Aikuchi is a katana made with traditional Japanese skill in collaboration with Australian designer Marc Newson. The katana does not include a “lower guard” in its design, so in the traditional sense, it is not a weapon but something more like a good luck charm.
Colorado based artists Hari & Deepti are both well trained and remarkable artists working as graphic designers and artists for different corporations in their day jobs. For their time together, the couple collaborate on these paper cut shadow boxes, some of which we see here.
Everybody loves colorful butterfly wings, and they’re just as beautiful and colorful up close. Photographer Linden Gledhill has a penchant for macrophotography, and one of her series focuses on a closer look at butterfly wings. They are beautiful, so is their slight resemblance to flower petals.
By all accounts, the photograph here is a bright Macaw Parrot sitting majestically in his habitat. A closer inspection should reveal that this happens to be a woman body-painted masterfully by artist Johannes Stötter. The skill of the artist is amazing, but so is the patience and perseverance of the model. It would be incredibly difficult to hold the position while the artist painted over her, and then pose for photographs.
Japanese motorcycle builder and artist Chicara Nagata (previously) is well known for his skill. His latest project is the 1966 Honda P25 that is now a stunning beauty worthy of some futuristic looks, despite its actual age.
The whole demeanor of this bike seat says something, and it quite plainly is that you don’t put your ass anywhere near it. As a rule of thumb, it would be rather wise not to piss off your bike seat, be super nice to it, lest it decide that it has had enough and bite you in the ass. This bike seat based sculpture is the work of Vancouver-based artist Clem Chen. The sculpture was created by carving an opening into the seat, and filling up the space with plastic cast taxidermy mold.
Artist Hikaru Cho can paint food into such camouflage that the food itself would have an identity crisis if it could look at itself. He paints the skins of fruits and vegetables to transform them into another eatable of similar dimensions.
Playing on the now familiar theme of foodscapes, photographers Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have captured fantastical landscapes made out of processed foods. Perhaps not in sheer scale, but in perception these food landscapes could give the wicked witch and her gingerbread cottage a run for her money.
Performance artist Millie Brown creates paintings with bright splashes of color. The bright colors, rather than go straight into the canvas first take a detour into the stomach of the artist, from where they come out as vomit onto the canvas.
Ours is a fast changing world, and as the world changes, so does the lifestyle of people living in it. Of course, some are affected slower than the others, and now we stand at the point where lifestyles of indigenous tribes that have changed little over the centuries are set to go into extinction. British photographer Jimmy Nelson went on a journey spanning several countries across the globe to photograph some of the vanishing indigenous tribes.