Electricity pylons probably are one of the most boring utility structures you might see. And since they are utility structures, not many pay attention to change them and make them less boring. However, Choi and Shine want to do something different and in their “Land of Giants™” design, proposed in 2008, they want to transform electrical pylons as human-shaped statues to decorate the Icelandic countryside.
Although I am not sure how many of you still write journal and how many of you need your journal has a really fancy cover, you probably will want one when you see Aniko Kolesnikova’s customized book cover. Aniko Kolesnikova, the Latvian designer-artist, working under the name Mandarin Duck, using ‘polymer clay’ to make fantastic book covers with dragon, birds and other nature-inspired themes. The book covers are nothing short of magnificent: flying horse, colorful dragons or wise owl. All of these covers are spectacular and you might just want one even you won’t write anything on it. If you are interested in creating your own cover, you can follow Kolesnikova’s youtube channel where she shows off her products and hosts tutorials. Or you can get it ordered from etsy directly, although 230 USD for a A6 size journal cover isn’t cheap at all.
Not matter how many times I saw Michael Grab‘s balancing rock work, I always be amazed. The Colorado-based artist is adept at finding an intrinsic balance within his natural supplies, perceiving a harmony despite the chaotic conditions that surround each precarious structure. To build something like that, Grab needs to combine physical methodology with equally vital mental components in order to tune into himself and his environment, and find that essential place of stillness. Just like how it sounds, it is pretty complicated. But if you have an astonishing sense of balance, a lot of patience, practice and steady hands, it is still possible. So take some time to do some balancing work, you don’t need to be as expert as Grab. But the whole procss of balancing is acutally therapeutic and meditative.
You can crochet a lots of things – scarf, head-wear, toy or huge sculptures, but most likely you crochet yarn or thread. While artist Susanna Bauer tries to do something different – she managed to add tiny crocheted embellishments of cotton yarn to the rigid edges of large dried magnolia leaves and create some fascinating yet delicate sculptures. To work with fragile material like dry leaves is difficult enough to have a double thought. But when you take a closer look, you will find near perfection in Bauer’s stitching, a near Herculean effort in patience. Here are some of our favourite and you can see more on Bauer’s website.