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Papercraft Breakfast

Paper Donut created this papercraft breakfast for Arjowiggins. ” We imagined all the (clichés) french & american possibly breakfasts meals for you. Just choose your character (ooooops, the boy seems to be away)… Well, take that girl as your avatar and make your own home breakfast! ” Link.

Chronotronix Nixie Tube Clock

The combination of different materials achieves an elegant and classic impression. Well balanced proportions and a clear geometry making up for a coherent and disciplined yet charming design. The clock is a celebration of purist elegance. Its distinguishing markup is the combination of massive cherry wood and shiny black anodized aluminum constituting certain gentility. Imposing reflections on the black surface repeat the full beauty of these rare tubes. The CHRONOTRONIX V400 NIXIE CLOCK uses a state of the art circuitry. Time is kept by an ultra precise real time clock. It’s accurate to within 0.0003s per minute. The clock is not multiplexed, but the Nixie tubes are driven directly. Buy here.

Lisa Congdon

San Francisco illustrator and fine artist Lisa Congdon was raised in both upstate New York and Northern California where she grew to love the trees and animals that surrounded her. That love is now expressed most intensely through her paintings and drawings. Lisa comes from a family of creative people and has been making things with her hands since she was a little girl, but she did not begin painting until she was 33 years old. Nine years later, it is now the most significant part of her life and livelihood. Aside from four painting classes, Lisa is entirely self-taught. Three years ago, she left a career as a leader in the education nonprofit world to pursue her intense desire to live a full-time creative life, which also includes co-owning and curating Rare Device, the San Francisco design-led shop and art gallery she operates with her friend Rena Tom. Lisa is a prolific collector of old and unusual things, including bits of nature, and surrounds herself with these things in her home and studio. In 2010 she chronicled all of her collections in her Collection A Day 2010 Project. That project will become a book, published in March 2011. You can read more about + pre-order her upcoming book here. Lisa lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with her partner, Clay Lauren Walsh, her 10 pound chihuahua, Wilfredo, and her two cats, Barry and Margaret. She works at her studio several blocks from her home. Lisa serves on the board of directors at Southern Exposure, a 34 year old, non-profit, arts organization in San Francisco dedicated to presenting diverse, innovative, contemporary art, arts education in an accessible environment. She’s an avid cyclist, swimmer and vegan.

Dimitri Tsykalov

Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses fruits to curve carve out impressive and creepy looking skulls. Have a look.

Yoku Shimizu

Yoku Shimizu is a freelance illustrator based in New York City and an illustration instructor at School of Visual Arts. Newsweek Japan has chosen her as one of “100 Japanese People The World Respects” in 2009.

Kansas City Library’s Giant Bookshelf

‘ One of the most striking features of downtown Kansas City, MO, is the facade of the parking garage for the Central Branch of the public library. Covered in signboard mylar, the garage appears to be a row of books lined up on a shelf except in this case the “books” are 25 feet high and nine feet wide. The garage behind the “books” was constructed in 2006 in response to the need for additional downtown parking. Community input was requested on ways to beautify the new structure and ultimately the idea of a bookshelf evolved. Community members and patrons were asked to vote on the titles to be displayed and the ones chosen reflect a wide range of famous literature. Titles of the 22 volumes represented include “The Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien and “Fahrenheit 451″ by Ray Bradbury among many others. ‘ Link here.

Ana Teresa Fernandez

Growing up in Mexico, Ana Teresa Fernandez learned at an early age about the double standards imposed on women and their sexuality. Through performance-based paintings, Fernandez explores the territories that encompass these different boundaries and stereotypes: physical, emotional, and psychological. Fernandez subverts the typical folkloric representations of Mexican women by changing the protagonist’s uniform to the quintessential little black dress, a symbol of American prosperity and femininity and of the Mexican tradition of wearing black for a year after a death. Her paintings portray actual performances where Fernandez takes on the Sisyphean task of cleaning the environment – sweeping sand on a beach, vacuuming a dirt road – to accentuate the idea of disposable labor resources. Ana Teresa Fernandez received her Masters of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute. (via)

Winnie Truong

I’ve blogged Winnie Truong’s stuff here before, but check her website now for updates. Very, very nice Winnie Truong.

iCade

The iCade from thinkgeek, it is an arcade cabinet accessory for your iPad. To use the iCade, gently slide the iPad into the docking cradle. The docking cradle uses a standard 30 pin connector to link the iPad to the professional-grade arcade controls. Once the iPad is in place, launch the iCade App (available free in the App Store April 3rd) and it’s game on! Buy here.

Tatiana Blass

The piece is from the mold and counter-mold of a dog. Engraved in the wall, the part in negative of the mold is cast in brass. The part in positive is made of paraffin, which escapes from the wall as if the dog were ungluing. Little by little the paraffin melts with the heat of the reflector’s light. Link here.