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Art made from shoelaces by Frederico Uribe

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Friday 18 May 2012

In our everyday life, we just use our shoe laces to tie our shoes up. Aren’t we suckers? Miami-based artist Frederico Uribe creates conceptual art out of shoe laces, influences by the history and tradition of classical art. Conjuring emotions of pain and guilt, we can never look at shoe laces the same way again.

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IKEA invents world’s cheapest digital cardboard camera

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Trends on Friday 18 May 2012

When I first heard about this, I was surprised that a Swedish company known for selling a variety of household items have created something so different from their usual products: the first eco-friendly digital cardboard camera called the KNÄPPA. Running on two AA batteries and able to hold up to forty images, it is apparently […]

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Sculptures of little people climbing by Chris Mason

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Thursday 17 May 2012

Using only industrial materials, such as a spool of wires and pair of wire cutting pliers, Chris Mason creates sculptures of little people climbing and descending on walls. He explains that the action of climbing provides an opportunity to look at a figure suspended in space, to be able to see from angles less seen in most traditional sculptures.

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Child’s Own Studio: one-of-a-kind toys for kids

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Thursday 17 May 2012

When I was a kid, I would always doodle wherever I could (and sometimes do even now). Child’s Own Studio takes a step further in producing a kid’s imagination, turning their drawings into one-of-a-kind soft toys. For a kid, seeing their drawings come to life must be a most rewarding feeling.

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Playful oil paintings of elderly people by Jason Bard Yarmosky

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Wednesday 16 May 2012

This playful yet lovely series of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Jason Bard Yarmosky will put a smile on your face. In this series, Elderly Kinder, he plays with the idea of still being a kid even when we’ve become old and wrinkly. From his grandma dressed as Wonder Woman, to a couple shot in which the grandpa is a boxer with his bunny lady on his side, these oil paintings are truly cute.

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Embroidered collage art by Jose Rimussi

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Wednesday 16 May 2012

I admire how Chilean artist Jose Rimussi brings new life to vintage photos. Who knew those needles and threads laying around at home could create such lovely art pieces when combined with vintage photos?

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100 Posters in 100 Days by Megan Matsuoka

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Design on Wednesday 16 May 2012

Some people procrastinate, some people are productive. Serial design addict, Megan Matsuoka, defines effort and creativity by creating 100 posters for 100 days. Her style for this project consists of life advice and inspirational words combined with clean, modern, European sleekness. Her project is inspiring for us to create something everyday.

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Daily Lives of Sumo Wrestlers by Paolo Patrizi

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Photography on Tuesday 15 May 2012

Being an iconic tradition in Japan where being obese is accepted, photographer Paolo Patrizi documents the daily lives and routines of sumo wrestlers through his series of photographs entitled Sumo.

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Aerial Nudes: a photo series by John Crawford

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Photography on Tuesday 15 May 2012

We’ve seen a lot of photographers taking aerial photos but Auckland-based photographer, John Crawford, takes aerial photos to another level through his series of photographs entitled Aerial Nudes. I find these photos interesting because of the beauty and the humor it combines.

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Life-size sculptures of humans made from pencils

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Tuesday 15 May 2012

Colored pencils are usually used for coloring or sketching images. In Federico Uribe’s series of sculptures, entitled Pencilism, he creatively uses pencils to create detailed life-size sculptures of human beings. Truly inspiring.

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Surreal paintings by Jaime Brett Treadwell

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Tuesday 15 May 2012

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jamie Brett Treadwell creates these psychedelic vivid paintings that one might see in one’s dreams. Going with the classic oil paints as his medium of choice, rather than going through the now popular digital approach, his paintings are random in terms of interpreting celebrations that one would be a part of to sculptural images in odd locations.

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Beautiful collage art by Laura Redburn

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Friday 11 May 2012

These series of images by Lauren Redburn are collages that may look like something we see in our dreams. Her creative use of images from old magazines to books makes her works stand out.

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Life-size cardboard sculptures by Chris Gilmour

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Thursday 10 May 2012

Born in the UK and now residing in Italy, Chris Gilmour creates amazing life-size sculptures all out of objects found in our workspace or at home, such as cardboard and glue. As kids, our imaginations was endless when we saw cardboard boxes. From building rocket ships to little houses, Gilmour takes a it all a step further by creating intricate sculptures from vehicles such as bicycles and cars. Cardboards are usually just made to contain and be discarded afterwards. His works reveal a process of understanding that lets us see everyday reality with new awareness and appreciation.

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Nintendo NES controller coffee table

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Design on Thursday 10 May 2012

I died a little when a saw this. This amazing Nintendo NES controller coffee table by Califonia-based furniture and instrument builder Charles Lushear, from design company Boho Workbench, is an actual controller for those who still have their working Nintendo NES lying around. Made from maple, mahogany and walnut, dovetail joinery and mid-century modern legs, this table is not cheap (but totally worth it).

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Photo collages of desolate places by Laura Marsolier

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Photography on Thursday 10 May 2012

Lauren Marsolier’s collage works would make one want to visit these familiar yet non-existent locations. She photographs different places and layers them to make them look like desolated places that are just beautiful and serene. The familiarity of these non-existent photos makes us feel like we’ve seen it, but we can’t identify where they are exactly. Like locations we would see in our dreams.

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