laura plankser dioramas (photography)

posted by the scholar on November 4th, 2008
filed under: art, artists, photography
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Good grief have you seen the stunning diorama collection of brilliant Los Angeles-based artist Laura Plankser???? She’s combined her skill and passion for photography with her extensive experience in set decoration and miniature model making to create these extraordinary vignettes.

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Each one is beautiful, funny, horrifying, entertaining and so, so successful.

Stare at it for hours (or at least a few minutes) on Laura’s website.

via (the truly inimitable) Terry Border

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identity tank decorative ceramic tiles

posted by the scholar on November 3rd, 2008
filed under: art, artists, clay
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You did not think I was finished writing about artists in Brooklyn on Etsy, did you? One more: cool decorative ceramic tiles with hand drawn details from the creative hands of Identity Tank.

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See more here.

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clare stoker macro photography

posted by the scholar on November 3rd, 2008
filed under: art, artists, photography
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I like this macro photography collection from the talented Clare Stoker of Brooklyn. It’s small but it is mighty.

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See more here.

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louchelab paintings and illustrations

posted by the scholar on November 3rd, 2008
filed under: art, artists, illustration, paintings
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I am starting out the week today looking at the thought-provoking watercolor and ink pieces in the Etsy shop of Brooklyn’s Aya Rosen, half of the LoucheLab team. The other half is her photographer husband Ned.

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I like these animal pieces a lot and also their 2009 calendar, even though much of Aya’s work focuses on womanhood (and is more erotically inclined). No matter the subject though I will say I find it all to be quite eye-popping.

See more at the LoucheLab Etsy shop, on Aya’s website and also her blog. If you are local, she is showing select works at Vespine from November 7th – 29th, 2008.

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snapshot sunday

posted by the scholar on November 2nd, 2008
filed under: photography
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nail brush by harmut ringel

posted by the scholar on October 31st, 2008
filed under: design, personal accessories
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It’s called a nail brush, and it’s designed by Hartmut Ringel. That’s all I know of it. But I am intrigued.

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You can see it in a German place here and also a Japanese place here. I also saw it with my own two eyes over at the MCA.

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agape steel tub – modern rustic

posted by the scholar on October 31st, 2008
filed under: design, metal
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Q: Why does this Vieques tub that looks like it is straight out of 1870’s Deadwood appeal so much to me? I half expect to see some gold miner dude in it, wearing grimy long johns with a back button flap, trying to scrub himself clean while he smokes a cigar.

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A: Well, duh – it’s designed by Patricia Urquiola for agape, and she can do no wrong as I have previously mentioned. Love her style. This beast is made of two toned steel and has an optional teak backrest and shelf, which totally make this piece as I see it.

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See it and more ultra modern bathroom design right over here.

via Trendir

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maramiki textiles

posted by the scholar on October 31st, 2008
filed under: design, home accessories, textiles
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I mentioned Maramiki recently but I so enjoy Mara Snipes’ designs that I must write about them again. She’s just launched her new website for her beautiful textile designs for the home. I especially love the 2009 calendars with teal and purple inks printed on her crisp high quality linen that she’s added to her collection.

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I wish I didn’t have tumbling tumbleweeds of dog hair flying around this place, I would be up to my ears in these gorgeous linens.

See more at the Maramiki website.

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