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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ZAKKIA

 

Australia has so much fantastic art and design happening at any given moment. ZAKKIA is on a mission to make the world a more beautiful place through good design, all of it crafted by hand. The Sydney-based studio was founded by former Swede Sara Lundgren, and it’s the place where the design she grew up around and her love of materials meet. The makers behind ZAKKIA’s wares are all family-owned studios located mostly in Vietnam as well as a few in India.

The material is really the guiding force behind many of our designs. Our inspiration often comes from a material’s texture, or thinking about using a material in a way that hasn’t been done before. You will never find anything fussy about our designs. We find beauty in function and we always try to design products that can be used in multiple ways in many rooms of your home.

 

 

 

 

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Astrid Elisabeth

 

I follow so many tattoo artists that I could probably have a site about that subcategory of creativity alone! My current favorite is Astrid Elisabeth, a true creative whirlwind who moves between tattooing, illustrating, and creating music with ease. Most of her art depicts the human body, some of it on the X-rated side, through line drawings and a subtle use of color.

 

 

 

 

 

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KITCHIBE

 

KITCHIBE is a brand of room fragrances created through a three-way collaboration between Shiono Koryo, a Japanese fragrance company with a lengthy history, Housen-gama, a producer of traditional Mino ceramics, and Qurz Inc., a company founded by the designer Takumi Shimamura. They offer six marbled, modern diffusers and six scents that evoke different aspects of Japanese culture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lorenzo Gritti

 

Lorenzo Gritti is a Milan-based illustrator who specializes in creating magazine editorials, books covers, and packaging. In each piece he explores the conceptual side of visual communications and various techniques of digital painting through a limited palette and rudimentary shapes. Gritti’s portfolio is exceptionally robust, but you should also have a look at his Instagram account.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Lake

 

Sculptor James Lake chose cardboard with which to create his lifelike sculptures because it’s a non-traditional option and he wouldn’t need a studio to work. He later found the benefits to include how inexpensive the material is and how easy it is to recycle! And by blurring the line between high and lowbrow art and making sculpture affordable, Lake has been able to take his art to the community through resources and workshops.

 

 

 

 

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Jasmin Blanc

 

Jasmin Blanc is a one-woman jewelry shop in Romania that began in 2010 as a hobby for shop owner Erika. Since then it’s become so much more. (I can relate!) Her current jewelry line is crafted in ceramics with a focus on delicate, feminine shapes, pastel colors, and detailed textures. Jasmin Blanc also has some lovely home decor and tableware pieces in stock.

 

 

 

 

 

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