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Chunky Knits by Anna Mo

No one loves a chunky knit more than I do! When I spotted the chunkiest of chunky knits designed by Anna Mo, Istarted to imagine how wonderful it would be to just OWN one of these.

To knit these mammoth material works the Ukraine-based Mo not only uses extremely thick sections of wool, but also XXL needles to produce her three-inch-thick stitches.

These photographs can be silly, but I like seeing how they can be used as a blanket or even as an accessory piece to furniture.

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Avocado Love Wool Sculpture

In case you haven’t had your daily dose of cutness yet… how sweet are these wool avocados?! They were designed by Hanna Dovahan and they’re precious.

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Food in Pretty Gradients

Foodie photography is something that I never get tired of. There’s so many different things that you can do with it and even over the years, I still feel like I’ve never seen the same thing twice. I really loved this series by Seattle-based photographer Brittany Wright because of the color and the different stages of the food from when it looks its best and when it looks its worse and when you no longer want to eat it!

To view the rest of the series, click here.

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Seattle’s Water Activating Illustrations

My home is looking to make rainy weather fun again for locals by installing illustrations and games on sidewalks that only appear when it rains. Man, this guy looks so happy. This totally defines Seattle locals so much haha

The series “Rainworks” was designed by artist Peregrine Church and isn’t a new development. In fact, some of these illustrations started popping up in the city last year. Each installation was designed to be environmentally safe with a water-repellant coating that can keep the pieces lasting anywhere from 4 months to a year. How fun for everyone in Seattle!

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3D Illustrations w/ Everyday Objects

These cheeky illustrations by Victor Nunes using everyday objects as an accessory to his drawings are too cute. We kind of loved seeing these on the Colossal today.

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Flowerworks:

I’ve been attracted to very romantic things on the internet lately so when I came across Sarah Illenberger’s series of flowers photographed to look like fireworks, I didn’t want to stop scrolling. They really are just as pretty as they sound. Illenberger is known for her work in photograph, graphic design, and the intersection of art. To purchase these prints for yourself, click here! I always said that I would consider myself a real adult when I could have fresh flowers in my home every week, does a print of what looks like fresh flowers count?

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A Giant Birdsnest

I first saw these pieces maybe a couple of years ago on the internet and now it looks like they are being brought back! The giant birdsnest for human looks like the ultimate comfy, but when I envision my future home, I just don’t know if there would ever be a place for it. It does look like it takes up a lot of space, doesn’t it?

The gigantic, cozy nest is made from a foam-padded wooden backwall that’s covered with wooden panels and filled with egg-shaped cushions that allow for ergonomic sitting positions. Designed by the Israel-based design firm OGE Creative Group, the Birdsnest is a “new and inspiring socializing space: a fusion of furniture and playground” where ideas come to get incubated.

The birdsnest is available in four different sizes and range from 2,700 – 7,900 Euros. The largest birdsnest can accommodate up to 16 people! While it may not be the perfect fit for my home, I would strongly advocate it for a friend’s home or even my office.

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A Very Chill Bunny

How adorbs is this v. chill bunny hanging out in Taiwan. The installation was made to be a giant bunny looking up at the sky and was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. Hofman, typically famous for his giant animal character installations created this bunny based on an East Asian folklore about a bunny who lives on the moon.

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An Italian Beach Resort Photographed From Above

The other day I had a talk with my manager about how a vacation home isn’t really a vacation because it can still be quite stressful trying to make time to see everyone and making plans. Instead, we reflected on how a true vacation is basically going to a beach and doing nothing while being surrounded by sand. That was a pretty nice image to think about for a few seconds. I can’t wait until I get to have a vacation like that (and I know it will happen, but we’ll need some time to get there!) So it’s fitting that I stumbled across this photography series of an Italian Beach Resort photographed from above by Bernhard Lang. Because of how crowded and how big it is, it doesn’t seem that relaxing to me or the type of thing I would be looking for, but I’m sure there are people that eat this stuff up. Regardless, the photographs are pretty amazing.

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Edible Chocolate LEGOs

I loved this photograph so much that I had to move forward in writing a post about it. Seriously though, how good do these LEGOs look? Don’t you want to eat them? Or at the very least, play with them? I was a candy fiend growing up, but even as I saw this post and thought this looked amazing, I knew that if my kid self still existed that I would get this ALL over my hands. I never was really great with chocolate and it almost always just ended up melting all over me.

These chocolate LEGO bricks were created by illustrator and designer Aikhiro Mizuuchi. And how were they done exactly?

Chocolate is first poured into precisely designed moulds that after cooling can be popped out and used as regular LEGOs.

Oh, that doesn’t seem so complicated.


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Animal and Insect Sculptures Wrapped in Crochet

Normally, I would find something like this to be a little bit odd and maybe on the creepy side, but I find these oddly beautiful. These crochet wrappings were done by Joana Vasconcelos. As part of an ongoing series, Joana has been wrapping all sorts of animal and insect sculptures – but not any ordinary sculptures that you can find anywhere. These sculptures were actually done by artist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905), one of the most notable Portuguese artists from the 19th century.

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Kids Will Build Sushi

When I was a kid, I just played with Legos, Polly Pockets, Barbies, and was serious collecting Beanie Babies. There was little building in my childhood, but who knows – kids can grow up to be anything these days even sushi chefs! How adorable is this wooden sushi set?! The set was designed by Japanese design firm Plapax and contains 45 wooden pieces. So how much does this cost exactly? Only 7,400 yen. Worth it.

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Vietnamese Landscape Paintings

I was taken aback when I came across these stunning paintings of Vietnamese landscape on Colossal yesterday evening. I’ve never actually been to Vietnam, but of course have heard so many stories from my family and never imagined it to be quite like this. I think also, just the way that the paintings were done are another reason why these stood out to me. Phan Thu Trang is the artist being these and the inspiration behind her art comes from images of the city and villages in Northern Vietnam.

To view more, click here for the featured post at Colossal.

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A Toy Plane and an iPhone

There are Instagram users that become insta-famous for their selfies. Then there are Instagram users like Varun Thota who challenge us to look at photographs in a different way. Using a toy plane and his iPhone, Varun takes his plane on a journey with every snap.

Macau-based web designer and developer Varun Thota is the son of a helicopter and a devoted flight enthusiast. His childhood was filled with hours in front flight simulators and even today he carries a small Kinder egg airplane that he likes to photograph against dramatic backgrounds, as if a hand was reaching out of the sky controling each flight. It’s a simple enough idea, but wonderfully executed by Thota. You can see more over on his Instagram account. (via the Instagram Blog)

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Knitted Comfort Food

Two things warm my insides. Comfort foods. And knitted things. Jessica Dance and David Sykes have accomplished both of those things with their latest series of knitted comfort foods. Awwww!

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