Untitled Cocktail Party – Illustration by Eric. (1944)

The Bumble Bee Girl – Illustration by Karen Santry, oil on rosewood, mounted on rice paper. (2007)
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J’Adore Coco. Illustration by Steven Broadway, gouache and pencil. (2009)
I saw these on an interesting little slideshow by NY Magazine’s blog The Cut, and I had to be sure and share because I found all of the illustrations so inspirational! See the whole slideshow here.

Cat -Dec 21, 2009, 2:25PM
Karen Santry is not only an amazing artist but amazing woman! I had her as a teacher in an illustration class and she's such an inspiration.

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sand up close

Maui, Hawaii

Plum Island, Massachusetts
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Okinawa, Japan
Gary Greenburg has gone all around the world and, using an Edge 3D microscope, photographed sand at 100x magnification, sometimes more. The pictures are amazing – sand generally looks basically monotone, and it’s really cool to see how colorful and intricate it truly is! It makes me think about how far all the little grains have traveled and what they’ve been through over time… You can see the whole slideshow on Discover Magazine.

Shelley -Apr 20, 2009, 11:46AM
wow! those are amazing! I would love to frame a few of those

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color pad

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I’ve been really enjoying these pieces from Klas Ernflo‘s set Color Pad. I love the texture! I realize it’s probably paint, but for whatever reason these make me want to go and play with nail polish…
Via Design*Sponge.

FxScalpermen -May 03, 2009, 1:03AM
Very Nice Post. I love it. Have a Great day.

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water + ink

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In order to get these photos, Shinichi Maruyama has to use extremely fast strobe light photography, which can capture things that happened within a 7,500th of a second! I don’t think I can really wrap my mind around that one. If you look, you can see that he catches the water and ink at the moment before they mix into each other – you can see a little bit of just water and a little bit of just ink… Incredible!
Via Design Boom.

erin -Aug 01, 2009, 11:12AM
thanks for including the pic of the actual creation of the work - it is truly amazing. i love people that have patience. ah. maybe another lifetime...
Jen -Apr 22, 2009, 8:29AM
oo! i saw this work in the chelsea galleries it was so amazing. he shared a space with another artist and everybody was flocking to his work. the prints were really large and compelling

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I’m not sure how many of you are into designing and making your own clothes, but I figured I’d bring your attention to this body form how-to video just in case. It’s really cheap to make one, around 10 or 15 bucks it would seem, and amusingly, one of the supplies you’ll need is a Christmas tree stand. Still, it looks like a pretty viable body form! Watch the video over here.

Mel -Apr 27, 2009, 8:22PM
I've made one out of duct tape before...
mamie -Apr 19, 2009, 2:36AM
i've made one with duct tape before but it fell apart. i hope a lot of people are trying to make their own clothes! its so rewarding use creativity. i'm glad you posted this!

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kamrooz aram

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These beautiful paintings are by artist Kamrooz Aram, and I can’t get enough! They just have a great feel! I was lucky enough to spot them on Beautiful/Decay, and I’ve been on Kamrooz’s site ever since! Lovely!

boot accessories

I love this image found on foxyman! Some inspiration for your boot accessories. Our chain vests are great for your boots too (see what I mean in the chain vest video)

new blog discoveries

I like finding good new blogs more than anything! Maybe not ANYTHING, but it does get me really excited to be able to scroll through months of posts that I have never seen before. Today I was led to foxyman by the above photo posted on knight cat. I love foxyman’s dark and grungy rock style!

monica -Aug 10, 2009, 8:25PM
Awesome picture! I love this rocker chic jewelry.

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gold leaf stone decor

These stones with gold leaf decorations on them are so pretty! Poopscape Projects (unfortunate name I know) has a how-to for these little guys, and though I haven’t tried it yet, it does look pretty simple. See it here.

Grace J. -Apr 20, 2009, 9:49PM
This is really cute. I might like to try it.

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Isn’t this combination pet-home cool? It’s really neat that the birds and fish can look at one another. I wonder what they think?
I would love to have one of these! I saw it here at the site of Constance Guisset, who I am assuming is the creator of this sweet cage…
While we’re on the topic of bird cages, I also wanted to show you this crazy dress:
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Created by artist Kasey McMahon, this is a wearable, functional bird cage!
Both via Neatorama.

liz tran

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I think what I enjoy most about Liz Tran‘s work is her color palette. Those vibrant colors paired with the dreamy feel are enough to get me hooked! See her portfolio on her site.

bird dogs

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I can’t decide if these are kind of cute or rather creepy. I’m torn – maybe somewhere in between… Either way, they’re really interesting, and original! They’re made by Emily Valentine, and you can see them all on her site. It’s worth looking at, there are quite a few and they’re all different – I had trouble picking some to show you!
I will say that it would be fun to have a dog with pretty wings! He he!
I saw these on NotCot!

Grace J. -Apr 20, 2009, 9:52PM
I think they're really cute! The art itself is interesting, but if I had this hanging up in my house-it would be creepy.
lorraine -Apr 20, 2009, 8:38PM
Kinda sad looking if you ask me. Where did the feathers come from. I just see pain.

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