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Vanessa Prager

p p p " I focus on pulling a story into a single image through emotion and situation without completely losing the integrity of reality. Hopefully by the end of one of my pieces I've left enough space for the viewer to be able to participate." - Vanessa Prager p

Bubbletecture M

p p p ' Bubbletecture M is a kindergarten designed by Japanese studio Shuhei Endo Architect Institute. Located in Shiga, Japan the Maihara Kindergarten is surrounded by a newly developed residential area. The structure consists of concrete boxes between each of the rooms and a wooden roof that ties them together. The shell-form roof is made of triangular continuous surfaces; its structural strength and geometrical consistency permits great freedom in designing of the necessary spaces. This structural system uses 2.5 meters wooden beams and hexagonal metal fittings, factory-made and only assembled on the site. the integration of the wooden trusses and concrete boxes is geometrical but varied, a structure with rich in expressive effects. ' (via Designboom) p p p

Antje Gerwien

p p Great design work for ReVital advertising by Antje Gerwien from the University of Weimar. Link here. p

Li Xiaofeng

p p Li Xiaofeng <-- is Beijing artist who creates clothing piece made from traditional Chinese ceramics. p

Vincent Fantauzzo

p p p p p Melbourne artist Vincent Fantauzzo has won the 2009 Archibald People’s Choice Prize for his portrait of child actor Brandon Walters. It's the second win in a row for Vincent Fantauzzo, last year winning with his portrait of the actor Heath Ledger. (via In The Real Art World) p

Radim Malinic

p ' Radim Malinic has firmly established himself over the last few years as one of the most successful and prolific commercial illustrators working today. His sought after work has earned him reputation of one of the hardest working person in the creative industly with a who's-who's client list in the advertising world of household brand names. Based on his award winning work he has become renowned worldwide for the passion and intricate detail. ' p

Michael Peck

p p p p ' Michael Peck’s artistic practice is concerned with the sensation of disorientation and dislocation that is often felt within the post modern world. Exploring issues regarding the loss of cultural identity, his work particularly focuses on the effects within minority groups and individuals existing on the fringe who are challenged to assimilate within the larger community. The scenes in Michael’s paintings are quiet, the participants are paused as they stand withdrawn, juxtaposed against a dynamic population; they are overwhelmed by mass-culture; one which has been composed from the interaction, assimilation and constant change of subcultures. His work looks at the place of the individual within a pluralistic society where a constant shift of values and beliefs leaves a great uncertainty of belonging. ' p p p

Maikon Nery

p p The work of Brazilian graphic designer Maikon Nery is so much awesome. More examples of his work can be found at the Phone Booth Gallery. p p

Reversible Destiny Lofts

p p p p NY based architects Arakawa & Gins designed 'reversible destiny lofts' located in the Mitaka area of western Tokyo, Japan. ' The nine-unit multiple dwelling Reversible Destiny Lofts – Mitaka (In Memory of Helen Keller) marks a new point in history, in the history of human dwelling. This first completed example of procedural architecture put to residential use offers a whole new approach to home sweet home. Procedural architecture is an architecture of precision and unending invention. Works of procedural architecture function as well-tooled pieces of equipment that help the body organize its thoughts and actions to a greater degree than had previously been thought possible. These lofts address and reframe, right in the midst of the workaday world, what have thus-far been intractable philosophical problems, even at times giving rise to possible solutions. Set up to put fruitfully into question all that goes on within them, they steer residents to examine minutely the actions they take and to reconsider and, as it were, recalibrate their equanimity and self-possession, causing them to doubt themselves long enough to find a way to reinvent themselves. These tactically posed architectural volumes put human organisms on the track of why they are as they are. To be sure, every loft comes with a set of directions for use. ' Link. p

Vania Elettra Tam

p p p p Wow. Vania Elettra Tam has done loads of incredibly wonderful paintings on her website. Very impressive. p p