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Meriem Bouderbala

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Meriem Bouderbala was born in Tunisia. She studied painting and engraving at the school of Beaux-arts in Provence from 1980 to 1985 and completed a national diploma in the arts. Meriem moved to London in 1986 to study engraving at the Chelsea School of Art. Since 1986 Meriem has exhibited her artwork frequently in both France and Tunisia; including exhibitions of her veils in Lyon (Galerie Olivier Houg, Lyon, 1998). In Tunisia Meriem has exhibited her work a number of times both in Sidi Bou Said and central Tunis. Group exhibitions have taken her as far as Washington where she participated in an exhibition of Women in the Arts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (1994) and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon. Meriem continues to exhibit her work widely and a number of pieces can now be seen as part of the permanent collection of the Arab World Institute in Paris. Meriem’s work has received wide recognition and she has won a number of prizes and important commissions. In 1993 she won the prize for best artist at ‘Art Junction International’ in Cannes and in 1997 the ‘Espace Paul Ricard 1997’ prize. Meriem has completed a number of public commissions for the Tunisian Minister of culture, ELF Foundation (Paris), the Arab World Institute (Paris) and the French Institute of Cooperation (Tunis). Her work has also appeared as illustration in a number of books including the poems of Tita Reut.

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Bas Waijers

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Lovely works by Bas Waijers, a talented Brooklyn based Dutch illustrator and Senior UX designer. Check it out guys.

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Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil

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Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil mainly produce installations that react to the context in which they are presented. From drawings and sculptures that serve as models, the couple tries to create spaces; by crossing and fragmenting volumes, they recreate a dislocated, rickety universe that is, a priori, completely illogical.

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Will It Beard

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Will It Beard is a photo series by Stacy Thiot where her husband Pierce Thiot sticks random household objects in his beard.

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Fire and Shockproof Coats for Dogs

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Fire and shockproof coats protect your pooch during a natural disaster. ‘And the material also works as an effective insulator should you and your dog need to escape outside on a frigid night. For larger debris, your dog’s head and neck are protected by a half-inch of shock absorbing foam which extends over their eyes as well. A series of elastic straps and velcro fasteners ensure this $200 disaster-proof coat doesn’t accidentally fall off, but it also means your dog will need your help putting it on.’ Link here.

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Bruce Gilden

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Like all artists, Bruce Gilden’s life bleeds into and informs every piece of work he’s ever created. Growing up in Brooklyn with what he describes as a “tough guy” of a father, Bruce developed a love of the streets, often calling them his “second home.” But the love was more than just a simple connection — it was a creative fascination. It was the unique energy of the streets that mesmerized Bruce, an energy that can momentarily expose something inside people that generally stays hidden. Bruce made it his life’s work to capture those moments. Another defining characteristic of Gilden’s photography is his creative attraction to what he calls “characters,” and he has been tracking them down all through his career. His first major project, which he worked on until 1986, focused on Coney Island, the legendary Brooklyn beach where New Yorkers who cannot escape the city heat have been going for cheap thrills summer after summer.

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Fred Calmets

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Fred Calmets is a self-taught artist born in 1976. He lives and works in Poitiers, France. From the beginning he practiced making graffiti with spraying aerosols on walls. He has participated in numerous collective workshops and worked with galleries since 2005. In 2009 Fred decided to dedicate himself to painting. The “women painting” collection expresses the female beauty with its both sides – it is severe and delicate at the same time. (via Feather Of Me)

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‘Too Cool To Do Drugs’ Pencils

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This are remakes of the ‘Too Cool To Do Drugs’ pencils that were handed out in the 90′s until people realized when you sharpened them the message changed and recalled them all.

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Rebecca Louise Law

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Rebecca Louise Law is a Floral Installation Artist and has been working with flowers for over 17 years. She trained in Fine Art at Newcastle University, England. Rebecca’s work plays with the relationship between the human being and the ephemeral nature of flowers. She is best known for her interactive large scale installations of hanging flowers within site specific spaces.

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Mimi Yoon

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For international artist Mimi Yoon, there is no concrete definition for art. To her it is simply that “art is.” Her artwork vibrates with tangible and sensual beauty and honesty. It subtly allures then climaxes to demand attention and is immediately unforgettable. Mimi has a BFA in Graphic Design from California State University Long Beach, and has founded an art academy for youth and mentored for 10 years before she started to paint her passion. When not painting, Mimi can be found curating art shows and contributing to local charities, with the goal of using the arts to bring raw honest humanity into the realm of community.

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