10 things that made my week #74

Art, blog, design
  1. The Koda Moveable Home!
  2. Panobook, a smarter notebook!
  3. This Wall Grid! ♥
  4. Ikea made instructions to turn a rug into a Jon Snow fur cape, because winter is coming!
  5. We should all be thankful the Mullet happened. ♥
  6. The sketchbook of design legend Ettore Sottsass. ♥
  7. Auto Mechanics Recreate Renaissance Paintings. ♥
  8. The origin of the weird floppy inflatable man.
  9. This massive rainbow yarn installation by HOTTEA. ♥
  10. BULLSHIT! <—–Worth the watch, by author Harry Frankfurt.

10 things that made my week #73

Art, blog, design
  1. (CHICAGO) The iconic water tower in Andersonville is back on top of the Swedish American Museum this week!
  2. And God Created Millennial Earth.
  3. What I Wish I Knew At Every Age – Advice from some of my favorite designers.
  4. The Story Behind The World’s Most Famous Desktop Background. Interesting even though i’m a mac guy 😉
  5. I don’t know what this is, but it’s fabulous! Milky Shot.
  6. Cuttemporary Art‘ by Sakir Gökçebag
  7. Interesting video about the color Purple!
  8. Stiletto-Skates. Brilliantly Terrifying.
  9. Gloopy Ice Cream Paint Brushes! ♥
  10. Here’s a little color inspo for the weekend: Unicorn Dreams by Ruslan Khasanov.

 

Omg, you guys… Kesha’s album dropped. It’s really good! Promise! Give her another shot! Dolly Parton even did a song with her! DOLLY! Check it out!

10 things that made my week #72

Art, blog, design
  1. People looking at Alexander Calder’s Mobiles.
  2. These concrete modular sculptures by David Umemoto.
  3. This Honest Cover Letter is so perfect! 🙂
  4. Some local high school kids created a pretty dope 3-D Chicago flag mural!
  5. This new music video for ‘Boys‘ by Charli XCX!
  6. I love these Surreal Collages by Eugenia Loli! ♥
  7. This animated short ‘In a Heartbeat‘! ♥♥♥
  8. This Vertical Garden is the largest in the world and covers an entire building in Bogota!
  9. The Pessimist’s Umbrella. #wompwomp
  10. Cindy Sherman has made her private Instagram public!

10 things that made my week #71

Art, blog, design
  1. Send a text to SFMOMA and they’ll text you back an artwork!
  2. This ultimate guide to Meal Prep! 😉
  3. Photographer Maria Svarbova has been creating a series Swimming Pool photos!♥
  4. This short film by Director Fernando Livschitz, ‘Perspective‘.
  5. The Bossa Moonraker speakers!
  6. These giant trash sculptures by Bordalo II.
  7. This Twitter account: Correct Names!
  8. I love these artworks by Laurent Eisler!
  9. Because the obsession isn’t wavering, here’s an extended cut of Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Cut to the Feeling‘! ♥
  10. It’s Finally Friday!

10 things that made my week #70

Art, blog, design
  1. These DIY Rainbow Balloon Hats would have been perfect for Pride! ♥
  2. The Artifox standing desk.
  3. These fun little cups by Louise Madzia!
  4. Every child needs this Jetpack Backpack!
  5. This French Press tho! ♥
  6. Ban   ana split.
  7. This is a great interview with graphic design legend Massimo Vignelli!
  8. HAIM has a new album out and this video for ‘Want you back‘ is great!
  9. How the Eames Plywood Lounge Chair is made.
  10. Photographer Niv Rozenburg created some beautiful images of architecture in Bushwick, Brooklyn. ♥

 

Also, Carly Rae Jepsen, A.K.A. The Queen of Pop, played a secret concert in Chicago on Tuesday, I waited in line for 3 hours and got to dance my heart away! WORTH IT! She played ‘Cut to the Feeling‘ for the first time live, too! ♥

