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Yin Jun

Yin Jun powerfully expresses the emotions of the increasingly demanding and materialistic society of which we are all a part. The oppressed and weak cry and shout through captivating childish faces, letting others know about their dreams, frustrations and hopes as they release their inner feelings. At first, onlookers cannot help but smile as they look at the comical, yet satirical caricatures, but soon the realization of their deeper meaning becomes apparent. Tears fly through the air and stream from the eyes; mouths open wide in different expressions, powerfully conveying the painter’s inner voice… ‘

Paul Vizzari

Based in Wellington, New Zealand Paul Vizzari is an illustrator and graphic designer. Graduating from  Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia in 2006 with a Bachelors of Design he is a fan of  ink, coffee, and drawing bears and birds.

Mary Jane Ansell

Mary Jane Ansell <-- Born Shropshire 1972; Graduated from Brighton University in 1994 and now works from her studio in the heart of Brighton's North Laine.

George Condo

George Condo (b. 1957 in Concord, New Hampshire, USA) is an American contemporary visual artist. Condo works in the medium of painting and sculpture. He has exhibited in the United States and in Europe, including exhibitions at the Whitney Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the Guggenheim, New York; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Salzburg; Ministere de la Culture, Paris; Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany and most recently at the Wrong Gallery in the Tate Modern, London.

Logomo Café

‘ Nothing happens for a reason ‘ at Logomo Café in Turku, Finland is a collaboration between Finnish design furniture manufacturer Artek and German artist Tobias Rehberger. (via Designboom)

Troy Moth

Troy Moth was born in a remote tree-planting camp on the west coast of Canada and spent the first few years of life in a tent guarded by large dogs. He loved the wild and abundant nature he grew up immersed in, but eventually the call to adventure became too much and he moved, first across Canada to the big city (Toronto), then across the world to India, to pursue a career in photography. Troy has worked for numerous commercial and editorial clients, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, GQ and many others. But he’s never forgotten his roots, so with a career in fashion now behind him, he’s focusing instead on his art, and living, once again, deep in a forest on the west coast of Canada.

John Maniscalco Architecture

John Maniscalco Architecture have designed the Russian Hill residence in San Francisco, California. ‘This new four-story home establishes an understated but dignified urban presence on an atypically wide San Francisco site. A transitional two-story glass-walled entry hall draws users to an airy and open living level. An increasingly light stair element transitions from floor to floor ultimately arriving at a roof deck enjoying panoramic views.’ Link here.

The Bloc of Matches

The Block Matches ($20) Hand Crafted in Pine Wood. These blocks of matches are carved from a single block of pine, with the striking area at the bottom. It included Bloc 36 and Bloc 100. The Bloc 36, which has 36 matches, Bloc 100, which has 100 matches.

Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny

‘ During Design Miami/Basel 2010 last month, Dutch designer Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny built a glass vitrine and suspended this martyred figure in the middle. 40,000 worker bees were then released over the course of the event so that a wax honeycomb structure was created over the figure. The red pigment color comes from the fact that Libertiny tinted the entire honeycomb structure red. Representing flesh and blood, the work comes to signify “the toil of everyday duty…masked by the hope of eternal rest in an after-life promised by the believer.” ‘ (via Designboom)

Tod Kapke

‘ Photographer/illustrator Tod Kapke is a master at photo-manipulation. Primarily photographic based, Tod is known for mixing in illustrations through the composition bringing a surrealistic world of unlimited imagination to life. ‘ Link.