Haruka Misawa, a Japanese designer, reproduces the delicate alluring paper flowers through the simple act of sharpening a pencil. Curled up in a ring-like crown, the fragile paper objects assume the shape of tiny floral petals, with colorful details radiating from within the cylindrical form.
Misawa first created a series of custom, pencil-like forms using layers of tightly-rolled tinted paper on printed biotope gafs with a color gradation. Misawa applied paste to the surface of each sheet and wrapped it around a core, forming a tube-like shape. Finally, the designer — using an ordinary stationary tool — carefully sharpened the paper rods to create thin, spiraling sheets, whose delicate materiality resembles floral blooms. While these ‘pencil’ shavings measure between 15-40 millimeters in diameter, a close look reveals a sense of the textural properties of the individual paper sheets. ‘depending on how you sharpen it, the shavings may be thick and heavy, or so thin as to be almost transparent,’ the designer describes. ‘you can’t make the same flower twice. once you’ve created one, you’re bound to try again.’
Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist floats a landscape of 1,300 mirrored spheres at the glass house.
Incorporated into the 49-acre landscape surrounding the glass house, Yayoi Kusama has realized the landscape installation ‘Narcissus garden’. on view from now until november 30, 2016, the work sweeps across the lower meadow and forest, creating a dramatic vista to the west of Philip Johnson’s historic glazed dwelling.
First created fifty years ago as part of the venice art biennale, this iteration of ‘narcissus garden’ comprises 1,300 floating steel spheres, each which measure approximately 12 inches in diameter (30 cm). drifting in the newly restored pond, the spheres move as wind passes and follow the water’s natural currents, forming a dynamic and ever-changing sculpture. the orbs’ polished mirrored surfaces reflect views of the pond pavilion, wooded landscape, and sky that surrounds it.
Designed in collaboration between Fendi and botanical-wizard Azuma Makoto, this pop-up flower shop is the cutest thing on 3 wheels. The piece was created to promote the 2016 Spring/Summer Collection by Fendi, which has a theme all about flower power. Naturally, the company sought Makoto’s expertise, as he is one of the most talented floral artists in the world today.
The installation was built on an “Ape,” a vehicle produced by the Italian carmaker Piaggio and designed by the inventor of the Vespa. Originally it was created to aid the struggling citizens in post-war Italy. Today, it stands in the Ginza Flagship store, completely covered in flora.
Bernie Mitchell is not an ordinary artist: he makes drywall art. Who ever thought that house painting could be so amazing?
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Photographer uses water splash to capture stunning images of butterflies
A 19-year-old high school student from Switzerland created a series of stunning pictures of butterflies against a magical backdrop of sprays of water, turning his back on fancy filters and photoshop trickery.
The photographer, Etienne Francey, waited patiently to capture each atmospheric moment while the butterflies stayed still. Instead of using computer effects, he simply sprayed water to enhance the blurred areas and partly covered the camera lens to produce the ethereal effect.