Artistic Hand-Pierced Paper + Needle-Stitched Typography

At first glance, did you readily notice what was in the first image? If no is your answer, don’t fret because we are on the same side. If yes, good for you because you sure have an eye for art. Yes, the image spelled-out the month January and yes that was just a plain white watercolor paper stitched with colored cotton thread. The artist behind this work of art is Peter Crawley whose illustrations have [...]


Remarkable Toy Store That Does Not Sell Toys

Amidst the advent of technology and digital toys, it is good to note that there are still people who would want children experience the how it was like to play solely using their imagination and creativity. Check out this special store that does not sell toys. Sounds strange? Well, the Chicago Children’s Museum, in partnership with creative agencies Energy BBDO and Xi Chicago, created the Mister Imagine’s Toy Store that [...]


Sculptural Bookmobiles made from Repurposed Abandoned Novels

The “Repurposed Library” is a project of Lisa Occhipinti, a painter, book artist, photographer and author with a background in bookbinding and is smitten with collecting and creating. The artist makes use of unwanted volumes of books from flea markets and thrift stores particularly those linen-bound novels printed in the early to mid-twentieth century. [via inhabitat]


Waldo Trommler Paints Branding Stands Out

Colors do attract clients and this has been proven a thousand times in the advertising industry. Reynolds and Reyner highly valued this concept when they came up with a great idea of making the brand of Waldo Trommler Paints (WTP) stand out while it was planning to enter the U.S. market. WTP, a small Finnish company, needed a new visual entity and with the help of Reynolds and Reyner they achieved an apt [...]


Cute Belgium Apartment with Fireman's Pole

You’re probably wondering why I labeled this apartment as “cute.” Well, the answer would be is that we’ve been accustomed to describing something tiny as cute and this apartment located in Forest, Bruxelles, Belgium was built within a small space and it has four levels by Vanden Eeckhoudt-Creyf architectes. And you’d probably ask what’s with the “fireman’s pole?” Do you see that black pole beside the ornamental plant? Yes, that’s [...]


Two Terraces in Two Different Worlds

When I saw this picture (Pamukkale in Turkey) , only one place immediately entered my mind – the Banaue Rice Terraces of the Philippines, pictured below. I wanted to compare these two landmarks and categorize both of them as “terrace” so I searched for its meaning and soon learned that “terrace” has various meanings, two of which are as follows: 1.  Used in farming to cultivate sloped land. Graduated terrace steps are commonly used to farm [...]


Up Above The Clouds

Last month, I have experienced being literally on top of the clouds or shall I say on cloud nine. Isn’t it awesome that humans can actually be higher than the clouds that was thought impossible centuries ago? Sometimes we forget that airplanes really are amazing. It’s really a great feeling looking down on these thick clouds. I’d want to touch them like cotton candy! Look at this one! Whew! This looks like a land filled [...]