Shin Murayama

p p p Shin Murayama was born in Niigata Japan in 1977. He has launched his clothing label Musk (a.k.a. Nose Job) in Japan, London and Hong Kong. In 2004, Murayama started his private line Wore Dance and opened a brick-and-mortar shop in Harajuku, called IsReal Store. This name was inspired by Yoko Ono's fictional art gallery "IsReal Gallery." In 2006 Murayama dissolved the IsReal brand and its store, and started working as a freelance designer involved in fashion brand planning. It was during this period that he also began making one-of-a-kind apparel and art pieces under the name "Library Police." In 2007 Murayama presided over the formation of The Library Police Group as a large number of new members joined and took part in the group's bedroom-themed art exhibition "The Royal House." His "Studded Sleeping Bag" piece was exhibited at Loveless, a fashion boutique in Tokyo's Aoyama district. In 2008 Murayama moved to the U.S., where he announced his mask series project "Valhalla," for the first time exhibiting his art under his own name. p

Olivier Pauwels

p p p ' A classical doll serves as the base figure for his creations. Every creation is cast in polyester and painted. Next recuperated materials and objects are attached to or implanted on their bodies. Some of the attributes on his creations move so that one day the army of puppets might jump into action. Since they were all made from recuperated material they are already considerably battered and therefore show no fear. They would carry out orders seamlessly when their creator commands them. One day, somewhere, perhaps. Olivier Pauwels creates fascinating cyberpuppets that carry the cruelties of former days, today and tomorrow inside them. His creations have to make spectators think. And yet Olivier Pauwels is not a doomsayer. He is trying to warn us of what might happen one day but still cherishes what is beautiful, inside and outside. ' (via Device Gallery) p

Aspiral Clocks

aspiral clocks 1 Here comes the revolutionary concept Aspiral Clocks designed by Will Aspinall and Neil Lambeth. How does it work? The clock face ever so slowly spirals over the course of twelve hours, moving a rolling ball precisely around, telling the time as it goes. Brilliant! aspiral clocks 2 aspiral clocks 3

Bite Silverware

p p Mark A. Reigelman II has designed this Bite silverware in an effort to help raise awareness of worldwide epidemics such as starvation and obesity. He explains “each day millions of individuals lay in hunger while millions more are wastefully overeating. This set of ‘bitten’ silverware highlights the daunting reality of both worldly plagues.” (via DesignMilk) p

Paperself Eyelashes

p The series of works starts serial inspiration design from the Chinese paper-cutting art. The engrave visual effect of the works recur a slip of the traditional culture. Eyelashes not only has been pass down the culture meaning of paper-cutting, but also enrich the story of totem, to show the new fashion and sexy with the beautiful gesture. Link here. p

Fornasetti Vases

p p p ' Fornasetti have released a new limited edition collection of vases produced by Italian company Bitossi Ceramiche. A plaster form of a vase created by Piero Fornasetti in the 50's, never went into production, was discovered in the cellar by his son Barnaba. This is the 'theme' used for the copious 'changes' that seem endless. All the members of this family have a natural inclination to disguise and an elegant humor. On show from February 26 to April 3, 2010 in the Spazio Fornasetti, Corso Matteotti 1/a in Milan. The itinerary exhibition will then travel to New York and be shown on May 15, 2010 at Barneys.' (via Designboom) p

Ashton Raggatt McDougall

p p p p ' Australian design firm Ashton Raggatt McDougall’s most recent projects have been to add a bit of functionality and uniqueness to the MTC Theater and the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia. The results…absolutely incredible. The two buildings function individually but they connect together and sit on the same block as one another within the city’s art district. The MTC Theater features an interesting white facade comprised of white steel tubing in the form of geometric patterns that have the appearance of a 3d image when viewed at a certain angle. It was designed for optimal viewing at night and the tubes almost look luminescent. ' (Continue...) p

Krijn van Noordwijk

p p Krijn van Noordwijk has been a photographer (and occasional director) since 2006. Krijn's portrait work combines graphic but classical aesthetics with a contemporary view on people and their emotions. Inspired by (in no particular order) Jimi Hendrix, Irving Penn, Rembrandt van Rijn, DJ Krush, Piet Mondriaan, George Hurrell, Johannes Vermeer, Rory Gallagher, David Carson, Annie Leibovitz, Johnny Burnette, Gottfried Helnwein, Carl Fischer, Dead Prez, Charles Saatchi, David Lachapelle, The Beatnuts, Tony Scott, Joel Peter Witkin, Jurassic Five, Art Kane, Andy Warhol, Stefan Sagmeister, Leo Fender, Francis Bacon, Man Ray, Philippe Halsman, Donald Duck and many many others. p

Scott Musgrove

p p p ' Scott Musgrove currently lives in Seattle, Washington. His influences include historical artists such as Hudson River School painters Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran, as well as naturalist artists including John James Audubon. Musgrove’s unique style of figural work carries environmental themes, depicting whimsical, extinct (and fictitious) animal species. The artist’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and Europe. His new book The Late Fauna of Early North America features lush, highly detailed landscapes and close encounters with many of his strange and beautiful creatures. Musgrove’s carved wooden sculptures, oil paintings, watercolors, ink drawings, and pencil renderings from the field are further complemented by fine details including antique frames and custom gold engraved nameplates to label and identify his specimens. ' (via Jonathan LeVine Gallery) p p

Dzmitry Samal

p p The collection consists of 8 elements, 2 library, 4 shelves and two lamps. Storing system realized in MDF, lamps in semi-transparent plastic with anchors wall attaching system. The collection has certain philosophical meaning, as it reminds us about possible existing of parallel worlds, so the presented pieces are partly hided in nowhere, or ' holded by another world'. Link here. p