Ryan Obermeyer

Ryan Obermeyer is a graphic artist who uses both painting and digital imagery to create eerily succulent scenes and portraits. This image, Heartplant, was created for the band Rasputina, for whom Ryan has also done a series of portraits. After the jump is Darkhenge which will soon be the cover of a new book.

The Purple Book

Hillary Mendelsohn's The Purple Book is an obsessively compiled directory of on-line shopping. Originally released last year, the 2005 edition is out just in time for the holidays. Hillary not only lists and reviews over 1600 shopping sites, she also introduces helper sites like how to figure out your ring size, or a directory of pet acupuncturists, or online birthday reminder services. It might seem …