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Mexican Beauty by the Bay

Mexican Beauty by the Bay

Mexican-born, San Francisco-based artist Ana Teresa Fernandez creates work that is thick with sensuality and cultural relevance. Her performance-based paintings are track-stopping and not to be missed.  Some of her work is on display through August 20th, 2011 at The Intersection in San Francisco. You can view more of her work here.
Postcards from China via Sydney

Postcards from China via Sydney

“Life, death, love, passion, beauty: these things don’t need words to explain.” – Bingyi // Friends in Australia just sent over word after visiting the White Rabbit Collection, a gallery in Sydney featuring the work of contemporary Chinese artists. They were raving about the space, the work and the overall experience. Apparently, they’re not alone, as...
Your Face Takes Los Angeles

Your Face Takes Los Angeles

French artist JR is certainly getting a lot more attention than usual. He recently received the 2011 TED Prize (click here to watch the speech). If you haven’t heard of him, you’ve probably spotted his incredible large-scale black and white portraits of ‘ordinary’ people all over the internet, or in person if you’re lucky. Because...
Impermanence and Simplicity via Singapore

Impermanence and Simplicity via Singapore

Underscore is a stunning Singapore-based magazine “attuned to a simple rhythm; quality of life.”  I was drawn to the Constant Issue (No. 2) and its varied content: from a “post-rock” band to Chernobyl, middle eastern fashion to the landscapes of northern China. The intro to this issue states that the editors ascribe to three simple...
Innovation via East London

Innovation via East London

It’s more than likely you’ve already spotted the innovative work of illustrator/typographer/photographer/artist Sean Freeman. He’s been published and hired by in dozens of well-respected names like VH1, Nike, Wired and The New York Times Magazine. London-based and successfully self-employed, he is “one of the most exciting and innovative illustrators to emerge from the UK in...

Assouline Flagship in Vegas

Luxury art publisher Assouline opened their first flagship store in Las Vegas. Here’s a sneak peek into this beautifully merchandised and designed store. I love the lux living room decor and strict attention to detail, like the vintage books and original artwork strategically placed throughout the space. Absolutely worth a visit or three.

Fleeting Beauty

Artist Jim Denevan travels the world to create gorgeous massive-scale installations by drawing simple patterns and shapes within our natural landscape. These beautiful and magically temporary drawings are at the whim of wind, rain and snow. Brochure from Peter Hinson on Vimeo. Denevan is also responsible for a traveling restaurant without walls called Outstanding in...

Oddities in Brooklyn

The clean, minimalist design of this site highlights the dozens of beautiful articles at INDEX in Brooklyn. INDEX is “an evolving catalogue of materials and articles, some unique and some ordinary, but all exceptional in their purpose, character and origin.”  Items are for display, sale and rental.

Favela Facelift

European-born artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (aka: Haas&Hahn) are putting a new face on the poor and soulful favelas of Brazil. Their beautiful urban renewal efforts have thus far turned an expansive portion of concrete into a coy pond mural and a gray central square into a kaleidoscope of color. As a native city...

Illustrated in LA

Beautiful, disturbing, dreamlike work by Los Angeles-based Illustrator Shannon Keller.

Gideon Chase via the US

The work of American painter Gideon Chase is all over the interweb, but there is very little info about him. I hope he surfaces soon with more work to sate all of his hungry fans and potential buyers. A ditty about Chase via LifeLounge: Apparently coming from a pretty creative family, American artist Gideon Chase...

Sougwen From Stockholm

Beautiful work by Sougwen,  a Canadian-born, Stockholm-based illustrator. Almost like doodling with a purpose and direction…stunning. You can buy her prints here.