Inner Landscapes

Alexander Korzer-Robinson makes book sculptures and paper art whose work focuses one the concept of “inner landscape”. The cut books are made by working through the pages, cutting around the illustrations until the only parts remaining are what he chooses. 
See more of Alexander's work here.
 
Found via Accidental Mysteries

Book by Its Cover

Victoria Reichelt series of oil-on-canvas paintings of random shelves and collections of books was inspired by the idea that bookshelves offer a glimpse into their owner’s personal life and interests. Some paintings are portraits of Australian artists and some are random shelves and collections of books, often particularly worn, their tattered jackets reflect their long years and multiple readings.
Find out more about Victoria's work here.

Found via Murketing

The Shaker Project

Dan Frazier photographed his collection of salt and pepper shakers with the intention of creating a poster to display in his own apartment. As he showed the poster around the response was pretty positive. And while not everybody may want a poster, people did seem to enjoy the collection. Hence the website.
Find out more about this amazing collection here.

Found via Swissmiss

Similarities


The pairs of images in this "Similarities" Flickr set are similar visually in one way or another. Some are "accidents", some are "re-contextualized" using obscure vintage ephemera from the 1940's and 50's. They are presented without judgement as to the motives of their creators. The viewers of the pieces can form their own opinions about what they see.
Click here to view the Flickr set.

Oblique



Owen Silverwood is creative and professional still-life photographer from London, England. He is currently on a roll of creating work of his own for clients such as Nokia and Liberties. Multi-talented in more than one discipline, he is currently forging his way into moving image scene as one half of directing-duo Bison.
Find out more about Owen's work here.

Found via It's Nice That

Pure Danish

Kaybojesendesign.dk is is an extensive online collection of Kay Bojesen's objects. So far, the collection includes a variety of items, from pepper mills and cutting boards to toys and silver. Definitely worth a visit!
Find out more about the website here.

Final Decline & Total Collapse

Anthony Gerace's latest project, was originally only meant to be a single poster, but has grown into a pretty epic idea: 50 posters completed over the course of twelve weeks, all drawn studies of chairs and lamps, all titled "Final Decline & Total Collapse".
Find out more about Anthony's work here.

Shelf Life

Haim Steinbach has been an influential exponent of art based on already existing objects. Since the late 1970's Steinbach's art has been focused on the selection and arrangement of objects, above all everyday objects. In order to enhance their interplay and resonance, he has been conceiving structures and framing devices for them. Steinbach has radically redefined the status of the object in art.
Find out more about Haim's work here.

Cut-Out

Kirsten Kindler takes cut-outs of magazine photographs and assembles them into intricate and fragile works of art.
Find out more about Kirsten's work here.



Shadow Play

Flickr user Pilllpat's (Agence Eureka) latest high-resolution scans of vintage matchbook labels caught my eye immediately! Prepare to waste your day sift­ing through this trea­sure trove of great French vin­tage goodies from her amazing collection of vintage ephemera.
Click here to view this amazing Flickr set.

Art that ROCKS!

Los Angeles based artists Jeff Klarin and Rebecca Johnson of Bughouse love making things and finding different materials and techniques in order to expand the vocabulary of the way we all live and see. They have a great series of analog inspired artwork available for sale through their site, including these amazing life-sized, faux-photographic reproductions of album collections.
Be sure to check out their other work here.

Found via Whorange

Inside Out

For her senior thesis at the Hartford Art School, Brittny Badger took apart used cooking/cleaning appliances, and arranged their interior parts very systematically on a white sheet of bristol board. Her intention was to explore the hidden "brains" of these appliances; allowing us to view these everyday objects from a new perspective.
Find out more about Brittny's project here.

Custom Made U.S.A.

Karen Ryan's Custom made U.S.A started with an invitation from Balloon Contemporary in Chicago to come over and make a collection of 'Custom Made' chairs using furniture that was left behind, unwanted in Converso's old warehouse. Karen spent two weeks in Chicago in Converso's other warehouse, making several trips to the Salvation Army thrift stores where she found other pieces of furniture she wanted to use.
There are five pieces in the 'Custom Made U.S.A collection they traverse autobiographical narratives remembered from childhood to new narratives of my experience of America.
Find out more about Karen's latest project here.

24 Lunch Bags

Rebecca Thuss and her husband Patrick Farrell are partners in the multidisciplinary photography and graphic design firm—ThussFarrell. As designers they specialize in visual communications for print and interactive media. I've long been an admirer of their design work , but I only recently took the time to look through their site and discovered this amazing series of photographs titled, 24 lunch bags.
For more info visit their website here.

