Alice Simpson

 photo 1Alice_zps926f38bf.jpg " My approach to sculpture begins with the observation of the figure, an exploration of the gorgeous nuance that clay offers the artist, and the opportunity to play with light and shadow. With a background in illustration, my vision is disciplined to search for line that graces form, hair and fabric --to capture the quality of watercolor washes-- to reveal how light creates drama. You will see a less orthodox beauty in my personal art works, as I try to challenge, provoke and entertain." -Alice Simpson  photo shapeimage_6_zps85eafa98.png

Pick Digicam

 photo PickOpen2_large_zps7ede0945.jpg  photo fuuvi-pick-toy-digital-camera-usb-reader-1_zpsa9b272e5.jpg With 2.0 megapixels, and both still and video capability, this new Pick Digicam is great new way to capture some lo-fi pics and movies. Simply plug it into your USB port to charge or download images. Requires a Micro SD card which will give you hundreds of images on one charge. No batteries needed, works with both Mac and Windows!  photo piccamsilo_1024x1024_zps3c738bfc.jpg  photo pick-digicam-L-Bm4a0L_zpsc8507d2e.jpeg

Nikos Gyftakis

 photo selfportraitoilpasteloncanvash190xw150cm_zps3e1efbf3.jpg  photo alphaupsilontauomicronpirhoomicronsigmaomegapiomicrongammarhoalphaphi3AF0alpha2lambdaalphadeltaomicronpialphasigmatau3AD0lam_zps22a4275f.jpg  photo img_5655jj_zpsa0c1866f.jpg Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. He studied Painting, at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1999 - 2005) and also Theatrical Stage and Costume Design (2001-2003) at the dpt. of Theatre (S.F.A.). His musical studies (National Conservatory,1987-2001) constituted a point of reference and inspiration for his artistic quest. Since 2005 he has been teaching Painting and Costume/Fashion Design in public and private institutions. He has also created the stage-setting and paintings for several movies and theatrical shows and at the same time he has been curating art exhibitions. He has several successful personal and group exhibitions to his credit, in Greece and abroad. He now lives and works between Athens and Stockholm.  photo self-portrait190cmx150cmoil-pasteloncanvas_zps779eb22c.jpg  photo self-portrait1160cmx120cmoilpasteloncanvas660x876_zps13818793.jpg  photo img_6849_zps34390194.jpg

Salão Coboi

 photo salao-coboi-the-9-worthies-sculptures-1_zps03f62b42.jpg  photo tumblr_mcokw6h1Y81rjz9jgo1_r1_500_zps9aad9b1c.jpg  photo tumblr_mcolndbmjh1rjz9jgo1_500_zps67d6c7ec.jpg Salão Coboi is Apolinário Pereira, visual artist/sculptor, graduated from the University of Porto, Portugal. He is the co-founder of the collective that was born in 2009 two days after Michael Jackson’s death in the European Wild West (Portugal). Salão Coboi was co-founded with José Cardoso, illustrator/designer, as a mutant collective that works with various artists (woodwork sculpture, photography, cinema, music, fashion, etc.). Since November 2011, Salão Coboi is Apolinário’s solo project, based in Portugal and Switzerland. Salão Coboi means Cowboy Salon in Portuguese, Salon coming from the “Salon de Paris”, which was the greatest art event of the Western World in the 19th century.  photo Salao-Coboi-interview-by-Daniel-Rolnik-for-Beautiful-Decay-Generation-H_zps7147e6af.jpg  photo salaocoboi_aw12_2_0_zps3052eba7.jpg  photo mont_2_zps47f4a710.jpg

Diego Beyró

 photo 900x01_zps5f04ad38.jpg  photo 900x04_zpsdea85c07.jpg  photo 900x05_zps14da19f6.jpg If you like what you see then go check out what else is on Diego Beyró's portfolio. He's amazing so waste no time in bookmarking this one.  photo 900x03_zpsebf2ec30.jpg  photo 900x06_zpsc0533d26.jpg  photo 900x0_zpsba596775.jpg

Paul Hoppe

"Paul Hoppe [paol hopp-uh], is a New York-based illustrator, designer and author who enjoys venturing into a variety of fields. Works in Editorial Illustration, Children's Books, Comics, Advertising, Graphic Design, and in the summers, teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Born in Poland and raised in Germany, Hoppe now works out of studio 515 in the Pencil Factory, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn." Check out his material here.

