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Shusei Nagaoka

p p p p p Shusei Nagaoka (born November 26, 1936) is a Japanese illustrator. He is best known for his music album cover art in the 1970s and 1980s. Artists for whom he illustrated covers include Electric Light Orchestra; Earth, Wind & Fire; Caldera, and Pure Prairie League. p

Waiuku Church

p p Waiuku Church designed by Jasmax architects located in Waiuku, New Zealand - The project involved the refurbishment and extension of an existing 1960’s ‘A-frame’ Church. The church space has been re-organised to increase seating capacity and a new lounge, kitchen, office and meeting rooms added. Design intent focused around the need to open the facility up more to the community, to create a building which is transparent and inviting to the public of Waiuku. p

Personal Trainer

p Self promotion T-shirt for Roland Semprie, Personal Trainer.  Awesome. p p

Richard Colman

p p p p Richard Colman <-- Born 1976, Bethesda, Maryland; Studied at School of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 1998 - 2002; Lives and works in San Francisco, California p

Eric Deis

p p p Eric Deis is a contemporary Canadian artist working in Vancouver, Canada. His large format photography of architecture and urban spaces illustrate the intertwined dynamics of nature, history, and culture. p

Katharina Fritsch

p p p p p ' Katharina Fritsch (born February 14, 1956 in Essen, Germany) is a Düsseldorf-based sculptor. Since 2001 she is Professor of sculpture at the Kunstakademie Münster (Hochschule für Bildende Künste). Katharina Fritsch is known for her sculptures and installations that reinvigorate familiar objects with a jarring and uncanny sensibility. Fritsch’s art is often concerned with the psychology and expectations of visitors to a museum. ' p p

Barry X Ball

p p p Barry X Ball was born in 1955 in Pasadena, CA and lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited at PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, SITE Santa Fe, Ballroom Marfa, and Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall. His work is in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Norton Museum of Art, and Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall. (Photos via Salon94) p p

Rapt Bus Center by ECDM

p p p ' The building appears like a monolith with rounded edges, polished somehow. Characterized by a dense square plan (35m x 35m) developed on 2 levels, it presents itself as the continuity of the banal coating of the roads, like a piece stamped from distorting the existing concrete surface of the Bus Center. The Ductal ® is used here as a morphing to cover the carcass of a composite program. The result is a dense building, inert, deaf, and enigmatic as “the hull of a Russian submarine in the waters of Murmansk”. The building is deformed by stamping its context – uniformity between the building and its support to a point of confusion. This crust that covers the evolution area of the buses is distorted, modeled to cover the administrative center. The “windows” are cut with a cutter blade : surgical incisions generating volumes in negative which reveal colored mirrors under the thin crust of concrete. The texture games are facilitated by the flexibility of the material and its ability to be molded with precision. The quality of finish and rigor of Ductal ® contribute to ensuring this concrete skin, accurate, continuous, perfect connections. The skin : 3 cm thick displays a single texture of dots in relief like a game of "LEGO": 24 mm diameter x 7 mm high, distant of 12 mm. The concrete hull is cut out with a cutter putting at sharp, revealing cavities of reflective and coloured glass under the concrete crust. Treated with silver mirror dots, chromatics of the glass products are inspired by the tinted curtain wall frontages of the office buildings which border the main road. ' Link here. p

Jeremiah Ketner

3 p p Bringing back the Art of SmallandRound, Jeremiah Ketner, just cause. Ha! p

Hip Shark Necklace

p p Check out Verameat's hippo-shark hybrid necklace. Looks fabulous! WANT! WANT! WANT! Buy! Buy! Buy! Hahaha. p