Rachel Boxnboim sews each of these objects, fills them with liquid clay, drains off the excess fluid and then fires the clay coated fabric to create these organic but usable tea sets for to go with your Sunday scones and its paper dollies . Such labor intensive process creates unique one-off tea sets as the moulds can only be used once.
Russian art and design collective Art Lebedev just launched this delectable serving set, modelled after the shape of lab equipments but given the traditional Russian Gzhel pattern. Kitchen experiments anyone?
These beautiful seaweed are designed by I&S BBDO Tokyo for Umino Seaweed. The japanese patterns symbolising long life, luck, beauty and happiness are laser-cut to convey the company’s hope for Japan’s future.
One of my first thoughts when I encountered a droplet of mercury from a broken thermometer was ‘How great if this was a real mirror!’ Now all my childhood fantasies has come true in the form of the Beauty Mirror from Michael Anastassiades.
I know we have all done it, pretending our sleeves to be our secret friends, bringing them out when no one’s looking; giving them names, backstories, moodswings… Now Mexican designer Alejandra Antónima made our fantasies a reality with PIO&DANTE, a fish and a chicken pair, together with storybooks to read along with. How cute is that! Support the project on Kickstarter.
By carving bowling balls into trophy architecture books, artist Eddy Sykes makes a comment on how most coffee table books are made for display and not for reading anyway. Wouldn’t you just love having these gently rock away on your bookshelf?
More of our favourite German artist Olaf Hajek, this time available for sale at Thumbtack Press. All that’s left for you to decide is how you want your print to be delivered… Will that be stretched canvas or framed print for you sir?
The folks at Opening Ceremony sure have an eye for buried treasures, like the recent one that found from the seventies, a duffel bag that converts onto a backpack, you’ve guess it, double its size. Combine that premise with Opening Ceremony’s hipster styling and marketing and viola, instant fashion must have, in a limited run of five colours and two sizes.
Brian Ulrich captures the empty shells of malls way past their heydays, documenting the weather stained walls that lets you almost make out the sign that used to proudly shout its name, and the ghostly interiors you could almost imagine yourself shopping in.