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Amazing portraits created by Christian Faur, using hand-cast crayons in multiple shades arranged point up, with similar effect to  a pointillist painting. 

Via DesignBoom

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Available at Inhabit Living.  Motivational power questions on one side, an inspirational ass-kicking on the other… because who doesn’t want to feel like their soft furnishings are judging them?

Actually I love these 🙂

inhabit1 ‘Be What You Are’

inhabit3  ‘Since When…’

inhabit2  ‘Why Not Today?’

 Made from 100% sustainable recycled polyester. Handprinted and handmade in the USA with environmentally-friendly inks with no chemical waste or disposal generated. All paper waste from this process is repurposed as shredded packing material. Product is recyclable at the end of its life-cycle.

via Better Living Through Design

Ok, this is Bughouse’s LP sleeve coffee table.  It’s cool and all, but the LP covers are reproductions, not the real thing, which would have been a lot cooler.  However – I reckon this is totally DIY-able for anyone with a bit of patience, classic album covers and some epoxy resin… anyone tried it?

table by bughouse


MotoArt is the brainchild of Donovan Fell III, who, inspired by his childhood fascination with aircraft, creates these amazing conversation pieces which are more like sculpture than furniture.  It all began with a pile of rusty, dented B-17 propellers he happened to intercept on the way to the scrapyard :). 










via Core77

Benjamin Jones and Anna Hecker have created Discarded – a 30′ long creature made entirely from discarded furniture found on the streets of Brooklyn.  The Black Rock Arts website had this to say about the project and about people’s general feeling about using found objects – and I couldn’t have said it better myself… I think people need to take this on board and have a serious rethink about second-hand materials:

‘While the sidewalks of New York City on trash night are a rich resource of useful items and cultural artifacts, most New Yorkers hold pre-conceived fears of tapping into this resource: practical fears of dirt and vermin, and emotional fears based on  the societal perception of welcoming discarded items into our homes. The resulting  obsession with new purchases saps the world of natural resources, and the ease of  shopping versus crafting creates a psychic distance from our belongings that enables  us to acquire and discard at will. By refocusing our communities on the process of  foraging and creation, we can help transform our society into one that values originality and sustainability rather than purposeless consumption.’




via Apartment Therapy

An exhibition of work by illustrator Si Scott will open on Thursday 3rd September 6pm at Electrik Sheep gallery.  If you can’t make it to the exhibition, never fear – Si’s work will also be on the Electrik Sheep website

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si scott seven swans a swimming

si scott love will tear us apart

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si scott true love waits

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si scott venus_in_furs 

Thanks to Laura for sending me the following press release:-

‘Regal stags and elegant swans sound a million miles away from the modern concept of contemporary art and sound more at home in the form of an oil painting in the National Gallery not a gallery named after the classic si-fi book “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep”. A gallery more know for showing and selling works buy the big players in Street art such as Faile, Eine, D*Face and Eelus.  

But from 3rd – 30th of September Si Scott’s instantly recognisable and stunning illustration style will grace the walls of the Electrik Sheep gallery and be anything but traditional.  

His swirling menagerie of obsessively hand-drawn pen and ink illustrated creatures, punctuated by typography, will inhabit limited edition prints spanning his new venture into the world of art. Plus a number of new pieces exclusive to the show at Electrik Sheep. 

Si Scott is a graphic designer and illustrator who is the driving force behind the UK-based Si Scott Studio. Influenced by both the traditional an the modern some of his clients have included BBC TV, Burton, GQ, Hugo Boss, MTV, Unicef and Volvo, and he is also a regular contributor to clothing label Electronic Poet.  

All pieces will also be released online at the same time for those of you unable to make the trip. 

The show will open on August 6th at 6pm with one of Electrik Sheep’s infamous street parties and the kind chaps at Bar Tokyo, on their fabulous roof terrace, will host the after party. A moment’s hop, skip and jump from the gallery. 

All are welcome.. see you there!’

Electrik Sheep, 22 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon tyne, NE1 5DW 
 For more information on the show contact Laura Dover: 0044 (0)191 261 4444

Show people what you’re made of with the Human Ingredients T-Shirt


via Inspire Me, Now!

Artist Stuart Semple has released 2,000 smiley face Flogos into the London sky… why?  To cheer people up!

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via Craftster blog 

Beautifully crafted miniatures by Lori Nix, depict scenes of disaster and sinister accidents… the most striking thing about them is how eerily serene these scenes appear despite the context, and I think it’s because there are no tiny humans portraying fear or panic, just the events happening quietly, to be discovered later.  Creepy, in a very good way 🙂

Lori photographs these dioramas and prints are available from the site linked above.


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Via this post at WebUrbanist

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September 2009