PINE MEADOW TRAIL, HARRIMAN STATE PARK

autumn yellow trees, hiking in  upstate new york, pine meadow lake , design squish blog

destroying angel, poganka, deadly poisonous mushroom, hiking in  upstate new york, pine meadow lake - october, design squish blog

Deadly poisonous mushroom “Destroying Angel”

moss hiking in  upstate new york, pine meadow lake - october, autumn, design squish blog

Upstate New York two weeks ago.

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October 30, 2012

CAPTURING CLOUDS

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Nimbus II by Berndnaut Smilde.  Berndnaut Smilde creates clouds using a smoke machine, combined with indoor moisture and dramatic lighting to create an indoor cloud effect.


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AUTUMN GRASSES

autumn grasses, design squish blog

autumn grasses, design squish blog

Autumn grasses by Julia Avseneva


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FOLK ART PEG AND MORTIS CHAIRS

peg and mortis folk art chairs, design squish blog

peg and mortis folk art chairs, design squish blog

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Chairs constructed without using nails, screws and glue.


October 29, 2012

1970’s NATURE BUTTONS FROM RUSSIA

70's russian forest flowers button, design squish blog

70's russian bluebells buttons, design squish blog

70's russian thistle button, design squish blog

russian 1970' cornflower button, design squish blog

russula mushroom button, 1970's, russian,  design squish blog

oak button, russia, soviet, design squish blog

blackberry button, russian 1970's buttons, design squish blog

podosinovik, design squish blog

Buttons from top to bottom: water lily, lily of the valley, first flowers, chamomile, bluebells, thistle, cornflower, russel muhroom, oak, blackberry, red under aspen mushroom.

- http://www.etsy.com/listing/107760651/soviet-mushroom-button-badge-vintage


October 09, 2012

CRATE CHAIRS BY AUTUMN WORKSHOP

crate chairs by autumn workshop, daniel goers, design squish blog

crate chairs by autumn workshop, daniel goers, design squish blog

Crate Chairs by Brooklyn based design studio Autumn Workshop started by Daniel Goers.  These chairs are made entirely from re-purposed hologram storage crates.  / “No extra wood was used in the fabrication of these chairs. The original crates were cut down, and the cut-offs were recycled back into the structure. The design uses the printed graphics to inform the user how to interact with the storage components of the furniture” /

- http://www.autumn-workshop.com/2012/08/crate-chairs/


September 13, 2012

SCANNING THE EARTH / PALISADE HEAD BY SCOTT NEDRELOW

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scanning the earth, scott nedrelow, design squish blog

Palisade Head is an immersive 65 x 74-inch print by Minneapolis-based artist Scott Nedrelow. “It’s more like a an actual-size map, but it’s not a useful map — it doesn’t show a large area like satellite maps or blow up a view that could be examined at more of a “honey, I shrunk the kids” level of fascination. it’s just a segment of ground presented actual size on a wall, something that can be ordinarily observed. so there’s a deadpan poetic element, it becomes significant because it doesn’t show anything that can’t already be easily seen”

piece of dirt, contemporary photography, scott nedrelow, design squish blog


September 03, 2012

ANARCHITECTURE

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“I don’t like concrete. A tree moves and also I’m silent. With a nail or a saw. you’d know I was there. I am like a raccoon” - Richard Greaves

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Home of artist and architect, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein.

miracle on the mountain, house by clarence schmidt, design squish blog

“Miracle on the Mountain” by Clarence Schmidt. Clarence Schmidt was locally and nationally renowned outsider artist -  an iconic pioneer of monumental environmental sculpture. His ongoing life’s work, the “Miracle on the Mountain,” was constructed of found objects and recycled materials between the years 1940-1972, which evolved on the back slope of Ohayo Mountain, in Woodstock NY.

grimes house boat, design squish blog

In 2009, Grimes (Canadian singer-songwriter Claire Boucher) and her then-boyfriend from Tennessee constructed a 20-foot houseboat, named the “Velvet Glove Cast in Iron,” with the intention to sail it down the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to New Orleans. The cargo included chickens, a typewriter, 20 pounds of potatoes and a gifted copy of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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Due to engine trouble and subsequent harassment from the Minnesota police, the journey was cut short and the houseboat and chickens were impounded. Above: Grimes.

mississippi house boat, design squish blog

Mississippi house boat.


