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Surreal Textile Creatures by Mr. Finch
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Textile artist from Yorkshire Mister Finch collects pieces of fabric to create amazing creatures, some just like from spooky fairytales. Without formal training he draws his inspiration from insects, birds and flowers and gives them a certain surreal touch. Yarn and fabric mementos from peoples lives are given a second life by reshaping them in to creatures, friendly enough if you get to know them closer. Photos via Mister Finch [...]
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Fascinating beasts created by Ellen Jewett
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Created by Canadian artist Ellen Jewett "Creatures From El" is collection of fascinating yet peculiar creatures - morphed flora and fauna into surrealistic mutant species frozen in movement. Almost like captured at the moment we woke up from a dream of captivating and mysterious imagery. It seems like body parts as characters in it's own right mutated into mechanical and bestial interlocking breeds. But, then again... maybe it's how these beasts see themselves? Turtle feels boged down by the weight, like it's a tree growing on it's shell, fast mountain lion feels like birds flying out of his body carrying him through the fastest of runs and desert fox feels elegance of swan wings - as vanity is it's blessing and it's curse... More of these fascinating "Creatures from El" can be found here. Images via Ellen Jewett [...]
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Guns’N’Porcelain – Magnus Gjoen softens the image of destruction
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I love contrasts (hence the reference to the name of legendary Guns'N'Roses). Love, when artist takes extremes of any dimension and collides opposites in most unusual and surprising ways. More surprising - the better... Magnus Gjoen took the objects that we usually associate with destruction and harm, and illustrated them with soft feel good imagery of fine art, porcelain patterns and classic paintings. Suddenly the tools of destruction transformed into harmless, decorative nick'nacks we can find in our grandma's fine china cabinet.  (I can completely imagine some sweet old lady personalizing her AK-47 with flowery decoupage). Destructive get's a friendly facelift. More of Magnus Gjoen work can be found here. Images by Magnus Gjoen [...]
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Mixing Baroque Elements and Car Art: Beetle Armchair
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The design collaboration between Andrea Colombo (interested in iconic cars) and Linda Assandri (passionate about Swarovski and glam details) led to the development of the Glamour Beetle Armchair. The duo from ZAC Glamour Design launched a unique approach to furniture, combining Baroque elements and Car Art. In the case of the armchair presented in the photos below, the designers used real Volkswagen Beetle MY1968 wings and an upholstered chair with Swarovski crystals and LED lights. The unconventional furniture piece also comes with solid finishes in in silver leaf or gold leaf (available in real gold 24 kt. / or real silver), produced by a highly qualified Italian craftsmen team. With a flashy, easily noticeable look, the Glamour Beetle fits well in a modern bachelor’s crib or a public space with a unique personality. Where would you place it? [...]
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Animal: The other side of evolution by Ana Rajcevic
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Let your imagination run wild and imagine human body evolution taking a few turns in different direction. British fashion designer Ana Rajcevic created visual narrative of "natural" human form extensions, taking us together through the journey of evolutionary fantasy. Pieces are molded from fiberglass, polyester resin with the idea of acting both: as fashion accessory and stand alone installation art piece. Ana Rajcevic for her "Other Side of Evolution" in 2012 won MA Design Award, University of Arts London and the Accessories Collection of the Year at International Talent Support in Trieste, Italy. Studio photography by Fernando Lessa [...]
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You’re not special! 1.2 billion faces of Facebook
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Ever wondered how all these Facebook faces, over a billion of them would look all together in one place. Wonder no more. Pretty much it's like you watching your favorite show on TV and somebody cuts the antenna. All this pixelated static fuzz that comes-up on the screen is what you get when you put your 1.2 billion Facebook buddies faces in a zoomed-out mosaic. So, you thought you're special, with all your carefully selected party photos and religiously updated statuses, locations and affiliations? Think again! You're just one tiny tiny pixel in the sea of other mini-dots in this mega-mosaic of virtual lives. "The Faces of Facebook" is a project by programmer Natalie Rojas. All Facebook profile photos are organized in chronological order (starting from #1 some kid by name Mark), you can hover over the pixels, zoom-in to see more detailed photo and select them by clicking to their profile (if it is set public of course). At the time of this writing site was not accessible (message app [...]
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Fausto Fantinuoli for NIKE: Landscapes of Brazil
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NIKE commissioned Fausto Fantinuoli to create these landscapes using sneakers from two of their recent collections that were inspired by Brazil. Fausto Fantinuoli is a freelance art director and graphic designer based in London. [...]
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Been dumped? – Get “Love Hurts Kit” by Melanie Chernock
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Love Hurts was created based on an assignment to make an activity book. I thought it would be more interesting to make a sort of activity kit instead. From there, I came up with the concept of Love Hurts: A first aid kit for a broken heart. Initially, I knew that I did not want to make a kit of sadness and wanted to approach the product with a sense of humor. Love Hurts contains all of the essentials for going through a rough breakup such as dark chocolate, vodka, bubble bath soap, a candle with matches, candy hearts, a mix CD, and if all else fails, tissues. All of the products come neatly packaged in a compact kit. Unfortunately, the kit is not yet available to purchase. If anyone is interested in producing it, please get in touch! . [...]
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