476 posts tagged Design
476 posts tagged Design
“I thought they smelled bad…on the outside.”
Costume and prop designer (and now fantasy taxidermist) Malaki Keller, created this awesome 1:1 Scale Tauntaun Skin Rug for Autumn Massey, who came up with the concept. Don’t worry, no actual Tauntauns were harmed in the making of this rug, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still the perfect solution to those bitter cold nights on Hoth.
“Her highly detailed pieces are constructed of rolled, folded, and carefully placed strips of color paper. The intricate curls of paper are intriguing in themselves while creating a larger image…”
Yulia lives and works in the UK, where her lively style and colourful palette have attracted an impressive list of clients, including Starbucks, Anthropologie, Penguin Press, and HOW Magazine.
Mia Pearlman is a paper artist based in Brooklyn, New York who creates awesome site-specific cut paper installations that look like she’s managed to pull organic and abstract images out of people’s dreams and install them as 3D works of art for the rest of us to encounter.
“Pearlman’s process is very intuitive, based on spontaneous decisions made in the moment. She begins by making loose line drawings in india ink on large rolls of paper. Then selected areas are cut between the lines to make a new drawing in positive and negative space on the reverse. Created on site by trial and error, a 2-3 day dance with chance and control takes place during each and every installation. Existing only for the length of the installation, the weightless world totters on the brink of being and not being, continually in flux.”
Visit Mia Pearlman’s website to view more of her wondrous cut paper installations.
[via Beautiful Decay]
Last year Los Angeles-based artist Jen Stark (previously featured here) exhibited more of her awesomely intricate and hypnotic multilayered paper artwork at a solo show entitled To the Power Of at the Martha Otero Gallery.
Jen uses little more than colourful stacks of construction paper, an X-Acto knife, glue, and hands that must be as steady as those of a surgeon to create dazzling pieces which feel like they might be portals to Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.
“Made out of painstakingly-cut layers of multicolored paper, the sculptures in the show are somewhere in between a psychedelic hallucination and a cosmic explosion. The calculated, mathematic regularity of the works gives them a metaphysical quality, almost as if we are observing phenomena usually impossible to comprehend with the naked human eye.”
It’s Made of Paper Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Please don’t try to sit on this furniture or wear these clothes. Your eyes may try to deceive you, but each of the handsome objects you see here is made of paper.They are the work of Los Angeles-based artist Vincent Tomczyk.
“The objects are carefully crafted by hand, all of the colors you see are hand-painted and he never relies on any sort of digital printing. Translation: these take a lot of time. The jean shorts alone with functional pockets and realistic textures took over 100 hours.”
If you’ve played just about any of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. games then you’ll be all too familiar Bowser, fearsome “King of the Koopa” and Mario’s spiky antagonist. But did you ever stop to consider him as something cute? Nope, neither did we. At least, not until we saw this awesome crocheted sweater, made by craft maven Jennifer Olivarez of Squirrel Picnic.
Jennifer was challenged by Lisa Egolf to crochet a sweater for her pet turtle, named Myrtle: “so that he would be easy to spot when she lets him loose to play in the courtyard of the school where she teaches science. ‘I think bright yet manly colors would be best,’ she said, because after all this Myrtle is male (don’t judge). So I set out to design the most masculine turtle sweater I could.”
When considering tough chelonians, Jennifer immediately thought of Bowser the video game villain. We love that this sweater makes Myrtle look terrifically tough and yet also incredibly cute. It’s a winning combination and Myrtle looks ready to take on the world or at least seriously menace some fresh veggies.
Last year we posted about Vancouver, BC-based woodworker Colin Johnson’s awesome wooden liquor cabinet built to look like an AT-AT Walker. But back when we first heard about The Emperor’s Cabinet, it wasn’t quite finished.
We are delighted to report that Colin Johnson has completed The Emperor’s Cabinet. Made of high density plywood with mahogany veneer, the finished piece has been beautifully detailed with solid brass trim and a mirrored interior. Click here to view more photos.
If we had a cocktail handy, we’d raise our glass to toast the completion of this awesomely handsome and geeky drinks cabinet.
Technically these objects aren’t made of wood, but that’s a big part of what makes them so awesome. Designer Antoni Tudisco created a digital art series, entitled Wooden, in which everyday items and familiar characters have been playfully rendered as though they were made of wood.
[via Laughing Squid]