Portland's Motel Gallery has an impressive roster of artists. A fave from the list is Megan Whitmarsh, whose knitted, intergalactic worlds featuring yetis, crystals, boomboxes, and Flying Vs are pure gold.
Jen Stark probably wasn't thinking of her future when they handed her the safety scissors back in kindergarten. 20 years later she's busting out these intricate, kaleidoscopic, rainbow construction paper explosions.
Selfportrait is a new online artist community where you can post your photography, studio art, film, writing or whatever creative juice you're sippin'. We liked the cosmic factor of the Eric Shaw piece we found there.
Australian export Deanne Cheuk is an unstoppable tidal wave of creativity. Whatever she touches - art direction for Urban Outfitters' catalogs, her portraits of celebs, the apparel line Liness (which finds her teamed up with Rilla Alexander of Rinzen) - is imbued with a sense of the sublime and ethereal.
Super cheap and seriously limited, these Marc Jacobs totes are only $12. Unless of course you miss out in stores - then they're as much as the stranger bidding against you on eBay is willing to pay. (Only for sale at Marc Jacobs stores.)
Uffie, part of the Ed Banger heat pack, spits brat-tastic electro-rap over squiddly finger snaps on her recent "Pop The Glock" and "Hot Chick" 12"s. Stay out of her way -or don't- as she's already let us know that she's "Ready to Uff". Dangerous.
An amazing traveling art show featuring an equally stunning list of artists. Each artist has been asked to explore the idea of lasering away the seven layers of ply of a skateboard deck to leave their own distinctive mark. More info and dates here.