This was a rather popular pin so I thought I'd share it with you non pinners as well. Here's a new medium for a photo album: Etsy seller Beth-tastic (shop now closed), created this hauntingly beautiful piece of jewelry by covering photographs in resin.
The wonder above had me looking for others like it; and I came across a plethora of lovely resin bracelets at the buymycrap Etsy store. I am really digging the the birds on a wire ones below.
EDIT***I was lead to believe that Bethtastic and buymycrap were one in the same store, but a commenter has informed me that this is NOT true. Please accept my sincere apologies.
Book of Life by David Kracov is wonderful result of artistic brilliance and philanthropy. 'David Kracov was commissioned to create an award to be given in honor of, and named for, Rabbi Yossi Raichik, the beloved director of Chabad's Children of Chernobyl'. Inspired by the life of Rabbi Yossi Raichik; the sculpture is a book 'filled with words from those he touched, with those pages and thoughts transforming into butterflies, each representing the 2.547 children he helped and give new lives'. The 1986 nuclear disaster is known to be the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.
What I find most amazing is that these butterflies are composed of metal! He uses the same technique in a lot of his other work, including a commission by Coca Cola.
I have to admit, I've never really understood Haider Ackerman's design sensibility; but these metallic looks from his SS12 collection tick all the boxes of good design (fashion wise) for me. I'm in love with the attitude of this collection, and any designer that makes shiny fabrics look punch-you-in-the-face tough deserves to be understood!
'Infra' by Richard Mosse shows notoriously war-torn Congo in a different light. Mosse employed the use of an abandoned military infrared surveillance technology called Kodak Aerochrome, to shoot the war zone regions in Eastern Congo. The result, are these surreal images of a place that is so far removed from artistic persuasion; they leave me with feelings of both intrigue and discomfort.
This fun little cushion, fashioned in the form of a Petit Beurre biscuit would be the highlight of any tea party!
'Prickly Pair Chairs'- how ironic to design a chair inspired by the last thing anyone would sit on. This quirky take on the classical French oval chair is a product of designer Valentina Gonzales Wohler's Mexixan heritage and European residency.
South Korean artist Lila Jang "turn[s] the traditional idea of furniture literally onto its head". Her creations look like they came straight out of Alice's Wonderland!
Stefan Giftthaler's deliberately out of focus photo series entitled 'Color Mood' subtly exudes retro charm. The hazy overlay coupled with the brilliant combination of colors and shapes add a new dimension to color blocking. The styling enhances the overall concept perfectly.
He has used this 'hazy' technique in number of his shoots, which have a tendency of making you feel like you're in some kind of drug induced state - in the best possible way of course :).
If you can't tell already, I think his vision is genius!