Happy Valentine’s day, everyone. In honor of this lovey dovey day, here are six wonderfully awesome prints (all from Etsy) that say, “I love you” without all the flowers and chocolates and flying babies with projectile weapons. Enjoy.

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You + Me = A Unicorn Parade - By Amy Fancher / Viva Sweet Love

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Instant Love - By yumalum

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You are here heart - By Red Letter Paper Company

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I love you like a fat kid loves cake - By Jan Skácelík

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Two of Hearts – By Coni Della Vedova / conLab

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I Love You, Blogs and Coffee - By Jen Ramos / MadeByGirl

Wanna make a super cool (and geeky) Valentine’s Day card? Sure ya do. So head over to Mini-Eco for the full instructions (and printable templates!) to make this pixel-y popup card.

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Like many people, I’ve fallen for the show Downton Abbey. Seriously didn’t expect that to happen, but it did. Anyhow, I decided to make a little Downton-themed Valentine’s Day card for my as yet unknown Valentine’s sweetheart. If that doesn’t work out, then my mom is likely getting this…

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By Martin Refsal

This image has been making the rounds on Pinterest lately and I couldn’t resist sharing. It’s absolutely brilliant. Unfortunately, I don’t know who the creative mind behind this was, but it was found on The Wooster Collective.

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Polish artist Erwina Ziomkowska transforms normal pairs shoes into beautiful, bedazzled-looking creations by hammering countless metal pins into them (4 and half pounds of pins each, in fact). The heads of the pins give the shoes an elegant texture, however, one look inside these kicks and it’s clear that they’re unwearable.

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All I have to say is…you’ve gotta be kidding me. I can’t even imagine how hard this would be to set up. Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. Seriously, I’m amazed.

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(via Colossal)

There’s something a little creepy about Agustina Woodgates’s rugs, namely that they’re made from the “skins” of stuffed animals. That’s right, Teddy and all of his fuzzy friends. But seriously, these hand-stitched, kaleidoscope-like rugs are truly beautiful, don’t you think?

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Pigeons are gross. Don’t get me wrong, I like birds, but having lived in New York City for 5 years I have seen more than enough of these creatures to know that they’re the last thing I should touch. This pigeon, created by Various Projects, however, is one that I would love to play with. Heck, I’d even let this guy sleep in my bed with me. The funky-looking pigeon is hand-knit from alpaca wool and can be purchased from Project No. 8 for $60.

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