Toys can tell a whole story about the child’s background and family, and even the professions of the parents. In his photo series ‘Toy Stories’, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti traveled around the globe for 18-months and photographed children with their toys.
Photographer’s job is probably one of the most romanticized jobs today, but is the reality all that nice and attractive? Aiming to mock the most popular stereotypes and general misconceptions about the profession, the Shoppe Designs studio presents a series of sarcastic posters, called Shoppe Satire. The posters feature the answers that most photographers probably try to keep to themselves in order to avoid conflicts.
Miami-based artist Augusto Esquivel creates incredible sculptures from thousands and thousands of sewing buttons. The artist carefully places these newly found tiny multi-colored art materials on a fishing line and builds magnificent artworks. Esquivel has already made quite a few of them, including a piano, a harp, a gramophone, a fire extinguisher and many more.
As we grow old, we don’t even notice all the small changes that happen to us daily. In her portrait series called Identities, London-based photographer Ana Oliveira observes how people change as they grow older. Ana’s models would provide her with pictures of themselves from the past, and she tries to recreate the original pose, clothing and style. The final combination of the before and now shots are somewhat of a road map of the life that each of the models has traveled.
From the 1st of March Malaysian artist Hong Yi started playing with her food – each day she creates a beautiful piece of art in her plate made entirely out of food. The artist that also goes by the name “Red” is going to create 31 pieces by month’s end. You can follow her project on Instagram.
Do you remember the amazing body art illusions by Craig Tracy? It seems that Craig has a competitor – 25-year-old German artist Gesine Marwedel. From flamingo to iguana, she can turn people into any animal using special paint that is not harmful to the body of her models.
Christopher Locke creates hand-made amplifiers so-called “Analog Tele-Phonographers” purposed to volume up your iPhone or iPad and at the same time to bring out the old times vibe. He designs custom-built loudspeakers from recycled trumpets, trombones, french horns and other brass instruments.
We already wrote about Brusspup and his crazy anamorphic illusions – and now he’s back with new tricks! This time he attempts to bend water using an audio speaker set to produce a 24hz sine waves. His first video, testing the principle, made it look as the water was going upwards, but now Brusspup has taken it up a notch and actually makes the water flow in shapes and patterns!
Germany-based photographer Martin Rietze gets himself into life-threatening situations to make some amazing shots of volcano eruptions with lighting. Surrounded by poisonous gas and bubbling lava, he photographed the Sakurajima volcano in Japan, and NASA chose his shot as the Astronomy Picture of the Day for March 11, 2013. The winning shot was taken in January.
If you start your morning with a cup of tea or coffee, this post is for you! Following our first selection of creative coffee and tea mugs, here’s a list of some fresh ideas of what you could hold in your hands while sipping your favorite drink. Not only can these creative cups make your morning at least somewhat nicer, but they are always a great gift idea for a friend.
To celebrate the Science Day in India, Mumbai-based graphic designer Kapil Bhagat created a series of minimalist typographic posters featuring the names of famous scientists. Each design cues to an invention, a theory or an achievement that the scientist is known for. For example, Newton drops an “O” to illustrate gravity, a massive “C” in Copernicus reminds us that he figured the Earth was actually round.
If playing fetch with your dog has become a weary chore for both parties, the Rogz Grinz ball will make it fun again! Designer Porky Heffer from a South Africa-based company Rogz created a fetch ball that has a crazy wide smile drawn on it, which makes your dog look as if he’s grinning every time he fetches the ball. It can also be stuffed with your pet’s favorite treats, to make sure that no dog could ignore the ball.