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My Dead Pony
By March 28, 2011

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These lush mixed media illustrations by self-taught Brussels-based illustrator Raphael, aka My Dead Pony, are influenced by fashion, street art, and graffiti. Raphael mixes digital techniques with more traditional art forms like drawing and watercolor. The result is a stunning world of ethereal illustrations filled with splashes of color.
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Erik Sommer
By March 25, 2011

erik sommer 01 Erik Sommer art Erik Sommer is a contemporary artist based in New York City whose work reflects his urban environment. Erik paints with cement, and his canvases are filled with interesting textures derived from mixed media applications.

Envirosax Recycled Bag Dress by Amit Ayalon
By March 23, 2011

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Envirosax, a company that creates designer reusable bags, commissioned recent design grad, Amit Ayalon to create this lush couture dress out of their collection of unique bag fabrics.

Beardhead Bearded Hats
By March 18, 2011

CV Beardhead 1 Beardhead Bearded Hats top articles design Knitted facial hair? That’s right! Keep your face toasty warm with these ingenious bearded hats by Beardhead. These funny caps come in “Viking,” “Lumberjack,” “Pirate,” and “Grandpa,” which translates to blond, brunette, black, and distinguished, respectively. You can buy add on mustaches too! How cool is that? For the ladies there’s also a pink “Bunny” version, but I prefer either Pirate or Viking myself.

Lucky Green Art Showcase
By March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Here’s a little lucky green-inspired art to brighten your day!

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Artist Interview with Nancy Mungcal of Pretty Little Thieves
By March 16, 2011

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The first time I came across the art of Nancy Mungcal, aka Pretty Little Thieves, I was smitten. I love the way Nancy’s fun illustrations and stylized drawings evoke an aura of distinct playfulness. Her work is delightfully whimsical and I love the way she’s built up a personal repertoire of iconography that is seamlessly threaded into each of her characters throughout her compositions. From drawings to paintings to illustrations, Nancy has a way of creating beautiful shapes and patterns in the most dynamic way. Her art has an appealing folksy charm about it that makes it really unique. So I tracked Nancy down to ask her more about her art process…
prettylittletheives 01 Artist Interview with Nancy Mungcal of Pretty Little Thieves top articles interviews art Gayle: How did you get started as an artist?
Nancy: I have the typical drawing and making things as a child story. I never really stopped. A few years ago I decided to put my work out there. prettylittletheives 02 Artist Interview with Nancy Mungcal of Pretty Little Thieves top articles interviews art

Turkey’s Gamirasu Cave Hotel
By March 14, 2011
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Ancient cavemen would be charmed by the Gamirasu Cave Hotel, modern cave dwellings set in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastery in Turkey. The hotel’s got some cool highlights, such as Turkish cooking courses where you can try your hand at Turkish wine-making or bake artisanal breads in a stone oven.

But perhaps the most unique perk is the chance to witness the meditational dance of Whirling Dervishes. This Sufi worship ceremony, formally known as the Sema, is performed with the aim of reaching religious ecstasy. The spinning of the body in repetitive circles is said to be symbolic of planets orbiting the sun.

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Paper Breakfast by Paper Donut
By March 10, 2011
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Yum! Paper Donut, a French collective of visual artists, has managed to make paper look absolutely delicious.The eggs look divine and I just want to grab that knife and spread the paper jam on the paper toast. Don’t even get me started on how perfect all the fruit looks. I’d love to see what they’d come up with for a paper dinner accompanied by paper dessert.

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Color Vixen: Strawberry Lime Butterfly Palette
By March 9, 2011

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This week’s color palette was inspired by a unique fashion installation on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Knit Stools by Claire-anne O’Brien
By March 8, 2011

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These fun knitted stools were created by Irish textile designer Claire-anne O’Brien. They are just about the coziest little stools I’ve ever seen.

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