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

James Shepherd

p p p p James Shepherd is a famous American illustrator, among his clients are Walt Disney, Burger King, Kodak, McDonald’s, Ninetendo, Footlocker, Frito Lay, Sony, Heineken and many more. p p

Ayami Kawashima

p p p Ayami Kawashima is a Japanese painter from Tokyo and a current senior student at OTIS College of Art and Design. (via 88Point5) p

Markus Linnenbrink

p The title for this series of vases by Markus Linnenbrink is a play on the phrase, Gesamtkunstwerk, which roughly translated means, "universal artwork" or "total artwork." The artist is well-known for his epoxy resin paintings and sculptures that produce an overwhelming and unrequited desire in the viewer to experience their glossy surfaces. With the GESTALTKUNSTWERKE vase series, Linnenbrink is able to offer complete or "total" works that can finally be fully experienced through sight, touch and, now, use. (via Artware Editions) p


p p p " Mostly my influence comes from my childhood, and the fears that followed me as I grew up. Cartoons, comics, fun, insecurities, happiness and anger all intermingle in my work. I bring all of this together in paintings, drawings and mixed media. My work usually deals with the different emotions and feelings: happiness, sadness, curiosity, anger, etc, but more than anything, I like to have fun with my imagery. Usually though, the interpretation of my work is left up to the viewer, letting them establish their own ideas of my world, much like we are left to interperet the real world on our own." - Jimbot p p

Xylon Bikes

p p p Project Xylon comes from the opportunity to innovate and differentiate the culture and tradition of cruising bicycles through a serious and critical approach, involving an ample and profound knowledge of various areas of the creative and technological universe. The fact that our approach is apart from what has been done so far by other enthusiasts characterizes a great deal of our work and approach to bicycles as means of transportation and as a cultural object. Link here. p

Johnny Hardstaff

p p Johnny Hardstaff is a director and designer. Represented by Ridley Scott Associates (London) and Little Minx (Los Angeles), Hardstaff has directed and designed innovative moving image work across a broad spectrum of both commercial and non-commercial strands of the visual arts. Mass media clients include Sony, Radiohead, Orange, Toshiba, Sony PlayStation and the BBC amongst others. p p