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24 Movies You Probably Missed This Year, But Should Totally See. The Works of Colin Chillag. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, we are enjoying these deconstructed portraits from Colin Chillag.

The Works of Colin Chillag

At some points complete, and at times appearing to be in process, Chillag constructs these pieces like passing memories, where certain details remain but others fleeting. We read a description of Chillag's work that states he includes sub-steps in each portrait, and we really like how that encapsulates the work. Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self-Taught Artist Mr. Finch. The self-taught artist Mr.

Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self-Taught Artist Mr. Finch

Finch is part hunter, part gatherer and fully genius. Obsessed with the rolling hills and mossy woods near his home in Yorkshire, Finch goes gathering for inspiration. “Flowers, insects and birds really fascinate me with their amazing life cycles and extraordinary nests and behaviour,” says the artist. He then goes hunting for vintage textiles—velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress or a vintage apron—and transforms them into all sorts of beasts and toadstools. The aged feel creates a sense of authenticity, or mystery; as if each piece has an incredible story to tell. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color.

We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!).

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color

So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint... Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. Have fun creating any color combination you like!! 20 Inventive Ways To Upcycle Pallets. Posted 599 days ago by rachel Shipping pallets have become a bit more popular with the quest for sustainable elements and materials in one’s home.

20 Inventive Ways To Upcycle Pallets

With the popularity of Green Design and creative prototypes floating around out there, there are some great d.i.y. opportunities for things that can be found locally– like pallets. We’ve rounded up 20 great inventive uses of the bland old wooden pallet and put them together for you to gain some inspiration from. They range anywhere from merely stacking the unused pallets to make a base for a bed, sofa or coffee table to the pallet built barn or home.

No matter the size of your own project, these gorgeous pallet installations are sure to drum up a little creativity of your own. What have you made out of pallets? Category: Features, Inspiration Tags: DIY, Do It Yourself, Green Design, Pallet Furniture, Pallets, Pallets in Architecture, Sustainable Materials. 35 Amazing Uses For Old Pallets. English Table of Contents. Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo. Magda Kopytiuk is doing some art defacing paintings, see more here. 1Share 3Share Marta Sala is doing some art defacing paintings. See more artworks by Marta Sala here. Loriel Beltran, Figure, Oil on Glicee, 40″ x 54″, 2013 Loriel Beltran is doing some art defacing paintings. Emmanuel Le Cerf is be doing some infrared led based metamorphic art defacing. Album Covers - ntjms. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You - Poem by Pablo Neruda.

The beautiful evolution of maps. This article originally appeared on Imprint.

The beautiful evolution of maps

I’ve got maps on my mind again, having recently found W.W. Jervis’ “The World in Maps: A Study in Map Evolution,” published by Oxford University Press in 1937. I discovered this book quite unexpectedly one recent afternoon, running errands in my Queens neighborhood. New York’s mild winter has teased out the book vendors who usually wait until spring before returning to the sidewalks with their tables. With an emphasis on Spanish-language titles and genre fiction, at first glance the books on offer appear mundane. "Due East Over Stokes Mountain" The book, on the whole, is a droll history of maps, from Herodotus’ rendering of the world in 450 BC to topographical maps being able to represent a location’s scenery. Ultimately, however, Jervis loves maps, as this passage indicates: “Maps are inventions, and like other inventions that have complicated life and made civilization, they have grown and developed. "Due East Over Shadequarter Mountain" How to make a yurt in 3 days?

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