The NY Times' Abstract City blog always puts a smile on my face! Above are some of my favorites. See Christoph Niemann's full post here.


In case you haven't seen these...I first heard about Coralie Bickford-Smith's designs on Design Sponge. They're so beautiful I couldn't resist not passing this along. She's a senior designer at Penguin Books and recently designed their hard-bound classics as a series. Each cover has a different pattern, using a symbol inspired from the book itself, 2 colors and a metallic finish. Each one is so unique yet clearly part of a collection. See the interview on Design Sponge here. See Coralie Bickford-Smith's website here.


This is really beautiful...it's the spatuletail hummingbird, a rare bird that lives in Peru. I saw this video on the BBC News website, it shows its mating habit. This particular hummingbird does a dance to entice the female, you have to see this!


This is a great place to browse all sorts of rare LP covers, it's a site called LP Cover Lover. Some have interesting designs and some are just hilarious and strange. Is that a whale, or is that a shark?