With a mirror you can see yourself, but above all you can liven up a wall and light your room, as if it were a window or a lamp always left on. In antique shops you can often find what we know as Venetian mirrors, in which the central glass is surrounded by other smaller pieces of mirror, a simple and attractive way to both frame and reflect.
I wanted to develop this idea in the Vitrail collection, combining clear and coloured mirrors. I created mirrors made up of several pieces in contrasting colours. They are held together by an injection moulded rubber frame : its softness allows the fragments to be inserted into the triangular gaps in the thin rubber structure.
Vitrail comes in four different formats which can be hung horizontally or vertically. The collection includes a small square, a large rectangle, and an oval, all made up of a large, clear, central mirror decorated with two coloured fragments. These versions are injected in both colours ; each one features a distinctive combination of lateral mirrors. The fourth model is round, and is divided into five strips.
It comes in two contrasting versions : a light grey frame with fragments of pastel green glass, and a green frame with fragments of mirror fading from black through to light grey. It can be hung in three ways : horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The Vitrail collection have a total of eight versions of mirrors.
each straw we use — for 10 minutes or 10 seconds — will likely float in oceans for 450 years. by 2050, there’s estimated to be more plastic in the sea than fish. these statistics and others like them are sewn together in a spoken word story by steve connell in the video above, ‘the last straw.’
The Jordan airMax 1 was first designed by American company, hatfield after since it became the most famous of the Nike brand, selling over million in pairs. In other to keep up with demand, the German Appreal maker NIKE has taking to adding a new version to this quit famous product.
The Nike Air Max ‘grass” was designed for the PGA golf tournament and comes with a ‘grassy’ top marked by the signature ‘strike’ logo. With a rubber sole and monochrome laces, the grass sneaker is definitely a hot pick among she enthusiasts.
Artist Heesoo Lee (previously) uses multi-layered techniques to form intricate trees, complete with leaves and branches, that seem to grow out of her functional ceramic vessels.
Lee’s careful use of color establishes a seasonal mood in each of her works, some evoking the warm tones and fallen leaves of autumn, while others capture the barren beauty of winter. Each woodland scene is drawn from Lee’s imagination.
The artist shares that she happened upon her current style of work by chance: her background is as a painter, and she used clay more as a smooth canvas until one day she was working on a tight deadline and was attempting to repair a broken pot, which inspired her to build three-dimensionally.
Lee explains that she uses translucent porcelain because its “beautiful clarity and color and is the perfect canvas for the bright underglaze and glazes I use.” The artist begins by forming each tree individually, starting with the closest and largest trees as she builds perspective by filling in the background with progressively smaller trunks, each of which is individually formed with a clay coil.
Next, for her non-wintry pieces, each leaf is individually formed and applied to create the dense foliage that further increases the sense of depth on the surface of her ceramics. After an initial firing, Lee applies colored details using painted underglaze, which must be applied without overlapping different glazes to prevent discoloration after firing.
Lastly, she chooses from a range of finishing glazes, selected depending on the desired effect, like an icy blue vernal pool or clearly defined leaves.
In Vietnamese heart and soul, Tet holiday is the biggest season of the year, when family can gather around and celebrate the new year and grant wishes for their loved one.This is the time when the all the custom and tradition come back and wide spread.
The most familiar images of Tet holiday was painted in old poems, with banh chung ( square rice cake ), watermelon and the blossom yellow apricot flower. Besides that, the Swallow Bird gathering on Tet holiday is a beautiful symbol of spring, fortune and sincere happiness. With those core values and inspiration, Poster is handcrafted and made of art paper and MDF wood .
The natural material and the crafting techniques is a great way to preserve the beauty of Vietnam tradition and heritage.
German car maker, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new concept car at the currently running, Consumer electronics show ( CES 2019 ) said to be a study vehicle, the concept module carries a futuristic pod-like design, with streamlined trunk and reactivate Led lighting.
The all electric, and fully automated the Vision Urbanetic car, can see pedestrians before they get close enough for an accident. It comes witn inchangable parts, for users with alternative preference, and would sit a dozen individuals at a single go.
The Urbanetic is connected to real-time traffic reports and can also monitor local events and send a fleet out to a location, say a stadium after a concert, in anticipation of increased demand. It can communicate with people outside of the pod through displays on the front and sides. The Urbanetic “sees” pedestrians before they even step off the curb.
Featuring several arrays of coloured glass arts forms, in distinct and diverse orientation, JanelFoo glasswares are reminiscent of 13th century bacilica rose glass windows — covered in christian art — and which opens the usually romanesque churches to the natural lighting of the sun, offering a visual reference, and clairvoyance to the essence of the building.
Los Angeles based creator, Janel Foo, a former wardrobe assistant, crafts colourful glass wares, with varrying geometries as a point of departure from the traditional wares.
illuminating the interior with photo-chromatography ; her works seeks to mimics this historical function. introducing a new flair of artsy, minimalist appeal with its playful use of colours and lighting introduced into the living spaces.
Janel Foo had quite her job as a wardrobe assistant after five years of work, inspired by her mentor she sort training and learnt to create stained glasses as an expression of her inner values.
She has so far featured in the LA Times and regularly shares her works on Instagram.