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Paper products from Making Good

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By Samuel Szwarcbord in New Products on Friday 4 January 2013

Making Good looks closely at ordinary things, the objects we use every day. With careful attention to detail, Making Good creates enduring printed and paper products that make tasks easier, spaces more restful, and life just a little less complicated. Even if we do say so ourselves.

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New art by Kahn and Selesnick

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By Samuel Szwarcbord in New Art on Friday 4 January 2013

The art partnership of Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick create fantastical and magical panoramas. Each series has a strong narrative, in a pseudo documentary style. Costumes, props and sets combine to compose these surreal and beautiful photographs. Their exhibitions of these panoramas are often accompanied by ‘artifacts’ from the documented event to further blur reality and the constructed photograph.

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Documentary photography by Simon Norfolk

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By Samuel Szwarcbord in New Photography on Friday 4 January 2013

These clear bright documentary photographs by Simon Norfolk are haunting in their beauty. Intrigued by imperialism, militarism and war, his photographs cover everything from burned out aeroplanes in Kabul, and various war torn regions, to the supercomputers designed to build nuclear bombs, and the eerie and moving Arizona/Mexico border fence.

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Inventive chair design by Tomas Alonso

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By Samuel Szwarcbord in New Design on Thursday 3 January 2013

A new take on the traditional steam bent wood chairs by the talented and inventive designer, Tomas Alonso. The use of material echoes the classic Thonet chairs, but this reinterpretation is contemporary in its visual language.

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Utilitarian Ceramics by Ben Fiess

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By Samuel Szwarcbord in New Design on Wednesday 2 January 2013

These perfect vessels in what seems to be an infinite array of colour combinations bring together two of Ben Fiess’ fascinations: the mass produced form and impeccable and complex record keeping. Although his database of glazes and clays is meticulous and scientific, and the porcelain forms firmly echo machine made and generic shapes, the combination of the two is both magical and resoundingly human.

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Grace Jones’s iconic 1985 Island Life album cover

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By Samuel Szwarcbord in New Photography on Tuesday 1 January 2013

The iconic image of Grace Jones on the cover of her 1985 album Island Life is as impressive as it is impossible. The photograph which was collaged in a pre-digital era by art director Jean-Paul Goude helped transform Jones into an international superstar. And established the striking identity for which she is now renowned.

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