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Sultry via New York

An assortment of shots from New York-based photographer Alex Freund. I was drawn to the work on his blog moreso than his main portfolio site.  The work is a little less focused, a little less prepared, a little more caught-in-the-moment-magical.

Garance Love via Paris

I’ve been admiring the French illustrator and style blogger, Garance Dore‘s site for a few years and thought I’d share a little of its goodness.  For those of you who are still discovering the lovely photos and documentation of her global travels with boyfriend Scott Schuman (better known as The Sartorialist), enjoy.

Portbury in Sydney

The work of photographer Simon Portbury is currently on display at the Iain Dawson Gallery in Paddington, NSW in Australia.  Selections from his Tokyo Drift series will be displayed alongside the work of Maree Alexander, Sam Ash and Leila Jeffreys.  Take a look…

Favela Facelift

European-born artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (aka: Haas&Hahn) are putting a new face on the poor and soulful favelas of Brazil. Their beautiful urban renewal efforts have thus far turned an expansive portion of concrete into a coy pond mural and a gray central square into a kaleidoscope of color. As a native city...

Thanks

oh em gee. I love this site. From Dear Headache to Dear Hardcover Books there are too many reasons to love this little blog. Dear Leah, Thanks for reminding me that there are so many things to be thankful for, including hangnails and lipgloss that tastes like sunscreen and my husband’s 36th birthday. Most of...

Bugged Out in Brooklyn

Check out the work of Brooklyn-based photographer Thomas Prior. He’s not only the producer of some darn gorgeous images, but this thirty-year-old charmingly halfheartedly keeps up a blog called the curving hip, the soothing shade. Talented, humble and funny. Thomas seems like good guy to have a beer with or hire to shoot your next...

Illustrated in LA

Beautiful, disturbing, dreamlike work by Los Angeles-based Illustrator Shannon Keller.

Play With This

Ducobi, a design studio run by developers from the US, South Korea and Japan, has created these lovely little collectible creatures. They’re limited edition creations and apparently the first mother-of-pearl inlaid & lacquered toy. Each piece is hand-crafted so each is one-of-a-kind. Aside from being darn adorable, I love the scenes of the toys chillaxing...

Hollywood Lives

Danish architecture firm Bay Arch (their site is worth a look, too) had a solution for the vulnerable Hollywood sign (until Hef stepped in to save the day as announced today). No one wanted to see the huge white iconic letters-in-the-sky get lost to a huge development project and architect Christian Bay-Jorgensen has a very...

Gideon Chase via the US

The work of American painter Gideon Chase is all over the interweb, but there is very little info about him. I hope he surfaces soon with more work to sate all of his hungry fans and potential buyers. A ditty about Chase via LifeLounge: Apparently coming from a pretty creative family, American artist Gideon Chase...

Happy Day, Planet

In honor of our cute-yet-eruptive planet, I’ve posted photos of and views from it via a site that I love: NASA’s Picture a Day. In their words, “Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.” Personally, I would love to...

A La Carte in Stuttgart

Working in the spirit of the great German design tradition is Studio Stadtnomaden. Linda Altmann and Oliver Krapfased are the lead designers in this Stuttgart-based design haven. They’ve created numerous genius pieces (like the ‘little helper’ doormat and the coffee maker that looks like a transistor radio), but my personal favorite is the A la...