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Cold Comfort: Richard Bassett & Chris Crites At Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco.

Jack Fischer Gallery does it again for their next art opening — which is TONIGHT — by bringing in Richard Bassett and Chris Crites to present new paintings. Entitled Cold Comfort, the show seems centered around a general idea of violence and crime, with guns playing a central role. Chris Crites brings his intricately-detailed illustrations...Read...
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Macrame And Canvas Jewelry By Amira Mednick

Macramé, One of the techniques Portland-based jewelry designer Amira Mednick uses, is believed to have originated from 13th-century Arab weavers. According to Wikipedia, the Spanish word for macramé is derived from the Arabic word migramah (مقرمة), believed to mean believed to mean “striped towel,” “ornamental fringe,” or “embroidered veil.” Enough on the history lessons, though....Read...
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Blog Alert: Synaptic Stimuli

I just recently came across Synaptic Stimuli, a blog with the all-too-appropriate tagline of Transmissions of Consciousness and States of Being. In addition to that, they just generally have very amazing, life-affirming content that makes you appreciate all of the complexities and possibilities of nature and human capability. They also have some of the best...Read...
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Olek Crochets Like Mad.

Olek, born Agata Oleksiak, is a Polish artist who has chosen crocheting as her preferred art medium so that she can simultaneously watch movies and make art. This stuff is borderline (or maybe not so borderline) obsessive compulsive; one can only imagine that she is dreaming about crocheting while sleeping and thinking about it practically...Read...
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Canvas Suit By Robert Hardgrave

Robert Hardgrave is a REDEFINE favorite, so I just wanted to show you a pretty interesting thing he’s done with his leftover canvas scraps. He’s made a suit, of almost Hazmat proportions! I can’t imagine it smells particularly lovely, but it’s certainly a good way to reuse and recycle. The suit was created for one...Read...
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Ian Stevenson T-Shirts!!!

We interviewed Ian Stevenson a bit ago about his bizarre and sarcastically hilarious drawing style. Well, it seems his style translates extremely well to some juvenile t-shirts, and 8Ball in the UK has a good selection on sale HERE. Below are some of my favorites. Get yours! (Available in guys and girls sizes!)   Read...Read...
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Explosions Of Color Sarah Moli Newton Applebaum

Ever since interviewing Chandra Bocci way back when, I’ve been looking for another 3D artist that utilized shapes and textures in a way that felt equally powerful to me. I haven’t really found one… until today, with the work of Sarah Applebaum! By weaving fabric into patterns that are just bursting with color and texture...Read...
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