Ryohei Hase

p p p p Ryohei Hase (previously-blogged) is a very talented illustrator and artist based in Tokyo, Japan. Visit his portfolio and prepare to have your mind blown. p

Sarah Dery

p " As the saying goes ' Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.' While this mousetrap by Sarah Dery doesn't improve the functionality of the product it does attempt to treat the killing of the mouse with more respect. Dery created this unique mousetrap package after noting the close relationship between mice and people and the brutal nature of mousetraps. Her design solution was a cardboard trap which is shaped like an iconic coffin. this serves the function of being easier to handle while treating the dead animal with respect. The final package can then be buried. Dery designed the trap while studying under professor Sylvain Allard at UQAM in Montreal, and don't worry no animals were harmed in the making. " (via Designboom) p p p

Nina Sundberg

o p The beautiful and slightly haunting work of photographer Nina Sundberg from Trondheim, Norway. More on her website. Check it out! i p

Andrew King

p p p Andrew King lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario, where he works as a freelance designer for animated television shows as well as doing conceptual design work for both live action and video game productions. p p

Mathias Schmied

o o Mathias Schmied <-- Born in 1976 in Berne, Switzerland. Lives and works in Crest, France; His work has been the subject of numerous gallery exhibitions and was included in MoMa and FRAC Rhone Alpes in France. o

Benjamin Huen

p Cool illustrations from Sheridan animation grad Benjamin Huen of Toronto, Canada. Check out his blog for more. p

Ben and Jerry’s Ad

p p p Cool looking Ben and Jerry's Ad by Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific Singapore. Check it out here. (via Ads Of The World) p

Gayle Wheatley

p Gayle Wheatley is a professional illustrator, painter, and art director, who specializes in fun, fashionable, and irresistibly glamorous illustrations and vibrant, dream-like, and delightfully textured paintings. Her artwork is heavily influenced by mythology, Asian culture, feminist thought, and her many globe trekking adventures. She has lived abroad in both Italy and Japan, and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. She currently maintains a studio in Los Angeles. (Continue reading...) p

Terry Richardson

p p ' Terry Richardson is an international celebrity as well as one of the most prolific and compelling photographers of his generation. Known for his uncanny ability to cut to the raw essence of whomever appears before his lens, Mr. Richardson's vision is at once humorous, tragic, often beautiful, and always provocative. ' p p

Elastic Plastic Sponge

p p p p ' Elastic Plastic Sponge was created by students from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) led by Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues and Andrew Lyon of the Ball-Nogues Studio. The Elastic Plastic Sponge is a large scale installation and can be twisted, arched and curled to form different types of space including a lounge, a theater, or a large sculptural Mobius strip. In the desert heat of Indio, the architectural installation will provide a respite from the sun by making shade and mist while at night, each “cell” within the Elastic Plastic Sponge supports a fluorescent tube–the tubes shift in orientation relative to each other to create the effect of sweeping motion. The motion effect is evident from close-up as well as impactful from across the vast festival grounds–an important asset in an environment of throngs of festival-goers and competing spectacles.' p p