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floating recipes by pavel becker

I imagine cooking a gourmet meal in outer space would look a little something like this incredible photo series by photographer Pavel Becker and art director Nora Luther – fresh ingredients suspended in a stunning mid-air ballet, stubbornly refusing to land in that pot! “Recipe Photography Concept” puts a twist on traditional cookbook photography by focusing on the individual elements and the delicious anticipation of cooking a meal, rather than the picture perfect end result…which works for me because my cooking rarely comes out à la a Stepford wife :-) Unfortunately there’s no real cookbook out, but you can check out more photos from this tasty series here!

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kobi levi shoes

Innovative, whimsical, and off-the-charts cray cray are just a few words I would use to describe Kobi Levi’s shoe line. It may not be cheap to own one of these little works of art, but you’ll never have to worry about someone else showing up to an event in the same pair of flamingo pumps, that’s for sure!

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via Wired

If this whimsical photo series by husband-and-wife duo Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida doesn’t put a big ol’ smile on your face this Monday morning, then you should consider just heading back to bed! MINIMIAM reimagines everyday foods as surreal landscapes for teeny tiny figurines to explore and frolick within – golfers tee off with colorful sprinkles, and mountain climbers carefully navigate through the treacherous snowy peaks of merengues. Every shot is so cleverly composed, and a few have made me laugh out loud! Isn’t it amazing how a slightly different viewpoint can turn the mundane into something magical? Click here to check out some more photos from this delectable series!

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beautiful liquor bottle designs

Chandon by Butterfly Canon | Mastic Tears Liqueur by dolphins // communication design | Dancing Pines Distillery Bourbon by Candy Coated Universe | Fire Fighter Vodka | SAMURAI Vodka by Arthur Schreiber | Good Ol' Sailor Vodka by Mattias Broden

There are lots of blog posts about finding and accessorizing the perfect bar cart, but what about the most important part? …The booze! I confess that I don’t know much about specific alcohol brands, so I’m always very swayed by packaging—apologies to all the liquor connoisseurs out there—when I’m perusing through rows and rows of shiny bottles. Here are some beautifully designed ones that I would happily feature front and center in our bar at home (and hopefully get a few good cocktails out of them as well)! The shot glass placement on the Fire Fighter vodka is so clever I can’t even stand it.

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cool NYC art prints

Brooklyn City Print from Neither Fish Nor Fowl | New York Glasses Print from Pink Olive | The Big Apple New York by Andrew Footit | Brooklyn Art Print from Dabney Lee | Bouquet City from Two Arms Inc. | NYC from Rifle Paper Co.

My husband has lived in Brooklyn since college, and I just reached my 10 year milestone here (bananas!), so there is a ridiculous amount of New York City themed art all up in our house. I fear that we won’t be able to live anywhere else without having to practically start a new collection from scratch! And yet, here are a few more cool prints I wouldn’t mind adding to our stockpile…Confession: I already bought the glasses one. And the bouquet one. Someone stop me, for the love of Pete!!

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Diana Beltran Herrera

via Lost in Internet

Back when I was living with a roommate, a bird once flew into our building and became trapped in the small entryway. We were SO scared to pass through the barrage of panicky flapping wings that we were both super late to work that morning – total babies, I know. These beautiful paper birds though? I would happily fill my whole house with these! The intricate layers of feathers and the incredible detailing of each sculpture make them look like they could fly away at any moment. Check out the whole flock by Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera here!

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