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What To Do With All This Paper?

Posted on | October 30, 2011 | No Comments

This is what Tuscon artist Nick Georgieu does. (If you check out his site, be sure to explore the archives. He’s been doing this for years and each piece is as interesting and clever as the next.)

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Love That Negative Space

Posted on | October 14, 2011 | No Comments

You’ve got to appreciate the planning that goes into negative space art. Check out these images made by designer Noma Bar. (via Toxel)

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The Art of Tidying Up

Posted on | September 17, 2011 | No Comments

This appeals so very much to my spatial and design-y sensibilities. Ursus Wehrli, a Swiss artist and comedian, has taken tidying up to the next level. From alphabet soup to stars, he extracts order from chaos.

See more of Ursus Wehrli’s work at

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Gillian, David, Letterpress and Coffee

Posted on | July 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

As if they are not ground-breakingly cool enough as it is, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings raised the bar on their latest release, The Harrow & the Harvest by having the covers letterpressed on 100% cotton paper that is so thick that it has to be inserted into the jewel cases by hand; just another way that this duo has “sort of debunked everything mechanized.”

If you want to make your own coffee-stained art, Gillian and David show how it’s done.

And, if you’re new to the unfathomably brilliant, talented, visionary and humblingly down-home world of Gillian and David, this is a good place to start.

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10 Things I Learned from a Family Vacation to the Mountains

Posted on | July 6, 2011 | No Comments

1. I need more nature time in my life.

2. Being face to face with a moose is an exhilarating thing.

3. Family is as family does.

4. The view from 11,000 feet makes me cry. Every time.

5. The trust of kids is an honor not to be taken lightly.

6. Carrying a 3 year old up a mountain is hard work. Him cheering “Go faster! Go faster!” doesn’t help.

7. An alpine slide is a great way to shake off the cobwebs of life.

8. The best moments come between moments.

9. Abundance needs generosity in order to flow.

10. Love (and a heaping dose of patience) is the key.

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