Found Leaves with Delicate Crochet Embellishments by Susanna Bauer

“Everything That Surrounds Us” In her series of sewn together and crocheted leaves and twigs, Susanna Bauer (previously) considers the fragility of nature and humans’ inextricable tie to its survival. The Cornwall, England-based artist combines the found elements with fine cotton thread to produce unique objects steeped in the history of craft. Intimate marks add detail to small patches or the complete outline of browned leaves, drawing our attention the natural growth pattens found in their interior. A selection of her free-standing and framed sculptures are currently on view with Le Salon Vert at VOLTA Basel in Switzerland through June 15, 2019. You can view more of Bauer’s works formed from leaves, thread, and twigs on her website and Instagram. …

Running Compressed Air Lines in a Shop

Choosing the right pipe First of all, don’t use PVC pipe. If it breaks under pressure, the plastic will shatter and send pieces flying like shrapnel. Use copper instead. It’s available at most hardware stores and home centers. Solder it using the same fittings as you would for water supply lines. If you don’t want to solder, use galvanized or black steel pipe. Measure the pipe runs and buy exact lengths; hardware stores will cut and thread the ends for you. Unlike gas and water lines, air compression lines don’t require perfect joints, so don’t worry if they leak a tiny bit. Required Tools for this Project Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll …

Firefox’s new logo has more fire, less fox

They warned us that it was coming, and now it’s here: Mozilla took the wraps off its new logo for the storied Firefox web browser today. But before you say “What did they do to that poor fox!” know that the logo you see above actually isn’t the browser logo — that’s the brand-new overarching logo for Mozilla’s whole family of Firefox products, with each component (including the browser) having its own logo, too. Here: See? Fox is alive and well… if a little ethereal. The logo also looks a little like a world on fire, which many of us can easily identify with these days. I think it’ll grow on me. I whipped up this little comparison image so …

Huawei postpones planned laptop launch amid US trade war

Huawei has indefinitely postponed the imminent launch of a new Windows laptop, consumer division Richard Yu has confirmed to CNBC. The product was set for a reveal at the ongoing CES Asia show in Shanghai this week, but trade sanctions from the US government are restricting Huawei’s ability to use American products like Microsoft software and Intel processors. The news was first reported by The Information. Yu described the situation as “unfortunate” to CNBC, saying that the laptop would have been unveiled this week without a release date, but Huawei’s placement on the US Entity List has stopped the company from announcing the product altogether. Whether the laptop ever sees the light of day will depend on how long Huawei …

Top 20 Before & Afters of All Time: A Fixer-Upper Gets a New Kitchen in Denver, CO

Want to meet the most popular kitchen we’ve run here at Design*Sponge? Say hello to this beautiful green kitchen that Anna and Austin Smith created in their Denver, Colorado home. I still get messages about this green kitchen (mostly asking what color paint this is — it’s Benjamin Moore “Cushing Green,” lightened with “Simply White”) on social media every month. When something makes that type of impact, it always stays with us and I’m happy to see this cheery space pop up on the Top 20 Countdown. xo, Grace #3: A Fixer-Upper Gets a New Kitchen in Denver, CO Who Lives There: Anna and Austin Smith Where: Denver, CO DS debut: January 2016 CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL TOUR Read more: designsponge.com

The best Xbox One S prices, bundles and sales in Australia (June 2019)

With the unveiling of the Xbox One X, the Xbox One S has seen some impressive price drops and bundle deals with Microsoft going all out to pump up the pressure on its rivals. It was already often the cheapest console of the current generation, but with some of these savings on bundles and even Xbox One Controllers, the price seems right.  At this point it's probably wiser to buy a bundle and score some wicked Xbox One games along with the unit, as some of them can come in cheaper than the standalone consoles themselves. Looking to buy in the US or UK? You'll want to head on over to our US page or UK page. Xbox One S …

Best TV deals this week: Save nearly $2,000 on LG, Sony, and more

It’s a Monday, it’s raining (in New York, where we are), and you’re probably trying to decide whether you really need to make a fourth cup of coffee. First of all, you do. Second, even if it’s sunny where you are, a day like today (AKA Monday) wouldn’t be so bad if you had something at home to look forward to all day. How does a cozy night in with some essential oil and The Handmaid’s Tale sound? Yup, it’s time to get a 4K TV. SEE ALSO: How buying a TV made me feel less alone A load of TVs from LG, Samsung, Vizio, and more are on sale this week, including this massive 70-inch TV from Vizio for …

14 Overused Words That Have Lost Their Meaning Over Time

Genius Ah, “genius.” Once reserved for people of “exceptional” and “extraordinary” intellect and/or creativity—Albert Einstein, Shakespeare, and the like—today people use “genius” to laud pretty much anyone who comes up with a helpful solution or performs a routine fix. Deservedly so or no, you may well have been called a “genius” so often that it hardly even seems like a compliment in most circumstances. Is the dilution of “genius,” and the following comparable words, a “good” or “bad” thing? That certainly depends on who you ask. But there’s no denying that, as the popular, prevailing meanings of words change, they often drift farther and farther away from the “correct” meaning. The post 14 Overused Words That Have Lost Their Meaning Over …

