Unlikely – Hilariously Useless Objects by Giuseppe Colarusso

By on November 12, 2014, in Design

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Giuseppe Colarusso ius the artist responsible for the square-shaped rolling pin that you see up there. It’s just one of the hilariously useless objects that he has created for his series ‘Unlikely’. In some of the images, the catch isn’t immediately obvious and it’ll take a while for the viewer to catch on to the fact that the object is perfectly useless. Many of the pieces are fabricated by Giuseppe himself, while some are made via Photoshop. he’s hoping that each image will make you stop, think and hopefully bring a smile to the viewer’s face. A worthy cause indeed. The coffee cans sure cracked me up.

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Stony Secrets – Installations by Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl

By on November 11, 2014, in Sculpture

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These harmonious stone installations are the work of Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl. Andreas is the one who works with the stones. He has been handling them for the past twenty years. Tha fact that he grew up near a stone quarry probably had something to do with his affinity for stones. Naomi, on the other hand, grew up in the prairies of Saskatchewan. She has always held a deep and abiding fascination with art and archaeology. Together, this creative duo manage to create harmonious and intricate installations made of nothing but rocks. In an interview, Naomi said: “Our partnership allows not just our own consciousness to expand and raise but the consciousness of us all through our creative expression in our pieces and our beautiful connection to the natural world.”

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Zany Chalk Art by David Zinn

By on November 10, 2014, in Design

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David Zinn has been featured in Pondly before but we just can’t get enough of his zany chalk art. This time, we’ve featured a number of his most recent work that has cropped up all over Ann Arbor, Michigan. David draws his characters on the spot, using found objects, street fixtures, and even random cracks on the sidewalk. Using trompe l’oeil illusion, he incorporates his characters into the surface on which they are drawn. Zinn started his craft way back in 2001. It started out as an excuse to linger outdoors which eventually evolved to a profitable venture. The recurring characters in his work are Sluggo, a bright green monster with stalk eyes and irreverent habits; Philomena, a phlegmatic flying pig; and a number of rather adorable mice.

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Fascinating Glass Sculptures by Dale Chihuly

By on November 7, 2014, in Sculpture

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Dale Chihuly is the artist behind these unique and colorful glass sculptures. He studied interior design at the University of Washington. It was then that he was introduced into glass making. After graduating in 1965, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in the first ever glass program in the country. He went to work in a glass factory in Venice after receiving his Fulbright Fellowship. It was there that he honed his glass-making skills. These days, he is one of the pioneers of avant-garde glass sculpture in the world. Bis pieces are spread out in over 200 museum collections worldwide.

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Intricate Laser-cut Wood Sculptures by Martin Tomsky

By on November 5, 2014, in Sculpture

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Martin Tomsky is a very gifted freelance graphic artist and illustrator. Both of these talents translate well when applied to the art of wood carving. Martin’s creations range from tiny wooden pendants to ambitious, custom-made jobs that cost thousands of dollars. Each of his pieces are made of layers of precision-cut wood of different shades of brown; from honey colored shade to a warm, amber, to a deep ebony black. Martin’s work sells almost as fast as he can make them.

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Quilled – Paper Art by Yulia Brodskaya

By on October 30, 2014, in Sculpture

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Qiulling paper involves rolling and bending strips of paper and gluing their sides to a paper surface to create a design. Moscow-born artist Yulia Brodskaya has taken quilled paper art to the next level with an explosion of color and detail. She first worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. She made a switch to three-dimensional paper artwork and hasn’t looked back since. Her growing list of prestigious clients include Starbucks, Hermés, Godiva, and The New York Times Magazine. Her pieces are much sought after by private collectors and galleries across the world.

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Union – Creative Furniture Design by Hilla Shamia

By on October 24, 2014, in Design

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Hilla Shamia is an extremely creative product designer who has found a novel way to ‘marry’ wood with metal to create sleek and stylish tables and benches. The process involves pouring molten aluminum into the irregularly shaped piece of wood and molding it to the desired shape. The process leaves the wood a bit charred and burnt where it meets the metal but the overall affect lends the entire piece a sense of authenticity. I don’t know how Hilla ever managed to create these amazing pieces of furniture without the wood parts bursting into flames. Hilla is currently based in Israel.

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Artistically Appetizing Breakfasts

By on October 23, 2014, in Design

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Attempts to nail down the creator of these appetizingly artistic pancakes have failed, but for all his anonymity, his talent is self-evident. Imagine waking up to a breakfast of fantastically rendered pancakes before school. Breakfast of champions indeed. These images were uploaded by user ptgkbgte in Reddit and has since gone viral all over the net. It was allegedly made by a friend of his, an unnamed father, for his son. The pancakes look (and probably taste) amazing but I do find it a little disturbing that all but one of the animals belong to the endangered category.

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Hilarious Coloring Books for Adults by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

By on October 21, 2014, in Design

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Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen are the authors of this darkly entertaining coloring book for adults. Any parent who has mistakenly given this coloring book to their child will have a whole lot of explaining to do. It started out as a stand alone edition but as its fan base began to grow, they began to ask for more. Two more additions came out and there’s probably more yet to come. Coloring For Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book encourages online submissions of finished pages. Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen are currently terrorizing Brooklyn, New York with their acerbic wit and twisted humor.

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Extraordinary Leaf Art by Omid Asadi

By on October 20, 2014, in Sculpture

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Paper cut-outs seem to be in vogue these days. Artist Omid Asadi chose a very different medium to cut-up. Omid workds with fallen leaves and turns them into small pieces of biodegradable fine art. He uses a very sharp craft knife and a needle to achieve his goal of turning dried up old leaves into gallery pieces. He uses mainly maple leaves as they are plentiful in his area. Originally from Iran, he is now currently based in Manchester, United Kingdom.He said: “I believe that we look at many things everyday, but don’t SEE them. I always try to create pieces with a message, not just beautiful art. Some of these messages or ideas come from my world view, poems, stories, global problems and philosophy.”

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