Chilean-born and New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz gave new meaning to his romantic and sexual relationships by creating 12 shoes that represent his 12 ex-lovers, each of whom became the influence for a series of shoe sculptures. The shoes are all given special nicknames that can seem at times mysterious or greatly informative. Furthermore, every design is accompanied with a story that makes the origin of the nicknames and designs even clearer.
In an interview with core77, Errazuriz said that there were little to no problems with most of the exes being featured in his work. However, he also said, “others, I was a little concerned. There are a couple I just knew would be bad. There’s a husband and a boyfriend that could be quite upset, but my stories have no real names and the photos don’t show any faces.”
For any food lover, except recipe, the most things they collect probably are kitchen gadgets. There are so many kitchen gadgets on the market, from cooking to baking, from wahsing to cutting, and we rounded up 20 kitchen gadgets that are so cool that can bring a smile to the toughest cook’s face.
1. Chicken Leg Spice Holder [buy here]
Located in Rome, Italy, this contemporary apartment was designed by Brain Factory – Architecture & Design. Browser through the photos below, you will find an obvious design feature of this apartment – full of aromatic plants. The central pillar is designed to contain rows of grass and perimeter light plays that exalt spectacularly the monolithic form. The kitchen is also the place par excellence for the pleasure of the senses, spices like basil and chilly are planted under the window. In bathroom, a grass mat in front of the tub and the plant at the corner makes you think it is a kind of spa instead of your home bathroom. Similar design is applied to another bathroom. The only difference is it use dried flower and branch instead of live one.
Do you ever believe a dog and an owl could become friend? It sounds like a fairy tale? But it is true for Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt’s dog Ingo and owl Poldi. Brandt clearly documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the closeness of their bond. Whether the duo is splashing in a creek, enjoying the evening light together, or cuddling beneath a blanket, it’s clear how much they enjoy each other’s company. Like those photos? Head over Brandt’s 500px page and find more.