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Op-Art – Summer Share-House Squares – Op-Art – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/08/13/opinion/20100813_opart_schottboardgame.html The NY Times offers this snakes ‘n ladders board game for cottage renters. I’ve never rented a cottage, but that doesn’t stop me from snerking over the fun scenarios listed here, accompanied by twee drawings.

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Milas Daydreams

http://milasdaydreams.blogspot.com/ This is what happens when you leave the Art Attack guy alone with your baby. This woman’s sleeping infant is a prop for her fevered imaginations. Some really smart work, here.

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Anastassia Elias – Peinture, collage, illustration

http://www.anastassia-elias.com/index.php?id=367 Amazing shadowbox art created from toilet roll tubes. Easy to resist “art is shit” comments when the end product is as intriguing as this.

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http://www.boredville.com/32167/Beach-Art A modern, Western equivalent of mandalas. And not a single crop was harmed in the making of these circles so, y’know, bonus.

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English Russia & Leningrad Siege: Now and Then

http://englishrussia.com/?p=2235 A fantastic series of photos that superimpose WWII photos of Leningrad onto the same shots of the modern city. Reminiscent of Faulkner’s famous lines, “The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.”

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http://www.superforest.org/2008/12/michel-bayard-nycs-diy-pinhole-camera.html Facinating pinhole camera photography by a bike-ridin’, country-traversin’ French-Canadian. Or Quebecker, as they’re known up here 🙂

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Untitled Document

http://www.art-dept.com/artists/rankin/portfolio/specialprojects/eyescapes/portfolio.html?source=20i Eyecatching (*ahem*) artwork. Michael Snow did this first, years ago, but it’s still beautiful.

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Bent Objects

http://www.bentobjects.blogspot.com/ I’m very, very late to the Bent Objects party, and am now kicking myself for not showing up sooner. INCREDIBLY witty little scenes, made of simple materials and shot with a professional eye. No wonder the artist’s snagged a book deal so quickly. This is fabulous work.

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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0439813786/ I found this at the library last week. It’s won some prizes for children’s books, and a glance will show you why. Presented almost cinematically, with small moments “animated” in successive pages of beautiful, pencilled drawings, it lends itself to whim purchases (or pickups, in my case). Sadly, though, while the concept and illustrations […]

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Funpic.hu – biggest collection of funny pictures and videos

http://www.funpic.hu/en.picview.php?id=33192&c=-1&s=dd&p=2 While most of it is tagging dreck, a good piece of graffiti can actually uplift a dull area. This one could uplift anything, methinks.

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