The Vampire Furniture

Fascinated by vampire pop culture, Canadian artist Carmela Laganse created a line of furniture perfect for blood-letting. The collection was recently on view at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto in an exhibition titled "Breaking Boundaries." Carmela Laganse's conceptual artwork revolves around communication, perception and the impact of popular visual culture on our thinking and behavior. The vampire furniture pieces are made out of ceramic, textiles and wood. The names for each work disturbingly relate to food consumption. Have a blood-letting weekend!Via ApartmentTherapy.

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Urban Landscapes

I'm a big fan of these graphically beautiful and poetic photos by Oakland, California based artist Rob Fracisco. He mostly photographs “spots” that are in a period of transition, highlighting these temporary locations to reveal the beauty of the ever-changing California urban landscape.

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Impressive Installations

German artist Clemens Behr uses the simplest materials to create complex ephemeral architectures, which fill gallery spaces with origami-like structures. Working with recycled materials and basic geometric forms, Behr dreams up installations that result in subtle confusions between 2D painting and 3D objects. I had a hard time choosing so remember to check out more of his work here.

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Cuffs and Collars and Pins

By Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe from his series "Pain".

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A different type of street art #3

Guerilla crochet projects by Crystal Gregory around New York City involve ideas of graffiti, urbanization, and woman’s work. Via ThisIsColossal.

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Playful and Colorful

Sorry for the irregular posting this week – too much travelling and too little time! Hopefully it will be better next week when I'm back in Denmark. In the meantime I hope you will enjoy the 100% analog collages by Chilean artist Virginia Echeverria Whipple as much as I do. Check out more of her work here and have a playful and colorful weekend! Via Cartwheel Galaxy.

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Tick Tock ...

I like the cuckoo clocks by Stefan Strumbel. Strumbel takes objects from folk art that refer to the clich├ęd notions of home, folklore and popular piety fx the traditional cuckoo clock and exaggerates these objects with elements of urban art and pop art. By doing so, he puts these objects into a new, partly provocative context. Via Ignant.

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Printed Plates

French artist Maxime Ansiau turned the look of old dutch plates into something new and made these fantastic, printed plates with skyscrapers and townhouses. Via ThisIsColossal.

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Amazing arrange­ments

Pile, Stabile, Cascade, Tower and Entanglement of chairs, doors and drawers amazingly arranged inside an old public housing in Vancouver by Canadian artist James Nizam. Via BrownPaperBag. Photos by Gallery Jones.

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ABC ...

Hmm – kids and N.Y.C is not a great combo when it comes to art scouting since there is not really any art in the playgrounds neither in the toy-stores to scout... So I'll just do what I normally do: web-scouting. I'm not really into the "alphabet-trend" I have noticed on several blogs lately: letters made of fx pasta, rubberbands etc. I just don't really see the point. But with the alphabet by Therese Vandling it's different. Each letter is artistically done with wit and a sense of humour. Therese is a London based graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker who works across many different mediums including collage, line drawing and screen-printing. Also check out Close Your Eyes And Think Of England, Make or Skin Magazine amongst her other work.

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