Archive for August, 2008

george handy sculpture and ceramic art

beautiful textures on these intriguing, puzzle-like mixed media wall pieces from north carolina mixed media artist george handy. a talented multidisciplinary artist, george creates large scale wooden sculpture and also has a notable collection of ceramic vessels.

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see much more on george’s website.


andrea joseph drawings

beautiful pen, pencil and ink work from uk artist andrea joseph.

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see what’s on her mind right now at her blog.


sophie gardner jewelry

seattle-based designer sophie gardner dazzles with her richly simple jewelry collection, drawing her influences from ancient and modern civilizations and the beautiful patterned details of life in europe, india, and beyond. she also creates a feeling of drama using our bare skin as a negative space element.

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see more from sophie on her website, and find select pieces over at auto.


alpha coffee table

hey letterpress fans – check out this fun mod alpha coffee table offered at crate and barrel. it was created by a graphic designer in london after an inspiring trip to a paris flea market by the cb buyers. the glass-protected top is carved from a single piece of shesham wood, has raised letters and sits atop a steel base.

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it’s 36″ square x 17″ high, it’s $899 and it’s available right here.


target dorm commercial

it’s that time of year when i wax nostalgic about heading off to the hallowed halls and oak lined quads of tulane to get my learning paper, so i am really enjoying this television commercial for target.

i wish this was the kind of roommate experience i had – a dance off! instead i got paired with a long island princess who brought a freezer bag full of weed and a big clear red transparent plastic bong that our resident advisor thought was a vase (not kidding).

ah, youth.


shohei abstract paintings

if you enjoy abstract acrylic paintings with vivid colors and thick brush strokes, you will enjoy the prolific work of japanese artist shohei.

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see much, much more on his flickr stream!


pascal campion illustrations

i like the colors and themes in this fun line work from san francisco artist pascal campion.

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there is terrific use of color here, as it makes me hot or cold depending on which piece i am staring at. and i also know what season it is. what a success!

find these pieces at thumbtack press, say hi to pascal on his blog, and see his full portfolio here.


lines for all occasions books (funny)

i can think of a million times i could have used some of the lines in these books, which are chock full of all those smart remarks i wish i had thought of at those crucial moments in my life: quitting my job, flirting at the bar and explaining why i haven’t gotten those tps reports in.

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find them all, and a special holiday edition, at perpetual kid.


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