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worth 1000 words: painting all the sticks

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Maybe this summer I can convince Birdie that painting all the sticks is a worthwhile project. I really really hope so. Or I may have to do them all myself. Image thanks to Molly Goldberg.

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worth 1000 words: gorey envelopes

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I want to go back to a world – or create a new world – where finding time to write letters and decorate their envelopes is not frivolous, but required. Edward Gorey’s envelopes via Pomegranate.

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worth 1000 words: rope masks

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I can’t explain why, but these masks made out of rope make me silly happy. Found via artist Bertjan Pot.

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worth 1000 words: not your regular candleholder

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Who needs cheap votive holders and scented jar candles, I want these in every room of my house. Candleholders by Il Sung Na.

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worth 1000 words: a chair for alice

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Need a little Wonderland in your life? What a silly question, of course you do. Hybrid No. 2 is by Mereve Kahraman Products & Interiors.

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worth 1000 words: candy coated plants

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Let’s pack up everything and move into the land where these fantastical plants grow. See more of Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao’s work over at The Jealous Curator.

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worth 1000 words: banana flower power

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What would you do if you peeled a banana and found this? via Anna Pieteneva.

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worth 1000 words: mended butterflies

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I can almost imagine the little butterfly hospital where broken wings are splinted, and more serious damage is fixed with beautiful new appendages. See more of Anne Ten Donkelaar’s beautiful work.

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fantastical flower rooms

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Remember that phrase Tina Fey made popular? “I want to go to there.” I think that sums it up for me. See more images of this art installation by Teamlab.

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worth 1000 words: painted found birds

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It’s such a small world, when you find new work by an artist you already know about, who lives locally, who is friends with your friends, on Pinterest. See more of Jennifer Davis’s Small Birds project at Enormous Tiny Art.

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worth 1000 words: coloring dresses

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I wonder what kind of image you might make if you take a large piece of paper, and roll around on it while wearing your custom crayon dress? See more crayon dresses from Bloomingdales in NYC.

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worth 1000 words: chicken wire animals

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The most intriguing things can be made from the most mundane materials. Check out more of Kendra Haste’s sculptures.

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worth 1000 words: frozen sand canyons

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If I thought our winter landscapes were riveting and otherwordly, check out these amazing images of a Lake Michigan Beach shot by photographer Joshua Nowicki. Learn more at Colossal.

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worth 100 words: artists, kids, and hospitals

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These playful images from London Roayl Children’s Hospital are so hopeful and inspirational. See more from the Vital Art 13 artist collaboration at Bored Panda.

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worth 1000 words: tapestry cats

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This cat has a pseudo-vintage look with a current, artistic pedigree. I’d like to name it Gus. See more work by Alice Oehr.

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