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The Pile Candle Holders Beatriz Nuño are a simple product made from wooden off cuts. It’s a great way to repurpose waste, and the rings are stackable so you can create your own look. Fun!
National Geographic has the Best News Photos from 2013 World Photo Press Contest and has an amazing collection of images.
New print release: this week the Working Proof is teaming up with artist Marta Slawinska to bring you her work Riding to benefit Show Hope. I really enjoy the free and lightheartedness of this work. It really evokes all of the emotions Marta intended:
This artwork was inspired by a drawing by an outsider artist from 1810. It displays my need for freedom. Riding a horse in the middle of nowhere with some surreal flowers is the opposite of my life in the city. First of all, there is a lot of space and action, with lots of greenery and no humans. My life in the city is grey and full of negative emotions. I miss this primitive contact with nature.
Marta has chosen to pair with Show Hope because of its movement to care for orphans – there is nothing worse than the lack of a family.
Who doesn’t like penguins. BBC One’s team used a series of robo/remote cams disguised as penguins, rocks, eggs, etc. to get some amazing footage. More info at the Penguin: Spy in the Huddle.
This series of four stamps was produced for the United States Postal Service in collaboration with art director Antonio Alcalá. The stamps feature entirely abstract designs, their complex patterns connoting high value, and their non-representational form inviting a multiplicity of interpretations. Each stamp was realized by overprinting thin lines in a variety of solid colors, which build up and create body. The effect is one of breathing color, the lines gently inhaling and exhaling. As a finishing touch, the large numerals are printed in intaglio, further underlining the quality and value of the stamps.
Thanks to JT for the tip