Matthias Pliessnig: Capsule
by Tim Yu
Although strictly sculptural, those with a bit of imagination could use Capsule as one of the nicest note/cigar holders out there. Matthias Pliessnig designed Capsule to contain its own plans rolled up inside (above right inset). Made of ebonized...
Daniel MacDonald breaks into the art world with otherworldly lights
by Adele McConnell
Self-proclaimed computer nerd Daniel MacDonald marks his foray into the art world with Shio (or "shio" as MacDonald prefers it visually for balance), a series of glowing, orb-like sculptures covered in intricate fractal patterns of crystalized sodium...
Shark teeth and pheasant feathers in work by a UK artist
by Fiona Killackey
50-million-year-old shark teeth and thousands of turkey, pheasant and coque feathers are just a few of the materials comprising the work of UK artist Louise Greenfield. "I've always been into making and designing things. Even when I was a little...
Mount Your Maker by Stephan Alexander
An artistic pop of candy paint brings life to an otherwise macabre trophy
by Graham Hiemstra
When we last caught up with Portland-based artist and designer Stephan Alexander, he had just put the finishing touches on a stunning SS11 collection for Sticks & Stones accessories—a label he co-founded in 2009. While time hasn't changed his...
by Lost At E Minor
Carsten Höoller, creator of the magnificent slides shown at the Tate Museum earlier this year (above left, click on image for detail) and a beguiling room of 10 ft. mushrooms hanging from the ceiling (above right, click on image for detail...
by Josh Rubin
Hiroshi Kure is a Japanese sculptor with a passion for skulls and resin composites that look like natural materials. There is a lot of skull paraphernalia out there these days, but these rings are the most exciting I've seen so far. He has made...
Found in Translation
by Ted Cahill
The innovative Japanese sneaker brand, Onitsuka Tiger teamed up with Ramp Industry to develop Found in Translation, a new website that went live earlier this month celebrating the latest designs and movements of Anglo-Japanese talent. The site'...
Interview: Orly Genger
The artist behind the Madison Square Park installation "Red, Yellow and Blue"
by Nara Shin
It's been two months since "Red, Yellow and Blue" opened in NYC at Madison Square Park, and every day it continues to leave a gaze-worthy impression on passerby who are unsure how to approach the spilled, towering waves of vivid primary colors. Onlookers...
Plush and stuffed creations from the colorful imagination of a Brooklyn-based artist
by Kat Herriman
When looking at one of Amanda Browder's colorful installations or plush creations, one can't help but smile. Working from often recycled materials and fabrics, the Brooklyn-based artist creates her patchwork world of sculptures and objects including...
Lisa Swerling’s Glass Cathedrals
Miniature worlds that explore and celebrate the human condition
by CH Contributor
by Eva Glettner To view Lisa Swerling’s "Glass Cathedrals" for the first time is a magical and powerful experience. Perhaps it’s the dimensions that grab you, or how the real and the surreal blend together, or the way it conveys just how tiny we...
Small Is Beautiful
Multi-talented artists build miniature cities with their towering creativity
by Roman Espejo
Thankfully, not everyone has outgrown the shoebox dioramas of their school days. Opening today, 12 May 2010, at Manhattan's Murphy and Dine gallery, "Small Is Beautiful" showcases miniature cities painstakingly constructed by five artists. Curated...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
America's secret society branding, original designs for Super Mario Bros on graph paper and more in this week's look around the web
by CH Editors
1. Japan's Ongoing Nuclear Clean-Up, Five Years Later Five years after a catastrophic earthquake and its resulting tsunami hit Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, workers continue to tirelessly clean up radiation. Ahead of the disaster...