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Yuuki Cyan

Wonderful illustrations from Yuuki Cyan based in Turin, Italy. To view more of her work, click here.

Audrey May Erickson

Aww.. I love Audrey May Erickson’s cat paintings. I am so happy to have discovered her work. Yay!! Check it out people.

The Snow by Tokujin Yoshioka

Feathers fly around this 15 metre-long tank installed by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Called The Snow, the installation is part of an exhibition called Sensing Nature Continue…

Tara Dougans

” I am a 25 year old Canadian-born, London-based designer and illustrator. My work is heavily influenced by the virtue of ‘taking one’s time’ and focuses specifically on handcraftsmanship, the value of process and detail oriented design. Following my Grandmother’s expression “You reap what you sow”, I am interested in exploring the fundamental role that time plays in the development of an object or idea. Accordingly, my work is constructed with love by hand. ” – Tara Dougans

Rebecca Campbell

“ All of my work comes from a very personal place but I think it’s important to leave room for people to imagine their own stories too. When I paint someone I don’t think of it as a portrait. I think of it as a symbolic painting of “a girl”, or “a woman”. I think this creates openness in the work that allows it to transcend a specific time and place. I’m also interested in showing dreamlike states. For me dream states are symbolic of the inward reflection that makes all creative acts possible.” – Rebecca Campbell

Nir Adar

Nir Adar is a New York based Chef, Food Stylist and an Artist. Before coming to the US to begin this leg of his career, Nir worked as a chef and restaurant consultant, traveling the world following his passion for food.

Mariel Clayton

” I can’t explain how my mind works, or why these ideas come to it. It started out with a camera and a major interest in travel photography, but a sublime encounter in a Tokyo toy shop led me into the surreal world of Japanese miniatures, and ultimately to the stories that could be told with them. Since I started working with dolls, I have grown more and more to appreciate what can be done with them, how the smallest gesture or placement seems to convey volumes. Also, I happen to think it’s a damn funny medium. I’m entirely self-taught in photography. ” – Mariel Clayton

Shary Boyle

Shary Boyle currently lives and works in Toronto, though her career has involved travel and residencies in several European countries. Boyle is a performance artist, sculptor and painter as well as a filmmaker. She has become known for the deeply personal and psychologically moving content of her imagery, which recalls the anxieties, desire and bittersweet fantasy worlds of childhood and adolescence. Critical, enchanting and at times humorous, Boyle’s work is raw with human vulnerability and dysfunction. Boyle’s graphic novel Witness my Shame, a compendium of 16 mini-books she created between 1997 and 2001, was published in 2004. Boyle also collaborates with musicians, creating “live” drawings, which are animated and projected onstage during their performances. She has worked with Peaches at the Sonic Youth-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Los Angeles and performed in 2005 with Feist at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris. In 2007 Boyle was invited to perform a new work as the opening act for Will Oldham’s California tour. She and Doug Paisley performed Dark Hand and Lamplight at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in Spring 2008 as a component of the program for the Kara Walker exhibition and were invited to present this work again at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Next Wave series in November 2008.

ONG&ONG

This modern house situated in 27 East Sussex Lane, designed by Singapore’s architects ONG&ONG Pte Ltd. The external façade bears an uncanny resemblance to those of resort villas, with its grand entrance of stone and timber. Two stories make up the house, which also has a basement, and swimming pool in the back yard. This house dominated with natural textures feature, stained timber strips making up the surrounding fence, and long timber louvers framing the house’s windows. Bamboo shrouds the house in mystery, giving off an oriental feel while also affording privacy. Indoor and outdoor spaces blend together seamlessly, for example, the living room which leads straight to the pool via a stone veranda. From the second floor, the master bedroom stretches out into the backyard and over the pool. With its use of diverse natural materials and the clever fusion of spaces, 27 East Sussex Lane is a delightful abode for rest and relaxation.

Michael Parekowhai

Michael Parekowhai (b. Porirua, 1968) is a New Zealand sculptor, of Nga Ariki, Ngati Whakarongo and European descent. He makes a broad range of work, across a range of media that intersects sculpture and photography. Despite the range of Parekowhai’s output, his practice is linked throughout, both stylistically – a characteristic ‘gloss’ of high production value, and thematically. Parekowhai’s narrative is complex. He draws on an abundant range of ‘readymade’ vocabularies which are then re-manufactured in the work. Although the key themes of his practice could be described as deliberate takes on notions of introduced species and culture, the potentially political dimensions, however, are downplayed. Ideas of camaraderie – the band of brothers, tools of teaching and childhood learning (in particular Cuisenaire rods and kitset models), as well as quotes from the canon of modern art history and popular culture openly play out in many of Parekowhai’s stories.