p p Loooooove these iPod-shaped tables designed by Italian artist Mirko Ginepro for Milan Design Week. Link here. p

Modern Gingerbread Houses

p p p The Vancouver collective Creative Room is holding a newly-formed annual Gingerbread Competition and Charity Auction, tasking architecture firms to put their design prowess into houses made of gingerbread. The houses are then auctioned off to the public, with this year's proceeds going to benefit Architecture for Humanity. (via Core77) p p

The Penna Chair

p Jonas Lutz, a student at Design Academy Eindhoven, has created the Penna chair for Dutch manufacturer Leolux. (via The Contemporist) p

Jamie Salmon

p p p p Jamie Salmon is a British born, Vancouver resident, contemporary sculptor. He specialises in photorealistic sculpture, utilizing materials such as silicone rubber, fibre glass, acrylic and human hair. The themes of Salmons works are varied . He says " I like to use the human form as a way of exploring the nature of what we consider to be "real" and how we react when our visual perceptions of this reality are challenged. In our modern society we have become obsessed with our outward appearance, and now with modern technology we are able to alter this in almost anyway we desire. How does this outward change affect us and how we are perceived by others? " p

Wes Hempel

p p p By combining art historical elements with contemporary figures, Wes Hempel creates narrative paintings that function as comments on contemporary culture. He finds himself increasingly drawn, however, to combinations where the relationships are less clear, and believes the ambiguity and sense of displacement arising from these images will appeal to viewers in ways even he cannot foresee. He is intrigued by the idea that an artist can enter into an image without having words, at least initially, to explain what’s going on. Hempel was born in El Monte, California, and received his BA in 1985 from California State University in Northridge. He then studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he received his MA in 1988. He has shown his work in both solo and group exhibitions across the country since 1987. Public and corporate collections, such as the Denver Art Museum and Microsoft Corporation, also contain his work. Since the mid-1990s, Hempel has frequently collaborated on paintings with Jack Balas, an artist who works in both painting and photography. (via LewAllen Contemporary) image309

Little Girl & Boy Lost

p p p ' Vogue's resident style guru Grace Coddington comes together with the legendary Annie Leibovitz for a reinterpretation of Hansel and Gretel. ' (via Fashion Gone Rogue) p

Rokushomaki House

p p p This is a lovely 3-story Rokushomaki house in Kawaguchi City, Japan by Ryoko and Keisuke Masuda. p p

Michael Velliquette

p p p p Michael Velliquette (born, 1971 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an artist currently living and working in Madison, WI. Velliquette hand cuts commercially colored card stock into delicate shapes and then glues them together to create three-dimensional collages. (via Wikipedia) p

Lamp shade

p p Lamp shade made from X-ray film by Sture Pallarp, a designer living in Stockholm. School assignment in collaboration with Elin Hedlund and Emmelie Karlström. p

Erin McCarty

p p p Erin McCarty's paintings are lovely. You can view the rest of her work on her Flickr page. Check it out, Yay! p p