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Classic Objects Reimagined by Fredericks & Mae

For more photos and videos from the playful work and life of Fredericks & Mae, follow @fredericksandmae on Instagram.

Windsocks, darts, tassels, dominos and kites—these are some of the classic objects that the design duo Fredericks & Mae (@fredericksandmae) reimagine and make in their Brooklyn studio. “We are interested in forms that have existed for a long time that may have only recently fallen into the realm of not functional,” Jolie Mae Signorile, one designer, says. Her partner, Gabriel Fredericks Cohen adds, “Tools, games and rituals trace arcs though history and across the earth—we follow these arcs.”

On Instagram, the two typically share shots of their designs, mixed in with scenes from the beach and the boat they share with friends. “Instagram is a place where we get to share our materials, a bit of our process, and have a little fun,” Jolie says.

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photojojo:

There a ton of trash lying around, and Boston-based editorial photographer Bruce Peterson decided to put it to good use.

In his series of black and white still lifes entitled Rubbish, Bruce turns garbage he finds on the streets into wonderfully minimalist photographs.

Rubbish Turned Into Black and White, Minimalist Photographs

via Feature Shoot / Offset

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rhamphotheca:

for-science-sakeTree Bark Camo

  1. Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko
  2. Grey Tree Frog 
  3. Grey Cicada 
  4. Casque head Chameleon 
  5. Lichen Spider
  6. Underwing Moth
  7. Peppered Moth
  8. Owl Fly Larva
  9. Eastern Screech Owl 

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artchipel:

Curator’s Monday 155 - Artist on Tumblr

Alyssa Monks | on Tumblr (b.1977, USA)

Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks is a figurative painter, blurring the line between abstraction and realism. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else. When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment.” Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections.

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Alyssa Monks | Curator’s Monday with artforadults]

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magictransistor:

Cast Iron Railroad Sign (RR), Nd.

magictransistor:

Cast Iron Railroad Sign (RR), Nd.

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jibadojo:

Kado Katakiuchi Sozenji Baba

jibadojo:

Kado Katakiuchi Sozenji Baba

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toxines:

thar she is. the big blue

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brooklynstreetart:

Kenny Scharf on BSA Images Of The Week: 08.03.14http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2014/08/03/bsa-images-week-08-03-14/#.U95KtkiWWK8 It’s the Dog Days of Summer and there are a lot of cool cats on the street right now.Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Adam Fujita, Be Everything, Che Man, Clint Mario, Dan Witz, E.L.K. Icy & Sot, Ishmael, JR, Kenny Scharf, LMNOPI, Mika, Mike Makatron, Rusebk, Sabio, Solus, Sweet Toof, and You Go Girl!Kenny Scharf image © Jaime Rojo

brooklynstreetart:

Kenny Scharf on
BSA Images Of The Week: 08.03.14
http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2014/08/03/bsa-images-week-08-03-14/#.U95KtkiWWK8
It’s the Dog Days of Summer and there are a lot of cool cats on the street right now.
Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Adam Fujita, Be Everything, Che Man, Clint Mario, Dan Witz, E.L.K. Icy & Sot, Ishmael, JR, Kenny Scharf, LMNOPI, Mika, Mike Makatron, Rusebk, Sabio, Solus, Sweet Toof, and You Go Girl!
Kenny Scharf image © Jaime Rojo

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artforadults:

more  by the lovely natalie foss, she is the one who made that stunning artwork on AFA’s header

follow nat and check out nat on AFA

 more natalie on ->website | tumblr | fb_page | society6 shop

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ashjanae:

— 9 x12” Pen on paper

ashjanae:


9 x12”
Pen on paper

(Source: ashleyjanaeart, via ashleyjanaeart)

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