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Blitzstein Exhibit

Blitzstein Exhibit wood portraits painting abstract

I admit, I don’t know the story behind this one. It popped up on suplove (warning, music) a few hours ago and is entitled simply “Blitzstein Exhibit” and is dated 1994 on the bottom. Edvard Munch approved.

Update: Via email Nathan Bowers says: “The Blitzstein Exhibit is on Fairfax in L.A. Across the street from Canter’s Deli. The piece you linked is in the storefront window. I can’t tell if the place is a gallery or a studio because I’ve never seen anyone inside and none of the pieces have seemed to move since at least 1996. Mysterious!” It looks like this is a piece by Harry Blitzstein, and here he is jumping rope on a trampoline. Thanks Nathan!

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Avantgarde

Avantgarde wood typography sculpture

Love this wooden typographic sculpture of the typeface Avant Garde (entitled Avantgarde) by artist Damien Roach. Click image above for a bit more detail. (via typeverything)

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Cloister Bench

Cloister Bench wood furniture

Cloister Bench wood furniture

Cloister Bench wood furniture

Cloister Bench wood furniture

This intriguing seating system just appeared in the portfolio of London-based furniture designer Fabien Capello. The circular blue bench entitled Cloister is made from about a hundred repeating blue components that fit together to create a semi-private space for reading or meeting. At least that’s what it looks like. If I were to encounter this in a public space I would be inexplicably drawn to it … must… sit … here.

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Seen at Renegade: Dolan Geiman

Seen at Renegade: Dolan Geiman wood sculpture

Seen at Renegade: Dolan Geiman wood sculpture

Seen at Renegade: Dolan Geiman wood sculpture

Seen at Renegade: Dolan Geiman wood sculpture

Seen at Renegade: Dolan Geiman wood sculpture

This weekend I was able to stop by the Renegade Craft Fair here in Chicago and ran into a number of artists I’m going to share with you over the course of this week. The first was Chicago-based artist Dolan Geiman who aside from having a number of lovely paintings, silkscreens, and wooden constructions on display, also had a wonderful map of the United States inlaid with all matter of objects including bedposts and saw blades. Geiman said he travels quite a bit around the U.S. and picks up objects wherever he goes and uses them in his work. Although I love the style of these inlaid sculptures, you have to check out his site to see his full range of work.

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Monthly Measure by Sebastian Bergne

Monthly Measure by Sebastian Bergne wood rulers calendars

Monthly Measure is a brilliant new desktop calendar by Sebastian Bergne (previously here and here) made from a metal gear etched with days of the week that rolls along a slotted piece of wood imprinted with numbers of the month. If that’s not enough awesome for you, the numbers are placed a centimeter apart so it also functions as a metric ruler. The calendar is being released this weekend at Maison&Objet and will hopefully be available in his shop soon. (via mocoloco)

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Dead Sexy Pencil Highlighters

Dead Sexy Pencil Highlighters wood pencils office home

That’s right, I said it: these are some sexy pencils. These yellow Eco Highlighters use no ink solvents, no volatile organic compounds and are biodegradable. Available from the fine folks at aptly named Stubby Pencil Studio. More back-to-school goodness over on CMYBacon.

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A bird made of birdcages

A bird made of birdcages wood sculpture birds

Here’s something unexpected. Just spotted this new sculpture of a bird made from dozens of birdcages by Kum Chi-keung as part of the Sculpture Dimension exhibition at Grotto Hong Kong. Click for a bit more detail.

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