Category Archives: Art & Design

Diana Beltran Herrera

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Back when I was living with a roommate, a bird once flew into our building and became trapped in the small entryway. We were SO scared to pass through the barrage of panicky flapping wings that we were both super late to work that morning – total babies, I know. These beautiful paper birds though? I would happily fill my whole house with these! The intricate layers of feathers and the incredible detailing of each sculpture make them look like they could fly away at any moment. Check out the whole flock by Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera here!

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UNELEFANTE chocolate bars

What happens when a designer develops a sweet tooth? Awesome Jackson Pollock-inspired chocolate bars I either want to gobble up or frame and hang up on the wall…haven’t quite decided yet. Check them out at UNELEFANTE!

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a to zoe food typography by tommy perez

via Fast Company

Parents are usually advised to leave the office behind when they come home to their family, but sometimes the two worlds can overlap for some seriously incredible results! Artist Tommy Perez started the “A to Zoë” project to share his love of design with his adorable 2 year old daughter and help her get a head start on learning the alphabet – what a lucky kid! Using mostly Zoë’s favorite foods, he artfully arranges them into their corresponding first letter for a delicious lesson any toddler would enjoy. Check out the in-progress project, along with a whole lot of other eye candy, on Perez’s Flickr stream!

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danmala flowers by kathy klein

Aren’t these floral creations stunning? The vibrant colors, textures, and patterns all work together to form the prettiest eye candy. Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein calls them danmalas based on a mashup of the vedic sanskrit words dan (“the giver”) and mālā (“garland of flowers”), and she leaves them out in nature for people to discover and reflect upon. “The danmalas remind us all to listen to the unheard voice of nature, creation, and the eternal mystery.”

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andrew b meyer photography

Help! I can’t seem to stop clicking through the colorful portfolio of Canadian photographer Andrew B. Myers! He has perfected a striking visual style that makes his images look almost like illustrations, and the playful feel of his photography is a fun contrast against the meticulously arranged compositions. Check out more of his work here – it’ll make you smile!

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Nintai origami dresses

via Strictly Paper

Talk about a head turning little white dress! These stunning creations were put together for a thesis project by Uruguay-based designers, Mercedes Arocena and Lucia Benitez, and I’m going to go ahead and guess that they passed with flying colors. This collection, aptly named “Nintai” (the Japanese word for patience), required the duo to experiment with different fabrics to find one suitable for holding sharp creases while being pliable enough to be molded to the human form. Then they used origami techniques to painstakingly build nearly 200 geometric modules that were then attached to each dress. I’m really in awe of the final dresses, which seem surprisingly wearable despite their rigid structures!

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