Fran O’Neill

 

It’s difficult not to flat-out ogle the stuttering, tripping paintings of Brooklyn-based artist Fran O’Neill. Not only do I want to hang every single one in my house, I also want to watch as she creates one because I’m betting it’s one fascinating technique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roland Kiyola Piano

 

She’s not cheap, but maaaaaaaan is she pretty. I’m of course talking about the Roland Kiyola Piano. It’s a MoMA Design Store exclusive, handcrafted in Japan by furniture-maker Karimoku. The modern designed digital instrument is minimal all around, but with a sound reminiscent of an acoustic model. I’ve never regretted ending my piano lessons more!

 

 

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Tuija Heikkinen

 

A textile designer and arts & crafts teacher from Finland, Tuija Heikkinen uses traditionally crocheted objects to create assemblages that feel fresh and forward. By stacking, arranging, and layering individually stitched pieces she manages to tell sweet little stories in a very thoughtful way.

 

 

 

 

 

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Casey Weldon / Catharsis

 

Cats are liquid. Cats rule the world. Cats own the internet. Brooklyn-based artist Casey Weldon took on cat culture and its ever-rising popularity with his Catharsis series of paintings. By falling back on iconography of popular culture his works awaken nostalgia, humor, and the past.

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ThreadStories

 

Some of the most intriguing artists in history have gone by a single name, and some of them are a mystery behind their own monicker. Check out the work of ThreadStories. She creates the most incredible masks out of traditional materials that have the most beautifully terrifying effect on viewers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pin Museum

 

Founded in 2016, Pin Museum features works from iconic artists as well as acclaimed designers from around the world. The hope is that their products will spawn conversations, showcase personality, and identify unique interests. Their for sale collection is constantly being updated, and it’s great to know that in a world full of bootlegs and copycats Pin Museum works with artists, estates, and establishments to ensure their pins are officially licensed. Shop their pins as well as patches and socks right here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Zsolt Hlinka / Corner Symmetry

 

I’ve written about Zsolt Hlinka‘s Urban Symmetry project, and now he’s gone a step further with his latest series – Corner Symmetry. In it Hlinka has created imaginary buildings with real architecture that’s been removed from all external environments. It’s only after a few moments of staring that you realize what you’re viewing is actually a mirror image set at extreme angles to give a fisheye photography effect.

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Renée Gouin

 

I’m on a monotype roll lately – just check out the work of Renée Gouin! Monotype is a method of printing that uses a metal or glass plate onto which the artist creates their image in oil paint, printing ink, or the like before transferring onto paper or another surface. Renée’s latest series is fashion focused with faceless models, a great palette, and interesting crops.

My most recent work is influenced by the color palettes and ambiguous spacial effects found in fashion photography. By emphasizing these flat abstract forms, I embrace the playful antics of cubism. I make monotype prints that strive to celebrate women’s relationship with clothes. My interest is to bring an awareness to the daily ritual of dressing and accessorizing, while pursuing my delight in form and color.

 

 

 

 

 

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Transcience Mirrors

 

Transience Mirrors, designed by Lex Pott and David Derksen, reveal different states of oxidation through an accelerated process. The roughness of the oxidation and the clean geometric lines make each mirror truly unique and beautiful.

Over time dark spots start to appear on mirrors. The silver layer is slowly oxidizing under the influence of oxygen and water, thereby showing some of its history. This process can be regarded as degradation, however this project shows the beauty of this material transition of silver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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