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Harked the Raven, Nevermore

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Mari
September 18th, 2009

thehandyman 585x390 Harked the Raven, Nevermore

Before looking at this post check under the bed.  Nothing?  Good.  Are the lights off?  It’d be in your interest to turn them on.  While you’re doing that, perhaps grab a friend and make sure your door is locked as well.

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Sebastian Errazuriz: If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a lamp.

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nrvsnrg
September 18th, 2009

errazuriz lamp Sebastian Errazuriz: If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a lamp.

Chilean artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz is all about recontextualizing everyday things. Whether it’s zippers, teddy bears, motorcycle helmets, football stadiums, or taxidermied ducks; it doesn’t matter. They are all raw materials that have uses beyond those originally intended. [ Continue Reading ]

Sippy-Chair

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Mari
September 17th, 2009

clutch3 Sippy Chair

The most that I have ever done with straws were place them in the outermost corners of my mouth, make a funny noise, and pretend I was a walrus.  This is totally more aesthetically appealing.

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Bach and Modern Design

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Faetra
September 17th, 2009

zha jsbach 01 358x400 Bach and Modern Design Have you ever seen the Disney movie Fantasia? Actually I wouldn’t even call it a movie, but rather a musical animation experience. If you haven’t I’ll let you in on a little secret of my childhood: it was awesome. It’s all of the staples of the classical music cannon set to trippy animation experiences. If one of those were to come to life I would imagine it would look something like what happened this summer in Manchester, England when Zaha Hadid Architects created a brand new chamber music hall inside the Manchester Art Gallery for a limited performance of the solo works of Johann Sebastian Bach by a gaggle of internationally acclaimed musicians.  [ Continue Reading ]

Charles Kaisin expands your seat.

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nrvsnrg
September 16th, 2009

charles kaisin 585x235 Charles Kaisin expands your seat.

Charles Kaisin is a Belgian designer who walks the walk, rather than just talk the talk. A lot of people want to be sustainable and use recycled materials, but who out there actually uses recycled materials as their primary material? Especially when we’re talking about furniture? [ Continue Reading ]

The Sandman

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Mari
September 16th, 2009

Gollum sand sculpture fs The Sandman

If you’re anyone who’s anyone you should know who this is a picture of before continuing on.  I’ll give you a wee hint,  “My precious.”

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Sandorfi is Otherworldly

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Faetra
September 15th, 2009

sandorfi 2 321x400 Sandorfi is OtherworldlyCheck out the work of Hungarian artist Istvan Sandorfi. The artist, who is currently exclusively represented by the Jane Kahan Gallery in Soho, New York City creates oil based works that have an impressionist style of painting combined with surreal subject materials. [ Continue Reading ]

In the World of Dittmar

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Mari
September 15th, 2009

a1 550x400 In the World of Dittmar

I feel a sort of feng shui ease when look at the work of Meredith Dittmar. Her placement and serene expressions of her characters make me wish I had an animal head and positioned in a world reminiscent of Narnia.

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Birds in Uniforms

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Amandaaah
September 14th, 2009

SZ5 Birds in Uniforms

When I think of clothes that I would like to see birds wearing, my mind does not travel to military uniforms. I would rather see a bird in a dress or a nice ascot buuuuuuut in seeing American illustrator, Samantha Zaza’s series Coup, I have definitely started dressing my birds differently.

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