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erika somogyi

I am loving Erica Somogyi‘s paintings lately! I saw some of them on My Love for You, and since then I have been on her site looking at everything! I love the colors and the dreaminess!
Coincidentally, Erica’s work has been making the rounds lately, and on this Friday night at 7pm you can see her work at Space 1026 here in Philly! For those interested…

allison -Mar 05, 2009, 11:38AM
gorgeous! will you tell me what medium these are. they look so very interesting and i am very curious how she did it! thanks!

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Ever heard of The Sketchbook Project? It’s awesome! Something like 2,000 people from around the country signed up, and were sent a blank Moleskine sketchbook. The only instructions were to send the books back by Feb 15th, and fill them with “everyone we know.” Art House, which is a group dedicated to bringing art to the masses, is responsible for the creation and managing of the project. I think that is so cool! I only wish I would have known in time to participate! But maybe next time?
For now, the books that Art House got back are going on tour, and tonight they stop in Philadelphia! Head over to Chris’ Jazz Cafe at 1421 Sansom Street tonight for a chance to flip through all the books. The books will be making the rounds at a bunch of other cities as well; click here to see a list of all the places and dates! Below find just a few pages of the many many books – click here to see a gallery of the submissions!


Florence Sciancalepore -Mar 06, 2011, 4:24PM
hi, I can't view ur website properly within Opera, I actually hope you look into fixing this.
Marcelle -Mar 08, 2009, 11:06AM
This project is very similar to a 1000 journals . It is 2 late 2 participate, but their site is pretty awesome. Checki it out!

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jill gallenstein

These amazing pen and ink drawings are by Jill Gallenstein of Columbus Ohio. They are so intricate and pretty! I love them! See more here!
Via BettyJoy.

Lucy -Mar 04, 2009, 3:53PM
so pretty!

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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…

Via Metafilter.

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. 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.
Via Booooooom!

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

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.

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 or 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 or 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. You may be also interested in visiting this website which shows photos from all the different tree shapers from around the world.

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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.
Via Dark Roasted Blend.

kenichi hoshine

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:
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


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 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...

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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…

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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