Love Facebook? I thought this “I Like You” was rather quaint—and I reckon it would make a good poster or greeting card, too!
Did you know there’s a glass beach in California? Many of the “pebbles” on the beach are actually eroded glass shards. Over the years, the sea has smoothed the glass shards into translucent pieces that glisten in the Sun. Decades ago, the residents of Fort Bragg in California threw their household rubbish over the cliffs. They discarded many old and unwanted items including glass. The glass beach eventually became known as “The Dumps.” Check out the Wikipedia article on this to learn more about the beach and it’s back story.
This silhouette art by Spanish designer Nacho Ormaechea is pretty unique. The images display peoples’ thoughts, desires or memories─or so they appear. They are compositions of photography produced, presumably, in Photoshop. I think they’re quite inspiring, and remind me of some work I featured here on Design Soak before: Past War and Present Peace in Berlin, Moscow and Normandy. I hope you enjoy them…
Check out these miniature food photos. Well, they’re not actually food, but very small scale models. As can be seen, they’re quite realistic, and you can see the detail that has gone into each one. They were made by Kim Burke, who states “Scouring cookbooks for miniature food inspiration is one of my favorite pastimes. I’m still a polymer clay newbie but completely addicted.” My favourite one is is the jar of cookies at the end of this post. I also love the ham too. They’re all great, and there’s a couple of “how-to” videos after the photos, too.
This stunning photography was taken by talented photographer, Richard Mosse. He takes images from across the globe including the former Yugoslavia, Iran and Pakistan. I think these works speak for themselves. Please take a look at a selected gallery of his work below. Above: 707 Damascus, Jan 2008.
This gallery showcases Can Art entries that won a charitable contest by Canstruction. Different-sized cans and tins are used in conjunction with coloured-labels to create pieces of art for a worthy cause. When their yearly competitions reach their end, all of the food used in the Can-Art sculptures are donated to local food banks. These distribute the food to community emergency feeding programs. Don’t forget to check out the Hot Dog, Big Bird and the Killer Whale in the gallery.