Rainbow Smoothie Bowls Bring a Tie Dyed Twist to Healthy Eating

Although there are clearly some fruits and vegetables in below photos, I still didn’t connect that with food at first sight because it just looks too colorful. Rachel Lorton, a self-proclaimed “smoothie bowl enthusiast” creates below eye-pleasing dishes with all-natural ingredients such as turmeric, hemp heart, pea flower, beetroot and cantaloupe.

Neon pink, ocean blue, and deep magenta together resemble tie dye prints you’d find on clothing. But don’t be afraid about those vibrant colors, they are just vegan food which should be good for you. Through her Instagram, Lorton demonstrates that you don’t need artificial colors or flavors to make stunning works of food art. There are some video tutorials on her Instagram page and you can take a look if you are not only statisfied by looking at these visual treats and want to try by yourself.

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Retro Objects and Appliances Covered with Cross Stitch

Using household appliances and cooking tools as the base, Swedish designer Ulla Stina Wikandercreate some really unusual cross-stitched sculptures. Finding old, outdated appliances, clothing, and furniture, she cloaks them in colorful tapestries. By stretching every inch of their surfaces, those rigid items suddenly becomes warm and cozy with their illustrated coverings. All those cross-stitch designs (such as pastoral landscapes, vibrant florals, and regal portraits) come from the 59-year-old artist’s vast collection, allowing Wikander to give a new context to each blowdryer, rolling pin, and typewriter she covers.

Here are some of her unusual collection of cross-stitched sculptures and you can find more on her website.

Best Bird Photos Of 2017 by photocrowd

Birds might be one of the hardest wild animal to photograph. To capture a perfect shot of bird, photograhers might need to wait for several hours to days and fight with tough enviroment. The British Trust for Ornithology, however, is taking time to appreciate photographers around the world who have mastered the art of capturing the quiet, gentle beauty of birds. The first competition was imitated in 2015 and this year’s winners has just been announced. Alejandro Prieto Rojas from Mexico, who submitted a stunning portrait of flamingo feeding their young is awarded to the overall Bird Photographer of the Year with a cash prize of £5,000 (~$6,500 USD). Below are some of the most incredible bird photos and you can head over to its official site to see the more or submit your entries for 2018.

Pink Flamingo Feeding Their Young By Alejandro Prieto Rojas, Mexico. Gold Award And Bird Photographer Of The Year 2017 Winner In The Best Portrait Category

The Battle By Jose Garcia, US. Bird Behaviour Category

Blue Tit On Berries By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

2017 Bird Photographer Of The Year Cover

Goosander And Brood By Jonathan Gaunt, UK. Bird Behaviour Category

Daily Basket By Ionel Onofras, Romania. Best Portrait Category

A Perfect Landing, Australian Pelican By Bret Charman, Australia. Gold Award Winner In Birds In Flight Category

Swimming Eider By Pål Hermansen. Bronze In Best Portrait Category

Swallow Chicks In Nest By Joseph Anthony. Honourable Mention In Creative Imagery Category

Little Grebe Taking Off By Faisal Alnomas. Honourable Mention In Bird Behaviour Category

David Versus Goliath By Bruno De Lorenzo, Hungary. Bird Behaviour Category

Geometry Inspired Sculpted Cake by Dinara Kasko

One year ago, we once showed a series of “architecture-like” cake by the Ukrainian pastry chef Dinara Kasko. Since then, Dinara continues her experiment and incorporate mathematical algorithms and 3D printing into her baking process, bringing us some new “Geometry Inspired Sculpted Cake”. Many of the cake designs begin as a collaboration with mathematicians or sculptors who help develop the patterns she then utilizes to print special molds. For me, these amazing cakes look more like furniture or decoration instead of edible desserts. However, when you cut them, you will see their delicious inner.

    

Cool Animal Themed Kitchen Tools

It is not the first time we talked about animal themed kitchen toolsand today we have another cool collection of 10 for you. Why animal? You might ask? Maybe cooking just needs to have more fun for someone or maybe it is a good way to encourage your kids to cook with you? Anyway, in today’s collection, animals — both real and fictitious are ready to help. From colanders to sloth, let’s accessorize your space with more animal themed kitchen tools.

Terrarium Lamps With Fairy-tale Scenes

It is not the first time designers try to put some greenery in the lamp design (previous 1and previous 2), but Rish Studio tries to push the limit and add something more which brought us – Terrarium Lamps. Designer Nupur Das Gupta has created a small collection of lighting that pairs conventional lamps with some beautiful fairy tale scenes, which is prefect for someone who has limited surface space for extra greenery or want some special decorative lamp at their homes.

New Ocean Species “Found” By Katyushka Art Dolls

Ocean is a place full of mystery and there are lots of unknown species living there. News about finding new species are not that rare and even we already know some species, we still be surprised by their unusual appearance. Hence, there are many wild art creation about ocean animals, some cute, some creepy and some scary. Driven by imagination, Katyushka Art Dolls designed some interesting figurines/Art-Toys from the deep ocean: fish and seahorses!

Realistic Clay Succulents Shaped Jewelry

It seems wearing nature inspired jewelry is a hot trend now. Year ago, American florist Susan McLeary designs a special kind of jewelry – live succulent jewels. The actual living succulents are attached to the accessories and can grow up to 2-4 weeks. However, when those succulents grow out of their jewelry container, you have to separate the plants from the base and pot it. It might sound a bit trouble for some people. Hence, if you like those succulents shaped jewelry but don’t want to take care of the plants, the polymer clay succulents from Iryna Osinchuk-Chajka is worth checking. Iryna’s wonderful succulent jewelry includes various creative items like right, necklaces, hair pins, combs and other interesting accessories. Take a look at those realistic creation below and if you are interested, you can head over to Iryna’s Etsy store to find more.

Creative and Playful Street Art by Tom Bob

Using street “furniture” like poles or electrical terminals, American artist Tom Bob creates colorful and whimsical pieces that interact with their surroundings. From drum player to rustic robot, from walking elephant to crawling alligator, Tom is making the city a much happier place for everybody. Let’s just hope no one caught Tom so we can enjoy more of his whimsical works.

Unreal Realism: When Photography Meets Pencil Illustration

When I first saw Tullius Heuer‘s work, I thought it was similar to those 3D drawing we featured before. However, the more I browserd, the more wondered I am. How he was able to draw such realistic image and those people looks so real and popup out of the paper. It turns out that is a combination of drawing and photo manipulation. Actually, the Brazilian digital artist-illustrator Tullius Heuer blends simulated pencil art with photography to create amazing illusion that his sketches are coming to life – and reaching off the page. I know on first sight, it might looks a bit eerie – but it is compellingly fantastic.