Matt Donovan & Hallie Siegel

 photo Donovan2011_Boy_with_parachute_1_zps50ec1858.jpg  photo Donovan2011_Boy_whittling_a_stick_2_zpsa13f9c02.jpg  photo Donovan2011_Boy_with_life_jacket_1_zps4eef31ef.jpg  photo Donovan2011_Conjoined_twins_3_zpsa19a3623.jpg Matt Donovan is an artist, industrial designer and conservator of kinetic artworks. Formally trained in Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design, but with an instinctive understanding of engineering, he has built a career in which design and art are inseparable. In addition to his collaboration with Hallie Siegel, highlights from Matt’s career include collaborating with Max Dean and Raffaello D’Andrea on “The Robotic Chair”. He has exhibited at ARS Electronica, ARCO art fair, Luminato Festival, and has work in the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Canada. Hallie Siegel is an artist, media designer and science communications advisor, who uses text, graphics and other media to translate abstract ideas into accessible and meaningful content. Born in London, Ontario and raised in Toronto, Hallie completed her B.A. in Communication Studies at Concordia University. She presently works as a science communications advisor for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and her work with Matt Donovan has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Toronto and across Ontario. Matt and Hallie began their collaboration in 1999. Over the next several years, they built up a body or work, received grants from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council, and eventually exhibited at the Olga Korper Gallery in 2007. At the end of 2007 they moved to Zurich where Matt was Artist in Residence and Hallie worked as a science communication advisor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). They returned to Canada in 2010, and now work out of their Toronto studio. Website here.  photo Donovan2011_Boy_with_hatchet_2_zpsecb2a752.jpg  photo Donovan2011_Boy_intallation_2_zpse4414366.jpg  photo Donovan2011_Boy_intallation_1_zpsedfaabc1.jpg

Camila Carlow

"Eye Heart Spleen is a body of work by English artist Camila Carlow. 13 photographs representing human organs sculpted out of wild plants and weeds foraged in Bristol. The plants were collected and assembled early in the day, so as to photograph them in the best possible light, and to keep them from wilting. This work invites the viewer to regard our vital structures as beautiful living organisms, and to contemplate the miraculous work taking place inside our bodies, even in this very moment."

Adelaide Paul

 photo the_artificial_queendom_detail_zps1cbbb6cc.jpg  photo the_artificial_queendom_2006_zps2e0f2385.jpg Adelaide Paul is a sculptor residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1993, and her MFA from Louisiana State University in 1996. Her work is concerned with investigating the relationships between domesticated animals and humans. She is represented by the Garth Clark Gallery in New York City, and she is a resident artist at The lay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  photo p1020270_zps6f07f195.jpg  photo the_artificial_queendom_detail2_zps8ce54445.jpg

Radu Belcin

 photo 2011FindmewhereImhiding170-50cm_zpse9eed27f.jpg  photo 2011FindmewhereImhiding270-50cm_zps0b88fb25.jpg Radu Belcin catches attention by new associations of characters, or objects, in a chiaroscuro-painted atmosphere. Starting the quest from the expression of reality study, Belcin explore the identities of the individual and of the present. The frame of such visual exploration is addressed in chiaroscuro. The delight of long shadows elongating in the background, the sparks of light, coming from the scenographically designed spot lights create the atmosphere that leads to a world of dreams or nightmares. (via Nasui Collection & Gallery)  photo 2011FindmewhereImhiding370-50cm_zps70793fbc.jpg

Zheng Chunhui

 photo tumblr_n58al5O9Hk1qj6juso1_1280_zps7f8208f2.jpg  photo tumblr_n58al5O9Hk1qj6juso3_1280_zps66b0ac94.jpg  photo tumblr_n58al5O9Hk1qj6juso4_1280_zpsdcf020c9.jpg 'This huge wooden sculpture is an impressive display of the famous Chinese wood carver Zheng Chunhui's incredible hand-carving skills. Standing more than 40 feet long, almost 8 feet wide, and, at one point, 10 feet tall, the massive work of art was formed out of just one single log and was recently declared the world's longest wood sculpture by the Guinness Book of World Records. (via My Modern Metropolis)'  photo tumblr_n58al5O9Hk1qj6juso2_1280_zpsc618a135.jpg  photo tumblr_n58al5O9Hk1qj6juso5_1280_zps1d2300a0.jpg

Ear Buddies Ear Buds

 photo Untitled-1_zps340d1424.jpg 'You might already have a pair of in-ear headphones, but do you have “ear-in-ear” headphones? We didn’t think so. Stay one step ahead of everyone else with our Ear Buddies Earbuds. Compatible with devices with a standard 3.5mm headphone socket, including iPhones. OFC wire used for low noise, high fidelity sound quality, special design for MP3 music.'  photo ear_buddies_ear_buds_1_1_zpsf624c5fb.jpg

A Thousand Souls by Maciek Jasik

 photo 13_zps49ed7efc.jpg  photo 31_zpsca8e6bfa.jpg  photo 20_zps0da02513.jpg  photo 21_zps49292597.jpg " The idea of the single soul is the basis of Western religion and society. It is the source of our individuality and our desire. And the portrait defines this self, by exposing the soul through a clarity of vision. We feel we can sense the texture of this soul through the details and subtleties of the subject’s expression and manner." - Maciek Jasik  photo 27_zps6b82ab0f.jpg  photo 11_zps8f8e6db1.jpg  photo 22_zps51223edf.jpg

Zlatan Vehabivic

 photo rockbottomriser_zps2ba14bdf.jpg  photo leviathan_zps50c7877a.jpg Zlatan Vehabovic, b. 1982 Banja Luka, lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. Vehabović earned his Ph.D. in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Vehabović is among the most highly regarded young artist in Croatia having won First Prize for Zagreb Salon 2010, The International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Award 2010, as well as an Essl Award in 2007, (Emerging Artists in Southeast Europe) 2010, and with solo exhibits in 2011 and 2013 at Lauba Museum in Zagreb, Kranjcar Gallery, Zagreb (2011). (via Marc Straus)  photo 2_zps0e9a8771.jpg  photo 1834385413-Croatia3-Croatia-s-biggest-leap-since-independence-KyA_zps3af1eb1a.jpg

Leonardo Drew

 photo 4307_LD12420N_zpsc49ed7cd.jpg  photo 7078_LD12420K_zps1e08c7a1.jpg  photo 1819_LD12420P_zps1ab3bfe5.jpg Leonardo Drew <-- Born in Tallahassee, Florida, 1961; Lives in San Antonio, Texas & Brooklyn, New York; Education: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY; B.F.A.,1985 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 1981-1982 (Photos via Sikkema Jenkins and Co)  photo 8936_LD12420A_zps4b87b426.jpg  photo 791_LD12420L_zpse8d647cc.jpg

Tabby Hour Mug

 photo b16532f447ed50b62052127c109c5891_zpsd6d18a7c.jpg  photo 25ed47b71f649fb91ded09d461278fd8_zpsb9b2882b.jpg After a long day at work followed by birthday gift-shopping, youre ready to for a hot toddy served in your new tabby cat mug! Buy here.  photo Untitled-1_zps900ebdb7.jpg