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Karen Nicol

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Karen Nicol is an embroidery and mixed media textile artist working in gallery, fashion and interiors with a London based design and production studio established for over twenty-five years. She specialises in Irish, Cornelly, Multihead, beading and hand embroidery.

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From The Ground Up by Sherif Elhage

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Check out the portfolio of Sherif Elhage , a talented photographer based in France. His influences include Otto Steinert, Edward Weston and Harry Callahan.

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Sanne de Wilde

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How my love for portrait photography grows each time I see images as such. Click the link to view more from Belgian artist Sanne de Wilde.

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Frank Hyder

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Frank Hyder has participated in more than 150 group shows and has had over 80 solo exhibitions throughout North, South and Central America, including 8 individual exhibitions in New York City. He has been one of the few North Americans to have solo museum exhibitions in Venezuela at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas Sofia Imber (MACCSI), Museo Jacobo Borges, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Zulia (MACZUL), Museo Universidad de Los Andes and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Coro. Other solo museum exhibitions include the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art’s Museum of American Art, the Carnegie Museum in California, the La Salle Museum of Art in Philadelphia, and the National Museum of Catholic Art and History in New York. Recent solo museum exhibitions include the Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA, the Anita Shapolsky Foundation in Jim Thorpe, PA and The Noyes Museum in Atlantic County, NJ. “The Sea” installation was featured at the Miami International and Naples Art Fairs in 2011. Since 2008 he has participated yearly in the “Giants in the City” public art project during Miami’s Art Basel. In 2012 he was an invited guest artist in the Caribbean Contemporary Biennial “Giants in the City in Aruba.”

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Progrés-Raval Health Center

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The ‘Progrés Raval’ Health Centre was built in a degraded environment in Badalona on the site of an old glass factory and with the aim, as well as providing health coverage, of enlivening the commercial and social activity of the district. The building was integrated into a new square, opening up a public space that did not exist before. The façade is protected by a ceramic screen providing the building with thermal insulation in order to make it more energy efficient. An outstanding feature is the pillar on the left side of the building, which is the only pillar supporting it on this side. Link here.

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Stefan Gross

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Born in Bendorf, Germany, from 1981 – 1990, Stefan Gross worked from apprentice to practitioner to master in the manufacture of stained glass. Following this he studied at the Saarbruecken Art Academy before moving to Rotterdam where he has been the recipient of several residencies and awards, maintaining a studio at Kunst & Complex. His work involves three dimensional oil painting, kinetic sculpture and narrative through figurative and abstract, formal and experimental languages. (via Harlan Levey Projects)

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Will Kurtz

‘Using the empty gallery as a site on which to stage operatic, all-encompassing mise-en-scene, Kurtz makes an ambitious, multi-part figure installation that throws the facade off human nature – albeit in canine terms. Constructed of unlikely materials such as newspaper, glue, wire and wood, more than 20 dogs of every breed, size and color, strain and cavort off the leash of a single human handler, each rendered more expressively than the next.’ (via Mike Weiss Gallery)

The Edible Spoon

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The Edible Spoon may be used to eat a variety of foods. It’s tasty, it’s healthy, it’s convenient, and it promotes a cleaner tomorrow. It’s 100% biodegradable. And 100% edible. And 100% good for you and the environment. This spoon comes in three flavors: Plain, Spicy and Sweet.

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Jacek Lipowczan

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Artist Jacek Lipowczan recently shared to us his newest paintings. They are a wonderful fusion of fantasy and allegories.

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Michael Jantzen

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” I do not consider myself an architect, but rather an artist and inventor who often uses architecture as an art form. The artifacts that evolve from my work are not as important as their broader implications. One of my primary interests, as a conceptual designer, is to explore ways in which the physical built environment can be augmented, and in some cases replaced by information technologies, such as virtual reality. Other work explores ways in which the physical built environment can be easily changed, in time, relative to changing needs. Some of these designs suggest ways in which large structures can be physically altered in real time through an interactive Internet interface. Most of my work investigates ways to integrate alternative energy gathering and storage systems into the built environment, so they can be powered partly or entirely independent of the conventional utility grid. In every case, the esthetics that evolve from all of my work comes from the invention of new ways in which these designs function.” – Michael Jantzen

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