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Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland. He graduated from the University of Ulster with a degree in Visual Communication. From figurative painting and installation, to illustration and picture-book making, his work has been exhibited in New York, Dublin, London, Sydney, Washington DC, and Belfast. He is widely known for his picture books for children, published by HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA. How to Catch a Star debuted in 2004 to critical acclaim, and Lost and Found (2005), won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Medal 2006, the Blue Peter Book Award 2006 and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal the same year. The Incredible Book Eating Boy (2007) won the Irish Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year, and his fourth Book The Way Back Home was released in September 2007 and The Great Paper Caper will be publlished in September 2008. (Continue reading…)

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Alina and Jeff Bliumis

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Alina Bliumis: 1972 Born in Minsk, Former Soviet Union; Since 1994, Lives and works in New York, USA Jeff Bliumis: 1958 Born in Kishinev, Former Soviet Union; Since 1974, Lives and works in New York, USA

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Happy Thanksgiving

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We will be taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday and will return on Tuesday, December 1st. Smiley hugs for a very happy Thanksgiving and a bountiful year! Click here for some turkey tips.

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A Giant Awakes in Nantes

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‘ Nantes, the home town of Jules Verne, is situated in western France. Here, near the river Loire a giant deep-sea diver sleeps gently, waiting for his task to begin. Sadness marks his face even as he sleeps. He has been searching the world over for his missing niece and although he may not know it, the end of his search is coming. The diver or scaphandrier as he is known in French will be paraded through the streets of this historic city at the beginning of the Estuary 2009 arts festival. The biannual festival gives the French mechanical marionette street theater company Royale de Luxe the opportunity to unveil their latest creation. (Continue reading..) ‘ Photos via

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Rain Parade Mini Umbrellas

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Each umbrella is designed to look like a fun character dressed in rain coat and boots! Choose from a fun assortment of colors. Add to cart. (via whats-wrong-with-the-zoo.com)

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Natalie Westbrook

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Loving these colorful and delightfully charming paintings of Natalie Westbrook. Check out her website for more.

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Meggs

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I had a pleasure of meeting Meggs on a random night in the city. I’ve chosen just a few to showcase here but you can still get an idea of the enormity of his talent. In addition to his website/blog, you’ll find plenty more work on his Flickr set up for your viewing pleasure.

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Mirko Siakkou-Flodin

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” My desire as an metal artist working internationally is to design artwork which fits into the broader cultural context as well as the ambiance of the desired setting. Therefore, I strive to combine the site specific natural and architectural lines with traditional and historical themes to create something both unique and representational for the piece in its setting. ” – Mirko Siakkou-Flodin

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Simon Dominic Brewer

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” My paintings are all digital using Painter X and ArtRage. I’m using a Wacom Intuos 3 A4 tablet and standard pen until someone can convince me to go for an Intuos 4. ” – Simon Dominic Brewer

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Donut USB Drive

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Check out these little USB flash drives from Vavolo. They’re adorable.

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