Congrats to Nat Geo’s Contest Winner, Sandy!

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to fellow metropolite Sandy for winning a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses courtesy of National Geographic Channel. Sandy answered the question “Tell us why you love the National Geographic Channel” with this answer: “Nat Geo hands down offers the beautiful imagery on paper and TV. I really do think they invoke our curiosity and satisfy our craving to learn and see something new. The media today is filled with so much reality tv and crap that its nice to know there are still educational shows along with just appreciation for the world, culture, science, and art.” Well said! A big thanks to everyone who participated in this contest and stay tuned for more exciting giveaways in the future. Now…let’s all congratulate Sandy on winning that sporty pair of sunglasses!

January 21, 2017

Fluttering Paper Birds Intricately Cut From Old Maps and Atlases

With vintage maps and aged atlases as her guides, London-based artist Claire Brewster crafts airy and ethereal avian cut-outs. Her colorful collection of paper birds play with negative space and silhouettes to illustrate the elegant aesthetic of birds in flight. Each figure features intricately carved feathers that appear to delicately flutter. With extended wings and alternating positions, the birds demonstrate the unique gestures of flying birds.

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January 20, 2017

Quirky Knit Gloves Reveal Unexpected Images When Placed Together

Istanbul-based Etsy shop Talking Gloves creates quirky knits with a picture-perfect twist. When placed side-by-side, the palms of each pair of cute gloves unexpectedly forms a single picture, putting a cozy and contemporary spin on the age-old diptych. Each pair of crafty gloves features two stitched designs: one on the left glove, and one on the right.

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