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AOO Shop in Barcelona

AOO is a new store and brand in Barcelona started by Marc Morro and Oriol Villar, whose first collection is a mix of chunky wood pieces they've designed and built in their workshop and pieces they've commissioned from other designers and had produced by local craftsmen. The store's shelves are supplemented with outside objects from brands like Santa & Cole, and its graphics are the work of Eindhoven faves Raw Color. "We're a place where you can easily find things that are hard to find," say the founders. "For example, things to give to someone you really care about, like yourself if you consider it appropriate."
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Psychic Stones by FriendsWithYou

Dreamy and spiritual Psychic Stones are a series of "unique multiples" made by the L.A.-based art collective FriendsWithYou, now showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery's PK Shop in New York, 511 West 27th Street. The multi-faceted, translucent color collages are made out of resin, with collected forms suspended inside. "FriendsWithYou artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III conjure each resin Psychic Stone with a customized spell, imbuing the sculptures with powers of healing and self-empowerment," says the artists' statement. "Each is accompanied by a unique magical ritual designed by the artists, along with instructions for their use and care."
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Staycation: A Home Collection by Eric Trine and Will Bryant

Staycation, a collaborative home collection by Eric Trine and Will Bryant is a delightfully chill and a pleasantly patterned pairing of housewares. A chair, a lamp, a table—everyday utilitarian pieces transformed by Trine and Bryant to unwind your mind. Sit back, relax–it's a staycation. See it now until December 1 at SuperMaker in Portland Oregon. All pieces are available for sale, contact etrine@gmail.com.
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New Work by David Taylor

Hot off the presses! A Sight Unseen fave, David Taylor gave us a 'first look' at his newest trio–a mirror, a vase and a plate. Taylor's work is often a conglomerate of materials, surfaces and actual conglomerates. Today we see a mix of polished brass, concrete and rough edged rock clusters combined to form this elegant and satisfying series. Taylor comments the project is very much "in embryo" so don't be surprised if the set takes off in a new direction. Even tho to our wide eyes the series looks completely snazzy as is.
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Cocolia, Design Studio

Cocolia's style is all swooshes and swirls, dots and splotches with bouncing colors that fill the page. A fun filled design studio based in Barcelona, Spain Cocolia makes work brimming with hues and humor, most definitely eye catching. They make sure to allow space for plenty of playtime thats help to inspire their client work, 'These exercises allow us to implement new techniques and visual results for future works.' Cocolia is Raul Ramos and Mieria Ruiz, a graphic design studio that develops corporate identity, art direction and editorial projects and more.
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Jennie Jieun Lee, Ceramist

Jennie Jieun Lee forms blobs of clay into attractive vessels full of good humor, and masks that do the same. Lee allows the clay to crack and warp and the paint to drip and drop. Pieces are named Eddie's Mug, Salome, Suzanne and—Mr. Vukelich—A jar and lid based on a true man who sat in a classroom behind me. Make sure you check out her instagram, so many more goodies. Lee lives and works in NYC.
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New Tendency’s Precision-Crafted Instant Classics

The German brand New Tendency has opened a web shop chock full of their works ranging from tables to lighting to linen shirts. It's a lifestyle. "Grounded as an interdisciplinary design studio, we apply a philosophy of integrated design process to all our work, with a commitment to conceptual and considered design outcomes."
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Julia Dault, Artist

Julia Dault tackles canvases with swift swipes of paint and rhythmic repeats. Dault's sculptures mimic the structure of her painting (or visa versa) with tubular and reflective curves, with lines and colors belted together into a tightly contained bulbous form. Many of Dault's pieces are named after 1980s pop songs, Electric Youth (hello, Debbie Gibson), Rico Suave (yess), 2 Legit (to quit), etc etc - suitable names for these wet and wild works. Dault lives and works in Brooklyn.
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Lindsey Hampton, Ceramicist and Graphic Designer

Lindsey Hampton splits her time between designing dynamic concert posters and soothing ceramics at her potters wheel. Her process and mediums are fluid, skipping from sculpture to print design is natural progression for Hampton. "Everything in my vision holds equal weight, whether it's graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, photography, music, anything. There's a great deal of spontaneity involved. It all takes shape within the action and is rarely sketched or planned." Palettes, shapes and patterns in her work speak together across all platforms, her voice is loud and clear. Hampton lives and works in Vancouver, BC.
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Some Wow, Ceramics

Some Wow are some crazy good ceramics crafted by William Edmonds (also known as one third of the Nous Vous collective). His curvaceous cups are glazed multiple times with speckles and lines in hues of greens, blues and peaches. The magic is in the stack—the vessels sit snug on top one another–or just as striking, the solo mug. Edmonds lives and works in London. Some Wow made in 2013, contact Edmonds if interested in his stellar stoneware.
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Korban/Flaubert’s Hunter Maquettes

Sydney's Korban/Flaubert make large-scale sculptures and design objects out of flowing, bending, beautifully contorted metal — objects that show off both their own technical capabilities and those of their Sydney metalworking studio. But before they scale up, they often start small, with miniature models that function like a sketchbook come to life, showing off their ideas to potential clients. Their latest series of maquettes — each of which is only a few feet wide — features "a single folded, crushed line compressed into an agitated solid," they write. "An artifact in Corten steel."
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