Flickr Monday—Appuru Pai


Aren’t these high-speed photographs from Appuru Pai great? I love that they look abstract at first glance and but upon further inspection you begin to see lights and cars and buildings. So pretty! Check our more of Appuru Pai’s here.


via Colossal Art & Design

Etsy Schmetsy: Shark Week!

We know, we know. It’s been about 400 million years since we did a Schmetsy, which is fitting since that’s almost as long as our fine, featured, fearsome finned friends have been kicking around. In honor of those strong, shrewd stewards of the sea (and everyone’s favorite annual event), this week’s Schmetsy celebrates Shark Week!





Row 1: Monster Shark Can Cozy by Handamade; Great White Shark Silhouette Necklace by ANORIGINALJEWELRY; Tiny Felt Hammerhead Shark by nicolaluke

Row 2: Handknit Shark Mittens by ifallthraindrops; San Jose Shark Attack Boutonniere by frittsrosenow

Row 3: Shark Tote by biancasbaby; Double Chain Gold Shark Tooth Necklace by Emmarose1231; Shark Punch T-shirt by sharpshirter; Jaws Bird Handmade Felt Bird by TweetandTweed

Row 4: Shark Bottle Opener by berkleyillustration; Cute Shark Felt Pin by LuluLyna

Row 5: Shark Masks Print by MATTY8080; What Are You Doing For Shark Week Button by allisonbook; Simon The Shark Pet Sleeping Bag by rikarika

Cinemagraphs


I’d meant to post about these a while back when I first saw—and subsequently fell in love with—them. Not only is the animation well done, the images themselves are lovely. I think subtle the movement is in some of them is just amazing.

These cinemagraphs from Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg are already popping up all over the place, like on Gilt Taste (need an invite to Gilt? click here) and The New York Times, and I expect we will be seeing a lot more of them in the future.

For more info on Jamie, Kevin and cinemagraphs, checkout this interview from The Huffington Post, or just see more at Jamie’s blog and cinemagraphs.com.



Flickr Mondays: Lenny&Meriel


I was thinking of doing a whole post on cyanotypes today, but then I saw these 2 pieces from Lenny&Meriel, and I thought they were pretty enough for their own post. I’m pretty much always a fan of the texture and tone in cyanotypes and I love the interaction between the circles and lines in these prints.

Flickr Mondays—Cuba Gallery


Since tomorrow is the first official day of Summer and the weather is remarkably beautiful today, I thought New Zealand based photographer Andrew Smith’s (AKA CubaGallery) work would be perfect. He has a great sense of color and composition and these images make me want to run around outside. Cuba Gallery also has a blog where he talks about his post-production techniques using Adobe Lightroom and shows some pretty impressive before-and-after images for his photographs.



69°S


I really hate asking people for money, but, it is definitely easier asking for money for someone else. So, I am appealing to you all to head on over to Kickstarter and help fund 69°S.: The Final Stage. 69°S. is the latest production from Phantom Limb—founded and directed by the super talented Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko. For 69°S., they are collaborating with an amazing group of artists, including the Kronos Quartet. It looks like it will be really fantastic, but they need some help making it as great as possible, and as they say, “every little bit helps.”

A few more reasons you should help:
Jessica and Eric are awesome, their work is awesome and their puppets are awesome. You can even see their place over on The Selby, if you need more proof of how cool they are. And, as even further proof that this is a worthwhile project, Kickstarter has made them the Project of the Day, which is really saying something considering all of the great projects they have to choose from. So, if you can, please help them realize this amazing artwork.

A Wheatfield with Cypresses

I love this living painting — a “cover version” of Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield, with Cypresses from 1889 — composed using plants rather than paint. Created by ans, using over 8,000 plants, the wall was built with sponsorship from GE as part of  The National Gallery’s greening campaign. The painted masterpiece can be seen at The National Gallery and the living masterpiece can be seen outside in Trafalgar Square until October 2011. More images can bee seen here — so pretty.


via TreeHugger

Etsy Schmetsy: Crafty Mapsy

We love to travel and it is no secret that we love maps (we’ve posted about them a whole bunch in the past). I also love seeing how many fantastic ways etsy sellers are making maps — from pillows to prints, paint-by-numbers to cut paper, here are some really awesome mappy finds.





Row 1: World Metro Map pillow from atelierpompadour; Vintage Paint-by-number USA from somethingshidinghere; Heart Strings Map Pillow from FelixStreetStudio

Row 2: Typographic World Map from designahoy; Map of USA Necklace from ilgattoselvatico

Row 3: Customizable USA Pillow from lovecalifornia; Chalkboard United States map from shopdirtsa; Stay Golden California pillow from sundaymorningpaper

Row 4: San Francisco mapcut from studiokmo; The Roadtrip print from JanuaryJonesPrints

Flickr Mondays—Not really though!

Happy Monday!

While out and about in warm LA this past weekend, I ran across this building that intrigued me–I couldn’t exactly tell if it was old or new. Kind of reminds me of the half-timbered buildings I saw throughout England. So many interesting things to discover when traveling. Hope you all had a nice, relaxing weekend.

Flickr Mondays-Julian Chams

Sorry for the lack of posting for Flickr Mondays…work has been insanely busy lately. Hope this image make you smile.

More photos here.

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