Last Laugh Watch by Mr. Jones

 photo 25M4flatstand31_zps023bc923.jpg This watch forgoes the customary hour and minute hands, instead the time is displayed on a skull’s teeth. The upper row of teeth show the hours and the lower show the minutes. The eyes and the nose are mirrored and the overall impression is of a gleefully absurd memento mori - an object intended to remind us that life is brief (and that we should enjoy it while we're here!) Buy here.  photo 25M4side11_zps4bf8de52.jpg

Eric van Straaten

 photo 7834338524_8a237e07a5_h_zpse49db130.jpg  photo De-dibujos-3D-a-esculturas-hiperrealistas2_zps07fd349e.jpg  photo 3d-printer-sculptures-of-eric-van-straaten-16_zpsb722cc31.jpeg " Artistically, I am mainly inspired by depictions of the human form, and especially women, without to much ‘distortion’ or ‘distraction’ in the technique. Therefore my tastes are a bit ‘old fashioned’ or maybe even kitsch. I don’t like to expressive, abstract or conceptual work. As sculptors I really like Bernini and Furienmeister (a kind of Bernini but then in tiny ivory statues). The artist most important for my own development has been Hans Bellmer, a doll maker and painter in the surrealist movement. I like to be ‘drawn in’ by the scenery, and this happens the most powerful in portraits, I think (I also consider my own works to be more portraits than sculptures). Art that works for me, is always multilayered. I like it when at first glance, there appears to be just one (mostly beautiful) ‘truth’, but when you look deeper, there is something else going on at the same time. How greater the artwork is, the bigger the difference between the apparent truth and reality of the whole." - Eric van Straaten  photo angelcage_zpse3ae7ee9.jpg  photo 7834339044_589a88f37a_zpsf4580fb9.jpg

House Pedralbes by BCarquitectos

 photo house-pedralbes-05-800x533_zps5c3b0a5f.jpg  photo house-pedralbes-09-800x1200_zpsa2aa8dc9.jpg  photo house-pedralbes-10-800x533_zpsebd7eb5d.jpg  photo house-pedralbes-20-800x495_zps323031e8.jpg House Pedralbes designed by BCarquitectos: 'This family home is located in the upper area of Barcelona. The project pro­posed to move the building to the rear of the site in order to achieve the best orientation towards the south and east, and to have a spacious garden. Fur­thermore, building the house on the highest point of the land attains the best views of the sea, the city of Barcelona and also the Serra de Collserola. Its proximity to a ring road required a formal solution to noise pollution. Estudio BC resolved this in the home, by designing a wooden skin formed by vertical slats, which covers the back and side façade, and planning a green wall-slope on the edge of the lot that reinforces the protection against the noise.'  photo house-pedralbes-14-800x1200_zpsfcac27f8.jpg  photo house-pedralbes-06-800x533_zps5b4981ba.jpg  photo house-pedralbes-15-800x1200_zps20ae6ebb.jpg


 photo bergara_motel008_zps2e5ee388.jpg  photo bergara_motel001_zps632c1b4d.jpg  photo bergara_motel005_zps4c2bd14e.jpg Brosmind is a studio based in Barcelona founded by Juan and Alejandro Mingarro in 2006. Their style is fresh and optimistic and always combines fantasy and humor. Their illustrations have been awarded with the most prestigious international awards, like Cannes Lions, Clio, Eurobest, Graphis, Sol, CdeC, Laus, among others… They are the most published spanish illustrator in Luerzer’s Archive during the last ten years and recently were selected for Luerzer’s Archive Special 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide. The brothers have work for clients such as Nike, Microsoft, Virgin, Gillette, Honda, Land Rover, Volkswagen… but their universe is not fully understood without their personal artistic projects, like Brosmind Army, Brosmind RV and Brosmind City.  photo bergara_motel006_zps6c778709.jpg  photo bergara_motel002_zpsb910d576.jpg  photo bergara_motel007_zps24dd298e.jpg