Michelle Matson

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If paper can be grotesque Michelle Matson knows how to make it so. Her life-size figures are partially nude, wearing only running shoes and sports bras. Each one is arranged in what can only be described as open yet aggressive, all the while managing to come across as hilarious. Color me impressed.

 

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SPACES

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Miniatures of just about anything hold intrigue, but miniatures of iconic buildings of the last century cast entirely in concrete are another story. Material Immaterial Studio has created a series celebrating concrete’s beauty and contribution to architecture as a material entitled SPACES and it’s just stunning.

 

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This week on Design Crush:
Johan Barrios makes graphite and watercolor look better than could ever be expected.
Crushing on ENTLER‘s ceramic lighting collection in a big way.
Yung Cheng Lin explores female body modification through this digitally manipulated series.
Get in my kitchen cupboards, Cosmic Diner Collection!
Lorna Simpson‘s latest work touches on interactions, relationships, and experiences in contemporary America.
It’s time to pack your modern backpack!
Amanda Happé‘s bright mixed media pieces are just what the doctor ordered.
I *finally* got the office in shape and am so excited to use it more!
Check out these 11 apps you need in your life.

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Elnaz Nourizadeh

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Iran-born, Melbourne-living Elnaz Nourizadeh started working with clay and learning pottery when she was 17 years old. In 2008 she began her professional life as a potter in Tehran, then moved up and on to having her own studio upon arriving in Melbourne in 2013. Elnaz’s explorations in clay and candy colors are striking and functional, pulling the best from both the modern and ancient ceramics.

 

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This week on Design Crush:
Alex Garant, aka The Queen of Double-Eyes, charmed us with her paintings.
Thinking about going back to school and back to the grind with these rad notebooks.
The studies in shadow and light from Kumi Yamashita are brilliant.
You can just fill up my kitchen with Kähler right this instant.
Horyon Lee captures powerful yet fetishized women in paint.
Try burgers 10 ways that are sure to be new.
Tiny portraits in unexpected mediums from Elvira Johanna Duives.
Looks like chambray is making a fashion comeback!
Gorgeous geometric murals from Trek Matthews.

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Kumi Yamashita

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The study of shadow and light is one that is never-ending. Japan born, NYC dwelling Kumi Yamashita has made a career out of it through his sculptures. Each object or series of objects relies on a single light source, the result being comprised of the material (the solid objects) and the immaterial (the light or shadow).

 

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Louise Zhang

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Sydney, Australia-based artist Louise Zhang‘s work reminds me of a very highly evolved Lisa Frank (in the best possible way). She’s not afraid of color or shape exploration, whether those be on canvas or as sculpture. Zhang describes her work best saying that her primary interest lies in the middle ground between what we perceive as ‘cute’ and ‘grotesque’.

 

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01/ Notifly lets you know about a scheduled meeting by blowing a bubble!
02/ Get CallerID for your front door with Peeple‘s wireless camera.
03/ A handy chart sharing how long fresh produce will last once you buy it.
04/ This year’s Serpentine Pavilion honors the London Underground with a secret corridor.
05/ The Mason Watch is like is basically a sculpture for your wrist.
06/ Stefaan De Croock (aka Strook) uses discarded doors to create giant street murals.
07/ Gum, not just chewing these days – check out Maurizio Savini‘s sculptures.
08/ Meet Mr. Head, a vacuum cleaner turned artist.
09/ Jon Alameda throws the tiniest 1-inch scale miniature pottery.
10/ A Philadelphia church was transformed thanks to lots of paracord and Aaron Asis.

This week on Design Crush:
Mixed media photo and sketch collages by Joe Rudko.
I’ll be dreaming of these Weekend Sunbeds all summer long.
Colorful, geometric asphalt jewelry from The Good Machinery.
Make your own footwear with Pikkpack.
Stunning pastel female portraiture by Hsiao-Ron Cheng.
I’d love to fill my kitchen with pieces from Fringe and Fettle Ceramics.
Incredibly realistic watercolor hands from the brush of Martha Ossowska Persson.
Loving the pins and prints coming out of The BlkSmith Co.
The blueberry upside-down cake I’ll be making until the little guys run out.

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01/ Fascinated by the Awair air quality monitor.
02/ Love these abstract paper birds by Marine Coutroutsios.
03/ Mass uses big box items to create color coordinating site-specific installations.
04/ The Rainbow Chapel in Shangai is a colorful new place to tie the knot.
05/ Serious wooden sculptures that are full of energy by Stefanie Rocknak.
06/ Check out Ambivalently Yours creative feminist Instagram account.
07/ Eve Fowler’s Mainfest Destiny billboard project is brilliant.
08/ All 468 New York subway stations on one epic poster.
09/ Obvious Plant took to the paint aisle to replace swatches with hilarity.
10/ The Hidrate Me water bottle syncs to your phone and glows to remind you to stay hydrated.

This week on Design Crush:
The beauty of domesticity captures in Fuki Koike‘s illustrations.
Tatoorary creates the best temporary ink I’ve ever seen.
Colorful large-scale wooden sculptures by CHIAOZZA.
Beautiful small-batch ceramics from Paper & Clay.
Paper gardens that won’t wilt by Anne Ten Donkelaar.
Ten DIYs to keep your hands busy this month.
I’m obsessed with the canvas bags and accessories of Tiff Manuell.
Colors are the best crayons you’ve ever seen.
Tamsin van Essen’s Erosion Series is based on something completely unexpected.

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