steampunk workshop

Maybe the aesthetics of modern technology just isn’t your thing. Do you ever wish your computer looked a little more at home with the rest of your vintage and antique decor? Maybe a Victorian style all-in-one PC would look better. Or a how about a pretty brass LCD frame?
You have to check out the Steampunk Workshop, chronicling one man’s adventures of making the new look old, or the old look different. One of the first project he ever did was outfitting an old school bus, and there is also a tutorial for doing tin etchings on old Altoid boxes.

migration mural

Migration / Part 01 / London / By Hellovon from Hellovon on Vimeo.
This video will show you the installation of a mural at the Truman Brewery in London called Migration. The incredible bird illustrations were done by London-based artist Hellovon. This month, the idea will “migrate” to a second exhibition space, the side of the Epeis Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Makes me want to fly…

sara -Sep 10, 2008, 10:01PM
your blog is amazingly creative! i'll come by again for sure!

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lines and shapes

Lines and Shapes has announced the release of their fourth issue. The books are a series of collaborative artist projects, curated by Lena Corwin and Maria Vettese. For this issue, the theme was PAIRS.
Check out the Lines and Shapes website and Lena’s blog for more info and subscription information. You’re sure to be inspired…

Our knit designer Melissa took a trip to Niagara Falls over Labor Day weekend, and she took some gorgeous pictures!
The first few are from a canoe trip where they saw a swan nest. The swans ended up joining them in the water!

These hot air balloons were in a valley on the drive to Rochester. There were maybe 15 of them!
Niagara Falls, on the Canadian side. Amazing!

stephanie -Sep 09, 2008, 8:47PM
Wow Melissa, Those are really pretty pictures. I bet your knits are really pretty too. Wow.
Kate -Sep 08, 2008, 11:56AM
wow...with a little rainbow too :)

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bunny trash bags

These bunny trash bags are so cute! They were designed by Tokyo’s MAQ Inc. to promote responsible waste disposal. I guess they’re not getting the same message over there that plastic bags are no good? Or maybe they don’t have enough public waste baksets and they need to cart their garbage around before they can dispose of it?
In any case, they sure are cute.
found via psfk and pink tentacle

Alice -Sep 09, 2009, 9:36PM
Actually, there ARE very few trash cans around in Japan...I'd carry these things around!
Kate -Sep 08, 2008, 11:58AM
hehe, I guess if you have to cart about your garbage you can make it look cute!

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enormous tiny art show

The Enormous Tiny Art Show opens tomorrow in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but you can view the work online right now! The show is a collection of tiny original works, 10″ x 10″ or smaller, by artists all over the country. The idea is to make art accessible, and that everyone can own an original work of their own.
At first glance, I’m loving these artists (in the order pictured above): Lillianna Pereira, Dana Robson, and Ian Dingman (below). Check out the rest!

Clingstone Mansion

Isn’t this house incredible?! It’s 103 years old, and sits in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. After it had sat for empty for 20 years, the current owner bought it in 1961 for $3,600! Now, I know that was a lot more money in 1961 than it is now, but still- what a great buy!

To see quite a few more pictures, and some cute and interesting blurbs about the house, have a look at this New York Times article. Very cool!
I found this on A Cup Of Jo, a nice blog.

Megan -Sep 04, 2008, 5:10PM
I love this, I just imagined that was me outside on the little floating dock
Lauren -Sep 04, 2008, 1:29PM
beautiful! I want to live there=)

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I’m loving the Polaroid Project, polaroids taken in NYC by photographer Porter Hovey. The light and colors are always so beautiful in polaroids, and I love the idea of instantly capturing a little piece of your everyday life. Seeing the images also makes me want to stop and take a better look at what’s happening around me!

porter -Sep 03, 2008, 11:28AM
You've just totally made my day!! I'm so happy that you're enjoying the project. It's really just been so much fun doing it. Just adore Free People and soo happy you guys have finally opened a shop in NY.
pruittfpgirl -Sep 03, 2008, 10:42AM
Seeing the images also makes me want to stop and take a better look at what's happening around me! I completely feel the same way!

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I’ve been a little obsessed with postcards that have state maps on them for a while now. They’re pretty appealing looking, right? I had been looking for them on Google image search, with some luck, but not tons. Today, I am totally pumped, because I found this Flickr set, which is all map postcards! It’s an impressive collection with some colorful eye-candy!


eno henze wallpaper

I guess it’s wallpaper day! This is really something beautiful. German artist Eno Henze did this mural wallpaper for the Maxalot Gallery. He uses computers to create these very organic looking designs. I looove the implied textures.
Found on If It’s Hip, It’s Here

industrial poppy -Aug 29, 2008, 11:53AM
Wow. Just wow!

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living blooming wallpaper

This wallpaper is amazing! It reacts to heat – the flowers bloom as it gets warmer.

If you like this wallpaper, you should definitely check out its creator Shi Yuan’s website! There are many very cool art pieces on there, including a few more heat sensitive creations!

mister robert ryan

I’ve seen a few amazing artists working with paper cuts, but none are as clever and witty as Robert Ryan. You can own his book This Is for You for a small price, or one of his original screenprints from his etsy store. Check out Robert Ryan’s web site and read his blog (which is still updated once and a while even though he’s on holiday).

Teresa McFayden -Aug 26, 2008, 9:52PM
So awesome! Wish I that kind of patience...looks like it took a very long time to make. Thanks for sharing these paper cuts.
carrie -Aug 26, 2008, 11:20AM
my friend gave me this book for my made me cry, it was so sweet.

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