Melting Porcelain Art by Livia Marin

Melting Porcelain Art by Livia Marin London based artist and sculptor Livia Marin is interested in Chinese porcelain. Although, she sees it from an interesting perspective. Her chinaware looks like it slowly melts, forming porcelain puddles. Moreover, the puddles are decorated with patterns, too. The series is called Nomad Patterns, and it includes cups, teapots and vases of porcelain. According to Livia Marin, the point of this series is to determine the viewer’s perception of the Read more [...]

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Marshmallow-like sofa by Kei Harada

Marshmallow-like sofa by Kei Harada Japanese designer Kei Harada approached the design of a sofa asking the question ‘what shape will naturally invite a person?’ – and from this inquiry, he created the ‘o’keeffe’ sofa. Harada built marshmallow-like elements to allow a user to explore different sitting positions, combining the bulging forms in a calculated fashion for an almost climbable structure. each organic orb is made from styrofoam covered with two types of urethane foam and Read more [...]

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FREEFORM ARMCHAIR 02 BY ADORJAN PORTIK

FREEFORM ARMCHAIR 02 BY ADORJAN PORTIK Adorjan Portik Freeform furniture has curves formed by triangles, with single or multiple layers. Details: The furniture designs were derived from Portik’s Freeform Buildings construction system. Using the system, surfaces can be created with a “curved character, formed by triangles, with single or multiple layers” says the designer. “After modelling the curved surfaces, we transform them into triangles and after that, the structure and the cushion Read more [...]

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China’s Watermelon Kids

China’s Watermelon Kids It’s summer! It’s hot, especially in China, which is seeing record heat waves. To cool off, some people eat chilled watermelon. A few kids are even wearing it. According to Xinhua, China’s largest news agency, the trend started this past July in Wenzhou when photos of a small kid dressed in a watermelon suit (above) appeared online. The pics spread through China’s microblogging service Sina Weibo and even ended up on the TV news There have also been variations Read more [...]

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Duffy London layers the abyss table to look like ocean depths

Duffy London layers the abyss table to look like ocean depths With multiple layers of stacked glass and wooden slices, duffy london has built ‘the abyss table’, replicating the dramatic depths of an indigo ocean. the design creates a geological cross-section of the sea, completing the table as a 3-dimensional model of a geological map. ‘I was looking into sheets of thick glass at my glass manufacturer’s factory, and noticed how the material darkened as they added more layers – Read more [...]

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