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Impact by Miranda Brandon

 photo rsz_h900_26_82_zps727af470.jpg  photo rsz_h900_26_81_zpsbdd54c0e.jpg  photo rsz_h900_26_131_zps23f923bd.jpg " While volunteering for the Audubon’s BirdSafe program I collected many birds that met untimely deaths due to collisions with built structures. Displayed are some of the birds I found, fully intact with everything that they were, aside from a conscience and a pulse. The birds are photographed in ways representative of the moment of impact or the aftermath of impact." - Miranda Brandon  photo rsz_h900_26_139_zps6d633117.jpg  photo rsz_h900_26_77_zps4d97913a.jpg  photo rsz_h900_26_140_zps1c492153.jpg

Frank Gehry

 photo tumblr_neqnc2mbqr1r0i205o3_500_zps4c9f72f4.jpg  photo tumblr_nettgtiJjU1qlq9poo9_500_zps2fb98af7.jpg 'The designs of Frank Gehry, one of the most innovative architects working today, grace numerous metropolitan skylines around the world. Known for his deconstructivist approach and creative use of materials, his buildings incorporate a wealth of textures that lend a sense of movement to his dynamic structures.'  photo frank-gehry-untitled-hong-kong-ii-2013-gagosian-gallery-butterboom_zpsbc374aa4.jpg  photo tumblr_neqnc2mbqr1r0i205o9_1280_zps791900d6.jpg

Cupcake Floss

 photo 17457284a_020_b_zps2d7c20d2.jpg  photo 17457284a_020_e_zps47da4686.jpg Sweet waxed dental floss that smells like cupcakes and is housed in a little, pink cupcake-adorned case. Treat yourself to over 2 dozen yards of flossing goodness! Buy here.  photo 17457284a_020_d_zps5440056f.jpg

Gel Jamlang

 photo tumblr_nb8l9msQZw1qdhfhho3_r1_500_zps08980bdd.png  photo tumblr_nb8l9msQZw1qdhfhho2_r1_500_zps109d5ece.jpg " I am a Filipino visual artist/illustrator. I studied at the University of the Philippines college of fine arts (y.1996-2000). I worked for 12 years in the industry of home design and painted large scale oil and acrylic paintings. Shortly after exhibiting in New York at the Philippine Consulate, I moved to Maryland and focused on my art career. I like painting playful portraits, often digressing into odd places. " - Gel Jamlang  photo CharlieMix_small_zpsf16445f0.jpg

Shannon Finley

 photo Finley_Rhombus-Amplified-e1378577065434-500x611_zpsb75273a2.jpeg  photo Finley_Orb-Technicolor-Haze-e1378577142213-500x612_zps14b5d2b6.jpeg  photo Finley_Rhombus-Bleed-e1378577051773-500x601_zpsdcefb8fb.jpeg Shannon Finley (b. 1974) received his BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax. His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Boston and San Francisco. He recently had a solo exhibition in Munich at Walter Storms Galerie and he has one upcoming at Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery in Brussels.  photo Finley_Orb-Horizon-Line-e1378577173946-500x617_zpsfe2f421c.jpeg  photo Finley_Rhombus-Origami-e1378576989734-500x610_zps2196de72.jpeg  photo 130919-1698-500x333_zps53b92e58.jpg

Saraswathi

 photo 6267956906_3165e1bd71_b_zps8c3878ed.jpg  photo 4366353462_752b96b856_o_zpsacb0eecd.jpg Loving these illustrations from an artist called Saraswathi. This was a random find on Flickr. Click here for the link.  photo 6267432291_1e9d3282bb_o_zpscbc6c359.jpg

Color Field by Liza Lou

 photo 03_zps2e6a74d0.jpg  photo 01_zps4614cf0b.jpg  photo 07_zps2731ceb7.jpg 'For twenty years, the glass bead has been Liza Lou’s primary art-making material. Lou transforms the possibilities of this tiny unit of color and embellishment just as she expands the meaning of the objects she recreates. Color Field (2010-2013), her newest floor-bound sculpture, features an expansive prism of color. The gridded rainbow is composed of uniform lengths of wire, each threaded with a single shade of beads. The sheer expanse of the piece conveys exuberance, underscored by the work’s bounty: its multitude of colors, beads, and touch. Pulsing and pixelated, Color Field’s complex mosaic foregrounds its construction and the network of hands which helped shape it.' Link.  photo 05_zpsbc3de5bb.jpg  photo 11_zpsceff2e99.jpg  photo 12_zps6133bc46.jpg

FUUT Desk Feet Hammock

 photo Fuut-Under-Desk-Foot-Hammock-3_zps633ec061.jpg  photo M0010837899999_zps3405eed7.jpg 'Propping your feet up during strenuous work hours will not require an extra chair anymore as long as you have the FUUT Desk Feet Hammock under the work table.' Buy here.  photo foot-hammock-13497_zpsc501ff13.jpg  photo Fuut-Under-Desk-Foot-Hammock_zps4e2c2bc2.jpg

Kyle Barnes

 photo tumblr_ndvrqi1J0t1qccpz7o9_1280_zps3bd73277.jpg  photo tumblr_ndvrqi1J0t1qccpz7o1_1280_zpse3c91d7b.jpg From Cookstown, Northern Ireland, Kyle Barnes graduated from The University of Ulster, Belfast, in 2010 with a BA Hons degree in Fine and Applied Arts. Since then he has won the Towry prize at the National Open Art Competition, exhibited at the prestigious Pallant House Gallery in Chicester and most recently been awarded the KPMG Young Artist Award at the RUA Belfast. He is interested in the process of painting, manipulating the material and working to its distinct qualities, while paying heed to differing textures in skin and how this is conveyed through tonal value and the temperature of colour. He is inspired by our perception of, and our interaction with each other through visual identity. The combination of expression, eye contact, concealment, colour and texture makes for a varied involvement with each of his works.  photo Hyperrealistic_Portrait_Paintings_by_Kyle_Barnes_2014_04-650x502_zps5b8dbe9f.jpg

The New North by David Altmejd

 photo 20091123050139_david_altmejd_north1_zps1f7a0dad.jpg  photo 2-AD2007-015TheNewNorthDetail3p_zpsed2515ca.jpg  photo 4-AD2007-015TheNewNorthDetail2p_zpsc3a48bf8.jpg The New North (2007) is approximately four metres tall; its colossal dimension allows the artist to create microcosmic worlds within it. It is covered in patches of fuzzy horse hair, wires, mirrored rhomboid shapes and quartz crystals; it also has a mysterious staircase with stalagmites that hang from its steps. Winding its way through the hollow body shape, the stairs are suggestive of mutual ascent and descent, as if inviting an exploration through an ancient cave or ruined architecture. The quasi-taxidermied structure has its own complex logic and systems, like a conceptual city or a building, living and breathing, and self-sufficient.  photo 3-AD2007-015TheNewNorthDetail1p_zps3051ce11.jpg  photo 1-AD2007-015TheNewNorthview2p-brighter_zpsd59c9067.jpg