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Sandra Villeneuve

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” I spent most of my childhood abroad in a country where the weather was hot. In my adult years I live in the north where the temperatures are colder and unpredictable. Illustration has always been a part of my life. Collaborating, reading, freelance writing & finding new software to incorporate with my existing techniques are a part of my everyday. ” – Sandra Villeneuve

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Sushi Socks

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Look what just came around the carousel. Fresh from Japan, Sushi Socks are the hot (or is that cold) new thing in cosy footwear. Hand-rolled to look just like their tasty namesakes, each pair of these fun socks is woven in the colours of classic sushi. Choose from Shrimp, Octopus, Salmon, Red Caviar, Tuna and Mazasushi (Trout apparently)… or dine out on all of them.

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Michael Sailstorfer

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Michael Sailstorfer’s artistic position is to constantly question and expand the classical notion of sculpture. With his often elaborately produced works he puts the processes of daily life in unusual relationships towards each other. He incorporates light, sound and smell within his installations thereby generating images of poetic power. His installation of a hanging car tire rotating in vain and rubbing against the wall without being able to get away, became renowned in 2005. In doing so the tire abrades and spreads a typical pungent odor. He dedicated his first big solo exhibition 2012 in Berlin to the central theme of the forest. In the installation „Forst (forest)“ five upside down hanging trees which rotate slowly occupy the whole of the ten meter high exhibition space. In the same year Michael Sailstorfer was awarded the Vattenfall Contemporary 2012. (via Monochromatic Axonometric)

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Robert Xavier Burden

” I want to renew my faded sense of childhood awe.” Robert Xavier Burden (previously-blogged)

Isa Genzken

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Isa Genzken (born 1948, Bad Oldesloe, Schleswig-Holstein) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Berlin. Her primary media are sculpture and installation, using a wide variety of materials, including concrete, plaster, wood and textile. She also works with photography, video, film and collage.

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Hamburger Bean Bag

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Super comfy bean bag in a playful hamburger shape. Click here to buy. Yes!

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Shu Yong

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Shu Yong <-- 1974 Born in Xupu, Hunan Province, China; Lives and works in Beijing and Guangzhou, China

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Minni Havas

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Minni Havas is an illustrator based in Helsinki. Having studied fashion design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, her focus is mainly on fashion illustration. Minni uses colour pencils to draw detailed pictures with magical colours and arrangements somewhere in the borderlands of the real and the imaginary.

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A Portrait of Crufts by Martin Usborne

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Martin’s key interest is man’s relationship to (other) animals. Although his imagery is sometimes dark – capturing the way in which we silence, control or distance ourselves from other animals – his pictures strive for a subtle humour. Martin often undertakes editorial or commercial commissions and his work is regularly featured in international magazines and has been seen in group and solo shows around the world as well as in the National Portrait Gallery London. He has had four books published. More here.

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Modular Fish Hotel

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Give your fish the gift of a modern, stylish home with this Modular Fish Hotel, a seriously classy aquarium that you can stack — purchase in multiples to create a swanky fish condominium! Features a square glass bowl surrounded by a paintable plastic facade with asymmetrical windows + an uncovered top.

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