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Art of Linnea Strid

Remember when you used to take art classes and everyone told you that you were super talented and some day you were going to make it big? Linnea Strid is like that except she didn't get kicked out of the most lax arts program in the country like we did. True story. She reunites oil paint or pencil with plywood, ... continue reading
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Alain Delorme Photography

The "photography" of Alain Delorme is nothing short of fantastic. Employing elements like rickshaws, tricycles, and little Asian men allow him to create a perfect canvas on which to precariously perch some of the hugest collection of items (we're thinking Hoarders) we have ever seen. Delorme was in Shanghai for ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Origin Times Bugatti Watch Winder

At first glance, it looks like an alien spaceship or an engine block from the Delorean, but it's actually got more in common with everyone's favorite uber expensive car - the Bugatti Veyron. Upon closer inspection, this is actually a watch winder. In keeping with the style of the W16 engine block the Origin Times ... continue reading
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Paintings by Dane Lovett

Dane Lovett's still-life's are unlike any we've come across before. They're executed in a way that makes them remarkably realistic, and they all incorporate a musical motif. Whether it's a vase of a plant sitting on an old New Order CD or an intriguing stack of old VHS tapes, you'll appreciate the references (Janis ... continue reading
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Owen Freeman’s Illustrations

Owen Freeman's illustrations are the kind of art that's more pleasing to look at than the images that inspired them. He uses rich, saturated colors and digital painting over stark ink sketches create a surreal depiction of recognizable people and places. They're the kind of art you end up staring at without being ... continue reading
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The ‘P’ Is For Portfolio

A long time ago, on the website you're reading right now, we told you about an artist that is the closest thing our generation will ever have to a "master." His name is Keith P. Rein and he's the perfect combination of Ron Jeremy and Van Gogh. Turns out Pocahontits and Breakfast in Bed didn't satisfy his ambition ... continue reading
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Grayson Castro

Grayson Castro is our kind of artist.  He takes iconic images of, well, icons... and zombifies them.  As zombies hit a sort of renaissance in today's pop culture (along with, unfortunately, vampires), Castro saw fit to take it into the high-brow world of art. Each painting is of a famous figure--Audrey Heburn, ... continue reading
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Paintings by Diego Gravinese

Ok, look past the boobage for a second. Diego Gravinese's images aren't photographs, they're actual paintings. Bright, vibrant, with deeply saturated colors and subjects full of action and movement, these paintings are emblematic of the good life. Sunny poolsides, scenes from a party, or simply non-sequitur images ... continue reading
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James Hance Relentlessly Cheerful Art

If you're anything like us, the first think you think of when you hear the words "relentlessly cheerful art" is Tickle Me Elmo - as your eyes start to glaze over. Ironically enough, that wouldn't be that far from the truth because James Hance Relentlessly Cheerful Art is all about the Muppets. It's also about everything ... continue reading
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Roberto Bernardi’s Oil Paintings

Since the time you were little you've been trained to be a winner. It might have evolved from Mom and Dad coming to t-ball games and cutting orange slices into college counselors and job interviews, but one thing is for sure - men like winning. Being the best at what you do is just a natural evolution of that. ... continue reading
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