Blurring the Lines

 
These quirky photographs are the work of British photographer, Annie Collinge. Annie's up-close portraits and strange still-life images combine to make a portfolio that is surreal and out of the ordinary.
Find out more about Annie's work here.


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Movables


 
Using her large collection of dollhouse furniture artist Carolina Kecskemethy created this amazing installation for the Museum of Things in Berlin. Through her juxtapositioning of epochs, materials and the cultural origins of the pieces Kecskemethy makes us question why we like what we like. 
See more photos of the exhibit here

Luminant Point Arrays

 
 
Stephan Tillmans' "The Luminant Point Arrays" series documents the structures of light created the moment a tube television is switched off and the picture breaks down. The pictures refuse external reference and broach the issue of the difference between abstraction and concretion in photography.
Find out more about Stephan's work here

Books: The Robot Book

Thomas Jackson's 'The Robot Book' is a mixed media mash-up that’s part sculpture, part graphic novel, part photo book and part gadget. The narrative series of photographs tells the story of a lone robot in a post-apocalyptic future, carrying on the day-to-day menial tasks of life. Jackson writes: "The robot is made from industrial scraps, spare computer parts, surveillance camera housings (his feet) and a recessed lighting fixture (that's his head). But aside from his mechanical construction, he's just like we humans: When not engaged in thankless labor, he's pretty much scared shitless." 
Find out more about the book here.

Revenge of the Nerds

Inspired by old photos of computer science majors from the 1970's, artist Jonathan Viner created this collection of paintings entitled, “Computer Science”. Further influenced by great portrait painters from the canon of art history, including Ingres 
and Currin, Viner set out to pay homage to the prophets of Computer Science from 
his childhood who went on to shape the world as we know it.
Find out more about Jonathan's work here

A Week of Coffee

 
 
I accidentally found and immediately fell in love with  the simplicity of Aron Tzimas' "A Week of Coffe" series. Aron's minimalist studies transform a mundane ritual into a memorable visual moment. When I daydream about the perfect cup of coffee this is how I imagine it to be. 
Find out more about the project here.

Hide & Seek

Photographer Laurence Aëgerter blends photography and painting, creating new compositions where the spectator seems to become one with the painted scene.
When Laurence Aëgerter places a spectator or object between us and the painting, 
she is violating this idealised museum experience. Reality jumps in, gets in the way. Her intervention reminds one of the museum visitor who giddy and dizzy attacks the canvas, an aggressive and iconoclastic act. But instead of reality swallowing up the painting, the reverse happens here: connected through the photograph a new artwork is formed.
Find out more about Laurence Aëgerter's work here.

Tapestries



Artist Guy Limone uses packages, labels and magazine images like tubes of paint. He arranges these materials in his Tapisseries, which are like large patchworks. These framed, accumulated images are organized by color and form an all-over work that stretches from floor to ceiling. He draws on archives gathered over years to create these constructions. Like a wanderer, he travels around the world and dips into magazines


to find these pictorial units. He has amassed collections of yellows, reds and violets from sidewalks and mailboxes, to be used as needed. But the accumulations are short-lived, as the “collections disappear with the work.
Find out more about Guy's work here.

Things: Twig Terrariums

 
 

Twig Terrariums is a verdant, Brooklyn, New York based venture, sprung from the minds of two old friends, Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow. They create moss terrariums and other small worlds in antique, vintage, and new glass containers, apothecary jars, science glass, kitchenware, and any odd glass objects. Each Twig Terrarium contains a very special scene using miniature figurines to complete your little green landscape – from idyllic pastoral scenes with cows and horses to angry punk rockers and Central Park muggings.
Find out more about Twig Terrariums here.

Elements of Life





Rachel de Joode's sculptures, installations, performances and photographs represent her stab at unravelling the mysteries of human existence. She uses ordinary objects such as cups, sports socks, bread, window blinds, and even sausage to make her art. Junk shops, DIY stores, the grocer's and the side of the road serving as her most trusted treasure troves. 
Find out more about Rachel's work here.

