Wednesday, August 27, 2014

KinderGlo Portable Rechargeable Night Light

Portable rechargeable night lights by KinderGlo is a collection of nine playful characters - owl, t-rex, brontosaurus, dragon, bear, elephant, hippo, moon and angel. 

These portable lights measure 4.75" x 4." x 4" and come with a charging station which makes it easy for the little ones to carry them around without having to be worried about running out of batteries. Once charged the lamp lasts for 8-10 hours of continuous light. The cool LED lights are safe to touch and the use of non-toxic materials makes them a perfect buddy for your kid to cuddle with in the bed or use them as a flashlight during nighttime bathroom trips. 

With a single button you can choose from two light settings, you can either select continuous cycling of changing colors or solid red, blue, or green. The other great feature is the option of keeping the light on all night or having it turn off after 30 minutes. They'll make a fun birthday gift! They can be ordered online from here.

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Elina Gleize: Geometric Rings





Elina Gleizer is a jewelry designer and a goldsmith based out of Israel. She graduates from Shenkar college of Engineering and Design with a Bachelor of Design degree from Jewelry Design department in Ramat-Gan, Israel. 

I am in love with her geometric shaped rings from Fall/Winter 2015 "Anima(L) Collection". Her designs are inspired by wildlife and cubism resulting in minimalist yet elegant pieces. She shares on her blog: "I wanted to create a statement stamp rings by using only abstract lines, shapes and the basic characteristics of the animal." Stop by her online store if you are interested in buying any on her piece and to see more of her beautiful jewelry.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Avitalos: Abby Dolls

Avital is a doll maker from Israel who loves to paint and print on fabrics. Her "Abby Doll" series consists of adorable dolls and is inspired by Kokeshi artisan wooden doll concept of north eastern Japan. The dolls come in animal shapes such as owl, rabbit, tiger, bunny, pig, panda each one with a distinctive personality. Each cuddly doll is hand sewn with attention to detail and are made from 100% soft cotton. Check out online store - Avitalos - where her dolls are available for purchase.

Collection: Owl Bento Box

Monday, August 25, 2014

Matthew Cusick - Collaged Maps

Patriarch, 2006, Inlaid maps on panel

Patriarch, 2006, Detail

Blue Horse, 2011

Mylan's Wave, 2012, Inlaid maps, acrylic

Geronimo, 2007, Maps and atlas pages on wood panel

Course of Empire (Mixmaster II), 2006, Maps and acrylic on wood panel

Procella Crisium, 2013 , Inlaid maps, bible engravings, sumi ink, dye on panel 

Oceania, 2012, Inlaid maps and acrylic

Matthew Cusick currently living in Oak Cliff, Texas is originally from New York City. He gained a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, and in MFA in 2013 from Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts. Inspired by topography he creates amazing art pieces that are meticulously pasted together small pieces of vintage recycled roadmaps, nautical and aeronautical charts depicting owl, animals, portraits and landscapes.

It all started when he received a box full of vintage maps. He begun to experiment and found out that maps have all the properties of a brushstroke such as line, density, movement and color. One of the primary subject matters of his work is people and depending on the subject of his work he would have a stash of maps related to that person’s timeline and history. Each piece based on size can take anywhere from 100 to 300 hours to finish.

He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in the States and in abroad. His pieces have been displayed in museums as well as galleries, and featured in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Harper’s Magazine and Art In America.Over the years his work has become popular amongst the art enthusiasts, and part of public and private collections including the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art and the Progressive Art Collection.