As a watercolor artist, I love to incorporate watercolors into my graphic designs. French graphic designer Fabien Barral’s work introduces a similar artistic vein. I was most struck by the ethereal element expressed in his clean, art-inspired designs, which feature watercolor paintings created by his wife.
What’s the craziest cake you can dream up? Chances are the folks at Charm City Cakes can build it. This Baltimore cake shop produces crazy, innovative custom cakes to satisfy any sweet tooth.
A number of hotels are inviting artists to illustrate wall murals for individual rooms, a concept which I love! What a great way to sleep inside an artist’s drawing. The Artist Residence Hotel in Brighton, England has rooms with sea views that are decked out with painted wall murals like these by Matt Saunders, an illustrator and animator based in Leeds.
Got blank walls, and are you at a loss about how to fill them? How about creating cable art with your spare cords and wires? Check out these installations by designer Maisie Maud Broadhead.
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Ooooh! Dress up your salads with these radish mushrooms. Add to that by creating little eyes, which will transform your “mushrooms” into Super Mario mushrooms! Check out the tutorial here.
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Looking for supersize lipglass, reflex glitter pigments, or nail polish in a shade worn by Wonder Woman? Then check out M.A.C. cosmetics’ one-of-a-kind Wonder Woman pop-up shop in New York for a dose of heroine goodness.
Today I stumbled across these two great products: a cloud umbrella and an egg lamp. They were designed by Joon & Jung, a product design studio based in the Netherlands and run by two designers from South Korea.
In Singapore’s Little India district there’s a stylish boutique hotel making waves. The Wanderlust Hotel is a haven for contemporary design, filled with funky, one-of-a-kind rooms decorated around cool themes like outer space, bling, a tree, and a typewriter.
Mindy Shapero is an artist based in Los Angeles who creates sculptures and installations that are filled with funky shapes and forms evocative of elements one might find on another planet. Mindy is extremely talented at composing surreal forms that have a captivating organic quality about them.