A clever, yet simple, poster by UK-based designer Abbas Mushtaq. Yep, there really are two sides to every story.

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(via Behance)

After I came across the knitting pattern for these “Fightin’ Words” fingerless gloves by Annie Watts, I’ve decided that I should really learn how to knit. Seriously, how fun are these? Spring has sprung here in NYC, so it’s not exactly mitten weather, but still, I think I need to make a pair of these.

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(via Kelly Beall on Pinterest)

Ok so I love minimalism and I love Legos. Faithful readers of CMYBacon have probably figured that out by now. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m in love with this new ad campaign for Lego created by Jung von Matt. Using very few bricks, they were able to recreate minimalist versions of characters from popular cartoons like The Simpsons, South Park and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Seriously, how cool is that?!

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As many of you may know, I regularly write for the blog ManMade. Well I contributed a post there the other day that I decided to share with CMYBacon readers. As anyone that’s on Pinterest knows, there’s one thing that seems to be missing from the site: men. I’ve heard that Pinterest users are 70-80% female. So, I hunted down 20 men on Pinterest with good taste and compiled a handy dandy roundup of guys to follow. Visit ManMade to see the 20 men you should be following on Pinterest.

Oh, and don’t forget to follow CMYBacon on Pinterest!

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I recently came across the portfolio of Lan Truong and instantly fell in love with her simple, linear style. I’m no longer in an art director role, but if I were, I would definitely seek this budding illustrator out for my next project. Check out more of Lan’s work on her website.

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This letterpress print by Chicago-based artist Cody Hudson, titled Forever Friend, is so fun. I just love the mid-century style colors and the happy imagery. Figure this is a good way to start out the week. Happy Monday.

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I came across this stuffed whale made of old denim jeans by Mevrouw Walvis and I couldn’t help but fall in love with it. She actually wrote a tutorial on how you can make you very own denim whale! I should note, however, that the tutorial is in Finnish, but Google Translate does a pretty good job at turning it into English, so check it out!

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As a proud Midwesterner transplanted to the East Coast, I totally want to get this simple Mid-West tee by The Made Shop to show my pride for my homeland.

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Buy it for $18.00