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Apps for making great iPhone photographs

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Shot on Fulton St in Brooklyn by Dr. Popular

Our very own Dr. Popular, from San Francisco, was featured in the New York Times last week. A talented photographer, Dr. Popular, 34, whose day job is a community manager at Postagram, is “by night” an energetic evangelist for using the iPhone as a tool . . . → Read More: Apps for making great iPhone photographs

Miso creates street art of women around the doors of Melbourne

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Opening a door, passing through an entry way, will never feel the same after you walk through one of these done by Miso (otherwise known as Stanislava Pinchuk), a 21 year old Ukranian-born mixed-media street artist who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. The women surrounding these dilapidated doorway frames appear to be from . . . → Read More: Miso creates street art of women around the doors of Melbourne

Surreal typewriter assemblage by Jeremy Mayer

13″ tall sculpture of a penguin by Jeremy Mayer

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Oakland, California based artist Jeremy Mayer makes striking sculptures using only typewriter parts. In a process he calls “reassemblage,” Mayer disassembles typewriters and then reassembles them into full-scale, anatomically correct creatures. Amazingly, he does not solder, weld, or glue; the process is entirely cold assembly. Mayer also does not . . . → Read More: Surreal typewriter assemblage by Jeremy Mayer

Upcycled lace doily lamp by Shannon South

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New York City based designer Shannon South has created this exquisite pendant lamp composed of vintage crochet doilies. The doilies were draped on an inflatable mold, where each one was hand-stitched to the ones surrounding it. I think it is gorgeous, especially the shadows it casts on the ceiling and walls!

In the future, . . . → Read More: Upcycled lace doily lamp by Shannon South

Roy Mackey reinterprets the hammer

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Wouldn’t it be fun to change roles occasionally? Your boss becomes the Gardener, your dog – the Mailman, you – the Emperor of the country!

Roy Mackey, a Canadian sculptor, did just that with the hammer-and-nail relationship. Mackey re-created the Mastercraft hammer by impaling the head of the hammer by a nail, and . . . → Read More: Roy Mackey reinterprets the hammer

Seung Hoon Park weaves stips of movie film together to create photographic-like images

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Korean photographer Seung Hoon Park created these woven-together photographic images in response to the urban sprawl he witnessed when walking on the streets of Seoul, Korea, and other large cities. For the TEXTUS series, Park used large pathworks of cut positive 16mm movie films patchworked together to show “the sprawling appearance and complexity of . . . → Read More: Seung Hoon Park weaves stips of movie film together to create photographic-like images

“The Street Aesthetic of New York City” a video by Christian Andersen

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The Street Aesthetic of New York City from Christian Andersen on Vimeo

“The Street Aesthetic of New York City” was shot by Christian Andersen while he was visiting New York City. Lovely!

Andersen explains his work, “I had a chance to go visit one of the greatest cities this summer. Right when . . . → Read More: “The Street Aesthetic of New York City” a video by Christian Andersen

Il Lee works abstractly with a ballpoint pen

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IL LEE, BL-095, 2008, ballpoint pen on canvas, 87 x 144 inches (221 x 366 cm)

New York based artist Il Lee is known for his extensive body of work with ballpoint pen. For the past 30 years, Lee has been deeply engaged in drawing: the negative and positive, line and form, what is . . . → Read More: Il Lee works abstractly with a ballpoint pen

A self-destructing wax candle sculpture of a woman in bed

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Who says only the young and beautiful get attention at fashion events? Recently at the Arnhem Mode Biennale 2011 this reclining mummified lady stole the show. The life-sized burning candle installation was created by the Belgium fashion design house A.F. Vandevorst.

I wonder if they got their inspiration from the Swiss artist Urs Fischer’s . . . → Read More: A self-destructing wax candle sculpture of a woman in bed

More drawings on Netflix envelopes from DoodleFlix

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Maybe it was inspired by the frustration of Netflix’s 60% hike in fees… but after a DoodlersAnonymous blog entry called “Netflix Envelope Doodles” showcased a small collection of art drawn on those ubiquitous red envelopes, DoodlersAnonymous received so many submissions of doodled-upon-Netflix envelopes that they started their own tumblr blog devoted . . . → Read More: More drawings on Netflix envelopes from DoodleFlix