We love origami and we have featured many impressive origami work on the site and 99% are made with paper. But today, we will introduce you a set of unusual dishware which is inspired by origami and looks like some wrinkled paper folded into dishware shape but actually made of ceramic.
Ocean is such a magic place where you can find lots of unbelievable creatures. We have been talking a lot about ocean animals and be surprised by their unusual appearance or unique behavior again and again. Today, we would like to show you another amazing creature – flamboyant cuttlefish. Also known as Metasepia pfefferi, flamboyant cuttlefish is a species of cuttlefish occurring in tropical Indo-Pacific waters off northern Australia, southern New Guinea, as well as numerous islands of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.
They usually move around by ‘walking’ along the seafloor, moving the bottom of the mantle back and forth in a comical, elephant-like shuffle while undulating their fins and waving their brightly colored tentacles, just like a dancing blossom flower. But don’t be fooled by its beauty — this flashy cephalopod could be deadly.
Life is stressful for most of us and how to make it less tough? Ways are various but for me, reading some funny articles are definitely one of them. The Russian Artist Duo Lingvistov who brought us “12 Types of Cats” are luckily enough to making a living by doing something interesting to them – drawing funny animal comics and make all kinds of stuff with those illustrations. There works are really enjoyable and inspiring. If you feel a little bit low and want to cheer yourself up, maybe you can head over to their site and read some interesting comics. And here is a shortlist of their works we like, please you enjoy!
Workout is good, energy-saving is good, a floating gym powered by passengers’ workouts is good? Honestly, I don’t really think it is a good idea. Designed by Italian architects Carlo Ratti Associati, The Paris Navigating Gym is a 20-meter long fitness vessel that can host up to 45 people. The fitness area features Technogym’s ARTIS machines – a special typology of sports equipment that harnesses human energy and makes it available to further uses. By doing exercise on the ARTIS bikes and cross trainers, guests can seamlessly contribute to powering the boat, which in turn will sail along the Seine on its route through the city. The Navigating Gym will allow Parisians to inhabit the river all year long. The augmented-reality screens installed on the boat will show guests both the quantity of energy sourced from the workout, and data about the Seine’s environmental conditions, tracked in real time by sensors incorporated on the vessel.
Japan always a crazy and amazing place for me. I have been impressed / surprised once and once again by their wild creation and imagination. And today, I just heard another unusal creation – KitKat Sushi Bar. To celebrate the opening of a new Kit Kat store in Ginza, Nestle will begin offer Kit Kat sushi box for a limited time.
I have been seeing many unusual cookie creations but I really have no words on the cookies I am to present you in this post. If you just look at the photo with any refrence on it, you might think it is a traditional Japanese meal. However, they are actually cookies created by Masako, an Osaka-based mother and baker expert.
As a pure loose tea lover, I barely pay attention to instant-tea bag. And honestly I don’t like those flavored tea which I believe just ruin the original nature flavor of the tea. Hence, when I came across this concept, I didn’t take it seriously. However, I am a bit too picky about the tea. The concept itself might be attractive to many of other the tea drinkers especially who are forever on the hunt for new blends. Hence, I still present you here – the Enfuse Tea Flask and let me know what do you think of this concept.
Two white glowing orbs sit on slanted steel boards looks like be prefectly balanced by two small black metal balls. A black marble base with white flecks is designed to bring the black and white details together and creates a visually striking looking. Although its fragility looking, the lamp itself is actually quite stable and can be easily assembled. If you are curious about its structure, don’t miss the video at the bottom.
What is better than sitting down for a meal? Maybe sit on “food” for a good meal? Apparently, Artist Haris Jusovichelp to fulfill our wish and designed this series of “Food Chair”. Cracked eggs? gooey pizza? delicious cherry? So far Jusovic has designed 7 yummy chairs in this series. And obviously, they are only concepts. And honestly, I don’t think any of those chair except the cherry chair will be comfortable to sit. But it is still quite enjoyable to see those tasty chairs and imagine one day, we can actually sit on it… I will definitely want the pasta chair…. How about you?
Fascinated by historical European works of silver, gold and porcelain, artist Wiebke Maurercompletely transform some everyday tableware into ornate filigree sculptures. 18th-century tableware like bowls, saucers, tea cups, and silverware have re-birthed in Maurer’s hands, although this time they will never be used as functional utensil but treated as art work instead. To create things like that, Maurer needs to cut into the gold and silver objects to produce elaborate filigree designs. Obviously, those tableware are not usable any more, liquid and food would slip right through the organic-looking designs. However, you can’t deny how incredible elegant and delicate those works are. The past and present are harmoniously co-existed in these delicate sculptures.