There may be no such thing as a magic carpet, but Argentine artist Alexandra Kehayoglou’s distinctive carpet designs will instantly transport you to another place. Her imaginative works have been described as romantic and fairytale-like woven playgrounds, imitating textures of nature like moss, sand, water, tree bark and grassy pastures, as in her “Pastureland” and “Garden” series. Kehayoglou sources her materials from the leftover scraps from her family’s carpet factory in Buenos Aires, shown here in this short video documentary about her work. One of Kehayoglou’s latest projects, titled “En los pies de Elpiniki” (At the foot of Elpiniki) is a giant, elaborately woven shoe that fantasizes about the beginnings of her family’s tradition of making carpets. 

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Photo Invasion by Lucas Levitan

Brazilian illustrator and artist Lucas Levitan’s “Photo Invasions” have been doing the rounds on Instagram lately: by adding his own illustration to photographers images, he creates a humorous take on the original work. I call it Photo Invasion as a way to interact with other people’s images. It’s taken me somewhere I really like, creating this unexpected partnership with photographers he says.

Follow him also on Tumblr and enjoy the previous post.

Let’s make #CrossConnect the most popular hashtag on Twitter!

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