Anna Ladd questions privacy in these times of blogging and social networks in her series “Things I told the internet but didn’t tell my mom”. Each of the handmade banners expresses a statement that she posted on the internet over the years but never talked about in person. (source)
In the series “Kings and queens of architecture”, illustrator Paul Stuller drew starchitects wearing their most iconic building on their head. (By the way, you can find my photographs of Bjarke Ingels’ “hat” here.) (source)
Opening Ceremony is paying tribute to Belgium this month, by posting a Belgian Slang Dictionary on their blog. You can find all of them here and even send in suggestions!
With the cacti-craze and succulent love that has been going around lately (you can read more about my personal plant favorites here, here, here and here or on pinterest), it was just a matter of time before someone combined their love for plants with their love for food. Thanks to Brooklyn-based baker Alana Jones-Mann, you can find out how to make these cupcakes yourself here. (source)
You can find the most fun infographics at truthfacts.
I saved the best for last: design bible Apartamento explored the world of Wes Anderson’s movie sets, all of which are designed up until the smallest details. More photos here.
Every month, Eclectic trends invites bloggers and friends to share their collections in the series “What do bloggers collect?“. My favorites are these by Eclectic Trends herself, beeldSTEIL and Wohnbedarf.
Third time already that I’m showing work by Frederico Babina. This time, the architect and illustrator has made portraits of iconic architects and designers out of elements from their designs. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next! (source)
Doors in Ghent instantly reminded me of Windows of New York (featured on the blog before here), which turned out to be this project’s main source of inspiration. So maybe not the most original concept, but super pretty nonetheless and closer to home… Maybe those of you from Ghent can even find their own door here?
French, CGI Designer, Benoit Challand came up with a whole alphabet of desks, each with its own character. “You can sit in an A-shaped desk, feeling like you’re at the prow of a ship, or in the smooth curve of a D, far more comfortable than being boxed into a traditional cubicle.” (source)
The Rabot towers in Ghent (a social housing project from the seventies) are being demolished layer by layer and the removal of the facade revealed its colorful insides. Photo by Pieter Lozie.
Wrapped books at a book store, to avoid people judging a book by its cover. (source)
Birdcage shaped like a horse. I need this too, and some birds maybe. (source)
Architect and illustrator Frederico Babina made this beautiful series of drawings based on movie sets. Archiset represents the movie sets as cross-sections of a doll house, including characters and props from the movies. (source)
‘Scolapianta’ is a clever dish rack designed by multidisciplinary studio Mathery. While you are doing the dishes, Scolapianta waters your plants and gives you an excuse not to dry the dishes. Two thumbs up! (source)
Handmade Charlotte bakes the most beautiful cakes, and the animal cakes are my favorite. Reminds me of the owl cake I made for my sister (another Charlotte) two years ago. Lots of work, but the result was definitely worth it.
“File_món is a series of images generated on the computer desktop through the distribution of icons and files arranged over images, which are downloaded from the internet and set as wallpaper. The computer screen is used as a canvas for a critical collage. It appraises the potential of creating new images on the computer.” Interesting series of work by Cèsar Escudero Andaluz and an excuse to pile on those files on your desktop.
Eiskreem is a new Belgian brand of home made ice cream that creates exciting new combinations of flavors and delivers them to your door each month. That’s right, you can take an ice cream subscription! A-ma-zing. (source)
We might be a few weeks into 2014 already, but maybe you still need some inspiration for your new year’s resolutions? Look no further… Kanye can help you with that, at new yeezy resolutions.
I’m Google is an ongoing digital art project by Baltimore artist Dina Kelberman, and serves as a visual representation of the wonders of google image search. If you scroll trough this tumblr, you will see the subjects seamlessly change, from hay sculptures to crocheted pumpkins to pot holders to balloons… Very fascinating. (source)
Chances are you’ve already seen this one, but I had to post it anyway since they are so incredibly adorable. Theo and Beau take naps together every day. Too cute!
I was an awesomer kid collects photos of awesome kids and proves you will never be as cool.
Thisissand lets you relive those days when all you had to do all day was play around in the sandbox, only now you can add some color and save your creations to the gallery.
This year I’m spending Christmas with my parents and sister in my beloved Portugal, so no traditional christmas this year but we are making new traditions instead. I’m not sure what to expect just yet, so that’s why I collected a little bit of christmas inspiration to get into the holiday mood… enjoy!
- I have to admit, traditional Christmas carols drive me nuts! So that’s where this alternative christmas playlist comes in handy, with songs by The XX and The Knife among others. Can’t go wrong with that!
- Confetti Ssystem designed this fun alternative for a traditional Christmas tree.
- Another alternative christmas tree, made out of bits of nature found outside.
- If you don’t have enough room for an actual Christmas tree, these pine branches in vintage cups are a good alternative! (source unknown)
- Amazing Christmas ornaments by Ferm Living that shouldn’t be too hard to make yourself. My next Christmas tree will definitely have similar ornaments!
- Emilie Voirin designed this minimal nativity set, for the design-loving believers out there. (source)
- Quietroom is a British office specializing in brand analysis and worked their magic on the ‘brand’ of Santa. (source)
- Yule Log 2.0 asks artist around the world to redesign the traditional yule log, resulting in an infinite loop of different animated logs. Pretty cool!
Tadao Cern, architect turned photographer, made this series called ‘Comfort Zone’, exploring people’s behavior on the beach. (source)Federico Babina Architect simplifies famous architects and their buildings into 8 bit drawings, for a series called ARCHIPIX. (source)
This adorable lion cub is having the time of his life in the Drummond Safari Park. (source)
Californian free-lance artist Queenie Liao is a mother of three boys and has been wondering what her baby dreams of when he’s asleep. Now we know! She has portrayed her son Wengenn in dreamy settings created out of common household materials. (source)
These 3D cookie cutter sets are probably the coolest I’ve ever seen. They come in dinosaur and safari animal shapes and make you doubt just a little bit whether to eat your delicious cookies or show them off a little bit longer. (source)
Noritaka Minami photographed the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo. This design by Kisho Kurokawa exists out of interchangeable capsules, meaning that the building can be continually updated by replacing the units. However, this never happened and the building slowly deteriorated. These photos were taken in 2011, after plans of demolishing the building were announced. (source)
Jaktogo is a coat that can hold up to 15 kilos of luggage and can be transformed into a bag. It’s designed to get the heavy travelers among us around strict hand baggage restrictions on low-cost airlines. I could have used this when I went to Portugal for 5 months! (source)