OK, so we certainly don’t condone giving children booze. Neither does the artist but I’m sure there’s some people who will be confused when they first see these. Italian model and designer Anna Utopia Giordano has created Pop Bottlesto raise awareness of alcohol issues. The tongue-in-cheek art/social project centers around branded booze bottles topped with rubber baby bottle nipples. The real brands are replaced with kid-appropriate branding. Examples always make things clearer; Grey Goose Vodka becomes “Hello Kitty Vodka”, Jack Daniels Whiskey is now “Fisher-Price Whiskey”. You get the point. Check out the images below and at her site. As for the author – here’s what she has to say about it all:
The bottles are NOT for sale, they are part of an art exhibition. This is an art project to raise social awareness on topics such as alcohol abuse by teens, alcohol abuse by pregnant women, the disinterest of some parents towards their children (abandoned for days between toys and video games), how far marketers can go to gain the attention of their younger customers. There are no commercial purposes.
Nathan Shields (check out his site – Saipancakes – here) is a genius and clearly a master of making pancakes. He creates genuinely amazing, detailed pancake images depicting all manner of subject matter. I am baffled. From the mundane to the sublime – marine invertebrates, Star Wars characters, dog breeds and more. Check out more pics below. Continue reading →
Illustrator Kristen Cumings was hired by Jelly Belly to produce several works of art to add to their collection entitled Jelly Belly Masterpieces of Confectionary Art. She chose to reproduce some classic works of art. It takes 50-60 hours to complete the life-size paintings made of approximately 9,000 to 12,000 jelly beans each. The gigantic 4 foot x 6 foot murals recreate a classic work of art, including Vincent can Gogh’s The Starry Night to Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Continue reading →
From FeLion Studios – The “Made In America” Skillet Collection. These are fantastic. And expensive! If you’ve got a lot of extra cash hanging around this could be just the thing when you don’t know what else to buy. For the rest of us, hope you live in a small state. I’m from Rhode Island originally. Not sure there’s much I could do with it but at least it’s “reasonably priced” at $150. Sucks if you live in California. Seriously, they’re gorgeous though.
Twee Little Rhode Island Case Iron Skillet
Enjoy being the life of a party by hamming up your favorite baked and fried delights with state-shaped proportion! FeLion Studio’s cast iron art is a functional example of design concept meeting utility with a fun and social emphasis.
Every state-shaped skillet is labeled with the FeLion Studios logo, and stamped with a production number. They are shipped raw, ( un-seasoned ) unless pre-ordered to have seasoning done ( $30 additionally). Each skillet comes with a custom made magnetic hanger that displays the pans neatly on the wall. This allows you to easily install the piece as wall art, use it, and re-hang your skillet simply by plunking it back onto the magnet for a clean and easy exhibition.
All pans are made to order, and will be shipped in a timely fashion after the day it’s poured, 6-8 weeks from the day of order. Please contact the artist for multiple state-pan orders. Also, visit the “Geographic Compositions” page for examples of several skillets composed into regional maps.
I don’t know how many of you have worked at a restaurant. There’s nothing worse than heading to the walk in to grab some lemons, reaching into the box, and coming out with a handful of moldy mush. GAH! To photographer Klaus Pichler, it’s art. I’d be tempted to call him a creep, but the photos are gorgeous and the message behind them is even better. In his photographic series One Third, Klaus explores the world of rotting food to highlight the fact that 1/3 of the world’s food, goes to waste:
According to a UN study one third of the world’s food goes to waste – the largest part thereof in the industrialized nations of the global north. Equally, 925 million people around the world are threatened by starvation.
The series ‘One Third’ describes the connection between the individual wastage of food and globalized food production. Rotting food, arranged into elaborate still lifes, portrays an abstract picture of the wastage of food whilst the accompanying texts take a more in-depth look at the roots of this issue.
‘One Third’ goes past the sell by date in order to document the full dimensions of the global food waste. Continue reading →
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