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worth 1000 words: oooh clay portraits

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The most wonderful thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Gaby sent me an email with the above photo attached and said she’d made my family a custom family portrait. No charge, nothing needed in return, just a gift she wanted to send to me and my little family. I was blown away. […]

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worth 1000 words: chair with tongue?

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Unfortunately, I can’t find the original source of this rather unique design, but I just had to share it anyway. Because I know your kids will laugh their butts off when they see it, just like mine did! Image via Pinterest.

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worth 1000 words: paper flora + fauna

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I love to make things with paper, but this kind of detail is an entirely different level – it must require so much patience! See more of Kate Kato’s artwork.

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worth 1000 words: playground over the rainbow

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If you live in Maryland, this is the kind of magic your kids can find at the playground. See more of the Watkins Regional Park project.

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worth 1000 words: cardboard sculptures

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When cardboard goes so high-end you can see it living in a place of honor in your living room! Check out more of Julie Rousseau’s artwork.

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worth 1000 words: bubble necklaces

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You could wear these gorgeous fabric creations around your neck and be oh-so-fabulous. See more of Mariko Kusumoto.

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worth 1000 words: modern stitchery

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Stitching and embroidery has never looked better. Take a look at Karolin Reichardt’s extravagant embroidered art via Brown Paper Bag.

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worth 1000 words: crazy masks

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Would these masks scare or delight the kids in your house? I’m guessing it will depend on their age. See more of these beauties by AJ Fosik via The Jealous Curator.  

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worth 1000 words: tiny tiny worlds

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You’ll never look at average everyday things the same way again. See more of Joseph Renucci’s work.

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worth 1000 words: geo blocks

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I wish my life right now was as beautifully organized as the designs on these blocks. Found via Pinterest.

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worth 1000 words: yoyo videos

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I want every single one of my Instagram photos to look like this from now on. Learn more about Yoyo the Rice Corpse on her Instagram, and via Colossal.

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worth 1000 words: paper and wire and art

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Sometimes, art is so very simple. To  make, to appreciate, or to be inspired by. See more of Joel Armstrong’s artwork.

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worth 1000 words: our kind of blocks

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I can’t find the origins of this image, but that just makes it more mysterious. Can we please all have blocks like this? Or tile floors like this (the top layer, not the bottom!)? Or BOTH! Found via Pinterest.

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worth 1000 words: houseplant houses

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Waterproof, and ready to assemble for your favorite house plants? I think I must have these. Learn more about Cottage Town from Ontwerp Duo.

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worth 1000 words: embroidered rackets

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I love the extra-thick threads and rich color palettes, the fact that these are sewn into tennis rackets just makes them that much kookier. See more from Danielle Clough.

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