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A multi-colored metallic skin wraps the 11-home, 4-story structure, diffusing light & heat while defining views & privacy. Rare in LA to find new townhomes built at a park. Rarer still a vest-pocket park built around new townhomes. But once again, Habitat Group – with the City of West Hollywood – has developed and integrated both, resulting in livable village urbanity. The unique front unit faces street and park and extends to 3 levels of entry foyer/den, upper living room, 2 bedrooms, 3 baths & large terrace. The remaining 2-story units, on 2 tiers, comprise open living/dining/kitchen areas with study & bath on one floor, while 2 bedrooms, 2 baths occupy another floor, with balconies. While 4 top-tier units enjoy roof deck views of the Hollywood hills, all units partake in Hollywood hubbub & neighborhood bustle. Link here.

Christine Rusche

Christine Rusche works directly with the architecture and the specific character of the room in which she finds herself for her three-dimensional room drawings. When you enter a room drawing, the play of the light/dark contrasts allows for very varied views and perceptions of image and architecture. A room within a room is conjured up when combined with the mooia products. (via Procedes i-d)

Laser Bread

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Kevin Russell

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I’m enjoying the sketches of Kevin Russell, from Florida. See also: his Flickr stream Looks goodness!

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Marc Bijl

Marc Bijl – Born in Leerdam, Netherlands, lives and works in Rotterdam and Berlin. Love the burning peace sign.

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Evan Penny

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You are looking at the carefully crafted sculptures of South African born, Toronto-based sculptor Evan Penny. Stunning really. So mighty impressive. Also see: Ron Mueck

Mutatoes

Mutatoes is a collection of “non-standard fruits, roots, and vegetables found at Berlin’s super- and farmers markets.” Uli Westphal‘s been gathering and photographing these Mutatoes since last year and is still diligently adding to the group, and rightfully so since “the Mutatoproject serves to document and archive these last survivors of biological variety.”

Alain Delorme

Alain Delorme was awarded the Arcimboldo prize. The series Little Dolls questions the identity of the little girls who are playing with their looks as contestants of beauty contests. Through a pixel surgery as Alain Delorme puts it, he captures and changes the girls’ looks and brings a sour criticism of how our society uses innocence. (via Magda Gallery)

Arthur de Pins

Loving these vector illustrations by French artist Arthur De Pins. It’s such an eye candy. Click here to view more.

Rogelio Manzo

” My work is an exploration of the journey and metamorphosis of human existence. This exploration begins in the interior moving outwards through the body the energy and further outwards to the emotions, sensations and skin of the character. The surface is a fundamental part of this discourse as it is abused and caressed, intimidated and protected, torn and mended, as an acknowledgement of the inevitable savours of life. It is as if I have created a limbic system where sensations like fragility, touch, pleasure and scarification get registered to be instigated into an argument of their paradoxical existence. I search for the contradictions of the human form as it searches for its own modern identity in a physical and emotional life experience of constant and ruthless turbulence. In my rummage, I find diverse subjects of study: life, happiness, misery, ambition, fear, love, hate, eroticism, origin, narcissism, culture, social collapse, materialism, life, death, and so on… …but my quest is not to embrace any given subject but to showcase new dimensions that stimulate our perception of them, as a means of understanding and accepting their part in our lives. This way I open a window to the viewer to new ways of seeing our life experience as a place where reason and faith coexist. With a brute introspective sense, I present my subjects the only way I have been capable of; my scalpel has been my brush and my dissecting table has been the portrait. I continually separate and re-integrate their gestures to show the emotions of fragility, displacement, and the disturbing nature of ego to return the subject to its true existential homeostasis. ” – Rogelio Manzo

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