Aaron Smith

p p p " As a painter, I favor a thick brushstrokes, a colorful palette, and expressive gesture to feature painting's physicality. My subjects vary from museum statuary, to 19th century dandies or contemporary domestic scenes. My figures are almost always male, and often reflect vulnerability and unease. " - Aaron Smith p p

Soy Mamelle

p p Packaging concept by Russian agency, Kian: " The KIAN brand agency took on the process of naming, formulating a creative brand conception, and creating the package shape. Soy milk “Soy mamelle” is a 100% vegetative product. It is a source of high grade fiber and calcium, containing no cholesterol and a proven ability to actually lower cholesterol levels in the human body. The developed conception of the package shape resembled an udder, which presents the first half of the message in that soy milk is identical to that of a cow. The second part of the message is delivered via the colour score and décor of the packaging, which concentrate on the phytogenesis of the product, creating an image of nature and health. " (via The Dieline) p

Gap Upside Down Store

p p p p p Robson Street Gap store in Vancouver, BC was literally flipped upside down for the launch of Sprize. Exclusive to Vancouver area Gap stores - Sprize is turning shopping on its head. Link here. p

Jon MacNair

p p p ' Jon MacNair was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in the suburbs of southeast Michigan where he developed a love of drawing. After many years of having people tell him "You should be an artist", he decided to attend The Maryland Institute College of Art where he earned a Bachelors of Fine Art in illustration. These days Jon can be found doing freelance illustration for many editorial publications. He has also enjoyed success with his fine art, having shown work in galleries across the country. ' p p

Grant Schexnider

p p p Grant Schexnider creates large scale figurative paintings culled from violent and pornographic images found on the internet and other media-based sources. He routinely works with 96-inch square canvases depicting subjects who are victims and predators, engaged in explicit and violent behaviors. He has selected this square format in order to trap the viewer’s attention and the subjects’ behaviors, distilling chilling images in theatrical proportions. p

Nam June Paik

p p p p Korean artist Nam June Paik lives and works in New York, teaches at Staatliche Kunstakade­mie, Dusseldorf, and has a second home in Bad Kreuznach. via. p

Tracey Neuls and Nina Saunders

p p ' London shoe designer Tracey Neuls and Danish artist Nina Saunders have collaborated to create an installation using fabrics by British textile brand Sanderson at Neuls’ London shop. ' (via Dezeen) p

Beatriz Milhazes

p p p Beatriz Milhazes <-- Born 1960 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Studied the Curso de Comunicacao Social, Facha, Brazil from 1978 to 1981 and School of Visual Arts, Parque Lage, Brazil from 1980 to 1982 ; Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro (via James Cohan Gallery) p p

Erick Swenson

p p p p Erick Swenson (born Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 1972) is an American artist and sculptor living and working in Dallas, Texas. He earned a B.F.A. in Studio Art, Painting and Drawing, from the School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas, in 1999. Swenson is represented by the James Cohan Gallery in New York. He has shown internationally at galleries and museums such as the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Villa Stuck in Munich, and was included in the 2004 Biennial Exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. p p p

Cherokee Lofts

p p p Located in Los Angeles, the Cherokee lofts by Pugh + Scarpa architects is a mixed-use or market-rate multifamily building in Southern California. The five storey building consists of 12 lofts located on floors 2 through 4. The first floor is a 2800 square feet retail space. There is also one underground level of parking and a rooftop deck/green roof. p p