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Wonder Objects: metalwork by Gary Schott

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By Brigitte Martin in Video on Friday 25 May 2012

Metalsmith Gary Schott creates playful mechanical objects with an element of subtle humor. Schott’s work tends to be very time-consuming, the result of which is the creation of a device that performs an almost ridiculous, though charming and intimate action.

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The Virtual Shoe Museum

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By Brigitte Martin in Cool Websites on Thursday 24 May 2012

Is this a shoe? Is it wearable? It doesn’t matter. If something has a sly sense of humor then I love it already. Go ahead, pick a color, a designer or a material, and see what comes up. I couldn’t help myself and went to the ‘experimental’ section first. This is a huge virtual collection. Well worth exploring.

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Body part shaped wooden jewelry by Julia Harrison

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By Brigitte Martin in New Art on Tuesday 22 May 2012

With a chisel in her hand, Julia Harrison creates unique jewelry. The Seattle-based artist forms body parts from various woods. The eyes, ears, mouths, hands and arms are first carved and then get an added color treatment with gouache, lacquer, wax and epoxy.

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Seat Assignment: Lavatory Self-Portraits

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By Brigitte Martin in New Photography on Monday 21 May 2012

While in the lavatory on a flight, Nina Katchadourian spontaneously put the tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over her head and took a picture in the mirror using her cellphone. To her surprise, the photo evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. She decided to make a series of these portraits using what the room had to offer.

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