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Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 by Laura Braun

Born in 1986, the artist was formed at Parsons in New York and the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Cortright works in various media, from painting to new media, but it is mostly his videos that earned him a viral success. His works were exhibited at the New Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale and Lyon, as well as Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 by Laura Braun

Born in 1986, the artist trained at Parsons in New York City and California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Cortright works across painting and new media, but it's her video work that has attracted the attention of the internet, and now Stella McCartney herself. Her work has featured in exhibitions at the New Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale, the Biennale de Lyon and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Through a series of conceptual videos, Petra Cortright toys with her famed optical effects to explore the creative aesthetic of Stella McCartney's Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection. In Dot Warp with door, she conveys the collection's signature dot motif while offering a playful nod to Star Trek through referencing the warp, the unit used to measure space velocity in the famous sci-fi saga. 

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Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Stella McCartney has an eclectic group of friends, many of them outside fashion circles — you can tell just by the guest list at her annual resort presentation-cum-party. (Lorne Michaels, Jeff Koons, Marilyn Minter, and Jenny Lewis attended the last one.) Now McCartney has recruited a new pal, artist Petra Cortright — a Venice Biennale alum known for her subversive takes on internet art — for a series of video projects, the first of which is out today. McCartney told the Cut, "I was instantly struck by Petra’s work, her effortless cool-girl approach.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Lawrence Lander, 27, hails from Houston but is currently attending the California College Of The Arts in San Francisco working towards a master's degree in graphic design. His Houston sticker, which replaces the lone star in the Texas state flag with a simple "H" for Houston is his way of keeping close to the city he loves.

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Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014 by Laura Braun

Meredith Brion is studying textiles at California College of the Arts, so it makes sense that when she describes her tank, she goes into colorful detail on its weight and the images it inspires (see below). The East Coast native considers her style low-key, and an extension of her mood and how it changes. “I was a tomboy growing up, so I think most of the time I’m channeling that essence or chance of me getting my hands dirty,” Brion says. ” I bike a lot, so that’s also a consideration.”

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Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014 by Laura Braun

I have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from California College of Arts and Crafts. I went to an art magnet high school where I had to fight to get in. I got accepted into an art college my freshman year of high school. It was funny—I thought I could skip high school. They offered me a scholarship, then they realized I was just a freshman.

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Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014 by Laura Braun

Visionary arts patrons Gordon and Jane Herr bought the 160-acre Walker Ranch above Guerneville in 1939 with the idea of establishing a Bauhaus-inspired art colony that would, as they said, be a “sustainable sanctuary for artists away from a world gone amok.” Two years earlier they had met Wildenhain and her husband, Frans, on a recruiting trip. As things heated up in 1940, Wildenhain immigrated, leaving behind Frans, who was forced into the German Army. She taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, then made her way to what would be called Pond Farm.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Laura Braun

Polyester, a synthetic and non-biodegradable fiber, makes up more than half of the world's fiber market. Polyester from plastic bottles is the most recycled fiber for new clothing products-it constitutes 10 percent of global polyester production-and has been around for about 25 years, says Lynda Grose, associate professor of fashion design at California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Laura Braun

I built this Eames-like chair without touching a single traditional woodworking tool. No, it's not because I'm some kind of Luddite. I just love the immediacy of rendering a chair with 3D modeling software and then cutting out the parts with a CNC machine. Everything snaps together like flat-pack furniture, but without the cheesy fasteners—just mechanically sound through tenons and lap joints. The manufacturing process takes 2 hours.

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