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I recently came across the amazing work and website of Studiotwentysix2. It is the design and fine art studio of NYC graphic designer and director Tom Davie. I love his philosophy: Produce well crafted, skillfully executed, thought-provoking bundles of visual and intellectual goodness.

I think he executes this wonderfully. A few favourites:

   Juvenile Detention

  Juvenile Detention

Juvenile Detention was a response to the overabundance of bad graffiti that I see daily around the city. Then in a satirical act of self-defiance, I vandalized my own poster — which seemed oddly appropriate considering the subject matter. Tom Davie

I am fascinated by graffiti art. So I love the raw aspect of this piece.

0.7734

0.7734

After discovering that the average 8-digit calculator is able to make over 300 English words, Tom Davie created this is a playful, wide reaching piece called 0.7734. This one brought me back to my childhood. Except I used to get a kick out of righting "BOOB".  

Foiled Wit

Foiled Wit

I can simply feel the sharpness, and hear the crinkle of this piece. so amazing.

Dome Interior

Dome Interior

I love am am inspired by work that uses simple shapes.  Dome Interior is stunning. It is intricate. Yet so simple.  //  My intent was to have the completed work feel as if you were standing directly beneath an architectural structure with depth — while working entirely with flat geometric shapes. Tom Davie

 

All photos from studiotwentysix2.com

Pinterest

Pinterest makes me feel so many emotions....

HAPPINESS // Colours that make me happy, like in this platter from  Martinich and Carran

HAPPINESS // Colours that make me happy, like in this platter from Martinich and Carran

SILLINESS // I still laugh every time I see this Miley Cyrus inspired pearl necklace by  TO+WN Design

SILLINESS // I still laugh every time I see this Miley Cyrus inspired pearl necklace by TO+WN Design

ENVY // Enough said.

ENVY // Enough said.

MESMERIZED // Nature is a beautiful thing, as captured by Marco Fischer.

MESMERIZED // Nature is a beautiful thing, as captured by Marco Fischer.

INSPIRED // This poster by  Joël Guenoun  is so clever, so effective and powerful. I love how he communicates the message in this poster design.

INSPIRED // This poster by Joël Guenoun is so clever, so effective and powerful. I love how he communicates the message in this poster design.

instagram :: paper

Instagram is an amazing place. I love seeing what people are doing... Whether it be showcasing their talent, relaxing in their favourite chair sharing their view, or documenting their travels. I often think how isolated my brain would have been without social media... there is so much out there to see!  So I thought I would share a few of my favourites.

The following three share the love for the paper medium. Paper can be transformed in so many ways, and these three are all so talented and inspiring.


Madamoiselle Maurice

Madamoiselle Maurice

French artist Madamoiselle Maurice combines two loves of mine: paper and street art. Her "origami street art" masterpieces have a connection with the events of March 11, 2011 in Japan and the story of Sadako Sasaki and the folding of 1000 cranes. I am mesmerized by her work. I love how it is delicate and raw.

Instagram: @mademoisellemaurice  .  online:  mademoisellemaurice.com


Amaranthus Paper Flora

Amaranthus Paper Flora

Amaranthus Paper & Flora specializes in handcrafted crepe paper flowers, and I love seeing the creations they make. I think they're beautiful, and after finding out the heart and soul behind their bouquets, I love them even more! Those with cancer and other serious illnesses who suffer from Immunosuppression cannot receive live flowers or plants due to the risk of infection. Enter Amaranthus Paper & Flora- who also donates bouquets to those fighting for their life. Beautiful inside and out.

Instagram: @amaranthuspaperflora  .  online: amaranthuspaperflora.com


Hoang Tien Quyet

Hoang Tien Quyet

Hoang Tien Quyet is an origami wizard from Vietnam. His work makes me smile and makes my jaw drop at the same time. His passion for origami shines so brightly. He started as a small boy and found joy in making his own toys.... a brilliant small boy! I am very thankful for his years of patience, inspiration and honing his craft... his work is truly magnificent.

Instagram: @htquyet  .  online: htquyet.origami.vn


photos above from artists Instagram.