“You know, when you see yourself on a big screen, I tend to watch from behind my hands. There is absolutely the regret. You always get that at the end of every project. I’m endlessly disappointed, which is what propels me into the next project, probably, not to repair the damage but to kind of hopefully keep developing. Otherwise there’s no reason to keep doing it, is there?”   [insp.]

Spider crab, red crabs, seaweed, common perch, oyster, shells, sand. Case: wooden wine crate, acrylic paint, plate glass, 25w LED light. 13 x 20 x 7 in. (33.02 x 50.8 x 17.78 cm.)

Featured in the the Wall Street Journal

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Our 2016 predictions!

Here we all are in the new year! Who knows what the future will hold? We’ve got some ideas:

Sea otters will remain the undisputed furry-weight champions of the world.

Nudibranchs will release a musical gastropodcast.

Octopuses will learn to speak human.

Pelican-based anchovy delivery services will be short-lived. 

Gotham Aquarium will give rise to an aquatic vigilante.

Whatever the case, we can’t wait to sea what the year has in shore. Happy New Year everyone!

Stan D'arde's Summer Essentials

The Pool at The Standard, Miami

For me, weekends are the greatest days of the week.  Actually, my entire week is really like a seven day weekend, but I like to focus on Saturday and Sunday because that’s when my friends don’t have to go a thing they call a “job” (what is that????), and they have time to hang out with me.  

Now that I find myself spending a lot of time in NYC during the summer, the friends and I usually run out to my beach house for the weekend or we fly down to The Standard, Miami for endless spa services or we go to LA to hang out with celebs and all the fabulous people I know at The Standard, Hollywood or The Standard, Downtown LA.  

But no matter where I go, there are certain things I always need to take with me, and I’m here today to share them with you because I know your weekends would fall apart without them…

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Party Manatee! on Redbubble Teepublic


  • T-Shirts: $20 - $32 (cost based on style)
  • Sweaters/Hoodies: $39 - $50
  • Dresses and Skirts: $35 - $65 (cost based on style)
  • Kids Clothes: $17 - $20
  • Scarf: $35
  • Leggings: $45
  • Phone Cases: $25 - $30 (cost based on style)
  • Laptop Skin: $24             Sleeve: $35
  • Ipad Case: $19 - $43 (Cost based on type and model)
  • prints: $6 - $150   (cost based on size and style)
  • Throw Pillow: $19 - $27 (Cost based on size)
  • Duvet: $85 - $125 (Cost based on size)
  • Mug: $15             Travel Mug: $25
  • Wall Tapestry:  $35 - $74 (Cost based on Size)
  • Tote Bag: $18 - $24 (Cost based on Size)
  • Studio Pouch: $21 - $23 (Cost based on Size)
  • Drawstring Bag: $25
  • Stickers: $2.60 - $15 (Cost based on Size)
  • Greeting Card/Post Card: $2 - $4 (cost based on size and style)
  • Notebook: $12 - $19 (cost based on style)

Redbubble has more products, but in general Teepublic offers the better price on items they DO have.

Please contact me if you have any requests, commissions or custom designs you’d like to inquire about!

You can also find me on Facebook , Deviantart and my artblog at @basiliskart

Seahorse, Angelfish, Japanese Flathead, Immaculate Puffer, barnacle cluster, Black Sea Fan, Red Sea Fan, scallops, mussels, Red crab, Spider crab, Univalve conch, assorted shells, sand. Case: Vintage wooden wine crate, acrylic paint, plate glass, 20w LED light. 13 x 20 x 7 in. (33.02 x 50.8 x 17.78 cm.)


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