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Laser-cut Seaweed

 photo Untitled-1_zps2f979f32.jpg  photo DesignNori-3-600x406_zps34bc406d.jpg To help boost the weak sales of Japanese nori manufacturer that was affected by the 2011 tsunami, I&S BBDO, a Japanese ad agency, developed a series of intricately laser-cut seaweed. Each sheet from “design nori” series – Sakura (Cherry Blossoms), Mizutama (Water Drops), Asanoha (Hemp), Kikkou (Turtle Seashell), and Kumikkou (Tortoise Shell) – is based on Japanese history or symbology and represents happiness, good fortune, and longevity. Link.  photo laser-cut-sushi_zps53266268.jpg  photo design_nori_zps0c464a16.jpg

Zombie Bells

 photo overview-front-facing_zps3e668c3a.jpg  photo zombie_bells_zpsfc73c5dd.jpg Hand sculpted from real human skull dimensions these collectors limited edition Zombie Bells are functional embodiments of undead iron. Perfectly balanced and ideally proportioned for swings and fitness lifts, we are including FREE Zombie Kettlebell Wristguards for the 1.5 pood (54lbs) and 2 pood (72lbs) editions to ease the arm pressure for heavier overhead training. Buy here.  photo Zombie-Kettlebells-2_zpsff2217fc.jpg

Andrea Mastrovito

 photo 13380_002_zpse9558867.jpg  photo 4451_006_zps5a51d41d.jpg  photo 71449_001_zps2172de2c.jpg Andrea Mastrovito was born in Bergamo in 1978 were he lives. Dividing his time between Italy and New York, his artistic path snakes through a kind of re-invention of painting where painting is no longer seen as the chromatic covering of a surface or as the simple act of painting but it becomes the constructive part of the artwork itself, disappearing behind the simple gesture like paper cutting (which replaces the brushstroke) which then re-emerge in his installations. (via Dynamo Art Factory)  photo 45379_004_zps34da50b9.jpg  photo 48188_003_zpsf804700a.jpg  photo 24009_000_zps109b5c26.jpg

Iv Solyaev

 photo 9fz4_zps1a83e3ac.png  photo 5jil_zpsdb7b371c.png Illustrations by Iv Solyaev, a young Russian artist hailing from Moscow.  photo 985161_zps8fbf8864.jpg  photo 47n_zps6941847b.png

Frozen Peas Ice Cube Mould

 photo 1_zpsf347bc66.jpg  photo 2_zps96955136.jpg Make Giant Ice Balls in your home freezer. Mother nature provided the perfect design to capture water in spheres: Peas in a pod (Edamame in Japan). Spherical ice cubes look extra-cool and keep your drink extra-cold, for longer. Spherical ice melts 80% slower than cube shaped ice, so they won't water down your drink as quick. The ice tray stays upright when filled to prevent spilling. Once frozen squeeze ice out of the mould into your drink. Buy here.  photo 4_zps0b5946e1.jpg  photo 3_zps62c98e71.jpg

Richard Tuschman

 photo tumblr_n4y3rl6bdR1qdhfhho1_1280_zps843da359.png  photo tumblr_n4y3rl6bdR1qdhfhho3_1280_zps42896fd0.png Richard Tuschman creates poetic photographic images for book covers, magazines, advertising and gallery exhibition. He began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990’s, developing the signature style that synthesized his interests in graphic design, photography, painting and assemblage. This digital work found a wide audience in the commercial sector, and his work has since been featured on the pages of magazines, annual reports, book jackets, and catalogs for clients such as Adobe Systems, The New York Times, Penguin, Sony Music, Newsweek, and Random House, among others. Tuschman’s award- winning work has been recognized by, among others, American Photography, Print, AIGA, Photo District News, American Illustration, and Prix de la Photographie, Paris. He has lectured widely on his artistic technique and creative process, and has taught at Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH), University of Akron School of Art, and Ringling College of Art + Design (Sarasota, FL). He currently lives and works in New York City.  photo 1jpgCROPoriginal-original_zpse351c877.jpg  photo 4jpgCROPoriginal-original_zpsa56f7d4e.jpg

