Unfolded

 

Photographers Daniel Carrillo and Eirik Johnson collaborated on this stunning project. Unfolded uses full and half-plate daguerreotypes to explore the creases of unfolded origami pieces and paper airplanes. The iridescent surface of the daguerreotype plates pick up every facet, giving each two dimensional piece of paper added depth and dimension.

 

 

 

 

 

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Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers

Virginia Woolf

Octobers are usually filled with witchy tales, but Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers celebrates rather damns the women within its pages. Poet Taisia Kitaiskaia and artist Katy Horan joined forces to draw a powerful connection between witches and visionary female writers through written and painted portraits that honor well-known and obscure authors alike.

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Agatha Christie

 

Mary Shelley

 

Shirley Jackson

 

Octavia E. Butler

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Splice

 

Splice is a collaborative project between photographer Andrew McGibbon and art director Cassandra Fumi. Each piece of ice art is only temporary – an act of self-destruction on display for only a short amount of time. Beet juice, puzzle pieces, toy cars and more filled each block before being photographed and dissipating entirely. What’s more, each print is a unique one of a kind, meaning there is only one print available for each piece.

 

 

 

 

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KITCHIBE

 

KITCHIBE is a brand of room fragrances created through a three-way collaboration between Shiono Koryo, a Japanese fragrance company with a lengthy history, Housen-gama, a producer of traditional Mino ceramics, and Qurz Inc., a company founded by the designer Takumi Shimamura. They offer six marbled, modern diffusers and six scents that evoke different aspects of Japanese culture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wardrobe Snacks

 

Photographer Kelsey McClellan and prop stylist Michelle Maguire first met back in 2013 while working on a recipe book. Their collaborative series, Wardrobe Snacks, evolved out of observing how people eat when they are away from tables.

Michelle’s stepdad who rests his sandwich on his thigh (hell with a plate!) in between bites while he blasts an action movie on his TV; a commuter cramped up on a crowded bus retrieving an item from a bag or pocket; a lunch-breaker on a park bench eating from her lap. They’re informal — perhaps even a bit awkward — spaces as far as eating is concerned, yet the diner always appears to be comfortable and perfectly satisfied with his chosen snack, almost zen-like.

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Thirza Schaap / Plastic Ocean

 

Thirza Schaap‘s Plastic Ocean project brings to light the overabundance of pollution and plastic littering out beaches through sculptures of found objects. The response is meant to be beautiful yet eye-opening in contrast, as Schaap hopes to draw attention and help reduce the use of plastic.

 

As a child, I would walk over beaches and through fields and forests to collect beautiful shells, shimmering stones, feathers and funnily shaped branches. Much later, after I had moved from Holland to South Africa, I found myself doing the same thing. Only to discover, that I started filling my pockets with trash instead of treasure. In making artistic sculptures out of the objects I find, I try to evoke an emotional response  from my audience by creating a contradiction. A clash between initial aesthetic attraction and after a second look repulsion and the realisation of the tragedy  trash causes. Our beaches are covered in plastic confetti and there really is nothing to celebrate.

 

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Complements Modular Chocolates

 

What started as an end-of-year client thank you project by design studio Universal FavouriteComplements is now gauging interest in making their modular chocolates a for sale product. These tasty bites were created by combining 3D printing, design, and the help of Bakedown Cakery to make the flavor profiles like shortbread, blackcurrant, and fairy floss a reality. Wouldn’t you love to get your hands on a box?

 

 

 

 

 

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Wayne White X Fishs Eddy Serving Trays

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Fishs Eddy always pulls together some fantastic collaborations that capitalize on both parties and their notable combined expertise. This time they’ve teamed up with Wayne White to create a series of nine fiberglass serving trays featuring some of his distinctive text-based paintings. Any one of them would make a great addition to any art lovers home.

 

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Happy Weekend

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1/Rent this floating house on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef  2/Brian Finke captures sad desk lunches  3/Emillie Ferris’ hyperrealistic embroidered pet portraits  4/Check out the new IKEA museum  5/Nike’s summer shoe collab is a floral dream come true  6/Haroshi carves stacked skateboard decks into colorful sculptures  7/Japanese restaurant serves noodles in elegant ice bowls  8/A dizzying infographic takes us through 146 years of music  9/Instagram chef turns junk food into next level cuisine  10/A collection of colorful crafted ceilings  11/Send your friends an envelope of the night sky

 

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1/Backpacks + Rucksacks  2/Conrad Crispin Jones  3/Designer Fund / Moniker  4/Graham Yarrington  5/Kate Hush  6/Laura Jane Scott  7/Tips + Tricks: Food Styling and Photography  8/Print Edition: August 2016  9/Tacopedia

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