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JELLYFACE is a project between Joe, a graphic designer, and Fau, a creative dressmaker. The artistic duo based in Italy is making new characters and enjoying art-toys world since 2008. Their work is probably best described as a combination of surreal images, pop-culture and love for nature and disparate materials. Art-Toys are amazing and charming, they are what we are and, like a mirror, they reflect our society. Now Joe and Fau are working on the world of JELLYFACE creating and sewing a new plush family, 100% handcrafted. Pop in and be part of the family! ‘ Click here to download their paper toys for free.

Martin Brizuela

Argentina-based illustrator Martin Brizuela creates some delightful illustrations. You can also find him on Flickr. Click here for the link.

Ted Sabarese

Ted Sabarese is happy to be a photographer. Actually, he’s ecstatic and sometimes grins for no apparent reason. Before settling in to this career, he spent time as a college English teacher, graphic designer, fiction writer and advertising creative director. But always with a loaded camera around his shoulder. Seriously. Always. These diverse experiences—along with years of studying photography at the New School in New York City—helped to shape his visual style. Incorporating bits and pieces of learning from all of his previous “lives,” Ted’s work most often demonstrates a clean, graphic, character-driven narrative (Even if the character happens to be an inanimate object like a down-on-its-luck houseboat or a lonely set of microphones). His personal and fine art work have won wide, critical acclaim and have been exhibited in galleries in both the U.S. and abroad. This exposure compliments his many commercial advertising and editorial assignments and awards.

Amy Swartele

Amy Swartele is a Belgian and American painter who can touch deeply if one is open to test boundaries. Swartele’s paintings develop from traditions of surrealism and expressionism, using illusion and an evocative use of paint to speak to the nature of existence. Currently living in upstate New York, Swartele is strongly inspired by her upbringing in Belgium, Holland and England. Swartele received her BA with Honors from Wesleyan University, and her MFA from SUNY at Buffalo.

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Robert Lawarre

Very interesting sculptures by ceramic artist Robert Lawarre. Have a look.

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Sarah Small

Seriously, how cool is the photography of Sarah Small? I can’t wait to see more from this girl. Check her website for more.

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Craig Hawkins

Craig Hawkins is a graduate with a B.F.A in Fine Art from Valdosta State University(2001) and is currently seeking a M.F.A. at the University of Georgia. Drawing since the age of two, Hawkins grew up in multiple cities including Laurinburg, NC, Greer, SC, Roanoke Rapids, NC and Warner Robins, GA, Valdosta, GA, and Athens, GA where he currently lives. Hawkins describes his work as, “the evidence of taking truth and imagining it”.

Shawn Barber

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” In 1995, at twenty-five years old, I finally got off my ass, went back to school and started to take responsibility for my actions, my future and myself. It didn’t happen overnight. It didn’t happen in two years. Change comes from the willingness to allow new ideas, different opinions and maintaining an open mind to the infinite possibilities there are when one is willing to take chances. Believing in what you do and DOING what YOU want to do, creates opportunity and builds an empowering state of mind. ” – Shawn Barber

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Formosa 1140

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A multi-colored metallic skin wraps the 11-home, 4-story structure, diffusing light & heat while defining views & privacy. Rare in LA to find new townhomes built at a park. Rarer still a vest-pocket park built around new townhomes. But once again, Habitat Group – with the City of West Hollywood – has developed and integrated both, resulting in livable village urbanity. The unique front unit faces street and park and extends to 3 levels of entry foyer/den, upper living room, 2 bedrooms, 3 baths & large terrace. The remaining 2-story units, on 2 tiers, comprise open living/dining/kitchen areas with study & bath on one floor, while 2 bedrooms, 2 baths occupy another floor, with balconies. While 4 top-tier units enjoy roof deck views of the Hollywood hills, all units partake in Hollywood hubbub & neighborhood bustle. Link here.

Christine Rusche

Christine Rusche works directly with the architecture and the specific character of the room in which she finds herself for her three-dimensional room drawings. When you enter a room drawing, the play of the light/dark contrasts allows for very varied views and perceptions of image and architecture. A room within a room is conjured up when combined with the mooia products. (via Procedes i-d)