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Heather Carson

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Heather Carson was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has designed lighting in the US and Internationally for over 200 productions in theatre, opera, dance, concert and video primarily in downtown NY Theatre and European avant-garde opera. Carson was head of the lighting programs at Penn State and Cal Arts and has taught at NYU, Smith College, Bard College, Sci-Arc, UCSD and UCLA. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the 1999 Rome Prize, the 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts Artists Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures and the 2011 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship. Heather Carson lives and works in L.A.

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Gustaf Lilliestierna

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Gustaf Lilliestierna‘s photorealistic paintings ‘portrays the constant interaction between the abuse of desire and the recurring disappointment when life fails to meet one’s expectations. Concealed behind the otherwise wrinkled shirts and averted glances, one finds contradictory feelings, failures and disappointments. Lilliestierna’s work in its simplicity, describes the complexity of being human and trapped between discipline and laziness. The characters in Lilliestierna’s paintings are in a state of fictional calm. Autonomous from their fellow creatures, yet stuck in a vicious circle where constant planning meets laziness and ends with disappointment. His characters are their own repetitions which sometimes find themselves with an empty gaze, caught within a collective pattern of bodies. With their neutral appearance and attire, the people in the paintings could represent anyone. They are completely disconnected from their spatial context or supposed situation. The backgrounds of these paintings stand silently empty, and with nothing to say of who the people are, where they are, or why they look, stand or sit in a certain way. Even though they appear different in appearance, their collective expression is still intertwined in an impossible pursuit of perfection which somehow echoes the belief that the future is always better than the present.’ (via Nau Gallery)

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Cereal Killer Spoon

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A spoon hand stamped with ‘Cereal Killer’ should make anyone chuckle. Now click here to buy.

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Pucker

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A collaborated effort with photographer, David Wile and April Maciborka. This series focused on the reaction of babies tasting lemon for the first time. Link here.

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Rudcef

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You are looking at the illustrations of South Korean artist Jae Young Sohn aka Rudcef… nothing but goodness here.

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Chris Matthews

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Munich based illustrator Chris Matthews got talent coming out of his ears. Go check him out. Link here.

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Muffin Tops Cupcake Molds

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We’ve all seen this look before, but not like this! Fill these adorable jean-style cupcake pants with your favorite cake batter. As our hilariously lifelike Muffin Tops Cupcake Molds bake, they’ll develop that little extra bulge around the middle! Buy here.

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Gabriel Orozco

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Gabriel Orozco (born April 27, 1962) is a Mexican artist, born in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and educated at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas between 1981 and 1984 and at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid between 1986 and 1987. Orozco gained his reputation in the early 1990s with his exploration of drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. In 1998 Francesco Bonami called him “one of the most influential artists of this decade, and probably the next one too.”[1] Within the past fifteen years Orozco has also created work in the medium of painting. An avid world traveler, Orozco and his wife Maria Gutierrez, along with their son Simón, divide their time between Paris, New York and Mexico City.

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Kevin Cosgrove

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Kevin Cosgrove <-- Born Ireland, 1984; Lives and works in Dublin; Education: 2007 BA (Hons) in Fine Art (First Class Hons) National College of Art and Design, Dublin; 2006 BA in Fine Art, (First Class Hons) Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design and Technology, Dublin

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Jiri Bures

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Check out these charming hand blown crystal glasses by Jiri Bures.

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