John Goldsmith’s Normally Abnormal Street Photography

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John Goldsmith is a Vancouver based photographer. He does a lot of projects and portraits but his street photography has to be his strong suit. It’s not that he’s capturing fashionable street scenes or crushing cultural commentary but instead is finding rich oddity in the world around him. His camera is somehow able to find things the normal eye is missing, to capture specific moments where something is weird, be it from your perception being off or that you are just the right angle. This element of fleetingness is why his street photography is so great: it catches abnormalities in normality.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

March 14, 2014 / By

Surreal, Piercing Illustrations by Steve Kim

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Steve Kim is a Los Angeles based illustrator whose work is a morphing of many things. He does a lot of work for The Verge and Polygon which has him reflecting on topical items like memes and video games. His style is central to his work and he doesn’t relinquish any part of himself to a client. Kim makes ghostly, somewhat haunted illustrations that slice people and subjects up, creating odd and eerie works.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

March 13, 2014 / By

A.P.C. Makes Quilts, Too

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Here is something important to know that many may have been unaware of: A.P.C. makes quilts. Like grandmothers and some Brooklyn and Downtown Los Angeles hobbyists, the French brand have a line of quilted goods that range from zig zagging pillows to checkered blankets that range from the common to the experimentally lovable. They’re obviously pricey, covetable goods but—Boy.—would they look nice in any home or apartment.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

March 12, 2014 / By

Time For The News: Yahoo News Digest

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I did not get a news app until last week when a friend told me that the Yahoo News Digest deliberately makes it so you don’t have to constantly check for news: they rake through everything and only give you the news you need to know. Instead of offering you everything, they are only offering you some things, making the act of visiting the app quick and impactful. It doesn’t waste your time nor do you have to dig: it gives you what you want and can even tell you when to look at it. It’s very brilliantly executed too, despite Yahoo!’s godawful new logo.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

March 3, 2014 / By

Carrie Mae Smith’s Dinner Paintings

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Carrie Mae Smith must like food a lot because it’s a recurring theme in her work. A lot her recent works are very woody, of-the-home items but—previously—had included lumber bread and Cheetos sculptures, drawings of utensils, and collages that mash the female body with food. Her paintings best epitomize her interests in food, specifically in prep and dinner service. They study form and let her flex her painting talents by sharing still lives and points of view for diners.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

February 28, 2014 / By

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