Conceptual artist Sebastian Errazuriz created a limited edition marble fireplace that doubles as a miniature opera stage complete with with curtains, stage, floorboards, stairs and several wooden figures and a scaffolding structures ready to be burned down. The marble stage is the result of numerous sketches and blueprints and was designed to be installed in any house.
Artist Peter Clark uses a varied palette of colors, textures and patterns to create elaborate three dimensional collages. A long time collector of ‘things' Peter is always searching antique and collectible shops for vintage stamps, old maps and manuscripts to incorporate into his work.
Find out more about Peter's work here.
(Thank you @itscolossal for the heads up on this great artist)
Cunicode's "One Cup a Day" project is an experiment in creativity and rapid manufacturing, by ideating, designing, modeling and making available for production and purchase a one of a kind coffee cup within 24 hours, everyday during the course of one month.
For her latest series titled "From Scratch" artist Judith Klausner carved Victorian inspired cameos out of Oreo cookies. Judith uses traditional handicraft processes to transform modern packaged foods, exploring how the intertwined histories of gender and craft have shaped one another and our everyday lives. Her work brings to light the beauty (and sometimes humor) in subjects and materials often dismissed or taken for granted.
Berlin based artist Sarah Illenberger recently created a series of Totem poles using GOODYEAR tires and other car parts. In her hands these mundane re-purposed materials are given a new life by being transformed into monumental sculptures. Whatever Sarah creates, it is done with a humorous touch and a great love for detail.
Artist Anne Lemanski, creates armatures of copper wire which she covers with stitched-together "skins" crafted from original or vintage materials. Her work is inspired by current issues such as urban sprawl, habitat destruction, man vs. nature and politics. Anne says, "My work is my way of speaking about what’s happening now.
Edinburgh based ceramicist Rebecca Wilson breathes new life into found objects by incorporating ephemeral and incidental materials in the making process. Her latest collection of tacky perfume bottles titled "Blow Me', shows a new direction in her work, and the introduction of new new materials and processes. These objects have become marginalised from their intended purpose as decanters of sickly scents, and now stand redundant in function, but rich in purpose as covetable ‘collectibles’. The non-functional glass and porcelain pieces are finished off with delicately knitted atomiser bulbs salvaged from vintage perfume bottles.
At first first glance, Christopher Jonassen's photographs might look like pictures of distant planets, but in reality these are the bottoms of used frying pans, being documented as-is, in a straight forward and repetitive composition. Christopher says, "Devour is a poetic comment on the downfall of the world as we know it. The photographs investigate a series of frying-pans and the wear and tear they have encountered over the course of their lives.
Find out more about Christopher's work here.
Illustrator and mixed media artist Tom Moglu creates elaborate collages using discarded vinyl record sleeves. Lots of people use found materials for collages and paintings, but few do it as well as Tom. The UK-based artist uses paper scraps of multiple colors and shapes to create stunning geometric juxtaposition.
For his project titled "Eurobus" visual artist Taylor Holland documented the abstract forms and designs that adorn tourist buses that arrive to Paris from all over Europe. Taylor says, "I started taking photographs of these 1980's graphics to abstract them, because I think its interesting that so many of these 'retro' designs are coming back in style."
For her project titled "Supermarket Stitch", textile artist Holly Levell created a series of soft sculptures based on mass produced items found in supermarkets. Holly says, "I have stumbled on the idea of soft sculpture and have really enjoyed taking something that is a mass produced solid idea and softening the lines creating something crafted and precious with the touch of my own personal identity."
Artist Kylie Stillman carves natural forms from paper stacks creating beautiful hollowed reliefs of birds and plant species. Kylie says, “Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.”
For his "Fabulous Foods" series photographer Linus Morales recreated luxury logos using common everyday foods. In experimenting with sausages, toast, fish sticks, and otherwise manipulating food in all manners of ways, Linus was able to transform food into iconic pieces of pop art.
Designer Michael John Tully created a clever series of printing contraptions by modifying and hacking everyday furniture. By taking the resources at hand and turning them on their head, Michael reinvented the printing process demonstrating creativity, humor and inventiveness.
Part functional cheese grater and part whimsical design object, Liviana Osti's Paper Plane Grater is a freestanding piece of perforated metal complete with different sized holes ideal for various thicknesses of cheese. Liviana says, "The project was born from the idea of making something for the table starting by using a flat sheet of material, and the first thing that came to mind was a paper plane. Then, it became obvious that the V shape, was just perfect for a grating Parmesan cheese."
Artist and metalsmith Cathy McLure strips away the plush furry coats from motorized stuffed animals and then casts the disassembled plastic limbs in bronze, while living most of the mechanisms exposed. Cathy says, "The underlying plastic object embodies more potential for my imagination than the stuffed object layered with intricate marketing identities. It is these unstuffed plastic oddities that I reinvent in precious metals. "
For his latest series titled "Bottle Flower", floral artist Makoto Azuma stuffed dead flowers into medical glass jars filled with water. The flowers which are incredibly beautiful in their variety of colors and textures, invoke images of science experiments in which body parts are preserved in embalming fluid.
Deseigner and art director Tom Darracott created these amazing images for the London-based nightclub Fabric. Tom says, “My intention was to create a series of characters rather than a series of images of people wearing masks, I wanted these characters to seem ‘believable’ even though the masks they’re wearing are entirely fantastical.”
Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach (aka Raw Color) created this quirky series of photographs as press material for the design collective Dutch Invertuals. All the members of the group were covered up with big foam sheets of different colors creating living sculptural pieces inspired by the playfulness of the material.
Find out more about the project here.
Industrial design student Preston Moeller has created the 'rubberband chair'. The seating object is constructed from a wire frame which has been bound in 65, 000 colorful rubber bands offering a seat that gives a bit of a bounce and flexibility when sat upon.
Philadelphia-based Ed Bing Lee uses the art of knitting and macrame to create these delicious food inspired sculptural pieces. The series titled "Delectable", explores food images commonly seen in advertising and what Bing Lee describes as, "the immediacy and forgiving nature of the knotting process".