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Tristram Lansdowne's Surreal Imagined Worlds

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Meticulously crafted works by the Toronto painter

We're loving these strange, surreal works from the portfolio of Tristram Lansdowne, a Toronto-based painter who depicts floating spaces that range from impossible landscape forms to haunting urban zones. His newer paintings and etchings, collected in a recent show entitled Fata Morgana (defined as a complex mirage that seen in a narrow band right above the horizon), explore landscape,......read more

Ai Weiwei: Forever Bicycles

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Dissident Chinese artist showing famous bike installation in Toronto

Superstar contemporary artist Ai Weiwei unveiled the latest rendition of his incredible bicycle sculpture last weekend in Toronto. "Forever Bicycles" is the centerpiece of this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the annual all-night art event that takes over the streets of the city. This marks the first time that the Chinese dissident artist has shown the installation in public, outdoor space. With......read more

Alain Delorme: Totems

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Vivid composite images carry heavy social commentary.

French photographer Alain Delorme captured these images of Shanghai migrant workers' loads during his time spent on two artist residencies the city. "A few days after my arrival, I had a feeling of vertigo, a sort of nausea due to the constant effervescence of the city and its permanent stimulation of all senses," says Delorme. "This gave me the idea to create a series about......read more

Artecnica StretchBag

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Clever shoulder tote makes use of a colorful material: ad billboards. $19.00

Looking for well-designed, everyday products that don't increase your footprint? Look no further than Artecnica, our fave LA retailer that carries only the best in sustainable goods. Like this StretchBag, made from recycled billboard plastic. Offered in a variety of bright colors, the clever die-cut design is made without glue or stitches. Perfect for carrying your haul from the......read more

Artifact Lunch Bag

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Let your sandwich ride in style. $45.00

If you're into packing a lunch for work (we're told you should be), then it's time to ditch dumb disposable bags and finally put away the comic book lunchbox. Artifact's reusable lunch bag, formally called No. 215, is the best we've seen yet. Handmade in Omaha, Nebraska from water-repellant waxed cotton, the tote has a Horween leather strap and hand hammered, solid copper......read more

Trestles Tote

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Practical day bag designed by Heather Heron for Environment. $495.00

Environment Furniture teamed up with eco-focused California designer Heather Heron to create the superb Environment by Heather Heron collection. One of our favorite pieces from the range is the Trestles Tote, a utilitarian shoulder bag made from a combination of recycled Japanese denim (the best there is) and organic hemp cultivated locally in California. At 18X16", the Trestles Tote is......read more

Ships Large Zipper Tote

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Handmade, sustainable textile design by Jenna Rose $68.00

At her studio in Hamilton, Ontario, Jenna Fenwick creates handmade, sustainable textile products under the Jenna Rose banner. After drawing illustrations by hand, she screen prints the drawings using non-toxic water-based pigments on natural and organic materials. From the Jenna Rose collection comes this Ships Large Zipper Tote, featuring her original illustration of ships and waves printed......read more

Incase Tote Bag by Clare Rojas

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Exclusive artwork from SF artist applied to handy, durable carry-all $99.95

In her new capsule collection for Incase, San Francisco artist Clare Rojas applies her signature nature illustrations and bold patterns to a limited selection of Incase products. Included in the series is this daily carry-all, featuring exclusive Rojas artwork applied to durable cotton canvas. The bag includes a colorful padded sleeve designed for a 13" MacBook, with multiple organizer pockets......read more

Indigo Tote by J.Crew and Sea Bags

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Handmade carry-all crafted in Maine from recycled sailcloth $225.00

Here is a nice collaborative design piece from J.Crew and Sea Bags. Crafted by hand in Portland, Maine, this carry-all is made from durable recycled sailcloth in white with indigo markings. Because each bag is made entirely by hand, no two will ever be exactly alike. Rust marks and salt stains show off the authentic signs of hard sailing, and each tote sports hand-spliced rope handles, a rare......read more

Dhurrie Messenger Bag

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75-year-old rugs repurposed into handsome day bags by Will Leather Goods $495.00

Eugene, Oregon-based Will Leather Goods score another repurposing win with the Dhurrie Messenger, a daily tote featuring fabric from 75-year-old New Mexican rugs. Hand loomed with thick cottonyarn and colored with vegetable dye, the dhurrie fabric makes for a sturdy bag material, augmented with a leather strap, leather trim, and a brass hardware. Choose from a palette of three color options:......read more

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