Playing Cards

 
Ann Woo's 'Playing Cards' series is a study of the different geometric patterns found on the back of playing cards. Ann's photographs are the results of an enjoyment in seeing - a pure fascination of light and color, an appreciation of ideal and beauty and
a questioning of representation in the photographic process.
Find out more about Ann's work here.


Paper Faces

 
Barcelona based designer Hector Sos created this series of unusual paper creations
for a Spanish paper company.  The photographs were used in a catalog for the company showcasing the unique qualities of the company's products. Each photo features a model with a mask made entirely form paper that has been bent folded and cut in unique ways
Find out more about the project here.

Things: Balancing Blocks

 
 
 These Balancing Blocks are handmade in Brooklyn from repurposed hardwood scrap collected from local furniture shops. One set contains ten different sized colored blocks. Multiple sets increase building possibilities and create additional multi-player game opportunities. Even if rock balancing isn't your game of choice, these blocks are beautiful enough to be displayed on your coffee table, book shelf, or desk. 
Find out more info about the Balancing Blocks here.


Livia Marin: Broken Things

Artist Livia Marin turns familiar mass-produced objects into precious handcrafted art pieces through distortion; essentially emphasising through imperfection their uniqueness and beauty. Of her own work, she says: “I see my work as situated within a more formal Minimalist agenda. Equally, however, I would want to extend that agenda to include the more ‘impure’ aspects of things that have been handled and used bearing a trace of a social history.”

Delightfully Tacky

 
Taking cut-out images and text from tacky vintage greeting cards, artist Larry Mantello creates over-the top kitsch assemblages held together with metal clip. Mantello's Pop mindeset transforms these ridiculous ordinary objects into playfully layered surfaces that are both provocative and humorous.
Find out more about Larry's work here.

Toy Stories

London based designer & illustrator Aled Lewis created this hilarious series titled "Toy Stories" as part of his Make Something Cool Every Day project for 2011. Talking animals, dinosaurs and miniature figurines are  just some of the characters that populate Aled's comical worlds. 
Find out more about the series here.

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Attachments



Self-taught artist Rondle West creates amazing assemblage sculptures from tossed-aside toys and other items by carefully assembling and attaching them to one another and then applying a gorgeous layer of paint. The artwork is bold, colorful, textural, overwhelming, chaotic and organic. All of West’s sculptures tell a story through the use of characters from comics, cartoons, pop culture and science fiction/technological references that he has shaped into a connected piece making a statement on religion, evolution, science and many other topics.
Find out more about Rondle West's work here.

Photo Opportunities

 
 
For her series of photographic works entitled "Photo Opportunities", Corinne Vionnet used hundreds of snapshots of tourist locations culled from the Internet. By collecting and then bringing together successive layers of around a hundred similar "photo souvenirs", these images conjure up questions about representation and memory of places.
Find out more about the project here.

Almost Extinct

Almost Extinct’ is a project that seeks to explore the use of wood type to help design and print an alphabet of animals without the use of a computer. Some of the designs require many passes of the printing press with letters at various angles. Others require overprinting with a precise weight of ink.  All of them require the sourcing of the perfect wood or metal letters, that should ideally suit the scale of the animal.
Find out more about the project here.


Cash Rules Everything

 
 For his series titled "Cash Rules Everything Around Me" artist Dan Tague created oversized prints by meticulously folding and crafting dollar bills to convey politically and socially charged messages. Dan says: "The appeal and power of money are the issues at the core of this series. In a capitalist society cash rules everything. Society teaches us that you can buy love, happiness, and status through possessions."
Find out more about Dan's work here.

Hairy Objects

Hong Chun Zhang's "Hairy Objects" series is about humor, beauty and repulsion. Her drawings combine hair and everyday objects to evoke different feelings and emotions through a surrealistic approach. Long hair not only looks beautiful, but sometimes it can be very repulsive in particular settings such as hair in the hamburger, egg, wineglass, cigarette, toothpaste and sink. 
Find out more about Hong Chun Zhang's work here.