An object made from marble never fails to command attention. Still, one eventually becomes weary of seeing the same marble pieces - stools, vases, lamp-bases, bowls, and the like. Creating an ingenious and, I daresay, alluring alternative to the norm comes the 40x40 collection of works from the Italian duo of Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti.
The folks over at Simon & Co have struck upon a simple, alluring way to curate a branded shop: use free office space as a hub for favourite items, and showcase them under the banner, Local Store Berlin.
Barkley L. Hendricks is, quite easily, the most outstanding arbiter of understated style there is. With his iconic, large-scale figurative paintings, he presents his subjects in a cool-handed way which provides them with the space to be prominent and in-control, even if their elegantly clothed bodies seems to recede into the canvas.
Taxidermy works are interesting - and sometimes, very beautiful - to look at. But it's often difficult to reconcile the fact that each posed piece was once a live animal. Abigail Brown, with her carefully crafted textile birds, has found a beautiful way around the creepiness of displaying stuffed, showpiece animals.