If You Want To Stand Out At Your Ugly Sweater Party, Then This Sexy Reindeer Ugly Christmas Sweater Is For You!

Ugly Christmas sweaters might be considered one of the tackiest trends of the holiday season, but this twist on the classic is sure to take the crown. As the Christmas season ramps up, thousands of people are readying their best ‘ugly’ sweaters to sport out to parties – and that includes ones with strategic cut-outs.

Some of the costumes feature a perfect breast-sized hole snipped out of the front of the sweater, while others just pull down a stretchy top on one side to leave the breast exposed. Pre-made versions are sold on Etsy by Salt Lake-based retailer YourSassyGrandma, including a red sweater with a green tinsel-surrounded cut-out.

“If you want to stand out at your Ugly Sweater Party, then this SEXY reindeer ugly Christmas sweater is for you!” reads the item description.

Each one of the costumes comes with an up-cycled sweater with eyes and nose prepared with a one-time wear adhesive.

More info: Etsy (h/t: dailymail)


























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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/want-stand-ugly-sweater-party-sexy-reindeer-ugly-christmas-sweater/

DeskSpace: Handcrafted Solar System Desk Accessory

Ever since we were children, most of us have marvelled at the stars and wondered what it would be like to be closer to them. DeskSpace gives us that small reminder of our place in the universe with a set of gemstones that are beautiful and stylish. This is a sophisticated gift for anyone with a curious mind, who was once that little child questioning the universe.

If you like to stand out from the crowd and have something that’s just a little different from the typical Newton’s Cradle, DeskSpace is a great desk accessory. With its own rectangular stand, this easily sits on the desk, mantelpiece or window sill, this is so tactile that people will want to pick up each one. Kids will love it too and it might just start a conversation about the wonders of space.

In designing the DeskSpace planet set, the designers worked incredibly hard to source the exact materials that would showcase the unique beauty of each planet. They visited factories and suppliers worldwide and even cross referenced NASA satellite images with the finished products to ensure they are as accurate as they are stunning. The final result are polished gems that are lovely to look at, smooth to touch and a creative gift that will be appreciated by young and old. In the long process of gathering the correct materials for DeskSpace, the creators worked hard to make sure that the stones we chose represented each planet perfectly.

More info: DeskSpace, Kickstarter, Facebook (h/t: designboom)












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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/deskspace-handcrafted-solar-system-desk-accessory/

DeskSpace: Handcrafted Solar System Desk Accessory

Ever since we were children, most of us have marvelled at the stars and wondered what it would be like to be closer to them. DeskSpace gives us that small reminder of our place in the universe with a set of gemstones that are beautiful and stylish. This is a sophisticated gift for anyone with a curious mind, who was once that little child questioning the universe.

If you like to stand out from the crowd and have something that’s just a little different from the typical Newton’s Cradle, DeskSpace is a great desk accessory. With its own rectangular stand, this easily sits on the desk, mantelpiece or window sill, this is so tactile that people will want to pick up each one. Kids will love it too and it might just start a conversation about the wonders of space.

In designing the DeskSpace planet set, the designers worked incredibly hard to source the exact materials that would showcase the unique beauty of each planet. They visited factories and suppliers worldwide and even cross referenced NASA satellite images with the finished products to ensure they are as accurate as they are stunning. The final result are polished gems that are lovely to look at, smooth to touch and a creative gift that will be appreciated by young and old. In the long process of gathering the correct materials for DeskSpace, the creators worked hard to make sure that the stones we chose represented each planet perfectly.

More info: DeskSpace, Kickstarter, Facebook (h/t: designboom)












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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/deskspace-handcrafted-solar-system-desk-accessory/

This Pastry Artist Takes Pie Baking To Another Level

Lauren Ko has only been in the pie biz for a little over a year, but you’d never be able to tell by looking at what’s coming out of the oven at her house. Her desserts are so intricate and artistic, it’s hard to imagine digging a serving knife into that beautifully-latticed crust or delicately-arranged fruit filling. Her Instagram page has blown up as a result of her culinary adventures, and she now boasts a following of more than 68 thousand.

“I usually have some nebulous idea in my head for design and then just improvise as I go along, depending on how well the dough or fruit cooperates with my vision. My final products are generally happy accidents, which is why I’m especially stunned by the feedback,” Ko told Buzzfeed News.

