This is one of these “wow! I wish I could make one of these” ideas.
Using test tubes inserted in a circular frame, this chandelier brings the garden inside your home. Or if you don’t want a garden, fill the detachable test tubes with colored water, aquarium rocks, or even leave them empty.
. . . → Read More: Chandeliers made with test tubes by Pani Jurek
UK based designer Dan Hoopert re-created the alphabet with virtual nails and wire. The 18-year old university student did it using Cinema 4D, a 3D modeling, animation and rendering application. But it is still lovely!
. . . → Read More: Typography by Dan Hoopert
RED Valentino #3
Big hair goes in and out of style every other decade but these will hit the fashion mark any day. They are by the Paper-Cut-Project, a company founded by Atlanta-based duo Amy Flurry and Nikki Salk. The Paper-Cut-Project creates paper designs for window installations, runway, catalog and advertising campaigns.
The series shown in . . . → Read More: Paper wigs for RED Valentino by the Paper-Cut-Project
Parisian couple Frédérique Morrel (a professor of fashion art and design at Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués Duperré) and Aaron Levin must have the funnest job in the world. Together they mine the forgotten corners of thrift stores for discarded embroidered tapestries of yesteryear. Then the duo returns to their studio where they drape and . . . → Read More: Embroidered faux-taxidermy made from salvaged tapestries by Frederique Morrel
The textile work in these pieces are so amazing that you almost forget about the dress. They are by Marit Fujiwara, a Rio de Janeiro, Brazil based designer. Her collection, called Wound, is based upon abandoned objects found around the city. Unfortunately, I could not find much information about Fujiwara, aside from the fact that she graduated . . . → Read More: The embellished dresses of Marit Fugiwara
German designer Sarah Illenberger must have loved playing with her food when she was a child. In this series, she takes common fruits and vegetables and places them in unexpected contexts.
An apple covered by a well-combed hair-do. A carrot emerges from a tube of lipstick. The skin of a banana is laced together . . . → Read More: Sarah Illenberger re-imagines fruits and vegetables
Encinitas, Caifornia based artist Cheryl Sorg creates elaborate collages from cutting out words from books. Inspired by tales of obsessive pursuit like Moby Dick, The Odyssey and Lolita, Sorg uses words to re-create the ridges of a fingerprint, the swirls in an ocean.
In the series “We belong to each other,” text balls are . . . → Read More: A visual re-interpretation of literature by Cheryl Sorg
Finding the right words for an important talk can be tricky. How about the words for a presidential inauguration speech? In those orations, the words, phrases and sentences are analyzed, parsed and dissected by everyone from the media to historians to fifth-grade elementary school students.
Data and graphic designer Santiago Ortiz took the words from . . . → Read More: A visualization of the words used in recent US presidential inauguration speeches
Since everyone is wearing humongous-sized rings these days, why not wear one that tells a story? Paris, France based crafter HoKiou creates these glass dome covered landscapes with intricate scenes sculpted from polymer clay. There are miniature views from Alice in Wonderland, a frog waiting to be kissed, and many more. The level of . . . → Read More: Rings with miniature landscape scenes
Israeli artist Nirit Levav Packer creates dog sculptures using discarded bicycle chains. A cocker spaniel trotting across the room. A husky gazing at his guardian. A miniature poodle waiting eagerly for her treat. To breathe so much life into her work, Packer must know each of these dogs.
During a serendipitous trip to a bicycle . . . → Read More: Dog sculptures made from bicycle chains by Nirit Levav Packer