Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled
William Blake

Now, here is a bit of industrial design for y’all. West Coast Ghosts Tables by Jason Campigotto & Justin Campigotto. Fabricated by hand, these timber side tables are each intricately unique. Like us. 

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Ana Teresa Barboza needs no explanation.

Acoustic tiles made from Luffa, colored with denim-dyeing wastewater. Creative reuse of an otherwise harmful waste and innovative use of a known material. This great idea is by Mauricio Affonso. Plus, when did soundproofing looked so good?

via mocoloco

Have you noticed the flat trend that is going around lately in the graphic design world? I have to say I am really into it and this acrylic paintings by Brenda Cablayan remind me a bit of the translated version of a flat image, not because they don’t have depth, but because of the crispness of the blocks of color she uses. Plus, the subject is a great view of everyday Hawaii. All in all, I like. 

Houxo Que makes color pop with watercolor, acrylic and fluorescent pigment on canvas or concrete. His main theme are flowers in a series called Day and Night of luminous installations using black light.

This contemporary pieces are the work of Clare Elsaesser. Fresh and modern with lots of color. The best part is that you can actually buy her original work and prints in Etsy at about $US65/$MX870 for a 40 by 60 cm image.

These paintings are ridiculously good with their pastel palette, modern vibe and old style allusions. The reinvention of the past iconography contrasts perfectly with the heavy brush strokes, and to top it off, just the right pinch of humor woven along.

Stefan Dunlop, for you people.

Imagine you are walking on an alley in Korea and notice in the trash heaps of ceramic broken pieces, leftovers of a ceramic master of the old style (who disposes up to 70% of his work that are not up to his standards) and then you take them home and lovingly assemble them into new and flowing shapes with aluminum bars, epoxy and cover the seams with 24 k gold leaf (!?), then you surely are Yeesookyung and I am in awe of you, and of the sheer size of the finished pieces. 

Her work is called Translated Vase.

Something about these paintings make me happy, and plus, PEONIES! Apart from having a friend crazy about this flower, these big format oil paintings are breathtaking. All the details and the little nuisances and just everything. To be fair, the artist Thomas Darnell, does a lot more than just peonies. There is a photo there with him in it, so you can really appreciate the size. 

This, my friends, is Andy Curlow and it embodies everything I like in paintings but here they all are mashed together. Color, landscapes, geometry, negative spaces, surrealism, detail, and the list goes on and on. My birthday is this month, and in case anyone still doesn’t know what to get me…
Via the Jealous Curator.

This, my friends, is Andy Curlow and it embodies everything I like in paintings but here they all are mashed together. Color, landscapes, geometry, negative spaces, surrealism, detail, and the list goes on and on. My birthday is this month, and in case anyone still doesn’t know what to get me…

Via the Jealous Curator.

Rugs made of wood, yes, we have seen them before but NEVER like this. Elisa Strozyk makes this subtle and texturized origamis of wood that can serve even as blankets. How can they look so cozy, I mean, it’s wood! Crazy and yet I want to cuddle with one.  

Via The Artful Desperado.

So many books, so little time.
Frank Zappa

Defne Tesal is a Turkish artist that dwells in contemporary embroidery, painting and stop motion animation. However, being a closet embroiderer, this really ticked my fancy. Her subjects are the sea, roads, landscape and an Adam there somewhere. Visit here page here

This is Guy Catling and he basically takes something a bit plain and boring and makes it explode with concentrated patterns of color and texture, not to mention flowers! Makes you take a double look wandering just what happened there and the prints are actually for sale so do not hesitate to ask for some quotes at guycatling (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk