Mark Ollinger

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Vancouver-based Mark Ollinger truly has hidden a number of street sculptures around the world as a response to street painting (aka graffiti, which he also creates). He plays with words, their meanings, and their physical appearance, breaking each one down into a metaphorical and thought out piece of art that depends on your mind to decipher it.

 

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Happy Weekend

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1/ Giant living painting with 26,500 real flowers at London’s National Gallery.
2/ Spanish street artist Pejac hangs gravity-defying shoes over city streets.
3/ Rocking chair bed.
4/ Inside the crazy world of Olympic pin trading.
5/ Aerial photos that capture the divide between rich and poor in South Africa.
6/ The creative projects inspired by the 2016 Rio Olympics.
7/ A glimpse inside a handmade amusement park 40 years in the making.
8/ Mesmerizing kinetic sculpture at the 2016 Olympics glitters like the sun.
9/ DNA-shaped suspension bridge inspired by the Olympic rings.
10/ A clever ring that let’s women point out the obvious.

 

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1/ We’re giving away a George Nelson Bubble Lamp on Instagram!
2/ bunglo
3/ Daniel Entonado
4/ Eight new notebooks
5/ Lorraine Nam
6/ Michael Nykamp’s Mid-Century Modern Homes
7/ Ring Soap
8/ Sigrid Calon Memory Game
9/ Snapbacks are where it’s at

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Happy Weekend

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1/Rent this floating house on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef  2/Brian Finke captures sad desk lunches  3/Emillie Ferris’ hyperrealistic embroidered pet portraits  4/Check out the new IKEA museum  5/Nike’s summer shoe collab is a floral dream come true  6/Haroshi carves stacked skateboard decks into colorful sculptures  7/Japanese restaurant serves noodles in elegant ice bowls  8/A dizzying infographic takes us through 146 years of music  9/Instagram chef turns junk food into next level cuisine  10/A collection of colorful crafted ceilings  11/Send your friends an envelope of the night sky

 

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1/Backpacks + Rucksacks  2/Conrad Crispin Jones  3/Designer Fund / Moniker  4/Graham Yarrington  5/Kate Hush  6/Laura Jane Scott  7/Tips + Tricks: Food Styling and Photography  8/Print Edition: August 2016  9/Tacopedia

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Kate Hush

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I have a huge crush on neon artist Kate Hush. (That name!) During the day she fabricates neon lighting for others, but when the sun goes down she creates her own art – crazy women doing bad things inspired by men’s rights activists and their ideas of females. Conniving, manipulative forms sporting fake tears and ultra high heels showcase their wicked ways, leading you down the wrong path that might just feel right.

 

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1/Christo floats a 3km walkway across an Italian lake  2/This company is revolutionizing the way we put on sunscreen  3/Thirteen animals made from 13 circles  4/Glittering galaxy-inspired donuts  5/Works by Van Gogh recreated by swirling pain in water  6/Lifelike wooden animals sculpted using a chainsaw  7/MI Guitar can make us all experts  8/This plate absorbs excess oil from food  9/Ceramic shards found on the beach are turned into chopstick rests using kintsugi  10/Shitty Rigs, a tumblr of DIY filmmaking rigs  11/A turntable that lets your friends know what you’re listening to  12/Tattoos that integrate ink with body curvature

 

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1/Courtney Mattison’s Our Changing Seas  2/Backyard Spaces  3/Benoit Paille’s Surreal Mexico  4/Abeego  5/Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains  6/House Plant Mobiles  7/Bodil Jane  8/The Dreslyn Tarot Deck + Guidebook  9/Rose Wong

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Courtney Mattison / Our Changing Seas Series

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Courtney Mattison creates amazing large-scale sculptural installations, the most impressive of which is a series of three called Our Changing Seas. The first is based on interviews conducted with marine researchers, artists, and marine environmental professionals, the second depicts a 360º transition of a healthy coral reef to a bleached one and back again, and the third explores the rapid transition corals in the tropics and subtropics are making as a result of climate change.

 

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Angel Oloshove

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Angel Oloshove‘s sculpture and pottery pieces are downright dreamy in their abstractness. You can’t help but see her past experience as a toy designer in Tokyo trying to escape from the seams of each piece.

 

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Jess Riva Cooper / Viral Series

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Toronto-based Jess Riva Cooper is a mega talented sculptor who loves to incorporate color and illustration into her pieces. Flora entangle themselves around busts in her Viral Series, II, and III, taking over the human body in an almost parasitic way.

I study the foundation myths of the Dybbuk in Yiddish folklore and reinterpret these traditional stories through a female lens. I also investigate fallen economic and environmental climates in cities where houses have become feral, disappearing behind ivy, trees and Kudzu vines that were planted generations ago. I see a direct parallel between my interest in insidious plant life and a malevolent Dybbuk spirit, which takes over the human body.

 

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Dan Lam

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Want. To. Touch.

Dan Lam‘s sculptures are so otherworldly and organic that it’s difficult to not want to reach out and touch them with your own fingertips. The magic comes from polyurethane foam, resin, and acrylic on wood panel, but I think the real answer is Mars.

 

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