10 things that made my week #69

Art, blog, design
  1. Glitch yo’ self. Warning: Time suck!
  2. The Fascinating History of the Pen. ♥
  3. This new summer jam by Superfruit: ‘Imaginary Parties‘. ♥
  4. Also, Kesha(I know, I know) released a new song and video for ‘Praying’, its worth a watch! ♥ This is her new album art!
  5. If this Macklemore video doesn’t give you all the feels, you might be dead. ♥
  6. People Are Sharing Photos of Real-Life Places That Belong in a Wes Anderson Film.
  7. 8 Artists created some amazing sculptures/installations out of paper! ♥
  8. This Photoshop magic.
  9. These cheeky little vases!
  10. The origin of the 80’s aesthetic! ♥

10 things that made my week #68

Art, blog, design
  1. This man did Whitney Houston and absolutely killed it! ♥ (The Twitter replies are so good)
  2. Wonjun Jeong Captures Conversations In The Sky. Gorgeous photography! ♥
  3. Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them. ♥ (Via NYT)
  4. The Kaku Dako Kite Kit! Kickstarter out of Detroit! ♥
  5. The Chromatic Typewriter Types in Color! Rainbow keys ♥
  6. This Buzzfeed list of 28 songs that shouldn’t have flopped…But straight people exist… 😉 ♥ I also created a Spotify Playlist from this list here!
  7. How The iPhone Changed Visual Communication. ♥
  8. These Photos of Japanese Playground Equipment at Night. ♥
  9. This visual essay by the illustrious Debbie Millman! ♥
  10. The story behind a photograph of Georgie O’Keeffe looking through a piece of cheese. ♥

10 things that made my week #67

Art, blog, design
  1. The third in a series of beautiful coffeemakers: Manual Coffeemaker N°3.
  2. Warning! This is nerdy… This site shows real words as hex colors. 🙂
  3. This print: The Problem With Life.
  4. Maybe my boyfriend would let us get a Lego Cat!
  5. These same-sex wedding photos will give you all the feels! ♥
  6. This is really interesting: How do you draw a circle?
  7. Rupaul’s Drag Race Alums give drag names to republicans!
  8. An Artist opened a convenience store in Manhattan made entirely of felted products!
  9. A parking garage to fall in love with! 12 artists transformed the space with color and shapes.
  10. This Illustrator: Josh McKenna! ♥

This weekend is the annual Pride Parade in Chicago! I’ll be out celebrating with a million of my friends, follow me along on my Instagram Story @raisincain (only on the app)

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”

-Martha Graham

↑↑↑(thanks for sharing @mrrenaissancestyle)

Happy Pride, Loves! ♥

10 things that made my week #66

Art, blog, design
  1. This illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture!
  2. This brass sketching pencil! ♥
  3. I love a good Letter Board!
  4. These Stunning Photographs of European Libraries.
  5. Lorde confirmed she ran an anonymous Onion Ring Instagram account!
  6. The Babadouk is the official star of Pride Month!
  7. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie release their new album! ♥
  8. On Sunday I Marched On Washington with thousands of other beautiful individuals!
  9. Sketchnotes 101: The Basics of Visual Note-taking.
  10. Rainbow Pool Float? Yes, Please!

 

10 things that made my week #65

Art, blog, design
  1. Stevie Nicks shows appeared in this self defense manual in 1983. ❤️
  2. This pour-over coffeemaker inspired by the NYC skyline. 
  3. This table would keep the inspiration flowing!
  4. This ‘Be Nice‘ tea towel made me smile. 
  5. This creative contract!
  6. The Volta e-bike looks really interesting!
  7. I love this Instagram account!
  8. This new album by Bleachers is getting a lot of plays this week!
  9. Slovenian artist Črtomir Just created this 3-D series using gold aesthetics, and they’re just stunning!
  10. Artist Liz West created the most beautiful 5,000 sq. ft. Rainbow light installation!