Imagine an entire package of beauty, architecture, and art. Designers Orson Oxo Van Beek and Quinten Mestdagh have come up with a concept with all of these in their new collection of aluminum furniture.
You would agree that a book needs a bookmark. Period. You don’t necessarily need to purchase a fancy bookmark. Just DIY one, by downloading these cute little animal templates to get yourself some adorable origami bookmarks.
Rides Of The Wild — Animal Inspired Car Renderings
A very creative series, the Rides of the Wild brings a touch of animals to classic cars. The artist’s idea is to go beyond renders and encourage the imagination of the viewer. Something that can hold interest of a viewer, rather than be a comment in passing. Swiss artist Frédéric Müller matches animals to classic cars.
Star Wars Inspired Insect Illustrations
The list of Star Wars inspired illustrations and mashups is positively endless, though few catch your attention. At first sight, Star Wars inspired insect illustrations does not seem like something that would grab attention, but look at these excellent illustrations and you will enjoy them. Illustrator Richard Wilkinson describes the set as his way to represent the “link between the world of natural history classification and that of modern obsessions, while at the same time indulging my own love of painting these incredible forms”. The illustrations are available as prints on Richard Wilkinson’s website.
Sequential by Antoine Dufilho
Sequential is a series of car sculptures by French artist Antoine Dufilho, presented at M.A.D.Gallery. The set looks at eight famous cars, and has their shape materialized into successive layers. The layering creates quite a look, and exhibits the beauty and sleek lines of these beautiful machines. While the structure itself is stationary, the skilled crafting gives them a life, making these models appear kinetic.
As a wristwatch, this giant may not be the best thing, but it certainly is pretty cool. When you want to know the time, the watch mechanism kicks in and writes time on the watch face. To make sure it doesn’t overwrite on the watch face, the automata starts with dusting off and erasing the watch face. Of course, the whole mechanism is quite bulky and requires steadiness, but as an automata, it is pretty damn cool.
Complex Creatures Put Together With Balloons
Checkout this sweet balloon art by Tokyo-based artist Masayoshi Matsumoto. Well, balloon animals aren’t exactly a rarity, but the sheer complexity of Matsumoto’s creatures makes these way more interesting than your run-off-the-mill balloon art. The artist’s creations are made solely out of balloons – no markers, adhesives or sealants are employed.
MB&F partnered with L’Epée 1839 to create a machine that looks beautiful and does a whole lot of things. The Fifth Element is a classic mechanical weather station, like the ones you would expect to see before the digital age went full swing. In true MB&F style, The Fifth Element is more than just a set of mechanical instruments clubbed together – it is a mechanical sculpture with incredible craftsmanship.
Japanese modeler Kamonohashizokei creates these amazing, stunning, (insert more adjectives here), realistic animal heads that are mind-blowingly impressive. The realistic look could have us imagine that there is at least some organic/taxidermy base the artist works from. Nope, it’s all synthetic.