Jim Osman

 

The word that comes to mind when I view Jim Osman‘s sculptures and installations is this – balance. In physicality, in use of color, and in viewing. Nearly all of Jim’s work uses wood, paper, paper, and hardware for stability, in the end reminding me of the most stunning game of Jenga.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lane Walkup

 

These elaborately sculpted metal hangers by Portland artist Lane Walkup just make me so happy! Inspired by the fluidity of minimal shapes and the chemistry behind metalwork, you can see just how much special attention has been paid to fun details and quality structure. And YES, you can actually use them as hangers if you so wish. Each one is the size of a regular hanger and is coated with a light plastic for functionality purposes. (Lane also designs jewelry.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Emma McDowall

 

Emma McDowall is an Edinburgh, Scotland-based artist currently creating these incredible concrete vessels and objects, each one celebrates color and texture. Made from hand and sometimes using found or recycled objects as moulds, every piece is a unique one-of-a-kind that serves as both object and functional product. Take a peek at Emma’s shop if you’d like to bring her art into your space.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lauren Clay

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Many of Lauren Clay‘s sculptural installations look like you could pull them off the wall for a quick snuggle. And while they’re perfect on their own, Clay sometimes pairs them with beautifully created spaces that make them all the more complete. But these pieces are only the start of a laundry list of sculptural styles – take a look.

 

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Mariko Kusumoto

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Massachusetts-based Mariko Kusumoto‘s textile sculptures are something to behold. She uses translucent polyester fabric to create orbs that enclose small objects, the result is purely delightful and wearable. That’s right, some of her pieces function as either a necklace or brooch.

 

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Karine Jollet

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Karine Jollet explores the anatomy of the human body step-by-step in her exquisite soft sculptures. Old bed sheets and shirts, embroidered handkerchieves and secondhand fabrics, all are cut up and the fragments sewn together to create each work of art.

 

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Haand

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The first thing I noticed about Haand‘s pottery pieces is that several can be used in multiple ways – kitchen, bedroom dresser, dining table, and more. Each piece is designed by Mark Warren and crafted by hand in Eli Whitney, North Carolina at the Haand workshop by a small team of dedicated makers. The care and attention paid to each “farmhouse futuristic” piece is abundantly clear.

 

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Jessica Dance

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London-based Jessica Dance is a textile artist and model maker specializing in tactile handcrafted models and props. So, super creative basically. Her knit foods and objects are full of amazing color and texture and I want nothing more than to slip those Nikes on!

 

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