Resa Blatman

p Resa Blatman's statement: Through my work, I attempt to show nature at odds with itself by playing with the contradictions of emptiness versus fullness, lush versus barren, and rapture versus displeasure. In my paintings, the berries, linear loops, and tiny dots represent an abundance of embryos, eggs, and seeds. Heaps are an important element: these berries, loops, tiny dots, and sometimes creatures accumulate in piles and mounds and represent the bounty of femininity and ripeness. My compositions are inspired by the Baroque, Romanticism, and Victorian decorative art, as well as botanical imagery, to create a visual feast of fruit, flora, wildlife, and pattern. I take those elements out of their context and give them a surreal landscape or contemporary stage. Most of the elements are representationally painted with form, yet in the same picture others might be used as decorative backgrounds. The elements and patterns represent a kind of human life cycle, with all of its changes and complexities, while the juxtaposition of these “three-dimensional” and flat forms creates a visually rich dialog that refers to the ongoing contradictions mentioned above — lush versus barren. Themes of excess and beauty are also represented through the decorative qualities in the paintings. Yet, these ornamental, invasive patterns creep into the fecund environments of the birds and bats — sometimes overtaking, even strangling the animals — and along with the ominous berry, create a picture of sensuality mixed with undertones of wanting and dismay. (Continue reading...)

John Casey

' John Casey is obsessed with fictitious human morphology, which he explores in his ink drawings and small sculptures. At first glance, his works seem to portray a menagerie of deformed creatures. A collective analysis reveals this array of oddball creations to be a series of psychological studies — self-portraits of the artist's inner psyche in all of its multifaceted incarnations. Some sad, some horrific, and some whimsical, these characters evoke responses from laughter and sympathy to disgust and discomfort. While one might call Casey's work the exorcising of inner demons, his creations inspire more empathy than they do loathing. By depicting the grotesque as pitiable, John Casey illuminates the darkest corners of the mind, seeking redemption for all of us.

Jorge Lopes Dos Santos

Brazilian design graduate Jorge Lopes Dos Santos has developed a way of making physical models of foetuses using data from ultrasound, CT and MRI scans. He developed the project in collaboration with a paediatric cardiologist at Imperial College while studying on the Design Products MA course at London’s Royal College of Art. Jorge Lopes Dos Santos hopes the models, which are made using 3D printing techniques, can be used to train doctors and to help with emotional support for parents whose child may be born with deformities. (via Dezeen)


Denise Julia Reytan is a German artist and jeweler who created the t1mepeace watch, to encourage the wearer to forget about time and enjoy life. Cool stuff!

Raveland Robotics

p This is just wonderful. I'm thrilled to have stumbled upon Raveland Robotics. Lots of pretty fun work. You'll find a lot more of it in their Flickr stream. Link here. p p

Jack Griffin

p p p Hungover stuffed animals at the carnival by Jack Griffin. Haha. Looove it! : ) p p

Gerry Judah

p p p Gerry Judah created a 32 metre-high sculpture for Audi at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England. Stunning! p p

Aurea Dish Rack

p Aurea is a stylish, ingeniously space saving dish rack. Aurea won the Maison & Objets and Elle Décor’s "les Découvertes" award and was first featured in "Elle à table" magazine before catching the editors’ eye at Wallpaper* and Dwell. Designer: Ernest Perera Add to cart. p

Robert The

p p p Robert The <-- Born Carmel California, 1961. Studied philosophy and mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1979 - 1984. Institute of Lettering and Design, Chicago 1986-88. Began making book pieces in 1991. Currently lives in Kingston, New York. p p

Kate Bernauer

Kate Bernauer is a photographic and video artist and cinematic designer who lives and works in Brisbane, Australia. Her work is embedded with implied narratives that are inspired by dreams, myths and tall stories.