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.

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.

Become Someone Else


We don’t post a ton of advertising stuff, but I thought these “Become Someone Else” print ads for Mint Vinetu by Love warranted a mention. What’s not to like about ads that promote reading? Plus, they are really well done — the images are such a quick read that without even being able to read the copy, you totally get the meaning. Here is what Love had to say about the project:

When one reads books, he/she starts living it and identifies (or not) with main hero. These print ads for the Mint Vinetu bookstore, which sells lots of classics, focuses on the idea of becoming someone else. And provokes people to try on different personas.

Via Black Eiffel

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.

Etsy Schmetsy: Teeny-Tiny, Itty-Bitty Wee Schmetsy

I’m not sure what to say, other than, “Oh. Em. Gee. Look at all of these crazy-amazing, adorable, eensy-weensy things.” So, please, look at them. And enjoy.





Row 1: Hand-Blown Glass Miniature Erlenmeyer Flask by kivaford; Dollhouse Miniature Stew Pan by cottageminiatures; Natural Primitive Miniature Wood Town by saysthetree

Row 2: Miniature Golden Girls TV Set by LDelaney; the ERIE by CatalogHouses; Miniature Antique Brass Cake Stand by AiClay

Row 3: Whole Grain Bread and Butter Set by amanspeak; Miniature Dollhouse Books by scbflr72; Micro Mini Felted Cardinal In Nest by gotcrowcreations

Row 4: The Little Baker Necklace in Antiqued Copper by bellehibou; A Tree and a White Bike in a Tiny Bottle by tinyworldinabottle; Tinyment (A Tiny Metal Tenement) by finchandfouracre

Row 5: A Dish of Thai Food Miniatures Freestyle Handmade by DefineStudio; Pickled Onions and Fruit Chutney Miniature Food Handmade by sarahmaloney; Small Basket of Crusty Bread by CJMiniatures