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.



Tattly

Oddly, the Experts are a surprisingly tattoo-free group. Thankfully, Tina Roth Eisenberg (AKA swissmiss) has come to the rescue for those times when you just want a little design-y body art. Inspired by the lack of cool temporary tattoos for her daughter, swissmiss contacted a number of designers to see if they liked her idea for Tattly and to see if they would be interested in submitting designs. Some pretty awesome designers have contributed so far, though unsurprisingly, my two favorites are Frank Chimero’s Knucks and Jessica Hische’s Type Nerd (though I kind of love them all). For the first 2 weeks, you can get the whole set for $35.


via swissmiss

I Didn’t See it Coming


Doesn’t this awesome new animated video from Lesley Barnes for Belle and Sebastian
seem like the perfect way to transition into the long weekend?
Happy 4th of July!

Etsy Schmetsy: Snow White

Although it’s deep summer, San Francisco this week is chilly, rainy and otherwise surprisingly wintry. So please understand that the weather was the inspiration for this week’s schmetsy: snowy white porcelein loveliness.





Row 1: Geo Bowl from TimBSOB, Faceted Drawer Pull from PigeonToeCeramics
Row 2: Moonlight Porcelain by jmsstudio, Tiny Basket by amyperch, Porcelain Berry Basket from forestclearing
Row 3: Rosenthal Pollo Vase Studio Line by Tapio Wirkkala from
modernrelicsshop, Tulip Porcelain Candle light holder by wapa
Row 4: Porcelain Lace Cup, Translucent Candle Holder from
Hideminy, Porcelain Tea Pod set by clamlab, Seed Pod vase by SuiteOneStudio

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

Brioche!

Posting has been a bit light over here at The Experts; we’ve been traveling and working tons. But thanks to our pal Jesse Ragan, we can break our dry-spell. Through him we learned of Jessica Hische‘s lovely new font Brioche which she designed for his Type@Cooper class. It looks like a pretty fun face and I think she is right, it would be great for weddings. You can purchase it through Jessica’s site.

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