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hitting gold

Striking picture from the downtownfrombehind series. DFB is a photographic series capturing subjects riding their bike from behind on some 200+ streets, avenues and lanes below 14th street in New York City. The series gives the feel and vibe of this part of the city, an environmental portrait.

via BLDGWLF

lighten up

Just astonishing these gif’s by rrrrrrrrr_gif; a group of gif-makers from Japan. They make and share a new gif every week and are creating a beautiful surreal collection. A hypnotizing pelican light, that’s just what a girl needs in these short, dark ‘end-of-year’ days.

via Thefoxisblack

small blessing

Just delicate this handkerchief from the ‘unfamiliar handkerchief’ series designed by Frieda Mellema of LAB 71. Her designs are more original creations, no slick design rather objects of art. She truly succeeds in creating the dreamy naive world that inspires and makes you happy. It certainly does that to me. Bless you!

jump in puddles

Always making me ‘jump in puddles’ kind of happy; the Kinfolk magazine. Love their natural approach towards entertaining: simple, uncomplicated and less conceived. As stated in their manifesto: Kinfolk is a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings. Kinfolk is the marriage of appreciation for art and design and love for spending time with family and friends.

Pictures by Laura D’Art, Michael Graydon, Young & Hungry.

clever love

Nice sense of humor on these ‘Thinker Stools’. Selected Wisdom quotes by Robin Howie on the Tom Dixon‘s designed stools for London’s ‘Food for Thought’ café. Part of the New Windows on Willesden Green project. A collabaration between designers and local shops to help revive the area. Like these kind of sustainable initiatives.

via Creative Review

back to basic

Since I love craftmanship for forever and believe it will stay as
an important value for the future. I’m impressed by the Makers and Brothers project. It is such an honour to true craftmanship.
The two Irish founders Jonathan and Mark Legge define craft as a process, a production by hand or machine. As part of the exhibiton ‘A Place To Gather’ the Crafts Council of Ireland and Jonathan commissioned a short little film. The film is a poetic glimpse into Ireland, it’s makers, landscape and weather.

Pictures by Jamie and Keith

sleeping beauty

The wintercampaign photography of the danish brand Luckyboysunday is delicately soft with an industrial touch. Perfectly suiting their fun collection and don’t they just have the best companyname?

A sweet dreamy girl from the ‘now and then‘ collection at Papier Mache; The prettiest online childrens magazine. These pics surely lighten up my dark season, since I rather crawl in hibernation.

treat

Every year at the beginning of the autumn the ‘federation for promoting dutch books’ (CPNB) organizes a children’s bookweek. This years theme is ‘Hello, world’ and a special publication is written by Edward van de Vendel and illustrated by Fleur van der Weel. A nice picturebook for the smaller children, made available for a small price. I love Fleur’s work and besides that, she’s a really fun lady in real life! This book is what I call a nice way of starting a new week.

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