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Teresa is a freelance writer living in a small Ontario town. She's a wife, mother of two and yoga enthusiast.

O House

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teresalj
October 11th, 2010

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Though something called the O house brings to mind anything but O shaped bricks, I digress (with a wink.) In reality, it’s this very cool architectural piece designed by architects Philippe  Stuebi and Eberhard Troger. I wonder what inspired them to design a house with circular openings and round glass bricks. Imagine the reflection of light on round glass bricks and what that must look like. Imagine the clean vast white spaces throughout interspersed with concrete and metal throughout.

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Steve Lippman

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October 8th, 2010

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Steven Lippman is a photographer, surfer and skateboarder hailing from California. His editorial works are full of movement and life. They tell stories without feeling like the models are overly posed and contrived. The pictures feel…clean, not because they aren’t provocative but because there’s this beautiful minimalism about the use of so much black and white and uncluttered background. In short, the portraits are engaging as hell and the editorials are gorgeous while the lifestyle and advertising shots sell me instantly. [ Continue Reading ]

Keith P Rain, Soft Porn?

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September 10th, 2010

keith p rain 2 285x400 Keith P Rain, Soft Porn?

Provocative, eye-catching…a little soft pornish but with this groovy vibe. The rendering of the girl with a feather headdress is quite beautiful. Soft and alluring. The gloves in the boxing girl piece are standout, drawing the eye to them rather than right to the girl.

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Steve Santana: Face The Dark Force

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September 8th, 2010

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Anything involving Darth Vader is going to impress me, especially if the image involving him is as artistic as that of Steve Santana. The Legacy and Truth piece (with the glaring eyes of the skull boring into me) is another favourite of mine. I especially like the use of colour. Here and there, I like the splotches of paint across images; they’re the finishing touch that makes some of the others seem naked or flatter almost.

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Coloured Fish Skeletons

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August 24th, 2010

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What can you really say about coloured fish skeletons? Really. Japanese scientists have found a way to make a dead animal’s flesh and muscles transparent and then they discovered how to dye the skeletal systems various colours. Is it art? Is it science? Does it straddle the two, beautifully proving some guy in a lab’s theory of something or other while looking pretty cool in the meantime? These would make interesting conversation pieces atop the mantle or put up by the hundreds on little shelves on the wall.

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Leandro Lima

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August 4th, 2010

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Brazilian illustrator, digital artist and designer Leandro Lima are filled with circular movement. The figures and designs within the illustrations are connected to one another through their colours and circularity. The interest in these pieces lies in the constant searching of the eye, around and around, from one person or animal or swirl or design to the next. Also, there is a feeling of emotion in many of them, the mask falling and breaking, the people frolicking, the strange half face of the bank advertisement.

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Spa and the Magic of Movement

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July 27th, 2010

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SPA is a soothing, inspiring flow of colours and movement by deko.lt, 3D animator and visual effects artist. Looking through the artist’s beautifully rendered website, I’m taken with everything from the backdrop pattern to the pieces themselves. [ Continue Reading ]

Circuit Board Sculptures Remind me of the Earth

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July 14th, 2010

steven rodrig 1 Circuit Board Sculptures Remind me of the EarthAt first, when I saw that there was such a thing as circuit board sculptures, I rolled my eyes, thinking what now? However, once I have a look at what’s out there, I was pretty intrigued. There actually appears to me to be a movement of people finding ways to repurpose used items into art and that’s cool (in my books anyway.)

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Sarah Westgate, Bella-Bones

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June 18th, 2010

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Sarah Westgate’s works are those of both mother and artist. Her predominant mother and woman figures speak to her affinity for both nature and the body in relation to both mothering and being a woman. Her gorgeous “VyletStar*” is both soft and powerful, with the figure a force within herself while remaining connected to her surroundings, what I can only assume is her connectedness to nature. “Repose” speaks to me in much the same way; woman-fairy and nature, all connected but individual selves as well.

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