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Push and Store Cabinet

Chung-Tang Ho created a cabinet that changes shape during use, a solid volume that opens up when objects are stored within it. The cabinet is in fact a sculpture in the round you and your objects can participate in. Link here.

Touch Sensitive Ceramic Tiles

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These ceramic tiles are fully interactive and heat sensitive. They are products of Moving Color. Link here for the link.

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Heather Lara’s Paintings

Heather Lara is a portrait and wildlife artist based in Temecula , California. ” Heather Lara’s elegant work in oil, pastel, pencil and charcoal captures the physical and emotional textures of the untamed natural world. Heather also works in scratchboard, a technique in which the artist etches onto a thin layer of ink-coated clay- an ideal medium for capturing the soft details of fur, and the sparkle of feline eyes. Her pastels, pencils and watercolors beautifully highlight the play of sun and shadow on the folds of flower petals. Heather’s graphics work for the American Wilderness Experience, as well as her experience in scientific illustration have made her sensitive not only to the look of wildlife, but also to the moments in which her subject’s character is revealed. Entire worlds are suggested by her dramatic rendering of an animal’s muscles, eyes and limbs as it surveys its realm. Heather Lara is conveying to us what she has observed: that a wasted gesture does not exist in the animal kingdom; she has captured that subtle yet important truth in her evocative and quietly powerful works. ”

Sign Language Alphabet Key Chain

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‘ Fwingers are the most unique initial key chains ever made. These colorful, 3-D, cartoon-like hands are available in the each letter of the American Sign Language alphabet. Approximately 2″ tall x 1″ wide and available in five colors, Fwingers let you sign your initials to the world. For every Fwinger key chain purchased online, Small Marvel will donate $1 to a deaf school or organization of your choice. We have a lofty goal of donating $1 million over the next year, so be sure to find your initials, one for your friends, or just buy an “I Love You” for everybody you know. Find your initial key chain in Sign Langauge! ‘ (via Kaboodle)

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Daniel Bruson

Please check it out Brazilian graphic artist and freelance designer Daniel Bruson. There’s plenty more fabulous stuff to see on his website so, go.

Walton Creel

” When I decided I wanted to make art using a gun, I was not sure what direction I would have to take. I knew I did not want to use it simply as an accent to work I was doing, but as the focus. My main goal was to take the destructive power away from the gun. To manipulate the gun into a tool of creation and use it in a way that removed it from its original purpose, to deweaponize it. During my first experiment I came across the concept of creating an image hole by hole on a surface. I also figured out that canvas would be too stressed by the process of a rifle firing many bullets into it. I moved on to aluminum and, with further experimentation, I figured out exactly how far apart my shots needed to be and that moving beyond .22 caliber was simply too destructive. When the aluminum was painted beforehand, the blast of the gun knocked off a tiny amount of paint around each hole, which helped fuse the image together. ” – Walton Creel

Rub-A-Dub Tub Soap Dish

You’ll feel squeaky clean when you use this miniature tub soap dish with tiny faucets! Use it in the kitchen or bathroom for an extra flare of design when washing dishes, hands, or yourself or get creative and use in your bedroom to hold stud earrings, change from your coat pockets, or your cell phone when you sleep! So many sud-able options! Link here.

Laura Bifano

” I was born and raised on the very damp Vancouver island and moved to Calgary in 2004 where I attended the Alberta College of Art and Design. Upon receiving my Bachelor of Design, I began working as a freelance Illustrator. I am currently residing in Victoria, British Columbia. ” – Laura Bifano

Scott Fife

” I like the physical nature of building the sculpture–it seems very old-fashioned and traditional. The idea of the material itself–it’s friendly, flexible, there’s a glow from in it. I’m the full-service artist–doing it all at the moment. I like the aspect of the low-tech tools that I need to make something like this. In the beginning [it was] an Xacto knife, masking tape and glue–now it’s the screwgun. So that hasn’t changed much at all–the directness of it, that I could begin to shape this, I can make this very plastic without any special process. There is that sense of one person building this thing–it becomes a “feat”–the whole thing isn’t about that but within the world we live in right now, it makes it a kind of tribal ritual piece; the fact that it was done by the human hand. [That] takes people back to the place in their life where they remember pasting things together [and so] understanding the process.” – Scott Fife (previously-blogged)

David Schutter

David Schutter <-- Born 1974 (Wilkes-Barre, PA); 2003 - MFA, The University of Chicago, 1996 - Certificate, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Lives and works in Chicago