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Navigating copyright

Oh, the woes of copyright law. It protects and it hinders, depending on what side of the law you’re standing, of course. We all could probably use more info about how to navigate copyright laws - so we’ve taken a stab at it with our latest Field Guide. If you’ve ever wondered if you should or shouldn’t, this guide might save you some heartache down the road. Read it now »

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One man collects our trash and turns it all into beautifully detailed and stunning artwork. Meet Robert Larson and his collected collages over on Design Milk »

Every artist was first an amateur.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

How to Sharpen Pencils

This video, poking fun at the - perhaps, not so serious - artisanal pencil sharpening community, gave us a little chuckle. Although it’s not entirely safe for all workplaces - so maybe keep those headphones on while you’re watching.

We love littleBits

The Synth Kit collaboration from littleBits and KORG makes it easy for anyone to make music. We want to buy a million of these and hand them out to everyone.

Pinhole selfies

Mao na Lata (Hand in the Can) is an ongoing series of workshops where Brazilian youth are taught how to build their own pinhole cameras - encouraging self expression through a mix photography, literature, and personal narrative. Read more »

We are loving the work of Fideli Sundqvist. Her book I Love Paper looks so amazing we just might start learning Swedish.

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Shop roundup

We’re always ogling over all the amazing Big Cartel stores out there and once again, it’s time to share some of our favorite finds! And remember to #shopindie this holiday season to support independent artists. Check out our carefully curated Holiday Gift Guide to find presents for everyone on your list. Shop Indie »

A shop of simple and eclectic treasures, Ship and Shape recently updated their site with new items for you to peruse. Our current fave: 2014 Full Moon Calendar »

Team Art is here to supply you with a dose of pop culture you didn’t even know you needed. Our current fave: Arrested Development - a Colouring Book »

The Early Hours shop is “the result of super late nights and early mornings that should’ve been spent in bed, but when picture making was just much more fun.” Our current fave: Fragment II »

One look at onefortythree’s shop will surely make you consider redecorating your space. Our current fave: Enamel Wall Sconce »

100copies carry limited edition prints, shirts, and various products all of which promote their love for bikes. Our current fave: The Great Migration »