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Beehive Honey Squares by Lucy Kuhn | Teapee by Sophie Pépin | EarBudeez Headphones by JDA | Mustache Paintbrushes by Simon Laliberté

These fun packaging concepts made me smile, which just goes to show that sometimes in life it’s the outside that counts!

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Calvin and Hobbes in the woods

A HUGE portion of my childhood was spent sprawled out on the floor, reading and re-reading Calvin & Hobbes books until the covers fell off, and the pages were ripped and tattered. I was always a bit envious that my stuffed animals never went on wild adventures with me (something I’m not quite over yet), and I even painstakingly made a clay mobile of Calvin, Hobbes, Suzy, and bully Moe once in art class. Seriously, I was a die hard fan. And so I must thank freelance photographer Michael S. Den Beste for bringing these BFFs to life by photoshopping the two frolicking against real-life scenery – that first image makes my heart burst! Monday morning just got a whole lot brighter. Check out more here!

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via Daily Mail

I was a member of the marching band in high school (hooray for clarinets!), so I know first hand how getting people to work in any sort of coordinated fashion is as difficult as herding cats. These aerial portraits of people organized in the likeness of pop culture icons from Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn seem like it’d be a doozy to put together, and artist Craig Alan apparently agreed! Instead of wrangling crowds into formation, he painted each figure in trompe l’oeil fashion – amazing, right? The inspiration behind the artwork came when Alan took photos from a building balcony and was intrigued by patterns created by the teeny tiny people walking about below.

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I’m completely blown away by this amazing creation entitled Ephemicropolis, by artist Peter Root. Who knew staples, of all things, could be so beautiful? Root spent 40 hours creating this sprawling micro “city”, which consisted of nothing but staples…100,000 painstakingly placed staples to be exact! Some buildings soared up to 12cm, while others went down to a single staple, and the entire metropolis covered an area about 6m x 3m. A creative mind at work is always a sight to behold! Check out more photos over at designboom.

Hope you’re recovering from all the fireworks and hotdogs yesterday! Hubs and I are taking a screenprinting class this afternoon, so if all goes well, I’ll be bringing home a cute t-shirt or tote bag to add to my wardrobe :-) Guess we’ll see!

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Try as I might, I can’t stop staring at these intriguing photos by Canadian photographer Todd McLellan. For his Disassembly series, he rounded up old relics from our past – everything from cassette tapes to typewriters – and meticulously took apart every piece by hand before arranging the chaotic mess into neat collections (patience is a virtue, people). The mechanical details of each mundane household item are surprisingly intricate when viewed from this perspective – who would’ve guessed that a simple cassette tape was an engineering marvel? What a beautiful tribute to our retired technology!

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Colored pencil bangles by Iris Tsante | Vic Mason Pencil Shaving necklace from Oye Modern

These colored pencil inspired pieces of jewelry make me want to grab a sketchpad and start doodling ASAP! Both would make really unique gifts for an artistically inclined friend, no? I wonder how hard it would be to DIY a similar bracelet – Hubs went to art school, so there are lots and lots of old, broken colored pencils laying around the house, just waiting to be crafted into something fabulous!

PS. I’ve finally gotten around to updating my blog design – what do you guys think? It’s a work in progress, so expect more site tweaking and prodding and poking this week :-)

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