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Michael Lee Hong Hwee

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Michael Lee Hong Hwee is a Singapore-based artist, writer and curator. The 2005 recipient of Young Artist Award (Visual Arts), awarded by National Arts Council, Singapore, has co-curated group art exhibitions in various Singapore venues, including Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Woodlands Regional Library. He has written for Asian Cinema, Asian Art News, Singapore Architect, Manazine, vehicle, iSh, realtime and various art exhibition catalogues. He has won awards for his collaborative videos, including first prize for the Experimental Category in the University Film and Video Association Student Short Film Competition 1997 in Texas, U.S.A., and the United Television International Award for Distinction 1996 in Singapore. His artworks have been exhibited internationally, such as Philadelphia, London, Sao Paolo, Hong Kong, Nagoya, Beijing, Bangkok and Singapore. Concerned about the relations between desire and space, Lee is particularly intrigued by how human aspirations may reflect, inspire and interact with the architectural environment – an intrigue he has been exploring through various media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video and text. (photos via)

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Dan Hudson

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Dan Hudson is a Canadian artist and a photo journalist. Hudson received his BFA from York University (Toronto), studied anthropology at the UCSD (San Diego) and did a studio residency at the Banff Centre. Hudson has won several scholarships and awards for his art practice and has been involved in over 100 national and international exhibitions. As a photo journalist, Dan Hudson specializes in adventure and outdoor sports. He has more than 60 cover shots to his credit and thousands of images published internationally.

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Erik Otto

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Erik Otto is an visual artist, freelance graphic designer, and co-owner of New Leaf Collection – a limited edition product line focused on art and charity. Otto’s personal work has been exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally and is represented by The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. He currently holds an Artist Residency at the SF Recycling & Disposal and lives and works in the sunny Mission District on San Francisco.

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Blob VB3

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Belgian architectural firm dmvA designed ‘ Blob VB3 ‘, a mobile unit for the office of Xfactoragencies as an extension to the ‘house’. The space – egg house consists of a bathroom, kitchen, lighting, a bed and several niches for storage. The nose can be opened automatically and functions as a kind of porch. It easily transportable and can also be used as an office, guestroom or garden house. Polyester was the primarily material used in construction of the ‘ Blob VB3 ‘. (via Designboom)

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Deladier Almeida

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New Mexico landscape paintings from the previously-blogged Deladier Almeida. Check it out!

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Hang On Wall Hanger

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Hang On is an unpretentious and humorous coat rack that is accessible and easy to decode with its oblique expression. Hang On is the work of the British designer Jade Barnes-Richardson and is available in several colours. Jade Barnes-Richardson has taken the archetypal coat hanger and created a new and exciting piece of furniture from an original idea. Inspired by how clothes, overcoats and other accessories are often dumped around the home, Hang On is a coat rack consisting of a collection of several coat hangers. Chaos and useful order at the same time.

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Toonikun

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I was just browsing the Deviant art page of Toonikun, a young illustrator based in Malaysia. Looks goodness.

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A House Made of Two

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A House Made of Two is a single family residence located in Kanawa, Japan designed by Naf Architect & Design.

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Lise Lefebvre

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” This is a carpet made from a recycled wool blanket. These beautiful traditional woven blankets are getting replaced by less scratchy modern comforters and end up piled up in thrift stores. I wanted to reuse them in the form of soft contemporary rugs, while hinting at another type of outfashioned interior item: the classic bear skin rug. ” – Lise Lefebvre

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Naoto Hattori

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” I try to express something from my inner mind. I like to see what’s really going on in my head, and then find something from the stream of consciousness and paint it. Sometimes it comes out very weird and twisted, but I like to paint exactly what I see with no compromises. That way I can explore my feelings and find something that I really want to paint. ” – Naoto Hattori (via Beinart)

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