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

Sayaka Kajita Ganz

p p " My working process is reminiscent of my experiences growing up in several different countries, of being disconnected from the place I was born. Then, I began searching for a new community where I truly belong. I find discarded objects from peoples’ houses and give them a second life, a new home. For my sculptures I use plastic utensils, toys and metal pieces among other things. I only select objects that have been used and discarded. The human history behind these objects gives them life in my eyes. My goal is for each object to transcend its origins by being integrated into an animal form that seems alive. This process of reclamation and regeneration is liberating to me as an artist. " - Sayaka Kajita Ganz p

Natasha Ygel

p p Natasha Ygel is a restless, groundbreaking and trend-setting photographer who started her career by taking pics of her rocker and Djs’ friends in the mid 90s at her studio and different scenarios. Later on fashion and publicity would come to light and she would become attracted and idetified with these two worlds. Ever since she has been working in these kind of environments as if they were part of her own nature. p