As person like me who can’t even stand long nails probably will never understand why someone will spend so much time on their nails and follow all kinds of nail trend. And the latest nail trend – furry nails, is something really make me speechless. Pretty much exactly what they sound like, there are decorative hair on your nails.
Adriano Alarcon is a São Paolo-based photographer, art director and BEARD MASTER. For his photo project “Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop“, he spent four months cultivating his facial hair before shaving exactly half of it off. Then he started to fill some weird stuff in the other half of his beard, such as popcorn, plastic dinosaurs, puzzle pieces, and even some creepy stuff like fake bug and ant. Depending on what the pieces are, he’ll also pair his facial expressions accordingly.
Imagination has no limits, which shows exactly in the fascinating composite illustrations of Netherlands-based artist Redmer Hoekstra. In Hoekstra’s work, he creatively merged animals with everyday objects or machines. Book owl, keyboard lizard, hand horse, fish corn, these amazing creation makes you start to wonder that they might actully exist somewhere. At times he even brings three or more forms together, such as the banana whale emerging from a submarine. When asked what inspire Hoekstra’s work, he said “My mind floats through landscapes an dreams, and from it, new machines, creatures and things find life.” Take a look as these ingenious creation and you can find more on Hoekstra’s behance page.
Matchstickmen, is an unusual installation created by German artist Wolfgang Stiller. In generally, they are several large-scale burnt matches where the charred remains of each tip appeared as the face of a human. The artist didn’t clearly explain the underlying meaning of this installation, which he wants to to keep it open and leave space for one’s own imagination. For me, these lifeless burning faces in coffin-like matchboxes have hauntingly unsettling references to death and mortality. What do you think about?