William Lamson

p p p ' William Lamson is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art, and he has shown at P.S. 1, Franklin Art Works in Minneapolis, and Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas. ' (via Pierogi) p p

David Kassan

p p p p " My work is a way of meditation, a way of slowing down time though the careful observation of overlooked slices of my environment. It is the subtlety of emotion in my acquaintances that inhabit the aforementioned environment which intrigues me. My paintings strive for reality, a chance to mimic life in both scale and complexity. The viewer is given an eye level perspective of the subject. A view that is unbiased and in its most raw condition. It is my intent to control the medium of oil paint so that it is not part of the viewer to subject equation. The image stands alone without evidence of the artist. I displace textures from their natural environment by moving them out of the context they exist in. Taking the abstract form from the streets where they get lost and moving them into the gallery space where they can be contemplated as accidental abstractions. " - David Kassan p

Stephen Hendee

p p Stephen Hendee is sculptor and installation artist who lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. His works are fantastic!! p p p p p

Romain Laurent

p p p Today I saw a commercial that reminded me of how much I adore Romain Laurent's (previously-blogged) photographs. It's so good it's worth another look or a first look, if you haven't seen his work before. p p

Crystal Palace

p p p This is so cool! ' Massive beams of selenite dwarf human explorers in Mexico's Cave of Crystals, deep below the Chihuahuan Desert. Formed over millennia, these crystals are among the largest yet discovered on Earth. ' (via National Geographic) p

Lauren Nassef

p Lauren Nassef is a freelance illustrator living in Chicago. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. Check out her lovely works and her daily drawing blog here. p

Shannon Calvert

p p p Shannon Calvert's portfolio site has some excellent photo manipulation work. Great stuff! Have a look. Link here. p p

Richard Mullins

p p Richard Mullins <-- director of Blah Blah Gallery and a professor at the Art Institute of Dallas. Looks goodness!! p p

Todd Schorr

p p p p Todd Schorr was born on January 9, 1954 in New York City and grew up as a child in Oakland, New Jersey. Showing a compulsion for drawing at an early age, his parents enrolled him in Saturday morning art classes when he was five years old. Deeply affected by fantasy movies such as the 1933 film classic “King Kong” and the early animated cartoons of Walt Disney and Max Fleischer, their influence along with comic books such as “Mad” would have a lasting effect on Schorr’s developing visual vocabulary. (Read on..) p

Barbie Foot

o p p ' Barbiefoot ' designed by Chloe Ruchon was part of the DMY youngsters exhibition at DMY Berlin Design Festival 09. This product was created in partnership with Mattel Brands consumer products and Babyfoot Bonzini. (via Designboom) p