The Bankers Lamp – Revisited is probably what all bankers lamps dream of becoming one day. A creation of Cory Barkman (previously), the lamp follows the style of the artist, that is, an old world look that is somewhat steampunk-ish, but mostly elegant, stylish, and functional.
‘Rob the Original’ is an artist with the scissor, and your hair, and your head. Not everyone can sport a portrait on their head, but if you can, Rob is the guy for you. While you get your haircut, Rob will craft a very detailed portrait on your head, with your very own hair. If you would like something more colorful, like patterns, that’s also a yes.
A box full of money burns to give light and warmth to the table. That is a very interesting concept, if you imagine the sheer amount of money that would take to keep the flames fed. Too much? is a dining table that shows modern design, and a flame at the center. The flame in question is fed by a box that sits beneath the flame, full of currency notes.
There was a time when Steampunk was super hot, and you could see all things Steampunk make rounds of the web. It may be past its prime for the moment, but Steampunk as art is here to stay. The sculptures here aren’t essentially Steampunk, though the influence is clear. Made by French sculptor Alain Bellino, the sculptures are often made by transforming old items into various shapes.
These bird inspired shoes take up the mantle of going from a tad strange to a whole new level of weird. The range starts with shoes that have slightly weird shape and bird claw-like heels. Then the range progresses into shoes that look increasingly like a bird, until you run into a shoe where you would feel like you’re shoving your foot into a taxidermied bird.
Russian illustrator Varya Kolesnikova makes these lovably cute and adorable illustrations, often with fairy tales forming the theme. As is to be expected, several of these illustrations do make their way into children’s books and receive the attention they so rightfully deserve.
Popsicle sticks, they can do all sorts of things. Like these wonderful kinetic sculptures that Joyce Lin made. The sculptures are popsicle sticks for the most part, though other ingredients do find their way in as well for a few odd jobs. A design student at RISD, Joyce made these sculptures during her spare time.
Illustrator Jed Henry combines traditional Japanese art with modern popular culture icons to create these beautiful prints. His series of video game characters as traditional Japanese woodblock prints has been extremely successful, and now the artist is also working on combining popular anime with traditional Japanese woodblock art.
Artist Abraham Poincheval lived for thirteen days inside a bear. When we say bear, we mean this very bear-like structure where the artist decided to spend 13 days. The bear was positioned in the center salon at the musée de la chasse et de la nature in Paris. Visitors were encouraged to interact with the artist, or the dude who sleeps in the bear. Facilities were included inside the sculpture to cater to basic needs like food and water. The bear even had its own electricity.
Flipbooks by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, not only are the animations beautiful, but the underlying mechanism is pretty darn sweet. The artist makes these mechanisms by recycling and repurposing parts from old bicycles and clocks. Then comes along the process of hand drawing, painting, and screen printing the images. Several of these display birds and insects in flight, a subject that goes extremely well with the sound made by the flipbook as pages shuttle.