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Kate Cusacks zippered necklace

Kate Cusack's zippered necklace

Kate Cusacks zippered necklace

Kate Cusack's zippered necklace

Kate Cusacks zippered necklace

Kate Cusack's zippered necklace

Kate Cusacks zippered bracelet

Kate Cusack's zippered bracelet

Source: Kate Cusack

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Typo/topography

Jeffrey Docherty

Jeffrey Docherty

Jeffrey Docherty

Jeffrey Docherty

Source: Jeffrey Docherty

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Rob Brandts porcelain Crinkle Cup

Rob Brandt's Crinkle Cup

Julien de Smedts china Crushed Bowl

Julien de Smedt's Crushed Bowl

Selettis ceramic Fruit Plate

Seletti's Fruit Plate

For years, I’ve been amassing a table service of ceramic dishes with Century Gothic curves, each painted in contrasting colours to mix and match. This year, Seletti has thrown me for a loop with witty and beautiful pieces and a clean white aesthetic. I’m particularly keen on their white patent leather tablecloth that takes me back to the fabric-lined synthetic tablecloths we used to take camping that are so practical, but never lovely.

Julien de Smedt‘s origami-style china bowl would look fantastic filled with colourful spherical fruit and Rob Brandt‘s Crinkle Cup is begging for a chewed-up bendy straw to slurp pink lemonade from.

Source: Design Museum, Dezeen, Frizzi Frizzi

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Tea time

Core 77s sugar cubes

Spiceship's sugar cubes

Core 77s sugar cubes

Spiceship's' sugar cubes

Iain Jones Tea Fix

Iain Jones' Tea Fix

Iain Jones‘ snap-together tea set with saucer, spoon and doily would pair wonderfully with Audrey Russel and John Truex‘s breeze block sugar cubes. A make-work project for someone with my affinity for builder’s tea.

Source: Cube Me, Iain Jones

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Catucinno

Still from Hugo Glendinning and Paola Pivis One Capuccino Then I Go

Still from Hugo Glendinning and Paola Pivi's One Capuccino Then I Go

Still from Hugo Glendinning and Paola Pivis One Capuccino Then I Go

Still from Hugo Glendinning and Paola Pivi's One Capuccino Then I Go

“[…] what I will always remember of the work – the Leopard looking at me a split second before leaping at the camera, hitting the fence between us with unbelievable force. My heart and every heart in the room pounded with fear despite knowing we were perfectly safe.” – Hugo Glendinning

Source: Galerie Perrotin, Hugo Glendinning

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High flight

Amy Bennett's Coming to Grips

Amy Baker's Evening News

Amy Bennett

I always take a window seat in airplanes, and can justify the cost of any flight for the first five minutes of take-off and landing when the world below shrinks to the size of Mr. Roger’s neighbourhood, semi-trucks become Micro RCs and loud humanity ceases to exist. Equally, I can justify the cost of admission to any museum or interpretive centre if they have scale dioramas of historical scenes.

Amy Bennett‘s oil paintings have a similar effect on me. As Boooooooom puts it, “At first glance they look like photographs of miniature models, which effectively forces you into an almost God-like point of view of each scene.”

Source: Boooooooom

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Snap to

Julien Vallée  for Illustrative Zurich

Julien Vallée's Paper Sculpture for Illustrative Zurich

Julien Vallée  for Illustrative Zurich

Julien Vallée's Paper Sculpture for Illustrative Zurich

Julien Vallée for Illustrative Zurich

Julien Vallée's Paper Sculpture for Illustrative Zurich

I recently lost all the files in my computer, including several thousand saved links and images of briefly-acknowledged art to refer to at a later date. While the reality of this still hasn’t set in, Montrealer Julien Vallée‘s piece for Illustrative Zurich stuck in my head.

I hated this the first ten times I saw it, and didn’t fully appreciate it until last night, when I sat thinking about vector art and colour wheels. The key words I used to track it down included “light passing violently through a prism” and I would love to find this hanging at the entrance to the giant three-story open-plan art supply shop in Soho with the walls and walls of colour-co-ordinated sketchbooks and paint pens.

His high-saturation, angular designs are so full of life and energy, and I will readily accept another year of MTV-style art and advertising at his hand.

Source: Julien Vallée

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