German tea company Hälssen & Lyon together with creative agency Kolle Rebbe have created and released a limited edition special tea calendar. Each list in this calendar turns into a cup of flavored drink. Technology of production of “edible” calendar is fairly simple, but done manually. High quality tea leaves are crushed and processed into a paste, then pressed into a fairly thin sheets. From these sheets they cut pages of the calendar and then stamp date and month by food coloring. To make a tea you just need fill the cup with calendar sheet with boiling water. All the fragments are sorted by calendar days in advance of the week – their names printed on the packaging of the tea set. Producers promise that all 365 pages of the calendar will be made from different varieties of tea , which means that each new day will be marked with a new tea flavor. To date, unusual calendar can taste only business partners of Hälssen & Lyon – mass production of The Tea Calender wasn’t discussed yet.
“Mechaneu v1″ is the first in a series of kinetic, 3D printed objects by New York-based Proxy Design Studio. Developed to explore the limits of 3D printing as an art form, the miniature sculptures feature an elaborate network of 64 interlocking gears and support structures. Created in a one-shot fabrication process, the artifacts were produced with sophisticated 3D modeling tools and custom algorithms that reference cellular growth patterns, giving the object its porous form. Spin one gear and the entire sphere is catalyzed with rotation. “Nature solves many problems through shape alone, using material only where needed and taking out where unnecessary,” explains Toru Hasegawa, a designer and partner at Proxy Design Studio. “This is a strategy you find over and over in the natural world, leading to complex geometries such as bone structures. We used this same logic on every part of the Mechaneu to create a porous object that feels completely solid.”
Swiss artist Fabian Oefner is the best known for capturing moments in time typically invisible to the human eye. This time he represents two new series of his trademark work at MB&F M.A.D. gallery. Both projects, “Disintegrating” and “Hatch” are carefully and meticulously handcrafted images of classic sports cars, exploded, dissembled and dismantled in space. “What looks like a car falling apart is in fact a moment in time that has been created artificially by blending hundreds of individual images together. there is a unique pleasure about artificially building a moment…freezing a moment in time is stupefying”, Oefner explains. Enjoy!
The group of Japanese friends comes up with some rrrrrrrroll gifs. These animated gifs show pictures of people and objects constantly rotating around their own axis. The makers photographed the pictures mainly during their common activities and aim to keep the outcome as simple as possible. Due to that the gifs don’t seem hectic though they turn perpetually – similar to a babbling brook or a roaring fire one can enjoy staring at them for hours. Have fun!
Photographer from Poland Arkadiusz Branicki thinks that creativity that lives in each of us depends on our zodiac sign. According to the photographer, we are all different feel the creativity, understand it and manifest. And he has created his own horoscope showing creative potential in 12 participants of zodiacal constellations. Arkadiusz loves simplicity in everything and for this photo idea he also chose minimalist mood without any frills and unnecessary details. The purpose of this series of pictures for the photographer is to prove that every woman has a spark of creativity, you only have to give her opportunity to fully illuminate her inner world.
Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov working with makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan and retouching expert Veronica Ershova, Khokhlov manages to capture women and men as surreal versions of themselves, inspired by two-dimensional posters, comics, pop art, paintings, pixelated images, and cartoon characters. The project explains: "Valeriya used different techniques of face painting so you can see a lot of variations – from sketch and graphic arts to water-colour and oil-paintings. This is a combination of interesting make-ups, studio photography experiments and careful retouching." If you like these photos then you should definetely check his Weird Beauty series in which the models were dramatically painted in black and white.
To get these stunning insect sculptures French artist Edouard Martinet uses part of a car, bicycle, umbrella, compass, typewriter, clock, compass and much more. The artist does not solder or weld parts but assembles them with the precision of a watchmaker, screwing them together and taking around a month per sculpture. Martinet takes about a month to make a sculpture and will often work on two or three pieces at the same time. It took him just four weeks to make his first sculpture and 17 years for his most recent completion! Some of his work will be on show at Sladmore Contemporary in London, opening November 27th.
Russian photographer Alexey Klijatov has been capturing images of snowflakes on his balcony through an ingenious method, armed with nothing more than a Canon A650, a flipped around Russian 58mm lens, and a LED light. The details are so sharp that you can see the fractal composition. “I capture snowflakes at open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by LED flashlight from opposite side of glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background.” Take a look at these mind blowing macro photos!
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