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worth 1000 words: face the foliage

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Such beautiful summer inspiration in these flower collages. See more of Justina Blakeney’s work at Uppercase Magazine.

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worth 1000 words: gorillas in barcelona

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My workload this week feels as massive as this gorilla, but also just as huggable and lovable. Afterall, I love what I do. See more amazing soft sculptures by Almacen Marabi.

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worth 1000 words: summer fun

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If Birdie didn’t already have glasses perched on her nose 95% of the time, I would hunt these glasses down so fast. See more beautiful summertime shots at Pink Wings.

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worth 1000 words: swedish candy kiosk

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I just found this on Pinterest, and now I’m craving candies I never even knew existed. Read more about them over at Poppytalk.

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worth 1000 words: a fiber artist’s house

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There are times when I consider myself an artist through and through, but never quite like this. Now I want to be a fiber artist too and make yarn wrapped kids teepees. Read the interview and see lots of luscious photos in The Red Thread’s interview with Natalie Miller.

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worth 1000 words: dangerdust quotes

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Students take to chalkboards once a week and create these beautifully rendered quotes – all in anonymity. I wish I was the professor who stumbled upon them first. Stop by Designboom to see more drawings by Dangerdust.

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worth 1000 words: the wooden cube

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When regular building blocks just won’t cut it … Ok, who am I kidding. These blocks aren’t for the kidlets. And that’s partly why I like them so much. See more at The Wooden Cube.

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worth 1000 words: this king, this castle

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If you haven’t made a children’s book yet, dearest Javier Garcia, I hope you do soon! Because Hail to the King is my kind of fairy tale. For now, I guess we’ll have to buy the poster to whet our appetite.

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worth 1000 words: cardboad 2.0

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I wish going through my recycling bin would turn out this beautiful. See more collages from Blanca Helga.

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worth 1000 words: magnetic wood

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Give me a building set like this one and I could lose myself for an afternoon. See more of Manuela Ventura’s toys via Petits Petits Tresors.

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worth 1000 words: whales of wood

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Take a peek at Karl’s whales. Because they’re gorgeous. Because wooden whales are cool. Because he’s the designer of the Areaware wooden animal boxes that I adore – with lots of big gooey, scribbley, fat hearts written in the margins.

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worth 1000 words: a little spring bird

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I’m going to pretend there isn’t a “ground blizzard” outside my door, and temperatures in the negatives. I’m going to pretend Spring really IS around the corner, with this little bird by my side. Just a Little Bird by Nan Lawson.

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worth 1000 words: heavy balloons

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Ceramic balloons so heavy they will never float, and yet they look as light as air. I love it when art turns things upside down. See more of Nina Jun’s work at The Jealous Curator.

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worth 1000 words: have I cheered up the sad?

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A sweet sentiment for Valentine’s Day or any day your loved one needs a boost: Have I Cheered Up the Sad? Art Print from Roxy Marj.

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worth 1000 words: my wooden horse

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This little equine must be good – I saw him on two other blogs already! Catch My Wooden Horse on Kickstarter, or via the features at Design Break and Babyology.

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