Errors in Production is an ongoing collection of a variety of products with individual manufacturing errors. – Heike Bollig

Luli Sánchez

21 February 2012

For 18 years, Cuban-born Luli Sánchez designed prints for the fashion industry, before founding her own studio in 2004. Luli uses her unique touch with watercolor to create patterns inspired by everything from florals to kitchenware, geometry to animal skins. She lives and works between Brooklyn, NY and Merida, Mexico.

Leah Durant

20 February 2012

Leah Durant is a recent grad living in Yorkshire, England. She is a multidisciplinary artist working with found images and photography to printmaking and drawing. Thanks for the email.

Chicago-based Pete and Gena have started an online housewares shop called, The Works Progress Administration. They sell limited edition art pieces to spruce up your home/ workspace or to get you a much-needed date. I love the Prussian grenades.

Butter in Rio

20 February 2012

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Good friend and TSA contributor, Brian Thomas (aka Butter), has made a brave leap from Brooklyn to Rio de Janeiro to pursue his design career. We thought we’d give him a quick shout-out and wish him all the best in his new endeavors.


08 February 2012

The Sweden based design and development bureau Lundgren+Lundqvist has updated with some fresh new work. Looking very good!

Art Shanty Projects

01 February 2012

Happening now, through February 5th, 2012. On Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN.

The fabulously quirky Art Shanty Projects, is a four-week-long exhibition that is part sculpture park, part artist residency and part social experiment. It is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which the relatively unregulated public space of the frozen lake can be used as a new and challenging artistic environment to expand notions of what art can be.

Art Shanty Projects is an homage to the uniquely Minnesotan pastime of ice fishing in a well-equipped and creatively-executed shack. Dotting the state’s lakes in winter, anglers set up shelter, bore through the ice, set up their poles and propane heaters, then sit around playing cards, drinking beer and laughing the whole night long. Sounds like fun, right?

With names/themes such as “The Shanty of Wonder”, “Monsters Under the Bed Shanty”, “SitandSpinShanty”, “Fort Shanty” and “Robot Reprise”, the Art Shanties provide a unique opportunity for artists to interact with their audience, and vice versa, in an un-intimidating, non-gallery like environment. Artists can choose to work in a way that directly engages the audience, or in a more passive way.

Previously an annual exhibition, from the 2012 season it will run biennially, potentially changing to a new Twin Cities-area lake every two years.