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Capturing natural beauty

Diana Corvelle is a NYC artist, curator and teacher who uses graphite, color pencils, watercolor, gouache, and oil pastels as her media. No matter what she’s using, she’ll find a way to lend you her view of the world surrounding us. On her sketchbook pages you’ll see the beauty of the scene through her eyes.To see more of her work check her website or...

Evocative photos of secret friends

AnaHell is a photographer. For an evocative series called “Secret Friends”, she took her subjects, bent them over, drew faces on their backs, and photographed the new “creatures”. The effect is somehow both mundane and eerie.To check out more of her work, click here.SourceThe post Evocative photos of secret friends first appeared on DesignFaves.

This average looking carpet morphs into a hidden coffee table

Inspired by an accidentally upturned corner on a rug, designer Alessandro Isola has created the ‘Stumble Upon,’ a carpet that doubles as a coffee table. The top side of this groundbreaking product looks like a normal fiber carpet, but when one of the corners is flipped over a hard surface is exposed that can be used as a tabletop.The ingenuity of this...

Smart garden lets you grow your own ecosystem at home

VERTICALGREEN is an international workshop based in México that has set for a very ambitious goal in fulfilling the World Health organization’s recommendation of a minimum of 9m2 of green area per inhabitant for the year 2030. They’ve already been working on it for over 10 years now, covering cities in green, and they want to help you to do your part...

Beloved animated characters in miniature

This Korean artist overflowing talent, patience and attention to detail, fits in her miniature figurines. They are made of polymer clay and embody a variety of beloved characters from cartoons, movies and videogames.To see more of her itsy bitsy hancrafted work, check her blog, Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube to admire step by step the whole process....

Triangle waltz: vintage animation is mesmerizing

Using triangles in approximately 300 different arrangements, the 1966 short film Notes on a Triangle still holds up today for its simple beauty. Animator René Jodoin shows triangles move and dance with one another, dividing and twirling in a math demonstration that we wish they has shown us in school.With only one form in three colors, this 5-minute...

Beautiful orb-like sculptures made from textiles from Mariko Kusumoto

Mariko Kusumoto has been turning textiles into orb-like sculptures for a while now (previously) and her creations never cease to amaze.The sculptures can be worn in the form of necklaces, brooches, and rings. Each artwork is inspired by patterns and shapes found in nature but Kusumoto has opted to retain some form of ambiguity here and there for the...

Giant mechs invade peaceful Polish country life, circa 1920

When you picture the interwar period in rural Europe (that time between the first and second World Wars), you probably picture people working on farms, soldiers patrolling forests, and citizens otherwise going about their daily lives. What you probably don’t picture is mechs. Or huge trained bears filling in for horses and other livestock.But in Polish...

A half century of hidden photos explored in new documentary

A new documentary called ‘Finding Vivian Maier‘ traces the life of Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose formerly unknown cache of 100,000 photographs was discovered after her death in 2009. Since her death, Maier has gained a reputation as one of America’s most astute photographers.From 1951 until her death, Maier worked in Chicago but spent her free...

Girls from Kabul fighting gender-based injustice on skateboards

‘Skate girls of Kabul’ is a mesmerizing series of portrait photographs taken by London-based photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson. The photographer took these astonishing images for the non-profit organization Skateistan, which was founded by Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich in Kabul in 2007. The award-winning organization has a mission to teach...

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