747 posts tagged design
747 posts tagged design
These awesomely intricate layered cut paper sculptures are the work of Virginia-based artist and professor Eric Standley. We shared some of his beautiful creations here last year, but these photos provide a much better look at just how astonishingly delicate and intricate Standley’s creations are. They’re incredibly complex stained glass windows without the glass.
One sign of genius is taking something that already seems perfect and making it even better. Milk and cookies are a match made in heaven, but Dominique Ansel, New York City-based pastry chef and creator of the legendary cronut, elevated the classic pairing to mouthwatering awesomeness when he created these Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots.
They’re shots of cold milk served in freshly baked chocolate chip cookie glasses and we can’t stop staring at them. If you’re going to be at SXSW 2014, you’ll have the opportunity to try them on Sunday, March 9th during an Allison+Partners-sponsored event.
Considering the epic lines that still form in New York for cronuts, let’s hope Cookie Monster isn’t attending SXSW. If he’s there, no one else stands a chance of getting any Milk and Cookie Shots for themselves.
Artist and entrepreneur Melissa Ng of Lumecluster designed and created these two beautiful 3D-printed masks for her Dreamer/Nightmare Mask Series. Although they appear quite delicate, the masks are made of a strong, flexible white material that makes them suitable to be worn. However they make striking display pieces as well.
Both designs are currently available as 3D-printed works through the Shapeways.
Visit Lumecluster to check our more of Melissa Ng’s creations.
[via Laughing Squid]
Last month we shared photos of a fantastic Tauntaun rocking horse and today the latest in Star Wars-related rocking horses is this awesome AT-AT Rocker. It was designed and made by Jen Yates, creator of EPBOT and Cakewrecks.
After this moment you may never look at a bicycle seat the same way again. Entitled Bite It and Pink Eye, these awesome, imaginative ‘bike seat sculptures’ were created by Canadian designer Clem Chen using recycled bike seats.
They were made by carving out openings in the seats’ covers and inserting a plastic-cast snarling taxidermy mouth in one and a staring blue eye in the other.
"The parts are held together with construction adhesive and 2-part epoxy glue, making the intimidating look durable, with additional sculpting done using epoxy putty. Achieving an intimidatingly real-life look, details were painted in acrylic, while the body was given a matte-black spray finish."
Clem Chen exhibited his impressively creepy bike seats at the Saddle-up! show in Vancouver, BC at the Hot Art Wet City Gallery. They’re both amazing, but we suggest you try not to think about them too much the next time you’re actually riding a bike.
Swiss artist Mathias Schmied uses a razor blade, careful hands and keen eyes to transform comic books into even more dynamic works of art. Superheroes and explosions alike breach the boundaries of their respective pages. He creates pieces using single pages and entire issues, the latter producing multi-layered scenes with a cinematic sense of perspective. Sometimes Mathias completely removes the characters, leaving their negative space to convey the drama taking place within each panel.
Visit Mathias Schmied’s website to check out more of his amazing altered comic book art.
[via Design Taxi]
Pittsburgh, PA-based graphic designer and writer Don Moyer likes to draw things that make him laugh. That’s why he’s been hard at work on a fantastic series of drawings based on traditional blue willow china plate patterns. The designs look authentic except for one extraordinary difference: the otherwise tranquil design on each plate includes some sort of unexpected calamity. It could be an alien invasion or natural disaster. It could be a sea monster or a swarm of bats. It could even be a giant zombie poodle, flying monkeys or robots. There are simply so many ways that disaster might strike.
Moyer calls this awesome ongoing series Calamityware. Two of his designs (the flying monkeys and the giant robot) have been produced as actual porcelain plates thanks to successfully funded Kickstarter projects.
Check out Don Moyer’s Calamityware Flickr set to view more of his designs.
[via Lost at E Minor]
Blinky Doll Eyes Glasses - These Blinky Doll-Eyes Glasses make you look just like one of those porcelain dolls that stares at you when you sleep in your grandma’s guest room. They even appear to blink as you tilt your head—just like a real doll. Use them to convince someone you’re paying attention while you secretly take a nap.
This awesome Gif-fiti mural is the work of Cheko, a street artist based in Granada, Spain. Follow him here on Tumblr to check out more of his beautiful artwork, created both on the street and indoors.
New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert (previously featured here) recently traveled to Hawaii where he created more of his awesome abstract, geometric sandcastles. They’re an impressive and tantalizing distraction for those of us still surrounded by wintry weather.
Click here to view more of Calvin Siebert’s recent sand sculptures.