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Pixels, Places + Things: January 30, 2016

This week, I caught a cold—but only after I wrapped filming on my show. Isn’t that how it always happens? Only once you stop moving and shaking and waking at 5am does your body give in and let you get sick. And honestly, I’m not even complaining! It’s nice to be lying on a sofa while the sun’s up for a change—however brief this rest will be.

This week I also saw a ton of great images posted to #PixelsPlacesThings, my new Instagram hashtag meant for sharing the inspiring images that haunt us, whether they be of an art installation, a place we stumble upon that’s magical, or a thing we can’t shake.

So without further ado, here are some inspiring images I found to start your week off on the right foot.

x, S

Larry Bell’s Light Knot made of aluminum and silicone monoxide on polyester film.

From LadySlider‘s trip to Marrakech

Delpozo at New York Fashion Week Spring 2016

Pablo González

Berta Fischer

Kristoffer Marchi

Pixels, Places + Things

Over two years ago, I started the hashtag #HandsAndHustle, named after my blog (at the time).

I’ve since switched my blog/site to just my name, and with that, I abandoned my URL, handsandhustle.com, and got rid of my IG handle and, within months, both got scooped up by strangers.

I regret not holding on to them, but I still browse through the hashtag from time to time and enjoy seeing the community that continues to grow.

Soooooo, inspired by what I lost (gave away even!), I’ve decided to start a new hashtag:

#PixelsPlacesThings

#PixelsPlacesThings is all about sharing inspiration in its many haunting (and sometimes surprisingly ordinary) forms, be it an art installation or graphic you can’t shake, a place you stumble upon with colors and shapes that captivate you (as in the case of this image by @perrygraham), an embroidered dress that begets a painting, a book you cherish and keep in your studio, or a thing that captures you and sparks an idea.

The dreamy images in this post already populate the feed, and I’m thrilled to see more coming in daily, so please tag your glimpses of inspiration with #PixelsPlacesThings! I’ll be doing a few features alllll the time, so don’t hold back 😛

Image above: Jing Wei‘s mural in the Etsy building in New York.

Image above: A magnificent art piece by @mireiaysuscosas

Image above: Agata Dimmich‘s current desk situation. 

Image above: Brandon Brilliànt‘s perspective of a light fixture/installation.

Image above: House of Brinson‘s ceiling medallion they installed.

Image above: Ashley Mary‘s stunning art.

Image above: Photo @bysheshe (@kateworum + @_jjorgensen_) of their hand painted wallpaper for @purplellamachicago

Image above: From Charles Petillon‘s Invasion series (not hashtagged, but I love it and want this to inspire the feed)