Mid-Century Motifs

Michael Pfleghaar makes his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is best known for his colorful oil pastel drawings and oil paintings. With his latest series of collages Michael forced himself to design the picture plane much like he would design a painting but with cut outs. These shapes are inspired by mid century modern motifs, furniture, and objects.
For more info visit Michael's Etsy shop here.

Armadiature

Designer Robi Renzi created a series of  amazing cabinets assembled from a patchwork of salvaged wooden components. Called Armadiature, the pieces will be presented as part of an exhibition at Skillart, a new exhibition space located in Milan and dedicated to the universe of design and applied arts. 
Find out more about Robi's project here.

Grand Noir

The Swiss design collective Körner Union created these amazing photograms from crystal fruit bowls for their series, "Grand Noir". Körner Union is a mould of shared ideas and tools aiming to promote and enhance the development of their individual production as well as create collective works. Körner Union has also become a company that feeds on those various artistic experiments to nourish further activities in particular contexts or with client-committed assignments. It is active in numerous different fields of art and design.
Check out their website for new projects.

Tapeworks

Mark Khaisman's works are large archetypal representational images, made from layer upon layer of translucent packing tape, applied to clear Plexiglas and placed in front of a light box to give the image shadow and depth. The 2-inch tape acts as a wide brush, and the light behind the panels as an alchemist's luminous blending medium. In working with tape, like in painting, accident and control are always present.
Find out more about Mark's work here.

It's Teatime!

Tea tags collecting is a simple hobby that doesn't require a lot of money to get started. You can buy tea in bags in any grocery store. As your collection builds, you can add specialty tea tags. Start gathering a collection of tea labels from every corner of the globe!
Check out this great collection of tea tags from sarcoptiform's Flickr set.

Plastica

The work of Jason DeMarte challenges our assumptions about what it means to document the natural world. At first glance, it's not clearly evident what is amiss in DeMarte's images which typically juxtapose nature with photoshopped objects and various kitsch elements. The scenes are real enough, but a closer look reveals an unapologetic use of digital manipulations in order to remind us about our artificial relationship with nature and our fetishism of consumer objects.
See more of Jason's work here.

Pretty Sweet Stacks

Artist Doug Bell makes sculptures that range from small table-top sized, manipulated found object pieces, to life size tableaus and wall sized installations. The installations can be made up of hundreds of objects. These objects vary from desks, chairs and furniture, to collections of rocks and bones and jars of nuts and bolts. Often he employs the sounds and light from old radios and televisions.
His work is a reflection of his need to make order out of chaos and give meaning to the incoherent. What is of primary interest to him is the physical process of making art and the recognition of his inherent desire to fix things, make things, and make things better.
Find out more about Doug's work here.

Places of Escape


Brian Cooper's geometric paintings explore the idea of landscape and space through abstract representation. He uses trompe l’oeil techniques to create corrupted and decrepit places of escape. They dazzle and entertain while vanishing into unobtainable depths. The paintings make a point to acknowledge their shortcomings even as they uncontrollably fantasize with their spectacle of visual form.
See more of Brian's work here.

See Through

Artist Helga Steppan works using photography in combination with installation, moving-image and elements of performance. Her work is conceptually driven; she sets up clearly defined parameters to work within and then attempts to fulfil the criteria she has imposed, documenting the process and results. This way of working can be clearly seen in the series ‘See Through’ for which Steppan audited all of her belongings and divided them into a full spectrum of different colour groupings to photograph: White, Black, Yellow, Red, Miscellaneous, Blue, Orange, Green, Pink, Grey, Purple, and Brown. The final images are visually seductive and ask the viewer to consider whether they can discover the artist’s persona reflected in the meticulously constructed installations of her material possessions.
See more of Helga's work here.

New Geographies

While bearing traces of the original form, artist Shannon Rankin deconstructs maps to create new geographies, suggesting the potential for a broader landscape.
Find out more about Shannon's work here.

Trophy Hunter

Bryan Christiansen’s life-sized contemporary sculptures challenge conventional notions about rural life, home, the rituals of the hunting tradition and the innocence of childhood. Using discarded household furniture that he finds in neglected urban areas, Christiansen crafts assemblages that stand in for the trophies, antler mounts and pelts so often prized by hunters.
Find out more info about the exhibit here.

Call of the Small

Christine Ferrara has a passion for modern architecture and design. It began in 2008, when her husband, Steven Birnbaum, bought her a modern dollhouse as a Christmas gift, probably not realizing what he would unleash. Since then, she has bought six more modern dollhouses and filled them with amazing modern furnishings, which she is constantly rearranging and staging for photographs to post on her blog, Call of the Small.
Find out more about Christine's collection of miniature furnishings here.