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Jun4

This installation at the Museum of Arts and Design for Otherworldly, created by Gregory Euclide is a painted large traditional landscape that flows onto the floor toward a fifth-floor window overlooking Central Park. The work consists of several dioramas that are built from materials that were collected on walks as well as several paper casts from boulders in Central Park.

1)Acrylic, Acrylic Caulk,Cast Paper from Central Park Boulders, Eurocast, Fern, Foam, Goldenrod, Hosta, Lawn Fertilizer, Moss, Paper, Pencil, PETG, Sedum, Sponge, Wood. Size is 7.5’ x 14’ x 5’.

2) Water Falling from the Canvas into the gallery wall and floor space

3)  Evaporation detail

4) View from afar

5) Each of the cut plastic bottles exist as a microcosm within the the piece

6) Depiction of the work in progress in...

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Jun1

We think you'll definitely leave your mark, Lon!  I find the process of his work so fascinating, old album covers give this sense of nostalgia and history, but then when re-purposed they are transformed into something new! I love that they are limited edition and only three are ever made.  Seems like the coolest gift for that hard core music lover in your life, don’t you think?

Rock and roll over to his Cargoh store and check out all the other amazing album covers in there and make sure to follow this talented artist @minusindustries on twitter and his blog for his latest work.

Thanks so much Lon and a huge HAPPY...

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May30

Alison Zavos is a freelance social media consultant for photographers looking to get greater exposure for their work. In 2008, she founded the photography blog, Feature Shoot, which now has an archive of more than 2,000 photographers from around the world and was named by LIFE.com as one of the leading photo blogs of 2011. After 6 years of working as a photo editor in NYC, she has recently relocated to Austin where she lives with her husband, Zolton, and Affenpinscher, Selma Lou.

Thanks Alison for your lovely collection ‘I’ll Take...

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May26

We thought you might need a little Saturday morning inspiration to kick off the weekend!  Thanks to Paulzii for posting these words of wisdom.  And thanks Kimberly Knoll for sharing this!

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May25

Stephanie and Rose, besties since high school have taken an idea they started way back in the day and with a lot of hard work and passion have created Crywolf Clothing! Really such a sweet story (you should read all about it here).  We absolutely adore the quirky and loveable creatures that these to create and think their new 2012 line is divine! 

A quote I love from these two go getters:

"A strong DIY attitude has fuelled our work ethic and been our driving force. Our inspiration comes from artists and crafts people who strive to do what they love, do it themselves, and make a living out of it." 

Don't you just want to squeeze them?  Well send them a virtual squeeze today on...

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May18

Wow, Roshaan you are one talented lady, thanks so much for sharing so much about yourself, your process and inspiration.

Each of these pieces are beautifully designed and hand crafted with a classic mix of old and new, and we totally adore every piece in her store.  This would be a perfect gift for Father's Day coming up soon, don't you think? 

Make sure to check out Roshaan's book Simply Wood by publisher Fox Chapel Publishing.  You can also find more about Mokajade Designs on the site and the blog is updated with works in progress, it's really...

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May17

We have some really exciting news to you tell you about, if you haven't already caught wind on social media!  Cargoh is moving from behind the computer screen and popping out into the real world. That's right we're in the process of creating our very first Pop Up Shop! This summer we'll be launching "Gather" in the heart of Gastown July 27, 28, & 29th! This is where Cargoh was born so we feel like this is the best place to kick off the unforgettable 3 days we have planned.

Applications are now being accepted from artists and designers for what will be this summer's hottest shopping and community get-to-gather event. Located in one of Vancouver's most popular venues, you can expect everything from fashion to food, popsicles to pottery, music to mixology.  Deadlines for...

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May16

I am passionate about small business and brands. I love LOVE to support creative and brave people who set out to start their own business. It’s what I’ve done for many years, and it’s what I love to see others do. “Consulting” isn’t quite the right word for what I do. I think my clients would consider it more “business therapy”. And seriously – when you’re running the show and exhausted, stretched too thin, and drained creatively, a therapist is exactly what you need!
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May9

Let me tell you a bit more about me, happy and proud founder of Rue Amandine:

A Parisian at heart
I was born in Paris 37 years ago (not so easy to find a Paris native in Paris!) and grew up in a milieu where French art de vivre is key.
I love Paris, where I have my habits but where I always keep room for surprise.
I'm the one friends and colleagues have always kept calling asking “Where could I take my parents for dinner?”, “What would you suggest for an anniversary?”, “It’s so sunny today, where can we have a brunch ?”, “Anything good being played ?”.

A “bon-vivant”:
I like going out to concerts, movies, exhibitions, partying or spending quiet times with family and friends by the fireplace or in a sunny park.
I love good food (and good wine!), either the homemade one or the one you can...

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May4

Urban Harmonies Design definitely knows how to do lunch in style, and with the eco-friendly materials she uses you are also showing Mother Earth some love!  You want your kid to be the cool kid at the lunch table, right?  Here's your perfect opportunity.  Also a great gift for Mother's Day (yup, next Sunday), I know my mom would love one.

Check out more of Vicki's designs and fabrics choices in her Cargoh store and on her site. Also, why not make a new friend today and follow her on Twitter & Facebook!

Happy weekend...

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