Sara Zin

 photo Untitled-1_zpsb70ec4af.jpg  photo Untitled-4_zps44a80080.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zpsd91b428a.jpg " These watercolor illustrations are traditionally painted, to present the dishes I feel are noteworthy, in a unique and inspiring way." - Sara Zin  photo Untitled-5_zps8d46a171.jpg  photo Untitled-2_zpsccf14891.jpg

Rick Bond

 photo Rick_Bond_-_Day_Break_sm_zps4d7b529b.jpg  photo Rick_Bond_-_Freshening_Breezes_sm_zpsde7cc228.jpg Rick Bond is an established western Canadian artist. He currently lives and paints full time near Vernon, B.C., Canada. He was born in Victoria, B.C. and grew up in the Gulf Islands of Vancouver.  photo Rick_Bond_-_Shoreline_Mosaic_sm_zpsfb20b865.jpg  photo webMinnewanka364810_zpsd8d1f344.jpg

Théo Mercier

 photo Untitled-3_zps60d60f73.jpg  photo Untitled-2_zps5dfb5c6d.jpg  photo tumblr_my1x3ndgDb1s42es7o9_r1_500_zps03185913.jpg Théo Mercier (born 1984) is a French sculptor, painter and photographer. He is trained as a designer and self-taught as an artist, and interned with Matthew Barney in 2008. He also worked with Bernard Wilhelm. He uses collage and found objects in his work. Vogue described his work as drawing "on a surreal and dreamlike imaginarium populated by singular, mysterious and often monstrous creatures." His work has been exhibited at the Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie and the Fondation d'entreprise Ricard in Paris, France and Lille 3000.  photo Untitled-4_zps386f6a19.jpg  photo REU-FRANCE__zps5a16ced5.jpg

Mark Nixon

 photo ml4_zpsb4a56e10.jpg  photo Derek_Ward_-_Teddy_copy_zps8d0116c8.jpg  photo mark-nixon-much-loved-4_zpsb28a7f0a.jpg " In June 1995, suffering from a particularly bad case of writers block, I bought a camera, thinking a hobby would give me something other than music to think about and I’d be able to go back to writing songs and getting nowhere. I haven’t picked up the guitar since. Photography came very easily to me. I understood it instinctively and the results, (compared to writing a song, which might take a year, by which time I couldn’t tell if it was any good or not) were instant. I started getting work immediately and soon had to give up signing on the dole (very traumatic) and even my part time waiter’s job. My first big job was a series of book covers for Poolbeg Press, which I couldn’t believe they actually hired me for, since I hadn’t a clue what I was doing. I was given a rough brief and had to find locations, props, models etc. For all you photogs, I was shooting transparency film on a Pentax 67 with no polariods, using filters, mixing daylight and tungsten and keeping my fingers crossed that they would turn out. I travelled to each location on my bicycle, with the lights balanced precariously in a suitcase on the handlebars, camera and tripod strapped to my back. Ahh the good old days. I love photographing people. There is still something magical that happens between the subject, me and the camera that still surprises me. I still feel like I've only started." - Mark Nixon  photo ml2_zpsfd632aeb.jpg  photo muchloved3BigTedownedbyMaireadHarrington_zps68dc30f1.jpg  photo much-loved-teddy-bears-and-stuffed-animals-mark-nixon-3_zps73a25513.jpg

Hasan Kale

 photo kale-4_zps000611fc.jpg  photo kale-1_zpsf2893efc.jpg Really impressive miniature cities painted on food by artist Hasan Kale. Wow.  photo kale-7_zps8651b86e.jpg  photo 10376315_778116452207113_2118507867872749493_n_zpsc02aa6d8.jpg

Roberto Osti

 photo deconstruction_werewolf_zpsdb6d27aa.jpg  photo shaman_zps0b0c2f2f.jpg Roberto Osti received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art, and his illustrations and paintings have been exhibited internationally and published in Scientific American magazine and The New York Times.  photo 21-Roberto_Osti_zps0c73ee58.jpg  photo 74_zps36c17a2f.jpg

Urban Grow Planters

 photo Urban-Grow-Tiger-Planter-in-Red_zpscbbc6ee4.jpeg  photo b6dc1adfd0fcc6ee81cace42f24dff97_zpseb1ef708.jpg Bring the jungle inside with these colourful plant pots. Simply place the plant in the animal's back and watch it grow. Buy them here.  photo Urban-Grow-Elephant-Planter_zps69cb9127.jpeg

Till Rabus

 photo tr1_zps6cb19781.jpg  photo tumblr_mvib7rzHQr1r05oujo5_400_zps28d49cd8.jpg 'Drawing from his day-to-day existence, Rabus highlights the implicit, yet forgotten decay of one's habitual surroundings. Showcasing a selection of bric-a-brac come to life in his methodically detailed paintings, the artist transforms the most ordinary into an extraordinary phenomenon. Paying homage to the pictorial tradition of old master painting and its iconography, the artist employs a form of radical realism; yet, a tainted shroud consistently lies over his works, allowing us to get a glimpse of today's cold brutality with subtly humorous elements.' (via Lazarides)  photo tillrabus-02_zps0ba90b7d.jpg


 photo Scan10001_zpsc68dbe3c.jpg  photo 33_zps6708ec02.jpg  photo SXSDXLOW_zpsf98b2ca1.jpg More examples of Caktus&Maria's work can be found here. You're welcome.  photo 29_zps5c4659c2.jpg  photo 30_zps4ad04539.jpg

Sandro Giordano

 photo Untitled-1_zps2b5b50b7.jpg  photo Untitled-5_zps4c689b47.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zpsf5971712.jpg " Photographer Sandro Giordoan depicts people in the moment after a fall in his darkly humorous photo series “In Extremis (bodies with no regret)”. In each photo the people are posed in comically awkward positions and photographed from unflattering angles." (via Laughing Squid)  photo Untitled-2_zps0db4471d.jpg  photo Untitled-6_zps18ec038c.jpg  photo Untitled-4_zpsed462772.jpg