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Le Creative Sweatshop: handmade contemporary art

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By Maria Monferrer in New Art on Tuesday 17 April 2012

French studio, Le Creative Sweatshop, are Julien Morin and Mathieu Missiaen. They have envisioned geometric adaptations for their fragile handmade pieces, based on contemporary art and architecture.

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Erotic portraits by Canadian artist Kris Knight

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By Maria Monferrer in New Art on Tuesday 17 April 2012

Kris Knight is a Canadian painter influenced by symbolist and romantic painting. I particularly like the expression of his faces and the ethereal and shiny skins that he gives his subjects. Knight paints boys and girls that are between youth and adulthood: ambiguous portraits, full of innocence and erotism.

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Industrial designs by Benjamin Hubert

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By Maria Monferrer in New Design on Monday 16 April 2012

Benjamin Hubert is a fantastic industrial designer whose work is imbued with super taste, beautiful forms, and smart use of materials.

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Grass Track Racer by Townsend Cycles

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By Maria Monferrer in New Products on Friday 6 April 2012

This bicycle is so beautiful, simple and perfect. A very fashionable velodrome version combines the age-old tradition of path racing with the classic style.

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La Casa de Wendy: a new label from Inés and Iván

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By Maria Monferrer in New Fashion on Friday 23 March 2012

Inés and Iván are the two guys behind the cool fashion label, La Casita de Wendy. I like the prints and, above all, I like the way they work and run their brand. Keeping it as a small business is a challenge for them.

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La Gioconda at The Prado Museum in Madrid

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By Maria Monferrer in New Events on Thursday 22 March 2012

La Gioconda appears again in Madrid’s Prado Museum. This is a great find because it was painted by one of the favorite disciples of Leonardo da Vinci, while da Vinci worked on the original. With this spectacular restoration, the work of Leonardo is born again. It will be exposed at The Louvre soon. Why da […]

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Vintage porcelain jewellery by Andres Gallardo

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By Maria Monferrer in New Fashion on Thursday 22 March 2012

Andrés Gallardo transforms vintage porcelain figures into small jewellery. He is inspired by elements of flora and fauna, and he works it out using leather, woods, gold, and silver. He is self-taught, highly intuitive at handcrafting.

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Metal insect sculptures by Elizabeth Goluch

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By Maria Monferrer in New Art on Wednesday 21 March 2012

Elizabeth Goluch’s focus for the past ten years has been creating one-of-a-kind, larger than life, highly detailed metal insects. Each complex, nature perfect sculpture, incorporates gold, silver, enamel and gemstones in its construction. The decorative details reference elements of insect life, lore and environment.

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Global Hypercolor fashion by Walter Van Beirendonck

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By Maria Monferrer in New Fashion on Wednesday 21 March 2012

The creativity and the perseverance through which Walter Van Beirendonck has been at the forefront of fashion for more than 30 years continues to be a source of inspiration. Grab a copy of Dream the World Awake: 240 pages of pure inspiration.

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Japanese-themed paintings by Melissa Haslam

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By Maria Monferrer in New Art on Wednesday 21 March 2012

Melissa Haslam’s paintings reflects a special view of the world. Her influences include Japanese illustration and contemporary fashion photography, with an emphasis on narrative themes.

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