A world of options in this alphabet inspired desk design by French, CGI Designer, Benoit Challand. Each offers a space with its own character.
“You can sit in an A-shaped desk, feeling like you’re at the prow of a ship, or in the smooth curve of a D, far more comfortable than being boxed into a traditional cubicle.”
People I Know by Jon Jacobsen
Materials: nuts and bolts, hardware, steel, powdercoat, case, paint, glue
Photographed by John Hanson
Tool Chess sets are 32 handsome, handcrafted chess pieces served in a tool chest carrying case (available in Black and Red). They are made in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan by myself and my father. Tool Chess pieces are handcrafted out of everyday hardware pieces that are powder-coated, giving them a beautiful finish. They’re quite hefty!
Splendid Botanical Gardens Full of Stained Glass Murals
When the city market of Toluca, Mexico was closed in 1975, local artist Leopoldo Flores stepped forward with a plan to save the historic site. He convinced the city government to invest in a creative reuse of the building as a botanical garden with stained glass art showing the relationship between man and the universe. Flores gave the space the name Cosmovitral, a linguistic blend of the Spanish words for cosmos and glass.
To support the new artistic additions of 45 tons of blown glass and 25 tons of lead, the existing building had to be significantly strengthened and the walls reinforced with 75 tons of metal support. The half a million pieces of glass are arranged in expansive murals and a mosaic glass ceiling that tops the solarium. The centerpiece is an amazing image of a man in flames entitled Hombre Sol or Sun Man. Meant to represent humanity in harmony and balance with the heavens, Hombre Sol is perfectly aligned with the spring equinox and is so popular that it has become synonymous with the city of Toluca.
Now filled with over 500 plants from around the globe, the gardens receive thousands of visitors every year, but with over 95 percent of them from Mexico itself, the Cosmovitral remains relatively unknown to those outside the country. (via mymodernmet)
Most of us have yet to master the smokey eye. Tal Peleg, on the other hand, is creating museum-worthy masterpieces on teeny-tiny eyelids.
The Israeli makeup artist is bringing eye makeup to a new level, drawing everything from sushi to Anne Frank to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the space between a person’s eyebrow and lower lashes. These miniature creations are truly works of art, as Peleg pays attention to the most intricate details. Even the color of the lower lashes is factored in.
So while we struggle to squiggle out a straight line of eyeliner, we suggest you marvel at some of Peleg’s handiwork below — and check out more on her Facebook page!
Artist Joe Lurato places small wood cutout figures in public spaces, documenting his personal life experiences. The works are often left to interact with the environment and community.
Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel