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Supernatural Self-Portraits by a 14-Year-Old Photographer

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Surreal images look like they've been lifted from a fairy tale

14-year-old Zev (aka "fiddle oak") from Natick, Massachusetts has the blogosphere abuzz with his mesmerizing, digitally manipulated self-portraits. And for good reason. They would be impressive coming from an adult.  Looking like illustrations from the best children's story book ever, the imaginative works depict a miniaturized version of the artist himself in surreal natural landscapes.......read more

The Hansen Family

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Retro-sustainable Danish furniture design by Gesa Hansen.

Hailing from a long line of architects and carpenters, Gesa Hansen raids the family archives to create her wonderful line of furniture inspired by mid-century modern Scandanavian design. Now based in Paris, Hansen sources sustainable oak from local forests to produce unique and beautiful pieces under The Hansen Family mark. The limited line includes a curvacious coffee table, a desk with colorful......read more

Tea Houses by Swatt Miers Architects

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Three small buildings in a Silicon Valley oak grove offer a quiet retreat

When the owner of a Silicon Valley property decided to renovate his family home, he also decided to make good on an idea he and his daughter shared: building treehouses in an oak grove on the edge of the property. While not exactly treehouses per se, these three tea houses nestled among the stands of oak should do the trick. Designed by Swatt Miers Architects, the glass-paneled tea houses......read more

A Year on the Road: Mirror Pond

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Revisiting my favorite place in autumn to reflect on the year

One winding autumn drive through Oak Creek Canyon in Northern Arizona brought me to a place that I've been coming back to every year since. I return to a cove with such spectacular reflections that you actually get lost in what's real and what's mirrored. It's the perfect place to reflect within, listen, and watch the patterns glitter in the speckled sun. My mirror pond.  Mediation......read more

Nightlands, "I Fell In Love With A Feeling"

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Watch a couple of silver-painted mates get followed by floating geometric globs

When Dave Hartley isn't manning the bass for War On Drugs, he stays busy recording orchestral, layered pop songs under the Nightlands alias. "I Fell In Love With A Feeling" is a shimmering, horn-adorned track from Nightlands' latest release, Oak Island, and it now has some surreal visuals to go along with it. The two-minute clip, directed by David Kessler, follows the silver-painted Hartley......read more

Moneyless Invades the Bay Area with Yarn Sculptures

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Geometric installations pop up around San Francisco and Oakland.

Italian artist Moneyless, known for his 3D geometric installations constructed from yarn and string, was in San Francisco recently for the Linear Empires show at White Walls Gallery. Evidently he took some time to ramble around the Bay Area and craft some uncommissioned works in the great outdoors. The angular sculptures consist of straight clean lines arranged in spatially organized webs that......read more

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