Anna Talbot

29 January 2013

Oslo-based jewelry designer Anna Talbot is inspired by fairy tales, nursery rhymes and songs. Delicately-crafted layers of anodized aluminum, wood veneer, brass, gilding metal and silver create wearable stories – brimming with flora, fauna and familiar characters of lore. Fantastic and captivating work.

Maryanne Casasanta

24 January 2012

Through photography, performative gestures and temporary installations, I rearrange objects, alter their function, attempt to forge new connections between them, or simply take their portrait. My practice is engaged with the interstitial space between the art object and its documented image as well as the potential of photography as sculpture.

-Maryanne Casasanta

Andy Ness

12 July 2011

Andy Ness received his BFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and his MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been awarded residencies at The Vermont Studio Center, The MacDowell Colony, and Denniston Hill. Most recently, he was awarded a second year fellowship at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and with Studio In A School in New York City. Andy lives in Harlem, on the island of Manhattan.

Euthanasia Coaster

22 May 2011

Euthanasia Coaster” is a hypothetic euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster, engineered to humanely – with elegance and euphoria – take the life of a human being. Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness, and, eventually, death.

Design, engineering: Julijonas Urbonas
Health issues: Dr. Michael Gresty, Spatial Disorientation Lab, Imperial College, London
Model making: Paulius Vitkauskas
Photography: Aistė Valiūtė and Daumantas Plechavičius

Rachel de Joode

15 February 2011

No one person can explain Rachel de Joode’s work better than herself. “I decipher human existence through sculpture, installation, performance and photography. Circling around the mystification of everyday life, my work is characterized in terms of Magical Realism.” Enjoy.

Photo booth mask

03 May 2010

Hilarious and well executed – sent in from Mark Pernice.

Paper Vs Pencil

22 January 2010

Really nice work from Jesse Brown out of Seattle. Been a while since we’ve heard from the Pacific Northwest – thanks for the email.

Ricky Swallow

10 December 2009

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Sculptures by Ricky Swallow

Absolute Sellout

09 October 2009

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I am always fascinated by the ephemeral in American Design. A box of Crayons, Log Cabins, a can of Coke – we take them for granted. Don’t forget to wonder and marvel at all the great little things!

Absolute Sellout curates a small, limited quantity, collection of objects and literature for your purchase.

Ferrari 458 Italia

29 July 2009

We don’t regularly post about cars here on TSA, but seeing as how Ferrari just revealed their latest model, and it’s exceptionally beautiful, I figured it deserved a mention. This is the 458 Italia (replacing the F430), designed by Pininfarina, interior by Donato Coco. The car is set to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show later this year. If I was 13 again, this thing would definitely be on my wall…