The time for “Back to School” is getting closer and closer. If it is your first year in college, you will need to get a lot of things sorted out. One of the most important thing is to prepare your dorm room, no matter you live on or off campus. Some dorm room provides simple furniture while some room is just a empty space. Getting an idea of how your future dorm room will look like and making a checklist of what are the essentials you will need in will definitely help to reduce the overwhelming. We don’t go through everything you might need. Instead, we want to show you some ideas of how to set up a cozy, organized and functional dorm room.
We know how much makeover can change someone’s looking and we might not know it does same thing to dog as well. In Photographer Grace Chon‘s interesting photo series “Hairy”, Chon explores how shampoo and scissor can change the looking of dogs. Moreover, Chon specifically focuses on Japanese-style grooming, which doesn’t follow the usual breed standard cuts and rules for grooming that we’re used to seeing. Rather, the emphasis is on making the dog look as adorable as possible. It is quite fun to see the before and after photos side by side. However, I am not quite sure some of the cuts make the dog more adorable and somehow, some of them look kindly unhappy to me.
Biggie Smalls: Before | After (Grooming: Cameron Adkins)
These intricately detailed lamps were created by Pranaya Design, a Czech Republic based team of two. Josipa is the one who is responsible for the ideas and design, and Jirka, whose knowledge of laser building and operating brought the project to life. The process to create a lamp is as complex as the shadow it casts. It took the pair several months to find the correct parts and assemble the laser-cutting machine, and to find the right light source which can cast such an intricate shadow on the surrounding surface.
The lamps are created digitally and sent to the machine to be laser cut. They are then stained, glued and varnished by hand. They are available in two series, one with a Tree of Life theme and one featuring geometric designs and symbols.
If you are interested in buying one of those fancy shadow lamp, you can check the company’s Etsy shop. Depends on its size and complexity, the lamp price varies from 100 USD to 200 USD.
If you are a skipping read, then you will find problem with Codex – a five-page puzzle book that won’t let you read next page unless you’re smart enough to unlock the current page. The laser-cut, hand-crafted, five-page wooden book is created by industrial designer Brady Whitney, who’s successfully raised funds for the project through Kickstarter ($168,182 pledged of $30,000 goal actually!)
Generally, Codex is a book features five intricate puzzles and user has to solve the puzzle before he/she can move to next page. As the puzzler moves through the book, a story begins to unfold, depicting the story of an apprentice in Da Vinci’s Workshop who encounters the same Codex. However in the story the Codex acts as a trap set by Da Vinci to capture any would be spies/snoopy apprentices in order to protect his work. The only way to escape is to solve each of the puzzles before the master returns from his trip. Sounds challenging? Want to give a try? Check their Kickstarter page and put yourself on the waiting list.
On last Monday, we featured an playful sponge holder – clean dreams which allows sponge ‘sleep’ in its holder, then we start to think we might overlook the usage of those useful kitchen utensils holders which can not only help to organize our kitchen counter-top but also add some personal touch to your home decoration. Hence, we did some research and found below 15 Kitchen Sponger Holders we think are great adds-on for the kitchen. Some of them are multi-functional and some of them are only designed for your sponge. Take a look and maybe it is time to give your kitchen sponge a new home?
After the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution, there are many things changed in Ukrainian. And one of the things is the floral headdresses which were used to be worn by young, unmarried women as a sign of their “purity” and marital eligibility are being worn in daily life to symbolize national pride. Some artists notice this trend and want to share the world the beauty and uniqueness of Ukrainian culture. Workshop “Treti Pivni” is one of successful example. As a team of photographers, stylists, makeup artists and promoters, they are united in their obvious love for Ukraine and create a series of stunning portraits featuring women and children wearing traditional Ukrainian headdresses. It was created to pay homage to their homeland while sharing a message of peace, tenderness, and knowledge of the Ukrainian culture with the world. Here are some of our favourites and you can find more on their Instagram.
Paper creation isn’t something new. However, lifelike paper creation that can easily fool our eyes isn’t something can be easily achieved. Kate Alarcón, the Seattle-based paper artist is one of those successful “cheater” who has an uncanny ability to turn paper materials into lifelike flowers and plants. Working primarily with European crepe paper which comes with natural texture, Alarcón has managed to create delicately rippled petals, stems, and has even perfected techniques to craft convincing succulents. She shares all of her creations on Instagram and below are some of our favourite ones.
Amsterdam-based artist Rosa de Jong tries to figure out how spacious a glass tube can be in her recent project “Micro Matter” where she used the scientific instruments as container to house some impossibly small buildings, trees, and other inhabitable structures. Uses traditional model-making materials and her own handcrafted structures, glass tube becomes a small universe for those miniature dwellings. Those inhabits are quite realistic with many details and make you think if miniature world actually exists, it might just loolks like that. You can find more information about the project on Jong’s Behance page and she may eventually start selling some of her pieces online, so be sure to signup for an alert.