Many people see art as something with many barriers to entry – maybe the materials are expensive, maybe you don’t have the space, or maybe you think it’s difficult, requiring many specialized tools. Sometimes that’s true, but the artists here have created incredible works using almost nothing but paper and scissors or knives.
Anyone who takes care of kids, especially their parents, knows just how hard it can sometimes be to get kids to eat right. When Malaysian mommy Samantha Lee came up with playful story-themed bento lunchboxes to get her kids to eat right, she had no idea they would also catapult her to internet fame. Lee began making the creative story- and pop culture-inspired lunches in 2008, when pregnant with her second daughter.
Even if you’re not a die-hard steampunk fan, you’ll still be able to appreciate the incredibly fine and meticulous craftsmanship that goes into Susan Beatrice’s miniature steampunk artwork. Beatrice recycles or “upcycles” old watch parts, turning them into fantastical artistic creations that are brimming with industrial-era Victorian mythos.
Food posts are always a special treat for the eyes, but this selection of Foodscapes by London-based photographer Carl Warner is definitely something different. Yes, that’s right – all of the pictures below are actually created out of fresh foods! Artist uses a wide variety of different ingredients, such as deli meats, fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and bread, and builds entire worlds that look unbelievably realistic.
Ballerinas are often associated with beauty, grace, and elegant human forms. In his video En Puntas (‘On Points’), however, artist Javier Perez has managed to preserve all of these elements while also portraying the dark intensity, dedication and even violence that this graceful art form can represent. En Puntas features ballerina Amelie Segarra dancing the en pointe ballet technique (in which the performer typically dances on the points of their toes) on the tips of huge, menacing kitchen knives in an empty, darkened theater.
Meet Rhiannon: a self-taught chef from Australia, whose cross-sectional photos of planet cakes have gone viral on the Internet within a couple of weeks. A 25-year-old Zoology graduate from Australia bakes cakes that are scientifically accurate and portray all the layers within Jupiter and Earth. In her recipes, mudcake becomes Jupiter’s theoretical rock/ice core, almond butter serves as the liquid metallic hydrogen, and colored vanilla is used to imitate the liquid molecular hydrogen.
Yarnbombing has been gaining momentum as a form of street art all over the world, but Polish crocheting artist Olek demonstrates what a real challenge is: in mid July she crocheted an entire locomotive in Lodz, Poland, that will be on display through August 19th. This is by far the largest project this New York-based artist has completed. It took Olek and her four assistants 2 days of round the clock work to finish the installation.
Japanese artist Kazuki Yamamoto has got the Internet buzzing about his 3D latte art again – this time he’s back with a very impressive Salvador Dali-inspired foam sculpture. The latte foam in the cup is shaped as a melting clock in Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory”. The clock, however, is not the only new 3D latte artwork by Kazuki- he has a very active twitter account with more than 110K visitors where he tweets his latest latte art creations.
It’s been over 3 years since we featured Paris-based artist Anastassia Elias with her toilet paper roll artworks, but this whole time the artist has been consistent with her work and recently even published a book titled Rouleaux. Anastassia creates her dioramas by cutting out tiny scenes from paper and installing them inside the paper roll.
A family-run crocheting manufacture from Vietnam proves that size doesn’t matter! Their miniature crocheted animals are so small that they fit on a finger tip, and some of them hardly reach 1/4 of an inch. The idea for the business was inspired by the youngest (10-year-old) member of the family, who’s greatly fond of various movie characters and loves animals.
You don‘t even have to love coffee in order to appreciate these super creative latte foam artworks by Japanese artist Kazuki Yamamoto. And we‘re not talking about the little smiley faces or flat palm tree patterns: this 26-year old latte artist, based in Osaka, creates actual 3D foam sculptures in the coffee mugs of the Cafe10g visitors.
Every one who’s ever tried feeding a baby knows how important it is to make the food look nice and funny – especially if it’s broccoli or porridge… This is because the looks of your food constitutes a great part of the overall pleasure of eating. But if you manage to turn your noodles into Chewbacca, or can make a plate of Angry bird sandwiches, hardly anyone could say no to that!