Brendan Monroe

Brendan Monroe graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with honors. Check out his work and it's not hard to see why. I give him my stamp of approval for a ridiculously incredible body of work. From illustration to sculpture it's clear he has let nothing stand in the way of his imagination. Everything I can find on his site, I really love. …

Erich Ginder

Erich Ginder makes functional sculpture of objects from nature. This coat rack is a cast resin tree with a Saarinen inspired base– perfect for the Crunchy Modernist. Another one of his pieces, Ghost, is an all white coat rack of reindeer horns.

Shigeo Fukuda

The new book, Masters of Deception, features the work of several illusionists, including the sculptor Shigeo Fukuda. Fukuda's mastery is in creating physical forms that take on a second identity when the viewing angle changes or a light is introduced. In the Lunch with a Helmet On (above), the shadow of a motorcycle is built entirely out of welded forks, knives and spoons. Movies of …