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Christmas Emojis From Finland

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland has created some iconic emojis to celebrate the culture and important icons of Finland.

From Christmas emojis, where, of course Santa is a part; as Santa lives in Korvatunturi, Lapland, and the reindeers too! Iconic inventions including the Nokia 3310 phone (remember the snake game and that iconic phone tune), and the Finnish traditions such as the Sauna, Moomin are all part of this super cute emoji set.

Can’t wait to see these super cute emojis being animated into short Christmas animations. Ho ho ho!

These cute icons are available to download via iTunes on the Apple Store / Google Play.

NHS, Yes, Yes, Yes

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It's NHS70! This year, the NHS, one of Britain's most prized institution celebrates its 70th anniversary. To thank such an amazing healthcare service we have in the UK, designer Carl Godfrey has designed an enamel pin badge to thank and fundraise for the NHS. 

The blue badge uses the signature font and colours of the NHS blue paired with it's italicised font. NHS is reinterpreted in a clever and cheeky way that says "NH-YES"! The badges can be found on the NH-Yes Website

All profits raised will be donated to the charity NHS Charities Together

Thank you to all the healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses, volunteers, support and research staff to keeping us healthy and safe. 

All images from Carl Godfrey's / NH-Yes website. 

Thanks From Origami

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When simple chopsticks wrappers are transformed into beautiful objects, or animals through folding and creasing in the form of origami, it makes a lovely reciprocal way to say thank you to a restaurant. A form of "silent" but simple and elegant communication method between the customers and the restaurant to say thank you. 

"Japanese Tip" is a project by Yuki Tatsumi, that just does precisely that. Tip not in the way of monetary form, but of origami objects that have been created and folded by patrons of restaurants from chopstick wrappers that have visited restaurants from different parts of Japan. Restaurants including sushi, izakaya, cafes etc. A heart warming collection of objects that will make you smile. Over 8,000 of "tip objects" have been collected. 

Photos courtesy of Japanese Tip.

Sol Hot

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Hello sunshine, hello heatwave! Sun's out time to give our nod to the sun via mixed media collages with gold glitter accents (love) from Paris based Venezuelan graphic artist and animation director Carlín Díaz.

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Rainbow gradients, stripes, galaxy filled installations from table to walls created by artists Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan. Love!

Images courtesy of Glasgow based contemporary art gallery, The Modern Institute.

Let's Travel In Pantone Colours

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Lovers of traveling and colours? Discover the hashtag on Instagram #PantoneOntheRoad from Lucia Litman who also brought us other Pantone colour swatching delights.  We particularly love the shade of Vacation, yay vacay!

Floral Arrangements Balloon Style

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Berlin based artist Sarah Illenberger's new work Solid Air which features photography prints of balloon floral bouquets are a real joy. The fun composition of balloons in different colours, shapes and pattern captured in these photo prints are wünderbar! The colour combinations are a real pop of joy. Florally pleased flower arrangements.