Paintings by Conrad Jon Godly
Art

Many times I have thought about what it would be like to be raised in a different country. As a resident of the Midwestern United States, I have experienced the vast planes and sunlit tree lines of rural expanses. These various stimuli have sensitized me to the natural world, informing my aesthetic and artistic sensibilities. The habitats we step into and out of can affect our perspective and ways of thought in a deep way that is not yet …

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Photography by Camille Seaman

Autumn is approaching rapidly here in the US. Cooler weather, shorter days, and changing flora are in store. This annual downshift has a direct effect on my perspective, rekindling passions for the smells, sounds, and sights of the harvest season. So while browsing through some photography, an artist that captures the intensity of the natural world synced with my renewed captivations. Camille Seaman studied photo …

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STUDIO NEWWORK: An Overview
Design

Being a recent graduate of a design college, I now have ample time to thoughtfully consider what drives me as an artist/designer/craftsman and how I want to practice design. The team at STUDIO NEWWORK understands their purpose, and their examples continue to inform my thoughts about how design should be executed. Ryotatsu Tanaka, Ryo Kumazaki and Hitomi Ishigaki, three graduates of the Fashion Institute of Technology, started …

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Furniture and Interiors by Christian Woo

Today I would like to showcase the work of a designer who thoroughly understands contrast: Christian Woo. Christian started his own company in 2006 in Vancouver, BC, and now collaborates with architects and clients across North America. He offers his services as a custom cabinetmaker as well as making furniture for various retailers. Christian was originally inspired to pursue woodworking by his Grandfather’s love of craft …

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Porcelain Tableware and Wall Installations by Basma Osama

Recently, I have been considering the world of ceramics in terms of inspiration and as a personal pursuit. Being a purist, the beauty of materials in their raw, or near-raw state, is highly appealing. The endless amount of clay bodies, each with their individual characteristics, naturally lend themselves to the appreciation of materials. Porcelain, mostly comprised of kaolin, holds a special place in my …

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Bathrooms by Agape Srl.
Design

While browsing one of my favorite picture blogs, I came across the image below on the left. The purity and warmth is what stopped my scrolling fingers. All of the images featured on this page come from Agape Srl., an Italian company headquartered in Roncoferraro, Italy (a part of the Mantua province). Agape specializes in bathroom fixtures, all of which have understated qualities that speak boldly when used in correct environments …

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