Some might think that having an indoor pool is great, but I think that having an indoor desert is pretty cool too.
Alvaro Sanchez-Montanes is a Spanish photographer who questions the idea of home and space, filling rooms with sand like we could fill them with worries or love.
(via I Need a Guide)
Looking at a mirror might be a bit vain. Now, looking at these mirrors is nothing but pure appreciation of beauty and craft.
Lee Borthwick is a Scottish artist who creates sculptural works made out of wood and mirrors. Inspired by Nordic aesthetics, she emphasizes the purity of wood by adding mirrors, bringing light, thus attracting the eyes of the viewers.
Playing with both light and design, this extremely light looking carved cube with an embedded light source reminds me of a more intricate version of the lanterns you can buy in Northern Africa. Anila Quayyum Agha is a Pakistani artist who took her inspiration from the traditional Islamic geometric patterns found in sacred places. The installation is made of laser-cut panels of wood.
For more info: https://anilaagha.see.me/yearinreview2013
(via This Is Colossal)
Colourful cakes with writings like anthems, sounds like something you might like? Personally, I instantly fell in love with these, especially the “Don’t Believe the Hype” version. So close and yet far from the hipster culture we see a lot around here in East London.
As you probably guessed, Beccy McCray is London based who creates fake cakes that look like real (because of the real icing that goes on top). Challenging the cliché of baking being the hobby of a muted and submissive feminine (old) crowd, she created these fun and original pieces.
Oh, and when Beccy’s baked goods become an installation, that’s how it ends up looking:
Pretty cool, huh?
(via Frankie Magazine)
A giant and cuddly teddy bear right in the middle of the city? I’m in! Nothing better than seeing such a cute thing to put a grin on my face.
Initiated by Iza Rutkowska from the Forms and Shapes Foundation, this big teddy bear has been installed in several consecutive places in Warsaw, as a reminder to look closely and not to forget what’s around us. This is not only a great idea to invite passers by to be more aware of their usual surroundings, but it is also a way of binding people together by talking about the bear, climbing on the bear and cuddling the bear (also called “Public Friend”).
Fancy a little hug?