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The Yellow Tree House

p p ' The Yellow Tree House is built around a redwood tree, which is over 40m high and has a 1.7m diameter at its base, located north of Auckland, New Zealand. Yellow Tree House is designed by Pacific Environment Architects and Yellow Pages. The structure is made of plantation poplar slats and used extensive natural lighting throughout. The tree house restaurant was built as a marketing promotion for New Zealand Yellow Pages.' (photos via CubeMe) p

Nathan Hoffman

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Part of The Bees Knees project by artist Nathan Hoffman. Have a look.

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Justin Wood

p p p ' Justin Wood was born in 1977 in Berkeley, California in a house with no floor. He was raised in a school bus, chicken coop and in in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Lured to Los Angeles where he graduated from art center college of design in 2001 with a B.A. in illustration, he has been illustrating, painting and merging together disparate materials since. His primary influences are music, clean air and dirt, tales of technological discord and non-space. His compositions project concepts inspired by the turn of the century industrial revolution and question the worth of the the human essence within the empirical world of today. ' p

Angie P. Castrillon

untitled-11 p untitled-2 Found the work of illustrator Angie P. Castrillon under a Flickr user name of lafraguelrock on our group pool. She has some lovely colored pencil drawings on her page. Check out the rest here. p 3549302342_ef4b17dac6_b

Sweet Station in Amsterdam!

sweet p This came as a pleasant surprise from my email three days ago from Belgium-based photographer Fab 5 (previously-blogged). He was in Amsterdam for a project and thoughtfully sent these photos for us to enjoy. I am also happy to announce that his photographs will be featured on our upcoming art zine - Pinkstew. p

McDonalds Free Coffee Ads

p ' As part of a national campaign promoting McDonald’s restaurants, a downtown Vancouver lamppost became part of an out-of-home (OOH) optical illusion, appearing to pour coffee into a giant cup on the sidewalk. At the time, McDonald’s was giving away free small cups of its brew for a two-week period, in an effort to attract new breakfast customers. Ad firm Cossette’s Vancouver office developed the concept for a lamppost near 6th Avenue and Cambie Street. The post was wrapped in brown vinyl to resemble poured coffee, while an oversized carafe was attached to the end. Elsewhere in the city, a transit shelter was turned into an ‘hourglass,’ with an ever-diminishing number of coffee beans reminding customers of the promotion’s short-term nature. ' Link here. p p

Picnic Table Condiment Set

p Add some excitement to your next family picnic or liven up your mundane dinner table by serving up your condiments in this awesome Picnic Table Condiment set! Buy here. p

Antropus

p p Krishnamurti Martins Costa aka Antropus is an amazing self-taught CG artist currently working as a Senior Modeler at Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. He worked on Barnyard: The Movie, Snakes on a Plane, Evan Almighty, Pan’s Labyrinth and much more. p p

Camilla Engman

p p p ' Camilla Engman grew up in a small Swedish town named Trollhättan. This is where she began looking at life from a perspective that most of us see only momentarily, and just a few are able to record. Camilla practised her skills at the Dome Art School and later at the School of Design and Craft, Gothenburg University, where she acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree. Often through animals or people, Camilla’s pictures inspire their audience with a wide range of feelings. Her work has a knack of allowing you to grasp a notion without robbing you of your personal interpretation, regardless of whether it’s an acrylic painting, paper-on-paper or mixed media. ' p p

Mano de Desierto

p p p ' Mano de Desierto is a work of the Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal, built in the early 1980s. It was financed by a local booster organization called Corporación Pro Antofagasta. The motive of hands rising from the ground is an obsession of Mr. Irarrázabal. His other works include two other famos large scale sculptures exploring the same idea.' p