crystallographica

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These amazing pieces are from the graduation collection of Irina Shaposhnikova, who apparently just finished attending the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. The collection was called Crystallographica, and all the geometrical shapes and lines drive me wild! I’m dying to know what the clothes are made of – and how hard is it to take a seat in those pants?! So cool!
Via Today & Tomorrow and NotCot.

Caroline -Jun 25, 2009, 3:23PM
Whoa, they're like anti-radar clothes.
Andrea -Jun 25, 2009, 1:35PM
i love sculptural and experimental clothing, these are amazing.

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D.Jane -Jun 25, 2009, 10:52AM
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jeannie weissglass

I love these messy-pretty paintings by Jeannie Weissglass! See more here and here!
Via Dear Ada.

hecuba video

Hecuba “Suffering” [Official Video] HD from Hecuba on Vimeo.

This video makes me want to find a boy with greased hair and a dirty motorcycle!
by Hecuba

Allyson -Jun 26, 2009, 6:39PM
Awesome. Totally straight out of Grease. :)

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the art of fireworks

Using controlled detonations of fireworks on paper, Rosemarie Fiore creates these:

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From the artist herself:
I bomb blank sheets of paper with different fireworks including color smoke bombs, jumping jacks, monster balls, fountains, magic whips, spinning carnations, ground blooms, rings of fire, and lasers. As I work, I create imagery by controlling the chaotic nature of the explosions in upside-down containers.
When the paper becomes saturated in color, dark and burned, I take it back to my studio and collage blank paper circles onto the image to establish new planes and open up the composition. I then continue to bomb the pieces. These actions are repeated a number of times. The final works contain many layers of collaged explosions and are thick and heavy.

See more of Rosemarie’s fireworks drawings here!
Via Craftzine.

Jessica Sutton -Jun 28, 2009, 1:42AM
I can't get enough of her work - so very cool!
Philosophia -Jun 24, 2009, 5:29PM
I like the last photo, where she's working. That looks like fireworks

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Susie at Apartment Therapy came across a fun little tool on Paper Source‘s site: the colorscope!
The colorscope seeks to explain a bit about your personality based on the colors you like the best. Who knows where they came up with the personality traits you supposedly have if you like, say, plum, but it’s still really fun!
Here are the ones I picked!

I thought mine were pretty right for the most part, but I’m a sucker for anything that professes to tell me about myself from my palm, or my birthday, etc…
At any rate it was good fun! Check out the colorscope for yourself right here. Does yours fit your personality?

Geralyn Gray -Jun 28, 2009, 5:02PM
Paper Source is opening at 82 Nassau Street in Princeton, NJ.....come see us!!! We're not to far from Philiadelphia!!!!!
Kevin -Jun 24, 2009, 5:50PM
How sweet, reminds me of another interesting color website: Colr.org

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EricGjerge has an amazing set on Flickr where he has uploaded images from Owen Jones’ book The Grammar of Ornament. I could look at all the prints and patterns forever – there is so much inspiration on each page! Check out the whole set for many more awesome pictures like the ones above, in bigger sizes too!
Via FFFFound.

Ed Mullen -Jul 13, 2009, 10:01PM
This book was hugely important for me at one point. If you like this, look into Taschen's massive The World of Ornament. It is huge and comes with digital versions of every page.
Andrea -Jun 25, 2009, 1:37PM
i did a thesis design project on this whole idea. i love the book

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grandma

one of our creative directors, merrie, just sent this photo to me…

merrie spends a lot of her time in india. recently, she took some photos of some kids there, when their grandma started yelling at her “hey, why r u taking THEIR pic!?! take my pic, I am beautiful, I can sing, I can dance!!”
awesome.

Amber -Jun 24, 2009, 2:03PM
Moments like that make life like....wow!

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i need this

This nail-polish bottle design is so darn smart! I have needed a bottle like this for years! Plus, the word is that Karpati polish is free from toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate – some of the more nasty chemicals usually found in nail-polishes. Sign me up!
Via Design*Crush.

Ashley -Jun 24, 2009, 10:20PM
omg! sign me up for one of these! reminds me of some other cool chindogu invention
Leigh -Jun 24, 2009, 9:00PM
This would be a fabulous favor for a bridal shower...possibly as a part of a goodie bag along with au de toilete, a great scarf, etc. Love it!

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Nope, this flower isn’t rotting, that’s how it grows! It’s the Trichosanthes, a flowering plant native to southeast Asia.
I came across a funny little article about odd flowers on Metafilter, and saw some really unique flowers like these:

These hanging lovelies are a type of Bolivian Fuschia.
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Some pretty pink Puya.
Check out more odd flowers in the article.
Via Metafilter.

an english rose

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I love these gorgeous shots from Chris Nicholls fashion photography set An English Rose. They’re just so so pretty! See the whole set right here, on Chris’ site.
Via Oh Happy Day!

nicole cupcakes -Jun 24, 2009, 1:01PM
this is beautifull!!!
Jenna -Jun 23, 2009, 6:51PM
Pretty good post. I just came across your site and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you write again soon!

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smokey’s nature posters

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These vintage Smokey the Bear nature posters are great! Wouldn’t you love to have one for your walls? Amy at Apartment Therapy was able to find one on Ebay after a little bit of searching, but for now, get bigger computer versions here.
Via Apartment Therapy.

dez -Jun 23, 2009, 10:38PM
My boyfriends mom has the whole collection of these! Her brother found them in their parents basement after they passed away and gave them to her.

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