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Diana Larrea

p p 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. p p

JC Bravo

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

Renji “Range” Murata

p p p p ' 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. ' p

Shary Boyle

p p p p 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) p

Nick Francel

p Lovely illustrations by Nick Francel based in St. Louis, Missouri. You can find more of his works on his blog and on Behance. Thank you Becca Yelich for the link! p

Hopside Down Glass

p Hopside Down is for those beer drinkers that like to drink straight from the bottle. Hopside Down now enables you to drink from a deluxe novelty shaped beer glass where the inside is shaped like a bottle. So you're kind of still drinking from a bottle but without the burps. Whatever you do make sure you pour your beer into a Hopside Down glass, pour it into a normal pint glass and realise how much you don't get in a bottle. Hopside Down is hand-blown, precisely crafted, and unexpectedly deluxe. Individually gift boxed. The Hopside Down Beer Glass measures 7 inches tall x 3 inches in diameter. (via Lazybone) p

Patrick Byers

p p p Check out the the wonderfully dark work of Canadian artist Patrick Byers. His art has graced the album covers of Dead Element, Psychonaut75, Krista D, and more. p p

Timur Tsaku

p p p Timur Tsaku was born in 1971 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. After graduating the Tashkent Art School in 1987, he was accepted to the prestigious P. P. Benkov Art Institute, where he focused his artistic talents on Scenic design. In 1991 Tsaku became an assistant to the head scenic designer of the Gorki Republican Arts Theater of Drama in Tashkent and later that year, moved to Israel where he created a series of paintings called “The Republic of Israel”, which was shown at the Ashdod Museum in Israel. Big Thanks to Sophiya Shteingart for the link! p p

Mad Mother Psycho Shower Curtain

p The world's most famous movie scene can be reenacted in your bathroom! Do you have some houseguests that are staying a bit too long? Put up this showercurtain before they wake up, and it will send them packing! These curtains have been sold internationally and are the original ones that were sold through the Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood in their Alfred Hitchcock pavilions which housed the Bates Motel Gift Shop! Motel quality. Buy here. p

Rebecca Ward

p p p p " My installations are site-specific works dependent upon the space they occupy. Utilizing existing lines, beams, and angles, each piece I create is informed by the individual site and its unique linear movement. Thus, my installations are inherently architectural. I choose patterns and shapes according to detailed measurements of the installation site. Ideally these patterns are numerically symmetrical or somehow numerically balanced, producing a dialogue between line and space. I initially began working with tape because of the broad range of colors in which it is available. Additionally, I have always been drawn to its unique textural qualities. I began making videos to create a dialogue with the tape installations. I see the videos as a way to animate the tape installations, and further explore my architectural manipulation of space. When using tape, rather than leaving evenly-placed two-dimensional lines upon a wall, I expand upon the material’s sculptural potential and bring these installations into a third dimension. When using video, I angle projectors and use multiple intersecting projections to create animated, two-dimensional shapes. This creates an illusionary space, a perceptual play of pattern, color, light, and texture that is realized by the viewer’s experience of, and interaction with the work. " - Rebecca Ward p p