If you've ever been to a metal show, you'll know that they're funny. Simultaneously really cheesy and really hardcore, metal dudes are quite frequently just nice guys that revel in the irony of it all. You can't constantly be wearing shirts with upside-down crosses and...

Animalistic, ritualistic romp with Nick Cave, entitled Meet Me At The Center Of The Earth -- going on from now through June 5th, 2011. You'd be a fool not to. ...

Go to Roq La Rue (2312 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA) on January 14th. It will be incredible. The opening, which will feature the mixed media photography and sculpture of the ever-talented Mandy Greer, the show sees Roq La Rue transformed into a multi-chamber installation. Textiles are...

Macramé, One of the techniques Portland-based jewelry designer Amira Mednick uses, is believed to have originated from 13th-century Arab weavers. According to Wikipedia, the Spanish word for macramé is derived from the Arabic word migramah (مقرمة), believed to mean believed to mean "striped towel," "ornamental...

I just recently came across Synaptic Stimuli, a blog with the all-too-appropriate tagline of Transmissions of Consciousness and States of Being. In addition to that, they just generally have very amazing, life-affirming content that makes you appreciate all of the complexities and possibilities of nature...

Olek, born Agata Oleksiak, is a Polish artist who has chosen crocheting as her preferred art medium so that she can simultaneously watch movies and make art. This stuff is borderline (or maybe not so borderline) obsessive compulsive; one can only imagine that she is...

Robert Hardgrave is a REDEFINE favorite, so I just wanted to show you a pretty interesting thing he's done with his leftover canvas scraps. He's made a suit, of almost Hazmat proportions! I can't imagine it smells particularly lovely, but it's certainly a good way...

We interviewed Ian Stevenson a bit ago about his bizarre and sarcastically hilarious drawing style. Well, it seems his style translates extremely well to some juvenile t-shirts, and 8Ball in the UK has a good selection on sale HERE. Below are some of my favorites. Get...

Ever since interviewing Chandra Bocci way back when, I've been looking for another 3D artist that utilized shapes and textures in a way that felt equally powerful to me. I haven't really found one... until today, with the work of Sarah Applebaum! By weaving fabric into patterns that are just bursting with color and texture and richness, she transforms rooms (and camouflaged people hidden within them) into caves that would probably make some people claustrophobic by their sheer intensity. I imagine that stepping into a space given the Applebaum treatment would turn even the most reserved of art critics into a somewhat synesthesic fellow or madam.

 

Read our interview with Sarah Applebaum