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Shahab Foutohi

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Shahab Foutohi <-- Born in 1980, IRAN, Yazd; 2007 United Nations Plaza (UNP), Berlin ; 2008 Prohelvetia, Neue Kunst Halle St. Gallen, St. Gallen

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Nick Lepard

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” In my most recent work I explore notions of singularity, concepts of time and patterns of change. Today, modernity requires that each of us navigate a blizzard of information. How this maelstrom of data is interpreted and synthesized constructs an individual’s paradigm. However, the qualities of the data are subject to a Catch-22: while the data works to describe an individual’s paradigm, an individual’s paradigm likewise works to describe the data. With so much accessible information, yet so little certainty, are our interpretations of the world more complex or confused, more varied or more refined? Is the course of progress more accessible, or more elusive? ” – Nick Lepard

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Leong Leong Architecture

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The 3.1 Phillip Lim flagship store is located in Cheongdam-Dong, Seoul’s premiere fashion district. Elaborating on the concept established in the brand’s Los Angeles flagship (2008), the design incorporates a 40-foot facade surfaced in a supple gradient of pillow-like concrete tiles. The flowing interior is a sequence of intimate spaces which frame the clothing in tactile materials. These material “linings” create a narrative of atmospheres for unexpected and curious encounters between the client and the clothing. Custom wallpaper inspired by ancient Korean ceramics is the result of an ongoing collaboration with artist Wook Kim. Other wall treatments include a conical wall texture which erodes into a constellation of brass stars, leather herringbone tiles, and a oak floor that slowly transitions through a gradient of grey tones. The perimeter of the interior is lined in mirror creating a “inkblot” effect by doubling the sequence of spaces. Designed by Leong Leong Architecture.

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Pierre Manning

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Pierre Manning is blessed with rare aesthetic flair. Time and again over the last fifteen years, he has shown his consummate skill in mixing the right ingredients for a successful shot. He has a singular touch when it comes to creating atmospheres and bringing out beauty with simplicity. Manning succeeds in capturing raw emotion without pretension. His refined imagery, invariably stamped with his distinctive style, provides a penetrating look at his subject matter. Manning’s talents extend across the board from fashion to portraiture, advertising, corporate, thematic and artistic photography. Credited with an impressive array of campaigns for key accounts with Montreal agencies, he displays a remarkable range of artistic approaches in visually branding such organizations as Desjardins, Loto-Québec, Visa, Elle Québec, Tristan, Hydro-Québec, Air Canada, Volkswagen, Tourisme Québec, the Canadian National Railway, the National bank, Canada Post, Bell, Astral Media, Molson, the Royal Canadian Mint, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Chu Sainte Justine. ‘

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Michael Oswald

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Michael Oswald pushes out some eye-popping illustrations. Worth burning time to check out for sure.

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Sliced Bread Notebook

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‘ The sliced bread concept is obvious … the pack includes 12 notebooks resembling a pack of sliced bread. Each slice/pad have numbers on them. (1 to 12) You can use each notebook for the related month. ‘ (via Dieline)

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Anthony Geoffroy

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Here are some funny celebrities caricature art by French digital artist Anthony Geoffroy . He specializes in caricatures and characters. Have a look.

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Heather Nevay

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Heather Nevay was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 13th January 1965. She studied at Glasgow School of Art and graduated with BA Hons., Art and Design (Printed Textiles) in 1988. Heather exhibits regularly at the Compass Gallery and Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow, and the Portal Gallery, London. Heather has also exhibited many times in important mixed shows at The Royal Scottish Academy, The Society of Scottish Artists, The Royal Glasgow Institute, and at the London and Glasgow Art Fairs. Heather uses symbolism to express ideas of heroism, weakness, fear and the shifting balance of human relationships. Her paintings are mostly figurative with colour being an important element of her work.

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Andrea Myers

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” Within my artistic practice, I maintain an interest in exploring the space between the two- dimensional and three- dimensional, hybridizing painting, printmaking and sculpture. I feel my work is dependent upon various processes, such as cutting as drawing, the relationship between deconstruction and construction, and the inherent malleability and vulnerability of my chosen materials, namely fabric and paper. I identify myself as a painter who constructs painterly sculptures and installations. I am interested in using painting as a matrix to work against and to stretch into the realms of other mediums. I look to painting to inspire color and form, and extract the formal qualities to reinvent the boundaries of painting.” – Andrea Myers

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Michael Lee Hong Hwee

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Michael Lee Hong Hwee is a Singapore-based artist, writer and curator. The 2005 recipient of Young Artist Award (Visual Arts), awarded by National Arts Council, Singapore, has co-curated group art exhibitions in various Singapore venues, including Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Woodlands Regional Library. He has written for Asian Cinema, Asian Art News, Singapore Architect, Manazine, vehicle, iSh, realtime and various art exhibition catalogues. He has won awards for his collaborative videos, including first prize for the Experimental Category in the University Film and Video Association Student Short Film Competition 1997 in Texas, U.S.A., and the United Television International Award for Distinction 1996 in Singapore. His artworks have been exhibited internationally, such as Philadelphia, London, Sao Paolo, Hong Kong, Nagoya, Beijing, Bangkok and Singapore. Concerned about the relations between desire and space, Lee is particularly intrigued by how human aspirations may reflect, inspire and interact with the architectural environment – an intrigue he has been exploring through various media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video and text. (photos via)

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