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Hello friends! We have a mini questionnaire for anyone who wants to help us as we brainstorm the next iteration of our online shop! Our shop has been a bit of an experiment over these last couple years, but we’d love to get feedback from you about what we should do and what you think makes a great online shop! Everyone who fills it out will be eligible to win prizes, including: 1x Marley Hutchinson Print 1x Madeline Cass Print 1x Ian Deveau Print 1x Kate Sweeney 2x copies of our…

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“Melt” by Photographer Pat O’Malley

Throughout his childhood in landlocked Omaha, Nebraska, photographer Pat O’Malley (previously featured here) rarely interacted with fresh or saltwater. “Now after spending the last decade living and working in Brooklyn, I’ve been exposed and consumed by a love for water in all its forms,” he explains. His ongoing series, “Melt,” juxtaposes his affinity for water with the rising global temperatures and scorching heat waves of our present reality. “Exploring these themes and their implications for our collective future, his images present a tangible contrast between the two extremes. Likening our…

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A Flower Patch of Recycled Denim Grows from the Ceiling in Ian Berry’s ‘Secret Garden’

 Art #denim #fashion #flowers #installation #textiles July 14, 2021 Grace Ebert “Secret Garden” (2021), at Museum Rijswijk. Photo by Marcus van Ee. All images © Ian Berry, shared with permission Whimsical tendrils of vines, foliage, wisteria, and chrysanthemums sprout from artist Ian Berry’s wild, overgrown garden plots. Densely assembled and often suspended from the ceiling, his recurring “Secret Garden” is comprised of blooms and leafy plants created entirely from recycled denim, producing immersive spaces teeming with indigo botanicals in various washes and fades. Since its debut at the New…

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A Cleverly Designed Chameleon Conceals a Six-Foot Measuring Tape in Its Mouth

 Craft Design #animals #metal #sewing July 14, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Coppertist.Wu Chameleons are known for their color-changing abilities, but this coiled lizard from Coppertist.Wu takes that gift for camouflage a step farther. Made from brass and manganese steel, the cleverly designed creature disguises its extraordinarily long tongue as a skinny measuring tape, which scales upward of six feet when fully extended. The playful gadget tends to sell out quickly, although there are a few currently available from Etsy and the Coppertist.Wu site.   #animals #metal…

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Precise Replicas Cast Wildlife and Plants as Delightfully Tiny Sculptures

 Art Craft #animals #birds #clay #miniature #sculptures July 14, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Fanni Sandor, shared with permission Fanni Sandor (previously) melds her background in biology with a decades-long enthusiasm for miniatures by creating an adorable menagerie of minuscule wildlife. Based in Hungary, she sculpts 1:12 scale models of leaping squirrels and multicolor tree frogs from clay and soft fibers and more recently has ventured into larger ecosystems populated by speckled mushrooms, ferns, and the tiniest tulips. Sandor’s biologically accurate models are sold out on Etsy right…

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