Table for Two brings the juxtaposition of being surrounded by so many in a populous city but yet choosing not to interact with those around us. The interactive art installation by French artist Shani Ha of AyzART, an independent nonprofit art group, split a table in half with one sitting indoors while the other half sits outside separated by a clear glass wall. A cup of mint tea is offered to anyone who sits down, a custom in North Africa and Algerian region where Ha is originally from.
The printed word is slowly coming to its demise with the onslaught of digital books and e-media and it couldn’t be more apparent than seeing actual books in dumpsters. This is exactly where Alexis Arnold found her inspiration for her latest project, The Crystallized Book Series.
La Confiserie CandyLabs in Montreal demonstrates how they make custom, traditional hard candy. The three-hour process starts by hand rolling together layers of heated sugar to create a large log-like shape, until it is stretched out into thin strips and cut into hundreds of tiny hard candy pieces. Thanks to Sterokroma, the whole candy-making process is condensed to a short nine-minute video.
Russian artist Evgeny Hontor’s fascination with fantasy inspires him to create beautifully detailed, sculpted creatures. Hontor uses velvet clay, acrylic paint, and taxidermy product to form and color the animals, while adding unique, gorgeous details. Check out more of his work on Tumblr.
Commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces, artist Kendra Haste created thirteen sculptures for an exhibition celebrating the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London. Crafted with her trademark galvanized mesh, the pieces include life-size lions, leopards, baboons and a polar bear – all of the exotic animals that were once a popular tourist attraction at the Tower.
Darren Pearson creates unreal glowing images against a natural background with nothing but a light source and his camera. The Los Angeles-based artist has been honing his craft since 2008 with store-bought flashlights at first and now with his own customized flashlights to create finer lines and brush attachments which allows him to change light colors and to paint bigger figures.
Apiarists have something new to simplify the task of collecting honey. Invented by father and son beekeepers Stuart and Cedar Andersen, the Flow Hive is an ingenious beehive that eliminates the arduous process of extracting honey thanks to a spigot system connected to specially design honeycomb frames.
How do you make the Limbo dance funnier? Add blindfold and take away the stick. Tasked by Norwegian comedy show ‘Karl Johan’, two pranksters challenge folks on the main street of Oslo to a game of blindfold Limbo. What these unsuspecting limboers didn’t know was the two guys ran away with the stick as soon as the blinkfold came on.
Mihaela Noroc brings the beautiful faces she’s encountered during her backpacking trip around the world and shares them with the world in The Atlas of Beauty. The Romanian photographer quit her job two years ago to dedicate her time and savings to traveling and capturing the natural beauty found around the globe.
Unfazed by the dropping temperature outside and a cold, non-insulated attic to work in, Daniela Majic works through it all to transform her small attic into a magical backdrop for her photo shoots. A big proponent of making do with her limited budget, Majic uses her imagination coupled with inspiration from movies and fashion shows to create settings straight out of a fairytale.