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Cluster Lights

p p ' Ten years after making his knitted lamp Dutch designer Bertjan Pot has created 'Cluster lights'. The light shades are made by sucking a circular knitted textile around resin a cluster of balloons. The semi translucent light serves as a reflector for LED lights off the golden lining. ' (via Designboom) p p

Scott Jackson

scott jackson 1 scott jackson 4 scott jackson 2 Beautiful vector illustrations from illustrator/designer Scott Jackson hailing from the UK. Cute definitely is an understatement here. Check out his blog as well (a nice read). scott jackson 3

Grape Frogg

grape frogg 4 grape frogg 1 Mesmerizing work with a hint of modern surrealism by Grape Frogg, a photographer and designer based in Russia. grape frogg 5

Tim Lee

tim lee 2 tim lee 1 tim lee 3 Here's a small sample of Tim Lee's amazing work, an emerging artist based in London. He works mainly with inks on chinese rice paper and focuses on the Human Conditions like death, memory, loss, romance. tim lee 4

Marilyn Minter

p p Born in 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Marilyn Minter lives and works in New York City. In 1970 she received a bachelor's degree in fine art from the University of Florida and in 1972 a master degree in fine art from Syracuse University. In recent years she has had solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2005) and Salon 94 (2006, 2009). Minter’s paintings were included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial along with billboards in Chelsea that coincided with the Biennial. In 2007, Pamela Anderson became her muse for the centerfold of the Swiss art magazine Parkett. Upcoming projects include: in September, an exhibition at the Zaha Hadid–designed Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati as well as at the newly opened contemporary art space La Conservera in Murcia, Spain. These exhibitions will include large-scale projections of Green Pink Caviar. In October, Minter’s work will be presented in a solo exhibition at Regen Projects II, which will include a room of paintings of Pamela Anderson in conjunction with a public art project of Green Pink Caviar organized by ForYourArt in collaboration with Regen Projects. p

Housing Pilon by Bevk Perović Arhitekti

p p p Slovenian practice Bevk Perović Arhitekti have completed a residential project in an abandoned quarry in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Called Housing Pilon, the two buildings contain 140 apartments. Small, single-occupant homes are located on the lower floors. (via Dezeen) p

Jaime Hayon

p p p p Jaime Hayon Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliverio Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department, where he oversaw projects ranging from shop, restaurant and exhibition conception and design to graphics. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, followed by interior design and installation. His singular vision was first fully exposed in Mediterranean Digital Baroque at London's David Gill Gallery, an exciting mise en sc'ne, largely executed in ceramic, followed by Mon Cirque, which traveled to Frankfurt, Barcelona, Paris and Kuala Lumpur. These collections put Jaime at the forefront a new wave of creators that blurred the lines between art, decoration and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture. p p

Juan Francisco Casas

p p p p Juan Francisco Casas paints large size oil canvases and blue Bic biro draws where he reproduces images he takes with his camera, youthful and spontaneous domestic photographs of fleeting moments of nighttime fun. These amazing illustrations are all done using only ballpoint pens. p

Ana Ventura

o p p p Ana Ventura graduated in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Lisbon – in 2000, with 3 years of specialization in Engraving. In 1999 she made a Internship in Engraving, Illustration and Painting, in the context of the Erasmus Programme, in the École Supérieure d'Art Visuel La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium. Her work has been exhibited in solo and in group shows since 1996. She is represented in private art collections in Portugal and abroad. Ana Ventura is an illustrator for publications and books, especially children’s books. She lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. p p

Waldo Lee

p p Incredible photo-retouching by Paris-based artist Waldo Lee. Very cool. p p