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3D miniature pieces of Tokyo by Yumiko Matsui

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Thursday 31 May 2012

We all grew up and started creating craft with simple art supplies, such as colored paper and glue. Japanese artist Yumiko Matsui plays with these simple art supplies again to re-create lovely 3D miniature pieces of Tokyo. As she states, the concept of her work could be expressed as: ‘Feel as if you are here’.

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25,000 paper bags used to redesign OWEN store interior

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Design on Thursday 31 May 2012

When I first saw the photos for the interior of the OWEN Boutique store, I was amazed. Created by an architecture firm called Tacklebox, they designed and hand-built the boutique’s surface from floor to ceiling with 25,000 brown paper bags to replicate a honeycomb-like structure. Tacklebox reclaims common, ordinary, or overlooked materials and use them in an extraordinary way to foster a sense of timelessness.

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Playful, psychedelic illustrations by Jake Blanchard

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Illustration on Saturday 26 May 2012

London-based illustrator Jake Blanchard defines being a successful freelance artist. From creating posters, record and CD sleeves, shirts and skateboards, this guy is a busy little bee. Inspired by things ranging from the natural world to mythology, his illustrations come off as playful but psychedelic.

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Peter Serafinowicz directs the incredible new Hot Chip video

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Music on Saturday 26 May 2012

It’s been a while since the electronic-indie band Hot Chip released a new track, so when I found about their new music video, I was just ecstatic to see it. The song, Night and Day, which features well known musician and comedian Reggie Watts, is a great tune that makes you bop your head around. […]

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Drowning World: a photo series by Gideon Mendel

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Photography on Saturday 26 May 2012

It’s a sad fact that natural disasters come and go, ruining land and leaving damaged homes and heartaches. Award-winning photographer, Gideon Mendel, has captured the tragic after-effects of floods from different countries since 2007 to visually address the issue of climate change.

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Die Young: a new illustration series by Ben Brown

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Illustration on Thursday 24 May 2012

They say the good die young. Sydney based illustrator Ben Brown created these series of illustrations appropriately titled Die Young, which consists of images of high-profile celebrities alongside their detailed skulls and bones. From Amy Winehouse, James Dean to Kurt Cobain, the vibrancy of his posters are worth posting on your walls.

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The Bicycle Rearview Camera

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Products on Thursday 24 May 2012

One thing that scares me about riding a bike sometimes is not knowing if a vehicle behind me is too close for them to accidentally bump into me. This product solves all those worries. The Bicycle Rearview Camera provides a 75 degree field of view of what’s behind you through its camera and monitor mounted […]

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Brad Pitt Eating Things tumblr

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By Samantha Dalrymple in Cool Websites on Thursday 24 May 2012

Tumblr is filled with oddities that one can’t avoid stumbling upon. Brad Pitt Eating Things is a site dedicated to posts featuring Brad Pitt eating, from television shows to movie scenes. It really just makes you realize that he likes to eat. A lot. Especially on camera.

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Tattoo designs by Jon Burgerman

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Wednesday 23 May 2012

Hands down, Jon Burgerman is one of my favorite artists. When I first asked him to design a custom piece for me for a tattoo, my mind was blown away when he agreed.

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Funny portrait photos by Lithuania’s Tadao Cern

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Photography on Tuesday 22 May 2012

Graduating with a Masters Degree in Architecture, Lithuanian-based Tadao Cern shifted gears by diving into photography and creating this hilarious series of photographs entitled, Blow Job.

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Abstract illustrations by Taylor McClure

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Illustration on Tuesday 22 May 2012

I’ve always had a fascination with abstract images, so when I stumbled upon Texas-based artist Taylor McClure, I loved how the colors of his illustrations popped out. Basing his artwork on random doodles in his sketchbooks, he creates abstract and vivid images that really stand out.

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Imaginative playground designs by Monstrum

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By Samantha Dalrymple in Architecture on Tuesday 22 May 2012

Swings, monkey bars and sandboxes are the usual sights we would expect to see in children’s playground. Denmark-based design and architecture firm, Monstrum, creates playgrounds that are visually stunning. Focusing on design, motor challenges and safety as their core, Monstrum plays with imaginative designs for kids to play in, with creations like big blue whales and surreal houses, to submarines and jet planes. It’s like a life-size visual dream for kids.

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Dream Diary: a twisted art series by Vaka Valo

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Tuesday 22 May 2012

When I first stumbled upon Vaka Valo’s works entitled Dream Diary, it made me wonder if he actually dreamt these or if he just made them out of fun due to it’s twisted content: from people being chloroformed to someone torturing people with household items. With the illustrations giving off a feel of old instructional-like images,┬áthis series really defines dark humor in an oddly beautiful way.

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Pin Art: portraits made from wooden pegs tacked into boards

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Monday 21 May 2012

This latest Pin Art project for Plaza Magazine, by still life and interior photographer Philip Karlberg, is something memorable. Using thousands of wooden pegs tacked into boards to portray iconic celebrities and their sunglasses is brilliant. He uses his skill of lighting to make the faces truly stand out. Can you guess all the celebrities he portrayed?

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Before and after images of 30s, 40s, and 50s pin-up girls

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Saturday 19 May 2012

Digital manipulation was nothing but a dream back in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. This series of before and after images of pin-up girls by one of the most important glamour artists of the twentieth century, Gil Elvgren, shows us how easy it was to manipulate regular photos of full figured women into beautiful paintings of their seductive counterparts that our grandparents would see in magazines or hung on their walls.

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