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Lauren Satlowskis Subversive and Saccharine Figures

For some time now, I’ve pined over the works of Lau­ren Sat­lowski. Her tech­nique, the odd sub­ject mat­ter, and the sac­cha­rine col­ors appeal to me in a very vis­ceral way. I hes­i­tate to label her work as a jux­ta­po­si­tion of ugly/beautiful, but that’s the best way I can describe it. Using jewel-toned hues and photo-realistic ren­der­ing, her char­ac­ters some­time remind me of a sur­real ver­sion of Pre­cious Moments fig­urines. They def­i­nitely aren’t as sweet, and are instead subversive.


For a while now I’ve been blown away by Maiko Takedas work. The Japanese designer create these completely mind blowing headdresses made from acetate bristles. I’ve always been obsessed with masks or things that cover your face. There’s something rather disturbing and fascinating about not being able to see someone’s eyes, nose or mouth. Her work might be familiar, if you’re a regular to the blog. I blogged about Björk wearing one of the pieces during the Biophillia tour. She is currently one of the finalists in the ‘International Talent Support’ competition. I really hope she wins. She’s cool as fuck. The amazing photos are shot by Masaaki Sasaki for Dazed and Confused magazine. Head over to see the full interview and more amazing images o f Takedas work. (I really hope she wins!)