Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jason Weinbeck

Jason Weinbeck is one amazingly talented man. I know this because I've seen his work first hand. Jason was recently written about in the Mpls St.Paul Magazine. Jason is indeed a very creative individual. He is creative in his use of materials, ways to save money and his overall design. Take for instance, the backsplash tile in the kitchen. Evidently, the tile that looks like narrow brick is expensive. So Jason took floor tile and cut it into smaller dimensions. A lot of his materials are found from shopping on Craig's List and some on E-bay. Those beautiful light fixtures were bought off of E-bay and shipped from the Netherlands for a mere $190. Jason did need to put a little work into them by updating the wiring. His talent doesn't stop there. He also designs and creates furniture. View his products here. For more information, check out Jason's website at jasonweinbeck.com.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Harrison Howard

Without a doubt I am a huge fan of Harrison Howard. Not only because he creates these absolutely gorgeous pieces of art, but because he has a kind and warm thing to say to everyone. What first caught my eye about Harrison's art is, naturally, the color. I love his color choices, they are bright and cheerful. But, what really captured my eye is his imagination. I am a huge fan of romance and fantasy, anything that gets you daydreaming and having creative thoughts, and that is what happens to me when I look at these paintings. For me, Harrison's paintings tell a story, a fairytale of sorts. I love it if a piece of art can take me away from reality even if it's just for a moment. Thank you Harrison for sharing your talent with us! If you are interested in capturing more of his artwork, visit his website. Also, if you'd like to find out more about Harrison himself, Annechovie had a one on one interview with him.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Kings of Convenience

I think this is a good video to start off the week. The song is called I'd Rather Dance With You by Kings of Convenience. I found it on one of my new favorite blogs: Black Eiffel. Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Julie Moon

Born in Toronto, Canada, Julie Moon has spent nearly a dozen years going to various art schools. I think Julie Moon has taken a very creative approach to making ceramics. I enjoy her style and use of color. See more at Julie Moon

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Scott Garrette

I like the freshness and simplicity of Scott's artwork. I like his line of work with the trees. His idea to create these trees literally came from a dream that he saw a tree with circles floating at the top. Scott is from Kansas City, MO and has an etsy shop where you can purchase the above prints. What you might also find interesting is his handmade studio made out of straw bales with earthen plaster and clay floors and walls. You can view the photos on flickr.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Trixie and Radar Light Plates

I don't know what it is, perhaps because Fall is here but, I really feel like staying home and doing some type of art and craft projects. Something that would be quick and easy like these kitchy light plates. If you like these and aren't in the mood to make them yourself, you can purchase them on etsy at the Trixie and Radar store.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Make Your Own Chrysanthemum

Would you believe these are made out of t-shirts? Looks like a fun project for the weekend, doesn't it? Directions are here at Selvedge, an interior decorating magazine. This DIY project is actually an excerpt from the Alabama Stitch Book by Natalie Chanin Stewart, Tabori and Chang.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Doll Farm

How cute are these? I just love them. These little dolls are so creative. I love the color, pattern and style choices that Heather choses when creating her dolls. By trade Heather is an illustrator. But when she makes dolls, she gives it all over attention. Each doll is made completely by hand and includes a hand drawn one of a kind tag. You can view more of her creations on her website or her blog.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Typo Generator

From a technical point of view, this software is impressive. They have created software to pull in images, create layers and dynamically implement the text that you have entered into one graphical image. And it is somewhat of a fun tool for playing. However, it is a little slow and produces mediocre results. But, it is free and if you play with it long enough, you may just get the results in which you are seeking. Play around, let me know what you think. Typo Generator

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Toyz Machin

Some cute illustrations from toyzmachin.

Free Brushes

I came across a new website with some free brushes for Adobe Photoshop. Check it out. Brush King

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


From La Dolce Vita

Sunday, September 7, 2008

World's First Rotating Tower

There will be 80 floors in this futuristic rotating tower with each floor having the capability to move independently or in unison with the other floors. Pretty wild huh? The tower will be built over the next two years in Dubai. The concept is designed by Italian architect David Fisher. I must add Fisher has never built a skyscraper. A quote from World Architecture News:

"Rotating Tower is the Italian architect’s first skyscraper design but he is confident that he will be able to pull off the concept, first listing his experience in the architecture world and then by stating: “I did not design skyscrapers but I feel completely ready to do so.”

Ok, can we just be honest? His FIRST skyscraper? Seriously??? Seriously.

Rocking Sheep

My niece would go CRAZY for this! I vision any child kicking and screaming if you tried to get them off of one of these fuzzy fury featured friends. I know I would. Seen at Danish Crafts
(Look under crafts collection, 2008)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Coffee Marks

No more ugly ring stains. What a clever idea. Take those ugly ring marks and make them into a cool looking scroll. How do people think these things up? These mugs were designed by Thosten Van Elten and can be purchased at greenergrassdesign. Initially seen on Cafe Cartolina.

Solar Tree

Vivien Muller invented this solar tree. The solar powered panels accumulate energy so that you are then able to charge your favorite devices like your cell phone and camera. Source: cubeme

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

House on the Rocks

Ohhhh, how I love to daydream about places like this. "Mr. Wood, a 79-year-old Boston architect, bought the house with his ex-wife Joan in 1961 for $3,600. It had been empty for two decades." This house has 10 bedrooms with a view. The homeowners have come up with an ingenious way to maintain the property. They have a 'work' weekend by inviting 70 people over who are lovers of their home to come help with things like ohhhh, washing 65 windows. What a great idea. Read the whole story from the origi nal source: New York Times. First seen on A Cup of Jo.

Dolk og Pøbel

How fun would it be to be driving through the country side and seeing these paintings? I would like this much better than billboards. In Minnesota, we have a ton of old abandoned barns that are just aching to be painted. Found on Wooster. Originally from nrk