Elena Kalis

p p p p p Elena Kalis is one of those photographers that are soo good, she angers me. Haha. Wow. If you like this Alice in Waterland series, there's a lot more where it came from, so get-a-clickin'! p p p p

Dan Attoe

p p p Dan Attoe is a painter and sculptor born in 1975. He is represented by Peres Projects in LA and Berlin. Attoe was born in Bremerton, Washington in 1975 and moved through Idaho, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa before choosing his current location near Portland, Oregon. Attoe attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he first studied psychology, and later changed his major to art and studied with the influential painter T.L. Solien. Attoe founded the art group Paintallica. Attoe has used a variety of media in his art, but has become best known for his paintings that blend noir-ish surrealism not unlike that of filmmakers Gus Van Sant and David Lynch who are also from the Northwest. Attoe's work often touches on the grittier parts of both rural and urban life colored with a mystical form of existentialism. While studying in Spain in 2005, Attoe embraced bullfighting and earned a silver star in regional competition. His recent film work portrays the sport as though it were a Christmas pageant in "Le Pointy." Currently Attoe is a part-time instructor of art at Portland State University. p

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


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