calling cards

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The designs on these (very) old calling cards are gorgeous! I love the thought of a time when people would come see you, and leave cards to say they came by if you weren’t there, or to invite you to parties, or better yet, make romantic advances! Maybe sometime, somehow, calling cards will come back…
Anyhow, these beauties came from Dull Tool Dim Bulb – check it out for a few more.

lj -May 27, 2009, 5:19PM
so pretty!! i'll leave you one on your desk

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horsies

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Every Monday through Friday for 20 weeks, Ann Wood, of Ann Wood Handmade, made one horse, until she had 100! Each horse is made from cardboard and hand-painted, with cute button joints! Ann currently has the horses as decoration above her bed – don’t you love them? I want to make my own, and conveniently, Ann put together a DIY tutorial for Design*Sponge! Check it out here – even if you don’t want to make a horse it’s pretty cool to see how she did it!

Courtney -Jul 31, 2009, 2:27PM
I'm actually not that into horses, but I love this! The second picture is my favorite because of all the varying colors. It would be so fun to decorate a portion of a wall with colored horses. Definitely not your everyday decorating technique.

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Why don’t people do more things like this? I love it! Artist Posterchild turned this abandoned newspaper box into a planter, with the help of a couple pieces of wood! There are so many empty newspaper boxes around Philly – I think we need some flowers for them! Click here for better pictures.
Via Craftzine.

leslie -May 27, 2009, 2:58PM
That's terrific!
Caroline -May 27, 2009, 2:21PM
I am totally in love with this idea! Guerilla gardening at it's finest!

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shelton walsmith

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Aren’t these paintings by Shelton Walsmith lovely? I really love the colors and the abstract feel. Be sure to check out his website – all of his work is really good! I would have put every painting he has in this post if I could have!
Via Dear Ada.

lizzy -May 27, 2009, 1:41PM
these are so nice

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wrapped yarn

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There’s something really appealing about these yarn wrapped beads – I don’t know if it’s just that they are so whimsical and tiny, or the colors, or what! They’re made by Maria Cavallero of Argentina, who has many more of these little charmers on her Etsy – take a look if you feel so inclined!
I saw these on Love Forever.

yellena

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I’m really into these intricate pen and ink drawings by Yellena James – they’re so detailed and organic! Like landscapes within themselves… See more here.
Via Beautiful/Decay.

Jen -May 27, 2009, 3:16PM
sheesh its about time you featured this chick shes amazing! and shes all over etsy i like her designs for my desktop background

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homemade sheep crackers

One of Design*Sponge‘s guest bloggers, (I can’t figure out who,) made these adorable sheep crackers at home! Aren’t they totally awesome?! She was kind enough to post a how-to as well, be sure to check it out!

Bob -May 27, 2009, 12:07PM
These are great for the kids, they just love them. Thanks

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rapture

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I really love these crazy drawings by James Roper! There is so much happening in them! These are from a set called Rapture, but if you’re into them you should definitely check out the work on the rest of his site, as he has lots of work where he experiments with color and lines in a similar way. Fun stuff!
Via.

rebecca -May 26, 2009, 2:08PM
ohhh...i really love these- I would love to hang a series of them in my bathroom!

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This video is so funny and cool! It’s an old clip from the 1930′s, in which a few fashion designers predicted what they thought people would be wearing in the future! For being so far back as the 30′s, their predictions weren’t totally off base, I thought. Enjoy!

Via Jezebel.

Erin @ TrailerTreasure -May 28, 2009, 7:46PM
Ooh, swish! Too funny :)
Caroline -May 27, 2009, 2:59PM
Wow, they really nailed Halle Berry's Oscar gown!

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leather craft

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Frieda Gossett dyes, treats, and hand-stamps designs onto leather before turning it into various creatures. I can’t imagine how long it must take to hand-stamp each little detail into the leather! It’s got to be quite a process! Totally worth it though, these animals are just amazing! I’m especially impressed with the scales on the hammerhead – wow!
Via Beautiful/Decay.

iris van herpen

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I’m really intrigued with these designs from up-and-coming designer Iris Van Herpen. They’re constructed with such unusual materials, and they’re so sculpturally interesting!
Via.

portable picnic

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Paige, of Paige+Modern, created this awesome portable picnic for your lunch! Isn’t it so cute and clever! Paige made a guest post over on Design*Sponge that tells how to make one! I am so on it!

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