Jan 27, 2010
' Designed to look just like a little meringue, these rings are absolutely uber-delish. The silicone that's used by German designer Tanja Hartmann
makes those rings look so real that you immediately want to start sucking on them. Luckily they are made out of silicone and not sugar and egg whites, because that makes them a lot more durable then the real thing and trust us, sucking on your finger doesn't really go down all that well in public. ' Get yours at .Charles & Marie.
Jan 26, 2010
, born Auckland 1969, is a New Zealand artist. Stichbury graduated from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1997. He won New Zealandâ€™s prestigious Wallace Art Awards the same year. Stichbury is primarily a painter but his body of work also spans the mediums of drawing, watercolour, sculpture and sound based work. Stichbury is most renowned for his intricate yet flat portraits of models and modern beauties sourced from contemporary media images, which he reworks to create abhorrently exquisite doe eyed specimens both startlingly attractive and awkwardly ugly. His work also explores those who don't measure up to conventional beauty ideals and who are therefore rendered socially invisible: misfits, outsiders and intellectuals. He draws partly from haute couture catwalk culture, modern psychology and sociology, alien conspiracy theory, and a pared down 1950's aesthetic to make a painterly comment on the dilemma of beauty and society's obsession with appearance. Stichbury subverts traditional conventions of portraiture, often painting a generalised stereotype of a societal group, as opposed to the specific character study a portrait painter seeks to achieve. His work is simultaneously intertwined with and influenced by popular culture and historical painters including Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and Lucian Freud. (via Wikipedia & Matthew Buchanan
Jan 26, 2010
' Nick Ervinck
(born 1981, lives and works in Belgium) creates huge installations, sculptures, prints, workdrawings and animated films. For several years he participated in many individual projects and group shows. In 2005 he received the Godecharle prize for Sculpture, in 2006 the Mais prize of the City Brussels and the prize for visual art of West-Flanders and in 2008 the Rodenbach fonds award. Recently he showed work at MOCA Shanghai, MARTA Herford, Kunstverein Ahlen, Koraalberg Antwerp, Zebrastraat Ghent, HISK Ghent, Odette Ostend, Superstories Hasselt, Brakke Grond Amsterdam, MAMA Rotterdam and Telic Art Exchange Los Angeles/Berlin. '
Jan 26, 2010
-- Selected as one of Cat's Fancy's Top 100 Catstyle Influencers. (Photos via The Catorialist
Jan 25, 2010
" Over the past 10 years, I have pursued a little-known genre called slitscan photography. Far from being just a visual curiosity, it has become a substantial tool for the exploration of themes meaningful to me. I have found slitscan photography to be an excellent vehicle for ideas central to my work-- ideas about time and our place in its continuum. It is important to understand that these images are not manipulated. This is the way my camera sees the world.
" - Ansen Seale