from Susan Connor’s design blog, Hey Susy
A Field Guide to Fanciful Bugs
New Must-See VisPo
Avantacular in Orbit
New visual poetry from Avantacular
If you find all those desktop wallpaper designs too busy and distracting, you may prefer the clean unobtrusive designs found at Simple Desktops. In the spirit of “less is more,” this cool site is curated by Tom Watson.
Evolution by Veronica Diago
evolution, originally uploaded to flickr by veronica diago. Meet my new favorite artist, Veronica Diago. You can find out more about her through flickr, her blog, and her etsy store. She’s wow!
More Precisely by Ander Monson
What I meant was stars: lots of them. What was in the bag: a hundred other bags, each filled with a star. What came after the world: silence, lots of it. Like being in a bag for a year, a portable hole, losing the sensation of sound. After only two nights stars appear where there… Continue reading More Precisely by Ander Monson
Your Wall for Art
Home ownership isn’t everything. Hang up some free art on your desktop. If you want to be newly inspired, you must check out Totally Severe. Very wow!
Reading Birds by Meghan Brinson
On the long drive across town, a sudden burst of black darts against the reddened horizon—later the blush of taillights in the thickening traffic— above your bed, a poster to remind you of home, the sand dunes that have grown dirty. Bright arrows of gulls move above the great fresh lake as though they spiral… Continue reading Reading Birds by Meghan Brinson
Happy Valentine’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Readers! Note: Each month Smashing Magazine shares a whole bunch of free desktop wallpapers to inspire creativity throughout the year. This one is designed by Davide Vicariotto from Italy.
Meet Nate Williams
Traipse through the wonderful whimsy of Nate Williams here.
Create Your Own Desktop Wallpaper
Create your own desktop wallpaper or download one that was created by someone else. The program is great for wannabe graphic designers or graffiti artists. It seems to lead to an urban aerosol look, as in this example.
Lost in the House of Noodles
Interior designers created a noodlesque baroque veil in this lavish Beijing noodle shop. (via Beautiful Life)
My Favorite Moleskiners: Kathrin Jebsen-Marwedel
It’s another moleskine Monday, and I thought I’d revisit some of my favorite journalers from flickr. Check out more of Kathrin Jebsen-Marwedel’s work on flickr. So so fun!
DYI Designer Twitter Background with Themeleon
Here’s a quick, fun project for those of us who dream of being graphic designers but just aren’t! Colour Lovers has created a little app called Themeleon that enables you to create huber cool wallpaper for your twitter background. It’s fun. Maybe too much fun.
My Heart Is Blue
My Heart Is Blue, originally uploaded to flickr by Dean Sloman. Have a happy MLK moleskine Monday.