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Brush Vase

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Designer Harry Allen’s Brush Vase was originally intended for holding paint brushes, but a glass insert that holds water makes it ideal for displaying flowers as well. New York-based Harry Allen has received many awards, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s Modernism/Young Designer award and the Industrial Design Excellence award. Available here.

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Snow Graffiti

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I am loving these graffiti pieces painted in snow from Croatian artist Lunar. Something you don’t see everyday, though if you’re looking to be inspired by his work, you’ll find a lot more of it in his website.

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Julia Dault

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Julia Dault received her MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design in 2008. She was art critic for The National Post (Canada) from 2003 to 2006 and has been a producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Canada, and has been reviewed in The New Yorker; her criticism and articles have appeared in The Walrus, BorderCrossings, Azure, and on Artforum.com. As well as teaching in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, she teaches in the Graduate Studies department at the Rhode Island School of Design. (via Parsons)

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Wooden Bird Coat Hanger

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Black painted wooden coat hanger by Ingibjorg Hanna. The hanger is shaped like a bird in flight with wire hook at the top. Buy here.
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Café by Tobias Rehberger

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Colorful and trendy, there was a huge favorite song on the Café ephemeral designed by Tobias Rehberger, an artist selected by Artek make this installation at La Biennale di Venezia and also awarded a Golden Lion best artist for the same establishment. (Continue…)

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Joshua Middleton

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Since beginning his professional career as a comic book artist in 1999, Joshua Middleton has worked for every major comic book publisher, as well as book publishers and movie studios as a cover artist, character designer, and conceptual artist. Joshua maintains a full slate of regular cover and illustration work while working on his own forthcoming illustrated faery tale, Sky between Branches.

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Diana Larrea

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Diana Larrea works in various disciplines such as installation, video and photography. She has done numerous performances and interventions in public spaces, where she has always aimed to take the non-initiated public by surprise by suddenly installing an unexpected piece within everyday reality. In her first performances, Larrea would introduce chromatic elements in the urban landscape to disturb the citizens’ everyday perception. The documentation of these pieces, in video and photographs, which comprise the artwork, shows the reactions of the passers by.

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JC Bravo

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Artist JC Bravo updates his site and reel with some charming new work.

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Renji “Range” Murata

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Renji “Range” Murata is a Japanese artist and designer, known for his unique style combining Art Deco and Japanese anime elements. He is best known for his conceptual design work on anime series Last Exile and Blue Submarine No. 6. He began his career in the early 1990s doing design work for video games. He still continues to do some work in this area today, having recently done the character designs for the PlayStation 2 game Spy Fiction. He has published more than a dozen books of his work, some of the most notable being robot, rule, and futurhythm. He is also voted “Best Artist of the Year” 2006 in the Seiun Award. ‘

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Shary Boyle

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Shary Boyle was born in Scarborough, Ontario, in 1972. The only artist in a suburban, working-class family, Boyle mined her early memories of female “otherness” to imagine fantastical alternatives to the limitations of convention. Her work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Canada and the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, among others. In 2008, the Toronto-based Boyle was commissioned by the AGO to respond to the Gallery’s collection of Baroque bronzes by Giovanni Battista Foggini. The resulting two sculptures have met with universal acclaim from the artistic and critical communities and are now a part of the AGO’s permanent collection — along with a 2006 acquisition, Untitled (pregnant figure), also a porcelain sculpture. (via AGO)

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