Citrus Zest: How to Bring Yellow Into Modern Wedding Design

We’ve been seeing quite a number of weddings and events incorporating vibrant bursts of yellow lately, and each and every time we’re left in serious awe. However, yellow isn’t a typical color seen in airy wedding palettes or those with blush hues…so we understand that it can be a bit *daunting.* Well, in order to combat the fear of the lively color, event designer Forrest and J teamed up with Cyd Weeks Photography to bring us today’s modern editorial! See the rest of this post → The post Citrus Zest: How to Bring Yellow Into Modern Wedding Design appeared first on Green Wedding Shoes.   Similar Posts You’ll Love Vibrant, Spring Wedding Weekend Inspiration Minimal, Art-Inspired Wedding Ideas Earthy + …

Embroidered Women by Klára Hosnedlová Inhabit Installations Inspired by Historic Stage Design

All images © Klára Hosnedlová and Karlin Studios, Prague Berlin-based artist Klára Hosnedlová builds installations that evoke the feeling of romanticized dressing rooms. Her recent exhibition titled Seated Woman (pictured here) was inspired by the stage design of the bedroom scene in the 1924 Karel Hugo Hilar production of Romeo and Juliet at the National Theater in Prague. Instead of a bed, Hosnedlová has installed a sculptural changing area with wispy, transparent curtains. This gesture merges what happens backstage with the theatrical design of a play, inviting the audience to imagine the intimate and unseen moments that happen just off stage. Her textured, baby pink walls also act as armatures for detailed embroideries of women in different stages of dress. Heavily layered, long …

Audi recalls its first electric car in the US due to battery fire risk

Audi has announced a voluntary recall on the E-Tron, the company’s first all-electric car, because of a risk for battery fires. The German automaker says the recall covers around 540 E-Trons in the United States, or about half of what Audi has sold since the car’s launch in April. Audi says that a wiring harness glitch in the affected models can cause moisture to seep into the individual battery cells, which could spark a fire. No such fires or injuries have been reported so far, but Audi told Bloomberg that, globally, it has noted five instances where a “battery fault light” turned on because of moisture buildup. Audi expects to have a repair available by August, though it will continue …

This Floral Backdrop will Have You Dreaming of Fall…

Beautiful textures, dried florals, and rich autumn hues are some of our all-time favorite things. So, when all those elements come together for one seriously GORGEOUS editorial, you can probably guess that we LOVE it. The event designer, Celebration Theory, teamed up with photographer Julia Winkler at The Old Tannery in Wellington, South Africa to create the luxe autumn vignettes of our dreams. See the rest of this post → The post This Floral Backdrop will Have You Dreaming of Fall… appeared first on Green Wedding Shoes.   Similar Posts You’ll Love Holiday Hues + Pretty Pinks: Luxe Moody Meets Modern Wedding Inspiration Fall Wedding Inspiration in the Redwoods Rustic Fall Wedding Inspiration Moody Autumn Wedding Inspiration with a Black …

A Glamping Wedding Full of Wonder + Whimsy for Bohemian Lovers

We use the term “boho” quite often here at GWS as a description for design and detail, but every once in a while we meet a couple who truly embody that bohemian spirit. Christina + Tom certainly fit the bill! (You must read on to find out how they met.) These two were married in New Zealand at Phoenix Valley Retreat, where the woods meet the river and the valley. Guests “glamped out” for three days surrounded by beautiful florals and wilderness, partaking in the whimsy and magic that C + T so effortlessly exude! See the rest of this post → The post A Glamping Wedding Full of Wonder + Whimsy for Bohemian Lovers appeared first on Green Wedding …

Rachel Roddy’s Italian frittata recipe | A Kitchen in Rome

Studded with courgettes and fat crumbs of ricotta, this light, soft frittata is a herald of summer When did having hard-boiled eggs at Gatwick airport become a habit? Four years ago? Two years ago? I could probably work it out if I went back over the wads of boarding passes and the receipts of my pendulous life, but let’s say it was three years ago. Every time I pass through the swishing electric doors into the arrivals hall at Gatwick, while others step into the arms of loved ones, I step into the refrigerated hum of Marks and Spencer’s food hall and buy two hard-boiled eggs. I might also get some water or a sandwich, a stick of cheddar or …

Here’s what creatives think of the new Mac Pro

Apple’s new Mac Pro is its most powerful computer ever, with performance specs catered toward creative professionals like visual effects artists, musicians, and filmmakers who need a lot of processing power. Creatives have been asking for a new professional-level computer from Apple since the disappointment of the un-upgradable trash can-looking Mac Pro from 2013, and Apple finally delivered this week with something very pricey and very powerful. But is the new Mac Pro actually what pros have been looking for? From the modular design that allows flexibility for upgrades to the dedicated Afterburner video editing card that supposedly eliminates the need for proxy workflows, everything about the machine is extreme, including its $5,999… Continue reading… Read more: theverge.com

The company behind Maker Faire and Make magazine has abruptly shut down

Maker Media, the company that publishes Make Magazine and Maker Faire is laying off its staff and halting its operations amidst financial troubles, according to TechCrunch. Maker Media CEO and founder Dale Dougherty confirmed to TechCrunch that the company was ceasing operations and that it had laid off 22 employees, citing financial difficulties with publishing a magazine and the lack of corporate sponsorship. “I started this 15 years ago and it’s always been a struggle as a business to make this work,” he told TechCrunch. “Print publishing is not a great business for anybody, but it works…barely. Events are hard . . . there was a drop off in corporate sponsorship.” Launched in 2005, Maker became a major publication covering …