Delicate Floral Arrangements Are Actually Realistic Porcelain Sculptures

Vladimir Kanevsky used to be an architect in USSR. But when he was in his late thirties, he moved to New York where his skills were no longer demanded. With no connections and no experience, he had to enter upon a job that could bring him money. So Vladimir started making porcelain flowers. He crafts beautiful illusions with intricate flower sculptures. His colorful bouquets feature roses, hyacinths, and peonies that look incredibly realistic but are actually made from porcelain clay. To produce these pieces, Kanevsky first builds them out of copper and then uses casting techniques to form petals and greenery that mimic natural textures and folds. Afterwards, the porcelain is painted by hand and later arranged into vases where it’ll forever brighten up a room. Vladimir’s flowers got to Europe, and some of them ended in some royal collections. When he was almost fifty, he made several customized works for Dior. His meticulous designs also have been admired by the likes of Oscar de la Renta and Albert Pinto. And gradually Vladimir found a balance between his job, making flowers for money, and his passion, sculpting. Now, he says, he considers his porcelain work as a form of art. His works cost $3,000 for a hollyhock to $20,000 for a large cluster of lilacs.

Monstera Pots by Tim de Weerd

Designed by Tim de Weerd, the Monstera-plant pot has long ornate roots that extend downwards from the main container up top. Bent by hand, the organic-like roots are covered with epoxy clay and finished with a thick layer of white, high gloss lacquer. The result is a design that looks fragile but is unexpectedly strong and stable. “The design casts a new light on the otherwise rigid and oppressive traditional plant pot. The Monstera-plant pot – with its ornate roots – is an extension of the plant – rather than a separate object.” says de Weerd.

Famous Logos from Roses – Underwater Photos by Alexander James

Today we want to show you some really amazing underwater photos by Alexander James. “The red rose – a symbol of unrelenting love – is here juxtaposed with a deep dark void. These images are not intended to be an homage, but instead act as social commentary on how we ourselves are drowning in a society that is dominated by a reverence towards branding and celebrity. These images were all shot underwater working with the subtle distortions of light from the water’s own wave energy. They were captured ‘in camera’ without the use of either traditional or digital post-production.” Enjoy!

Flower Masterpieces by Pieter Wagemans

Pieter Wagemans was born on 11 August 1948 in Merksem, close to the city of Antwerp, Belgium. From his youth Pieter has always been able to express himself spontaneously through the artistic gift that he probably inherited from his father. Even from his early years it seemed likely that he would develop this gift further. As a variation on still life, in recent years Pieter has developed his specialized talents in flower compositions. The fine painting of flowers demands considerable discipline, because the passing of time is an important challenge. A flower is always changing. To capture the moment, Pieter bypasses the use of underpainting and paints each flower in turn, "alla prima" until the painting is finished. Sometimes he needs a whole day for each flower, other times only a few hours. Often the flower compositions never existed in reality because the flowers were painted one by one over several weeks. Take a look at these stunning flower paintings!

High Speed Liquid Flowers by Jack Long

At first glance, these incredible images look like still-life portraits of flowers. But far from being drawn in the traditional way, they are created by photographing fast-moving droplets of paint as they fall through the air. Artist Jack Long, 53, spends months painstakingly planning and testing each work before capturing them with a high-speed camera.

Amazing Flowers of Carol Cavalaris

Today we want to show you amazing paintings of Carol Cavalaris. “I live in the middle of a forest in the high country of Colorado. It is the wild beauty of my surroundings that inspires my digital paintings of wildlife and nature. Painting wildlife and nature, color and detail, are my passions. I have a fine art background in oil painting, however I really enjoy the freedom of the digital medium as it stimulates my imagination and offers so many exciting possibilities. I explore art programs, like Photoshop and ArtRage, still using brushes to paint, but now the computer screen is my canvas. Some of my art is painted entirely in Photoshop. Other work is a blend of reality and fantasy as I combine photo sources and painting techniques to create my unique mixed medium images that I call living art.” Take a look!

