Author: Oliver Huntington

From Bank to Modern Hostel in Jyväskylä, Finland

A former bank in downtown Jyväskylä, Finland, has been converted into a modern hostel by Studio Puisto Architects making use of the empty 1953 building. They skipped the typical hostel go-to of dormitory style rooms and instead created smaller, private bedrooms with public spaces surrounding them. On top of the mini bedrooms, Hostel Jyväskylä offers a full restaurant along with spa and sauna facilities all located in the basement. When the restaurant is closed, guests can relax and cool off there. And to make sure they used all the former bank had to offer, they converted the vault into...

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The assemblage box…

Not finished but I feel I have a good start on it…I’m to get together with another artist and we are going to do a collaborative projects…we are both new at this process. Not sure how it will work.  Boxes, bundles, books, and birds of some sort…and now I’m thinking of story telling too. Or a letter to go with it and we can go from there.  Who knows..seeking right now…staying open for intuitive inspiration.  Please any ideas we  would love to hear...

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Using Hats as a Creative Canvas

There’s artists who make paintings, artists who make sculptures, and artists that take photographs. Deborah Rapoport is an artist who makes hats. On her website, Rapoport says that “since age 3, ‘Dressing Up’ creatively has been my artistic expression,” and “to me, anything is a hat.” As you can see below, her creations are quite unlike any hats I’ve ever seen (other than the most-conservative one in the top left corner). And it’s not just the fashion world that takes notice; her work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art,...

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This Dreamy, Tiny Catskills Cabin Will Seriously Melt Your Heart

COURTESY OF CABIN LOVE, PHOTOGRAPHY BY LINDSEY BRO AND PETER CROSBY If you’ve ever spent any time pinning or pondering whimsical off-grid getaways, you may have stumbled across @CabinLove. An ultimate sourcebook for all things woodsy retreats, far-away places, and rustic lodgings around the world, the cabin-focused Instagram account has long been a digital haven for serial wanderlusters and adventure-seekers alike. “I’ve always been enamored with the idea of folklore and places far away,” says Lindsey Bro, the California-based creative and cabin-obsessed ‘grammer behind the picture-perfect page. As the daughter of a flight attendant and general contractor, you could...

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it's all about balance….and stumbling upon some stuff.

Feeling a bit of Oh pour me-ish’..and knowing that’s isn’t true…that there is so much to be grateful for. Art is a life savor….so I create this morning on the page…keeping any kind of emotional unbalance in a save place. “To create means to relate. The root meaning of word art is “to fit together” and we all do this every day. Not all of us are painters but we are all artists. Each time we fit things together we are creating, whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, a day.”  Corita Kent You have...

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