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Rachel Perry Welty

Rachel Perry Welty graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 1999 with a fifth year certificate in 2001. She had a solo exhibition of her work at The Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston, 2004 and at the “CC”Coburn Gallery in Colorado in 2007. She was selected for the “Levity: Selections Spring 2007” exhibition at The Drawing Center in New York. Most of us don’t pay much attention to the mundane objects we use everyday, like the twist ties that hold the plastic wrap on our bread and the broccoli together or the little paper cups that we pull out of a water dispenser. Using thousands of the throw away items at her disposal, Rachel Perry Welty takes these ordinary items and creates works of art with texture, complexity and meaning. There is a ritual about compiling these unconventional art materials into sculptures that seems both overwhelming and obsessive. Link here.

De leon & Primer: Mason Lane Farm

‘ Mason Lane Farm Operations Facility ‘ by American Practice de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop is an entry into this year’s World Architecture festival for the production, energy and recycling category. Located in Goshen, Indiana, the project is a new complex for farm equipment, servicing, re-fueling and storage on a 2,000-acre property utilized for agriculture, recreation, wildlife habitat and conservation purposes. Two separate barn structures consolidate the various programmatic elements while heavy consideration was put into the circulation and access requirements of the large-scale farm equipment. The building focuses on recycling and using locally sourced materials. (via Designboom)

Joakim Norman

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” I’ve always been intrigued by candy and confectionary aesthetics. The colors, the blissful feeling and total unpretentiousness. That’s what I wanted my own business to feel like. So I made hundreds of chocolate business cards, bigger chocolates to give away (with a golden coupon inside, Willy Wonka style), letters in classic Swedish candybag-paper style, a bag with nougats that represents my services and a big box to send to potential customers. And of course a website. Everything folded and designed hand (except for the actual chocolate, I don’t want to poison people…) with lots of love.” Designed by independent Swedish art director & designer Joakim Norman. (via The Dieline)

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Spencer Tunick

Spencer Tunick (born January 1, 1967) is an American artist. He is best known for his installations that feature large numbers of nude people posed in artistic formations. These installations are often situated in urban locations throughout the world, although he has also done some “Beyond The City” woodland and beach installations and still does individuals and small groups occasionally. Tunick is the subject of three HBO documentaries, Naked States, Naked World, and Positively Naked. His models are unpaid volunteers who receive a limited edition photo as compensation.

Daniel Polevoy

Check out this cool collection of photo collages from Ukranian photographer Daniel Polevoy. Click here for the link.

Dishrack

Dishrack designed by New York based company DBA. ‘ A dense concentration of rods useful for holding cutlery and thin glassware fades evenly to a spacing large enough to accommodate bowls, plates and pans. A flexible mesh con- nects the posts, allowing the structure to be twisted open and rinsed. The excess water drains into a tray beneath, which can be easily emptied and cleaned. Both the main body and the tray are recycled polypropylene. ‘ Love. love. Love.

Liu Di

Liu Di <– Born 1985 Shanxi Province, China; 2004 – 2009 Studied in China Central Academy of Fine Arts (via Pekin Fine Arts)

Nisse Landscape Snowglobes

Some of the 14 snowglobes made for Nisse Landscape: ‘ How does the Nisse live amongst us today? That was the fundamental question at this year’s x-mas workshop at DAC. We chose to explore this seasonal topic through a variety of architectural and programmatic compositions, represented in fourteen snow globes. Merry X-mas! ‘ (via Super Punch)

Matilda Aslizadeh

Matilda Aslizadeh is an emerging Vancouver artist who completed her undergraduate work at University of British Columbia and has recently completed her MFA at University of California, San Diego. She has exhibited her work in TV or not TV: LA Freewaves Festival of Experimental Media Arts in 2002, the Atelier Gallery, Vancouver and the Surrey Art Gallery. Sunday is her first solo exhibition in Vancouver. (Photos via Pari Nadimi Gallery)

Toby Dixon

” I remember being about 9 years old and watching one of the films my dad picked up from the store in town. It was the first time I watched Paris Texas, a classic American Art-House Film, directed by Wim Wenders in 1984 and set around a place in the south of the US. I don’t remember much from that time in my life but I do remember being mesmerised by the arresting imagery of the desolate landscapes and hauntingly beautiful music that accompanied the long scenes of nothingness. It’s also the first time I can remember being conscious of craft, of quality in creativity and being truly captivated by a visual story. Its probably around the same time I picked up my mums Pentax Asahi Spotmatic and began to burn through the family rations of film, taking pictures of pretty much anything. No one complained, or at least if they did, I didn’t care, as the camera seemed to muffle all surrounding noise. Things may have evolved since then but a few things haven’t; I’m still quite obsessed with the idea of craft and the dedication to continuously improve every aspect of it. The success of my work, both personal and assigned, is often due to my team’s continuous commitment to quality. From producers, assistants, stylists, retouchers and the rest – we’re obsessed by the journey of creation and are dedicated to breathing life into an idea or brief. This blog is a little insight into this and the amazing people I work with on a day-to-day basis, and while each assignment brings its own set of challenges, our focus never wavers from our core mission of a dedication to craft and fulfilling promises – On time. Every time. ” – Toby Dixon