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We will be taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday and will return on Tuesday, December 2nd. Have a happy Thanksgiving, all!

Jaya Nicely

 photo efc1bfd3416ae01c9da9cf8e035dc3e7_zps701fd3da.jpg  photo a0bfa011befb55cc837ff5ae2b64aea9_zps52a21c7f.jpg Portraits of the Torrance family (The Shining) by Los Angeles based illustrator and designer Jaya Nicely. Click here for the link.  photo tumblr_mmntnixyhA1rv8nb3o1_r1_1280_zps177102af.jpg

Zeren Badar

 photo 870121-5325a953df3df-large_zpsf3590922.jpg  photo 870121-5317846dcee66-large_zpsdd684ae7.jpg  photo 870121-5317991883ffc-large_zps7ef71100.jpg Zeren Badar is a self-taught photographer who lives currently in NYC. He is originally from Turkey. He is obsessed with art. He enjoys long walks all around Manhattan and take long breaks at art shows.  photo 870121-53ff1de37b19f-large_zps90a7f865.jpg  photo 870121-531784f1b0a05-large_zpseda66835.jpg

dci Shark Bite Oven Mitt

 photo Untitled-2_zps6d4c08ad.jpg Can't wait to dive right in to dinner, but the stove is still burning hot? Let this dci™ oven mitt take the first plunge so you don't have to! In the novelty shape of a shark biting the user's arm, you'll be protected from burning yourself in the kitchen while your toothy friend deals with the brunt of the heat. Buy here.  photo Untitled-1_zps3921ec5e.jpg

Eddi Prabandono

 photo IMG_1318_zpsc8be6e95.jpg  photo IMG_0992_zpsf4bca42a.jpg  photo IMG_1360_zps6892883f.jpg Eddi Prabandono is an artist who involves design, planning, and construction in creating his large-scale pieces. He did not work on his pieces alone. Just like in a project, Eddi Prabandono involved many workers: to create designs and even work plans. Often, he employed construction plans that need [careful] calculation. However, his pieces did not turn into structural things, because of the way he incorporated the evolution of languages of expressions in creating them. (via Primae Noctis and Indo Art Now)  photo tumblr_nf40tm1niZ1qlq9poo3_1280_zps2c280504.jpg  photo tumblr_nf40tm1niZ1qlq9poo2_1280_zps63a80f7c.jpg  photo tumblr_nf40tm1niZ1qlq9poo4_1280_zpsfbf4cd6e.jpg

Kate Louise Powell

 photo self_portrait_at_18_by_katepowellart-d74czm9_zps82392851.jpg  photo finally_finished_this_painting__by_katepowellart-d4xu238_zps918dc078.jpg " I have loved nature all my life, it is the backbone of everything, it is beautiful and horrible, and it is incorporated into most of my drawings and paintings. I like to embellish portraits and figures with elements of nature to combine ‘human’ and ‘natural’ beauty, and I also like to use nature to express more personal and emotional ideas. Butterflies are a regular occurrence, my awareness of and involvement in The Butterfly Project has meant that they have come to represent quiet emblems of hope. As art is slowly becoming a bigger part of my life, my work is growing more personal and closer to my heart. When it comes down to art, what motivates me most of all is the blankness of the page in front of me which cries out with so much possibility. I look at the blank sheet in front of me and know that I can do anything. I am free, there are no rules. To this day, art is shaping who I am. It is bringing me new opportunities, allowing me to meet fantastic people, and constantly giving me hope. If I didn’t draw I’d curl up and die." - Kate Powell  photo last_flowers_by_katepowellart-d5qilgf_zps66454278.jpg

Ben Young

 photo 49daa2206fce371e322946a45160b507_zpsfa45c48a.jpg  photo 9f0cd57f759ba78d143a15f928d27576_zps95eb6d34.jpg  photo bfbfdbe48578d89035c46d8a683222af_zps62679402.jpg Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand now residing in Sydney, Australia, Ben Young is a self-taught artist who has been making glass sculpture for over 10 years. Having spent most of his life living in the beautiful Bay of Plenty (North Island, NZ) it seemed obvious to him to explore the local landscape and surroundings for early inspiration in his art. The ocean also playing a dominant role in his life being a keen surfer and boatbuilder by trade, he was inspired to capture the perfection and raw power of the sea and of the perfect wave. Other local landscapes including the lonely Mount Maunganui and Mayor Island have featured in his uniquely crafted glass sculptures.  photo 4f723f4200ee46632a603e48e42dfdb6_zpse951663d.jpg  photo 654879e8e3b6d47c178fc37129e28b16_zps03ddddff.jpg

Skull Lamp

 photo 110028_B2_Skull_Lamp_zpsf0ff2ce5.jpg  photo Bulbing-by-Studio-Cheha-3_zps0d664823.jpg 'This playful and visually surprising LED lamp is composed of a flat acrylic sheet that has been laser engraved with dozens of intricate incised lines that suggest the three-dimensional and gently ghoulish form of a skull. When inserted into the wooden birch wood base, LED light travels through the line, illuminating the design and creating a powerful optical illusion that challenges our comprehension of space.' Link here.  photo cap11_zps345a9343.jpg

Alexandra Manukyan

 photo 46e7913541807a375d748e71f6bd59c7_zps24a5666c.jpg  photo 1d45137a326b1aba189e1693d088a0da_zps619aa55d.jpg  photo 4df7a969dd30f7179cd020c9ff172bfa_zpsddc91898.jpg " The central theme that unites all my paintings examines how seemingly separate and isolated life experiences actually disguise the extent of our individual and communal bonds. The "masks" and the accompanying identities we all assume depending on the life role we must play, obstructs the conscious mind from acknowledging what truly unites us through the isolation and chaos: our shared encounters of pain, loss, desire, and longing for serenity and acceptance. The false facades we all manufacture to adapt and belong also renders most blind and lost in a world where the meaningless has somehow become meaningful and the idea of a shared honest self devoid of hidden agendas all too infrequent." - Alexandra Manukyan  photo eca543462388b622ed024cac93458e20_zps11e4c462.jpg  photo 2828a25ef25e8261d98b007411519208_zps3749d8a5.jpg

Thomas Robson

 photo large_47_zps507b2e91.jpg  photo large_49_zps2d5b7550.jpg  photo large_51_zpsc97d75c7.jpg " My professional background is in Graphic Design with 18 years experience as an award winning BBC designer. Specialising in the fields of interactive design for web & TV (notably in e-Learning), plus the project management of large scale website design & build teams. Currently exploring the role of Artistic Provocateur, attacking the boundaries between graphic design & fine art by subverting and re-contextualising imagery with dramatic visual interventions." - Thomas Robson  photo large_1103_zpsf8f58256.jpg  photo large_388_zps16c5be11.jpg