More info: Instagram (h/t: boredpanda)
























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/this-pastry-artist-takes-pie-baking-to-another-level/

Cut-Out Ink And Pen Illustrations Of London’s Oldest Pubs And Other Landmarks By Maxwell Tilse

Traveling illustrator Maxwell Tilse documents his European journeys by creating small drawings of each city he lands in.

After two years of living in London, Tilse has released a new series of miniature cut-out illustrations that depict the city’s oldest pubs and other famous landmarks. The detailed works are merely 5 cm tall, yet capture the diverse architecture found in London’s pubs and other buildings.

More info: Maxwell Tilse, Instagram, Shop (h/t: colossal)












SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/cut-out-ink-and-pen-illustrations-of-londons-oldest-pubs-and-other-landmarks-by-maxwell-tilse/

Colorful Paper Quilled Florals Burst From Delicate Line Drawings

Paper quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it has recently gone through a renaissance as artists rediscover its creative possibilities. If you aren’t familiar with the technique, it involves coiling and shaping narrow paper strips into 3D designs.

Paper crafter Meloney Celliers uses the approach in conjunction with drawing to create mixed media compositions that feature the colorful quilling and simple drawings.

More info: Instagram (h/t: brwnpaperbag)




























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/colorful-paper-quilled-florals-burst-from-delicate-line-drawings/

Tattooed Ceramics By Evelyn Tannus

Brazilian artist Evelyn Tannus paints beautiful surface designs on elegant ceramic statues of Greyhound dogs. She turns their normally-neutral-colored coats to hues like mint green, sky blue, and lilac. In addition, Evelyn draws flowers, geometric patterns, human figures, and much, much more on the dogs’ bodies and heads.

More info: Evelyn Tannus, Instagram, Facebook































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/tattooed-ceramics-by-evelyn-tannus/

Limited Edition Of The Daft Punk Glass Ornaments For Your Christmas Tree

The Limited Edition 2017 Glass Xmas Ornaments, inspired by the Daft Punk Discovery era robot helmets, are glass blown from hand sculpted forms and electroplated in gold and silver lacquer.

The set comes in a black gloss custom Daft Punk gift box. Each ornament is approximately 75mm (3”) tall and 75mm (3”) wide and 100mm (4”) deep. Your tree will look so good even the Grinch wouldn’t dare steal these. Proudly made by Queen Of Snow Globes.

More info: Daft Punk







SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/limited-edition-of-the-daft-punk-glass-ornaments-for-your-christmas-tree/

Jamie Hannigan Makes Detailed Paper Sculptures Only Using The Pages Of A Book, Usually Depicting An Element Of The Story

Game of Thrones – The Iron Throne

According to Jamie Hannigan: “Perhaps I’m just easily fascinated, but I often see magic and wonder in things that others might consider mundane. I’m a very imaginative person, and as a child I often created fictional narratives to go along with places or objects.

My inspiration comes from all over. Sometimes I’m really into nature, like toadstools and mushrooms. Sometimes I’m really into man-made things, like ships. Sometimes I’m really into concepts and themes, like astrology or mythology.

I go through phases, and I’ve learned to embrace that in my work. I create the things I want to make at that exact moment. If just one other person finds enjoyment in what my imagination led me to produce, I consider it a success.”

More info: Jamie Hannigan, Facebook, Instagram (h/t: boredpanda)

Game of Thrones – Pyke and the Iron Islands

Game of Thrones – Meereen

Game of Thrones – The Wall and Castle Black

Game of Thrones – Winterfell

Game of Thrones – King’s Landing

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Lolita

Moby Dick

Don Quixote

The Coreys

Mr. & Mrs.

Salt River Project

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Sleeping Beauty

Project Junebug

A Book of Nonsense

Tom Sawyer

Robin Hood

Treasure Island

Brothers Grimm Fairytales

The Wizard of Oz

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes

Where the Wild Things Are

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/jamie-hannigan-makes-detailed-paper-sculptures-only-using-the-pages-of-a-book-usually-depicting-an-element-of-the-story/

IKEA Frakta Bag-Inspired Stocking Is The Perfect Festive Hack

The iconic IKEA bag reimagined as a stocking. Nobody knew they wanted this and suddenly here it is. Handmade in the U.K. Limited edition of 50.

More info: Bootleg Baubles (h/t: designboom)




SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/ikea-frakta-bag-inspired-stocking-is-the-perfect-festive-hack/