a compilation of products, furniture, jewelry, architecture and artists that float our boat. FURTHER EXAMINATION:

Beatriz Nuño – Pile Candle Holder

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

National Geographic has the Best News Photos from 2013 World Photo Press Contest and has an amazing collection of images.

The Working Proof: Marta Slawinska – Riding

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.

This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Read our interview with Marta Slawinska here. You can buy the print here.

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BBC – Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

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.

Accessory Case – Burton

Little bags like this one from Burton are very necessary when travelling. Bold graphics make them easy to find when they are jammed away in your luggage.

RPSM T-Shirt – Bruce Mau Design

Great shirt for the Regent Park School of Music by Bruce Mau Design

Halloween – Methane Studios

Methane Studios movie poster for Halloween is pretty creepy.

Remake – USPS Stamps

From Remake:
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

The Working Proof: Cory Say – 1 Corinthians 13:4

New print release: this week we are teaming up with Cory Say to bring you his print 1 Corinthians 13:4 to benefit Bowery Mission. I love the simplicity of this text print. The soft calligraphy inspired script and bold color create an almost meditative feel. I also enjoyed reading about Cory’s inspiration for the work:

This piece is special to me. I wanted to do something special for my wife, so I illustrated her favorite verse from the Bible. I wanted to capture the beautiful description of Love in this verse. To do that, I chose to hand draw the type in script.

Cory chose the Bowery Mission because of his belief that the Bowery Mission has embodied this verse by providing for the needy.

This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof, and the 16×20, 24×30, and 30×40 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here. Read our interview with Cory Say here. You can buy the print here..

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Daniel Brokstad – Possession

Possession – The Unholy Wine Collection by Daniel Brokstad. Great handwriting and container.

via The Dieline