Kanzashi are hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. Historically, Kanzashi were used during the Jōmon period, when it was believed that a single thin rod or stick was considered to have mystical powers to ward of evil spirits, so they were worn in the hair. Sakae fashions beautiful Kanzashi in the form of detailed flowers and butterflies for the modern woman. [Read more...]
The Decelerator Helmet allows the user complete control of time, at least the wearer’s perception of time. When the helmet is worn, a camera captures the outside world and displays it on a monitor inside the helmet as well as on a monitor outside the helmet, however the world displayed can be controlled via a remote.
Calabarte or Przemek designs and sculpts these amazing lamps made from African gourds.
After 7 years of studies and a background in building engineering he decided that the gourds were what he wanted to continue doing. So he travelled to Senegal and brought back some of the gourds that he carves and sculpts.
What do you get when you have hours of time on your hands, many dominoes and a crazy imagination? You recreate Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Starry Night’ out of dominoes which you then knock over.
This video had me enthralled, and it’s artists like FlippyCat that make me believe that anything is possible.
Garrett Keisling has been working with glass since 2000 while living and working in the beautiful Northern Sierra Nevada. I have always found watching an artist working with glass fascinating, the transformation from sand to molten glass that has a disturbing resemblance to toffee is just amazing to me. Scent bottles like Garrett’s are a wonderful blend of practical and fantasy, which makes Garrett the perfectly balanced artist.
More of Garrett’s elaborate scent bottles can be found on Glass Artists.org
Dutch artist Jólan van der Wiel designed a stool that is made using gravity, plastic and magnetic fields. How you may ask, well by using a magnet machine and specifically designed plastic, Jólan manipulates the plastic to form and shape itself by positioning the magnetic fields in the machine, opposing each other. Where the fields are in relation to each other determines what the Gravity Stool will eventually look like.
Multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has for the past 3 decades worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are an incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall. The old books’ pages are carved into serene mountains, plateaus and prehistoric structures.
You can see more of Guy’s carved book landscapes on his website. [Read more...]
Isreali artist, Shay Aaron, makes miniture food sculptures that will blow your mind. The tomato is just one of the fruits, vegetables, sandwiches, salads and cakes that are made into jewellary.
Original pictures fromNazia at The Wondrous
Emogayu is the alias used by Yuri Fukuda, a ceramic artist and originally from Japan, but now residing and exhibiting in Brooklyn, New York. Her projects under Emogayu, range in medium from ceramics to a clothing line and to media contents design & developments, such as PC and mobile application interfaces and websites. But I decided to concentrate on her ceramics. These free form vases, some of which look like solidified liquid, have random organically shaped cut outs along the rim, with intricate design and typical Japanese simplicity. Their inspiration was taken from volcanoes and the lava from violent eruptions.
Growing in a determinedly crafty, Do-It-Yourself centred family helped shape Lauren into the artist she is today. With pieces that feature painstakingly cut paper, paper-mache, wood, acrylic, foam, wire, paper clay and plaster gauze, Lauren’s art pieces are very thought provoking, especially since they have titles linked to a metaphysical/bohemian/ Eastern lifestyle like “Cosmic Charlie”, “Moan about the present, venerate the past” and “A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over”.