This set of quilt-inspired prints by Little Things Studio caught my eye. Wonderful color palette. Buy the set, or individual prints, at the Little Things Studio Etsy shop.


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I’ve been amazed by the anatomical sculptures and carvings of Maskull Lasserre ever since I read about them on Colossal a couple days ago. I was particularly intrigued by this picture frame, the corner of which Lasserre carved to look like a (very accurate) jaw.



Oh, Sriracha my spicy friend…you make my world a little more palatable. So it’s no surprise that I’m digging this minimal screen print by The Best Part. 18″ x 24″ prints can be purchased for $50.


Jessica Kerbawy, an artist and graphic designer from Michigan, has been making these unique works of art by lining up crayons on foam board and melting them with a heat gun. Visit Jessica’s Etsy shop to see more of her work.



(Images via Etsy)

Every time I try tackling a jigsaw puzzle it ends with me angrily stuffing a half-completed puzzle back in its box and convincing myself that the manufacturer forgot to include a piece (the missing piece inevitably turns up under the sofa). Unlike me, furniture designer Rupert McKelvie saw errant pieces as an opportunity and decided to build a set of furniture made out of puzzle pieces. The collection, which McKelvie calls Missing Pieces, is a real testament to his patience. Case in point: The table alone is made up 4,800 pieces.

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If anybody still thinks that crochet isn’t art, this should change your mind. Jo Hamilton essentially “paints” with with yarn, creating amazing crochet portraits that capture likenesses in a painterly style. Here are a few of my favorite examples. Be sure to visit Jo’s website to see more crochet masterpieces.

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Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, the duo behind the French design studio Zim and Zou, recreated iconic retro gadgets with brightly colored cut paper in a series they call Back to Basics. In addition to making me nostalgic for my old Walkman, these paper electronics are a wistful reminder that the colors of wardrobe in the early 90′s was exactly the same as the papers they’ve used. You can view more photos of this series on Behance.

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Paper artist Emmanuel Jose is working on a year-long project that I highly suggest you keep an eye on. He is hand-cutting a 2 foot tall deck of transformation playing cards out of paper, 1 card each week for 52 weeks. Even more amazing than his skills with an X-Acto knife are the brilliant concepts he incorporates into the cards. When his deck is completed, Emmanuel hopes to get it printed as a regular deck of cards (I’d buy one!) and have a show to display his papercut designs. You can follow his progress on his Tumblr blog, Ncyclopedia. And if you’re curious about his process, take a look at this slideshow detailing how he makes his 2 foot tall cards.

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