Weekly design inspiration: Childhood fears, CSS puns and street photography

This week has been a long one, with the wait for payday seeming endless. We’re all still bickering about THAT dress (we can’t agree on the colour), and still watching the video on repeat of Madonna’s trip at the BRITs (seriously though Madge – we’re glad you’re OK). This week our inspiration has come in the form of childhood fears, CSS puns and some really lovely street photography…

Coffee foam art

These wonderful pictures of foamy goodness, by Japanese barista Kazuki Yamamoto, have just further fuelled our coffee addiction. The 26-year-old has turned the bog-standard cappuccino into a work of art – can we convince him he should come work for us? Personally I wouldn’t want to drink my coffee if someone had gone to the effort to sculpt me a giraffe on top – I would delicately try and sip around it, but would most likely let it go cold, take pictures and social media the hell out of it.

3D coffee art via wherecoolthingshappen.com 

Vivian Maier photography

Now for a serious one. This week we’ve all fallen in love with American Street Photographer Vivian Maier. Her story is amazing – we can find no other way to describe her than a real-life Mary Poppins – she spent most of her life in financial difficulty and worked extremely hard as a carer, taking photos in her spare time with an SLR camera using 35mm film. We strongly recommend you to take a look at her website, read her story and marvel at her pictures. Here’s a snapshot of a few of our favourite pictures from her Street albums and self portraits. Just for the record, Kim Kardashian has got nothing on Vivian’s selfie-taking skills.

Want to find out more about Vivian Maier? Head on over to Arty’s website for loads more pictures and history.

Vivian Maier photography by vivianmaier.com

Sleepwalkers: The best mini golf hole EVER

If there’s one thing we love more than coffee, it’s mini golf, and this indoor miniature golf in San Francisco looks amazing. The whole course is pretty fancy, but we’re fascinated by one hole which requires the player to drop their ball into an entrance in the wall, with the purpose being to find a way of getting it out with a helping hand from a Borrower-like creature. Watch the video below to see how the ball is released –  its mind-blowing stuff!

Sleepwalkers by danrosefeld.com

CSS puns

We’re letting our lovable geeky sides out this week and sharing with you a collection of puns and jokes collected by Saigo George from Reddit and DesignerNews told in CSS code form. They’re hilarious – we can’t get enough.

CSS puns by saijogeorge.com

Deep dark fears in comic strip form

Finally, we’re ending the week with this amazing collection of comic strips from illustrator Fran Krause, telling the fears that roam around a child’s brain. We have to admit, some of these are really weird, and certainly not thoughts we’ve ever had (or will admit to having), but some of them are bang-on, with the illustrations matching completely with the thoughts in our heads.

Deep, dark fears via boredpanda.com

– Missed last weeks’ design inspiration article? Catch up here.

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