s that time again folks!
You are all invited to Building 543 in the Philadelphia Navy Yard tonight at 5:30pm for a fabulous art show opening! Artists Hayley Carmo, Annette Monnier, Callie Konane Rickards and Lizzy Janssen will be displaying their work at the Gallery at 543 through October 17th. Come by the opening tonight for a chance to meet the artists, view their work, and eat delicious treats! It looks to be a real good time! If you are in the area, be sure to come by!
The Navy Yard is at the absolute southern end of Broad Street.

gorgeous light

Strangely beautiful! Mauritian Sunset by artist Sandy Smith

You can see a much bigger version here.
This intricate cross stitch was created by RubyKhan, who got her inspiration from Craig Robinson’s Minipop drawings on Flip Flop Flyin’.
Go here for a little guide telling who each person is on the sampler – I found Hugh Hefner and the Royal Tenenbaums on my own, but I needed a little help on some others! She also has a ton more awesome pictures!
So cool!

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I am loving this densely layered folk-inpsired collage by Hilary Pecis. It makes me think of mountains and caves made from patchworked sweaters!
She currently has a show at Receiver Gallery in San Fransisco. The show is called The Paradigm Shift.
found via my love for you is a stampede of horses

the world in stitches

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I noticed this in one of the glass display cases at our company’s coffee shop. I have been thinking about it and ways for me to make one myself all day! Regular readers won’t be surprised, since they know my affinity for maps and map-inspired things! Still, I am so impressed! Someone put so much work into this – they even stitched in quite a few of the countries! So great…

Sciezka -Oct 09, 2008, 9:46PM
he he, my country looks like a blob. And since when it's is bigger than Fl?
Adele -Sep 25, 2008, 12:13AM
Where is Tasmania??!

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mushroom girls virus

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This book looks so beautiful! Deanne Cheuk illustrated this book called Mushroom Virus Girls: A Guide to the Identification and Study of Our Commoner Fungi with Special Emphasis on the Edible Varieties. You can see some of the amazing illustrations on Deanne’s web site. The book is sold out on the site, but you can still buy it on Amazon.
The cover is supposedly the world’s first fully embroidered linen cloth cover. I would probably want to take the book apart and frame all the artwork!
Thanks to design for mankind for the link:)

Design for Mankind -Sep 21, 2008, 11:48PM
Isn't this such a lovely cover??? So glad you're as enamored as I. ;) Love Free People!

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Don’t forget about our FP Style Event, which is going on right now!
We’ve been collecting your pictures of you and your friends wearing Free People and putting them in a set on our Flickr account! We love seeing how you wear your Free People!
Below, check out just a few of the super cute pictures we’ve gotten so far! To see the whole set, go to our Flickr account!
And don’t forget to send us pictures of you in your Free People, with your name and hometown, to blog.freepeople@gmail.com!

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Todd Smith -Sep 17, 2008, 2:53PM
What a great idea to have everyone send in photos of themselves wearing Free People clothes in real life! I love the way you all think on this site.

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To my delight, last night there appeared this little camper in our lobby! It was created by our display team to go along with our current outdoorsy-themed trends. The frame is made out of bamboo, and they enlisted the help of a local girl out of West Philly to create it! The binding for the joints of the frame is made from old bicycle tires! Other than the frame, everything else on or in the camper is made from paper or cardboard! It’s incredible, and totally adorable! It makes me want to climb right in…. :)

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Peachy -Aug 10, 2009, 11:41PM
I would definitely buy a real FP camper... that's amazing :)
arlinda peacock -May 01, 2009, 9:45AM
so cute

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Today I indulged and did some browsing on theselby, where photographer Todd Selby shares intimate protraits of artists, designers, and such at home and work.
I LOVE seeing where these people spend their time and the objects they surround themselves with.
The photos above are some of my favorites. Links to more of the corresponding artists below:
Judi Rosen
Derrick R. Cruz of Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons
Erin Wasson
Leyla and Ben

guenstigeflugreisen.net -Feb 11, 2011, 3:27PM
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Anthro’s Paper Dress

The other day I was walking through our cafeteria building and I saw this gorgeous dress! It just appeared somehow – I did some snooping and found out it was created by our sister brand Anthropologie…. Stunning!

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satz -Dec 01, 2010, 11:27AM
which type of paper u used???
Heloise -Sep 29, 2008, 12:36AM
I’m completely speech-less completely.

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koons at versailles

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If you’re not familiar with American art star Jeff Koons, I’m sure the balloon animal at least rings a bell. Koons has been granted a solo show exhibiting in the gardins and interior of Versailles. Check out the New York Times for a slide show and notes on the exhibit.
(There’s also a beautiful photo of the exterior of the palace reflected in one of Koons’ metallic golden sculptures!)

kate hutson -Sep 15, 2008, 9:11PM
Woah, his work looks so crazy in contrast to the traditional styling of Versailles! I love it. He had an exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts here in Columbus, Ohio on my campus at the Ohio State University. I'm fortunate and grateful for the Wex because it brings in such innovative new art. There's a Warhol exhibition going on there right now!

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