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Chris Maynard

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Some say that artist Chris Maynard is slightly feather-obsessed. “It’s true,” he says, “my work with feathers gives me a satisfying perch from which to view the world.” He only has time to turn a small portion of his ideas, which fill many notebooks, into feather designs. His favorite tools are the tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses passed down through his family.

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Teun Hocks

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These are digitally colored photo-works from scanned black and white negatives and digital colored photo-works from digital images by (previously-blogged) Teun Hocks.

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Mini Robot Vacuum

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You always wanted your own personal valet. How bout a tiny robotic version? This fun desktop robot will clean up all your messes! Simply press top button and zoom over crumbs, pencil shavings or other debris and he’ll sweep ‘em up. Buy here.

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Teagan White

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Teagan White is a freelance designer and illustrator from Chicago, currently living and working in St Paul, Minnesota, where she recently earned her BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art + Design. Her body of work encompasses intricate renderings of flora and fauna, playful depictions of cute anthropomorphic critters, illustrative typography, and everything in between. The subtleties of nature and reciprocal relationships between organisms are her primary inspirations, and her work typically incorporates flat, limited color, decorative arrangements of organic forms, and obsessive detail.

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Jeremy Olson

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Have a look at the work of Jeremy Olson, artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Maybe not new to everyone but worth checking out!

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Salami Notes

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Post-it notes are boring. So very boring. You see one and they immediately spell out bad news – a chore, an unwanted reminder, an IOU. Salami Notes are here to turn those paper pouts into smoked-sausage smiles. Made from high-quality cured pork and thinly sliced by our master butchers, these meaty memos are certain to liven up your desktop space and make note-sharing a juicy and appetizing affair. Buy here.

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Jorge Santos

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Jorge Santos paintings are a profound display of picture making for the sheer purposes of formulating an all but transparent narrative via highly technical draftsmanship and paint handling. As a self-taught artist, the evolutionary process of his work is often subject to reconfiguration, repositioning, and refinement until the grand conclusion is met. Narrative is of such importance that even compositional concerns may be subordinate to the inclusion of a necessary motif in the storyline.

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Rondle Royce West

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Rondle Royce West was born an artist in 1965 and has been one since! “I believe life experiences have helped me become that artist and have inspired much of my work.” Rondle lives in Cincinnati and Palm Springs. The work’s organic form, bold color schemes and various other seductive and unnerving elements are like mini stage performances, telling their own individual stories to each viewer.

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Edith Amituanai

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Edith Amituanai’s photography is informed by her Samoan heritage and upbringing in Auckland. Since graduating from Unitec with a Bachelor of Design (Photography) in 2005, Edith has achieved much success and public recognition. Announced as the inaugural winner of the Marti Friedlander Photography Award at the end of 2007, Edith was also the youngest artist to feature in Contemporary New Zealand Photographers, a major survey of art photography published in 2005. (via Tautai)

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Daniel Karlsson

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Daniel Karlsson is an artist from Sweden. If you would like to see more work from him, click here.

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