Wonderful Kanzashi by Sakae

Kanzashi are hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. Kanzashi were first used in Japan during the Jōmon period. During that time, a single thin rod or stick was considered to have mystical powers which could ward off evil spirits so people would wear them in their hair. Talented artist Sakae makes wonderful Kanzashi in the form of flowers and butterflies and she doesn’t tell what technique she use for this. But once you see these extremely natural looking Kanzashi it won’t matter how she did it. Enjoy!

Beautiful “Flower Love” Photos by Oer-Wout

Today we want to show you beautiful photos of photographer from Netherlands aka Oer-Wout. There are many talented artworks among his photos but today we will show part of his "Flower Love" collection. In this post you will find really stunning photos but the main attention was given to tulips and it’s so obvious for inhabitant of Netherlands. Have fun!

3D Apophysis Flowers by Chiara Biancheri

Let us show you beautiful flowers created by artsist from Italy Chiara Biancheri. All these fairytale flowers were created using 3D software. From words of Chiara: “I’ve been making fractals with Apophysis since late 2008, deeply fascinated by the oneiric feeling so typical of fractal flames, and the intriguing patterns and geometries this software can generate. While I do also enjoy other fractal generating programs such as UltraFractal, Mandelbulber and Mandelbulb3D, I still prefer Apophysis for its higher expressive potential. I’ve been recently focusing on three dimensional flames, with a “photographic” approach and an evident organic and floral inspiration. A collection of three-dimensional fractal flames created with Apophysis 7X.” Have fun!

Scent of Flower

Some time ago we’ve shown you interesting art works of creative photographer Fulvio Bonavia called Matter of Taste. Today we’ll show you new series of his works Scent of Flower. The sense is the same – apparel, accesories, shoes are created not from ordinary materials but this time from flowers. All models are real, it’s not Photoshop, but unfortunately they’re not normal apparels, they’re just compositions.

Creative and Funny Flower Pots by GOOD

Today we want to show you intersting experiment from Kazahstan based agency GOOD. The idea of combination a plant and human face is not very new and unique but the following concept shows its particular usage. The flower pot and human face have similar form and it contributes to their visual association. So check these pretty funny pots and may be you’ll want to have some with your face…

MUSE – Serenade for Plants

The vase created by Lie Zhong-Fa, Koo Yoori and Jeon Se-Yong looks very futuristic but it’s not its only feature. “Muse” is musical vase which can sing serenades to you and your favorite plant. You just have to rotate “Muse” to the left until the clockwork is winded completely and the vase will play a song while the clockwork runs down. You can even choose a color of the vase and a song you want to hear. Having such vase is an unique chance to check the theory about influence of music to a plants.

Amazingly Beautiful Photos of Marco Heisler

Let us show you stunning works of German photographer Marco Heisler. Since he get his first camera in 2001 he started to make photos of nature and he does it perfectly. In this post we’ve gathered his astonishing macro shots. We are sure that you will enjoy his beautiful photographs!

Floating Whale with Flowers

Designer from Portugal Alessandro Bêda has created interesting concept of flower jar consisted from two porcelain or ceramic pieces. This vase looks like floating whale produced a fountain from flowers. This ineteresting concept is waiting for sponsors manufacturers to producing and selling it.

Boysen Flowers

Magnificent play of paints and flowers. TBWA/Santiago Mangada Puno from Phillipines won the Bronze Press Lion for this “Boysen Flowers” campaign at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. The goal of these print ads was to celebrate the achievement of Pacific Paint (Boysen) being the first and only paint company in the country to receive an ISO 14001, a significant contribution to the company’s vision to be the greenest in South East Asia.

Typography Inspiration: Nature

Today to continue the series “Typography Inspiration” we’ll show you most spectacular text inspired by nature. It’s not so popular flow among graphic designers in comparison with other text effect but definitely worthy for attention. As a rule nature typography is characterized by usage of various element of natural origin, grass, flowers, insects, everything connected with nature and a lot of green colour used as main colour.