MOTH LEAVES

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Green Silver-lines Moth, planthopper and Emerald Moth.


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August 19, 2012

COFFEE CUP BOOKS

reclaimed coffee cup notebooks, new york city, design squish blog

reclaimed coffee cup notebooks, new york city, design squish blog

Reclaimed paper coffee cup notebooks by Christin Ripley


RUGGED

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cutting boards, design squish blog

Above: Musicians at Port Townsend Farmers Market.


BERRY PICKING

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Above: Salmonberry is a species of Rubus native to the west coast of North America from west central Alaska to California.  Salmonberries are found in moist forests and stream margins, especially in the coastal forests. They often form large thickets, and thrive in the open spaces under stands of Red Alder.  Salmonberries are edible and share the fruit structure of the raspberry, with the fruit pulling away from its receptacle.


blueberries, huckleberries, design squish blog

blueberries, huckleberries, design squish blog

Above: Blueberries and huckleberries picked in Upstate New York.

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BRUSH FACTORY

brush factory, cincinnatti, pipr candleholder, design squish blog

brush factory, cincinnatti, pipr candleholder,design squish blog

Brush Factory started in Brighton, an historic industrial district of Cincinnati.  It has been home to artists, artisans, designers, and others for many years. Brighton is filled with handsome old brick multi-story buildings steeped in history. This history and unique setting inspires and infuses everything we do.  Brush Factory brand places value on things like little material waste, a balance between innovation and tradition and above all, creating a product that has a unique personality built to last. We are committed to excellence in craft, quality, workmanship and design. Rosie Kovacs, fashion designer, stylist and purist at heart, believes that living a simple life doesn’t have to be dull.  A Cincinnati native, she chose to start her clothing label after attending the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP School of Design. Residing in Cincinnati allows her to spread out, giving her the room and means to make her own products in house as well as collaborate with partner and fellow designer, Hayes Shanesy.

- http://brushmanufactory.com/


August 13, 2012

BROKEN LANDSCAPE / SCULPTURES BY BLANE DE ST. CROIX

contemporary art, blane de st croix, sculpture, design squish blog

contemporary art, blane de st croix, sculpture, design squish blog

contemporary art, blane de st croix, sculpture, design squish blog

“Employing a combination of natural and industrial materials, my interest lies in articulating humankind’s desire to take command over the earth, revealing distinct conflicts with ecology, politics and ourselves in large-scale installations that utilize architectural space in a distinct, powerful and imposing manner”

contemporary sculpture, blane de st. croix, design squish blog

-http://blanedestcroix.blogspot.com/


August 07, 2012

SEASHELL NECKLACE

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Seashell necklace made from seashells found on the shores of Florida. Holes in seashells are naturally carved by predatory Moon Snail.


ON ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/listing/105208093/nautical-seashel-necklace


July 25, 2012

RAG RUG

handmade in brooklyn, rag rug, design squish blog

handmade in brooklyn, rag rug, design squish blog

Handwoven in Brooklyn from found and reclaimed fabric. 


July 24, 2012

ORGANIC AND MINIMAL

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glass drop lamp, design squish blog

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scott burton, rock chair, design squish blog

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serpentine chair, eleonore nalet, design squish blog

 


serpentine chair, design squish blog

Chair by Afteroom, Glass Drop lamp by Artilleriet, Rock Chairs by Scott Burton, Serpentine chair by Eleonore Nalet.


July 23, 2012

FORGET ME NOT

flower, forget me not, nature photography

flower, forget me not, nature photography


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July 19, 2012

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