Sculpted miniature landscapes by Kendal Murray
Kendal Murray’s miniature sculptures stage dream-like narratives that are played out by microscopic identities with giant personalities. Short stories and tall tales are enacted in a range of playful and dramatic scenarios that are imbued with social, symbolic and personal meaning. Glass teapots, grass-covered purses, mirrored makeup compacts and open books set the stage for each scenario, offering the delight of the unexpected, the puzzle of a question and the possibility of a dream escape into make-believe worlds.
Light bulb vase by Yuma Kuno
In 2007 Japan’s Ministry of Environment began asking companies to voluntarily desist production and sales of inefficient incandescent light bulbs. Toshiba obliged, and others followed. Similar movements are happening all around the world and it’s clear that it’s only a matter of time before the incandescent light bulb is completely replaced by its more eco-friendly brethren.
Product designer Yuma Kuno decided to preserve this nostalgic form by turning incandescent light bulbs into flower vases. Using real discarded bulbs, Kuno simply opened a hole and turned an obsolete object into something completely new. The filament – a vital component of the bulb – even gets repurposed as a holder to keep the stem in place.
via Spoon & Tamago
About:My name is Robert and I’m 21-year-old physiotherapy student based in Poland. My hobby is making one of a kind gourd lamps. I use dried shells of the exotic fruit and create the stunning lampshades by drilling perforated patterns in them to let the light out. This allows the lampshade to display an interesting play of light and shades on the walls.
Whole process of making the lamp has few steps. From the raw fruit the gourd need to go through cleaning, sketching the pattern, engraving, dyeing, carving and drilling. Every lamp has thousands of perforations in different diameters, which allow the light to shine through the lampshade. In my lamps I’m trying to use only the highest quality and selected materials like original African tree calabashes, hand-carved wood, waxed or leather strings. The work requires a lot of patience and it usually takes one month to finish a lamp.
lamps are for sale on his website!