Unhappily Ever After

 photo tumblr_n4tyiqiEYv1taxhuco1_1280_zps592f7822.jpg  photo tumblr_n59xdv2MaB1taxhuco1_1280_zpsec00f06d.jpg 'Unhappily Ever After' by New York City-based artist Jeff Hong. Love this.  photo tumblr_n5f9lhBMJS1taxhuco1_r1_1280_zps417aa0e0.jpg  photo tumblr_n4uqffAy6X1taxhuco1_1280_zps44f85eaf.jpg

Mini Briefcase Business Card Case

 photo ec4a_mini_briefcase_business_card_case_zps07dc05ac.jpg Mini Briefcase Business Card Case 'hold a good stack of your business cards for your next big meeting, conference, or convention. If you're a grifter, you can even carry a few cards from each of your aliases. Made of aluminum, this case will block RFID scanning if you'd like to store a credit card inside, too.'  photo ec4a_mini_briefcase_business_card_case_inhand_zpsbab13486.jpg

Jeong Woojae

 photo jeong_woojae_____gleamingtake_to_heart_530x727cm_____oil_on_canvas__2013_zps7281f1f5.jpg  photo jeong_woojae_____gleamingmellow__chat__803x1168cm__oil_on_canvas__2012_zps3a1242ff.jpg  photo jeong_woojae_____gleamingcalm_reflection__1121x1622cm__oil_on_canvas__2013_zpsde3ed4bb.jpg Jeong Woojae was born in Korea in 1983. He has a BA in Fine Art at Chugye University and an MA in Fine Art from Hong-Ik University. Jeong’s paintings are charming and playful expressions of the bond between humans and their animals. At first glance, they might appear to be a straightforward celebration of their animal subject, yet the works go beyond mere realism – a spell Jeong is keen to shatter with the playful reversal in the size of his figures. For Jeong, each ingredient in his composition has a symbolic resonance; his animal compositions are the vocabulary through which he addresses a particular contemporary malaise. Concerned by the increasingly unfeeling nature of our fast-paced society, Jeong maintains that humanity needs to rekindle our former nature and embrace a kind of purity of state – something that continues to exist in our animals. Link here.  photo jeong_woojae_____gleamingunspoken_970x1455cm__oil_on_canvas__2012_zps1e525975.jpg  photo jeong_woojae_____gleamingaccompany_by__910x1168cm__oil_on_canvas__2012_zps9347e1d4.jpg  photo jeong_woojae_____gleamingintimate__894x1455cm__oil_on_canvas__2013_zpsbb9509bd.jpg

Mark Bryan

 photo bad-buddha-700_zps3ccd474d.jpg  photo mad-tea-party-detail-2_zps699b7d4d.jpg  photo monkey-in-the-room-700_zps02a1b076.jpg As a child of the Fifties and Sixties, born and raised in Southern California, Bryan could not avoid soaking up the pop culture and angst of that time and place. He was fascinated by cheesy Sci-Fi and horror movies, super hero comics, Mad Magazine, Salvador Dali, The Twilight zone, Zap Comics, etc…….. All of those influences plus the “duck and cover” mentality of the Red Scare had their shots at a sensitive mind. In addition to the constant threat of atomic annihilation, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, and the Kennedy and King assassinations further provoked a political awareness and a sense that all is not right with the human species. At an early age art became a way for Bryan to deal with and make sense of the world. When the time came to choose an occupation Bryan studied architecture briefly but soon realized art was his best path to free expression. While attending Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles (Master of Fine Arts, 1974), Bryan took up with the early founders of the Chicano Art movement (Los Four). They introduced him to the Mexican Muralists’ work of the early 20th century and the value of a tradition of accessible work with social/political content. This realization combined with his early influences have come together in his work to create a unique and engaging brew. (Continue...)  photo talent-show_zps3c6fdf02.jpg  photo elephant-in-the-room_zps7f7d264b.jpg  photo mad-tea-party-detail-1_zpsae8a315f.jpg