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Marissa Textor: Drawings

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L.A. artist pencils hyper realistic portrayals of nature.

Marissa Textor's graphite-on-paper drawings capture epic nature moments in a hyper realistic manner. In an art scene dominated by loose, gestural work, Textor's precision penciling stands out among the crowd. On her choice of subject matter, the Los Angeles-based artist says, "It's exciting to me. In an over-stimulated world this is the stuff the holds my attention and......read more

he popularity of marijuana edibles has been one of the big surprises of the seismic culture shift we are undergoing around weed. Maybe it’s because of the increasing social disdain around smoking anything, or maybe it’s part of that whole foodie thing, but edibles are big business. In Colorado alone, more than 5 million edible marijuana products were sold (and presumably......read more

'My Things' by Chinese Photographer Hong Hao

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Controlled chaos reflects Chinese consumer culture

We think the photography says it all. But here's some background from Hao's gallery: Hong Hao is a Contemporary photographer from Beijing. He studied printmaking and created his first major series, a group of prints resembling Chinese maps, executed with a remarkable attention to detail. With My Things, Hong individually scanned hundreds of common objects and arranged them into......read more

Jo Peel: Things Change

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Optimistic stop-motion street art in London

For "Things Change," UK artist and Scrawl Collective member Jo Peel spent three weeks filming herself while painting an outdoor mural at Village Underground in London. Using stop-motion animation, she then condensed the footage into a pleasing three-minute clip with a pointed eco message. "[It's] an optimistic look at the idea of human impermanence," she writes. "The buildings and debris created......read more

Excellent Eco Design by Inger Steinnes

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Young Scandanavian designer combines two of our favorite things: sustainability and simplicity

Here's a big thank you to It's Nice That for acquanting us with Inger Steinnes, our new favorite product designer. The young Norwegian creative makes beautiful functional objects that make use of recycled and/or repurposed materials. Take, for example, her Brew series (last two photos), which aims to show "how something we regard as waste actually can become something valuable." The series is......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Breuckelen Distilling

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Brad Estabrooke's micro-distillery keeps things local.

This week on Brooklyn Informed, the BKI team hooks up with Brad Estabrooke, owner and founder of the Breuckelen Distilling Company in Sunset Park. The 31 year-old native of Maine bailed on a career on Wall Street to open the small-scale distillery near the Gowanus waterfront, where he crafts farm-to-bar gin from organic raw ingredients sourced around New York state. With a grain mill, a......read more

Pertaining to Things Natural

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Art and environment connect in exhibition at London's Chelsea Physic Garden

Founded waaaay back in 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden is London's oldest botanical garden, a place that today plays host to over 5,000 edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants. That, at least for garden nerds like us, is sufficient reason to visit the place. With Pertaining to Things Natural..., a big sculpture show currently underway on the garden's grounds,......read more

Aurora Robson: Message in a Bottle

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Brooklyn artist turns destestable objects into things of beauty.

Aurora Robson's exuberant sculptures, beautiful and mindmelting in their own right, hit brain orgasm status when you come to grips with the fact that they're made from detestable objects of pollution. Her space-exploding works are constructed from discarded plastic bottles that she cuts up, paints, and melts together. Some are outfitted with solar powered LED lighting, others fill......read more

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