“Women To Look Up To”: Stunning Christmas Tree Toppers Of Female Role Models

The Christmas Angel, Fairy, Tree Topper, by whatever name you call her, is a woman from a bygone era; a woman made of no more than plastic and glitter. No wonder, when the Victorians invented her!

The old dame was due a modern makeover, so we thought why not venerate the real women inspiring us in 2017. Women leading politics, culture, business, who are worthy of wings – the likes of Hillary Clinton, Serena Williams, Beyoncé, and a woman voted for by you.

3D sculpted and printed from the highest grade 3D plaster in a range of sizes to suit your tree. These hand finished Angelic Women know how to steal the show in your home, at the Christmas Party, or in grand public spaces.

Savannah Power, one of the founders speaking about what inspired the idea and how social
media has helped raise awareness for Women To Look Up To:

“Last Christmas, whilst decorating the house, my sister Chelsea, her boyfriend, and I got chatting about the frumpy, old Angel that barely hangs off the top of our annual Xmas tree. We just felt uninspired by her, like she was a bit of a forgotten figure, even as a Catholic family, we didn't really understand why it was such a tradition in the first place to have this outdated representation of a woman on top of your tree. So, we, with the help of Chelsea’s boyfriend Dom and our incredible design team Duzi Studio all came together and thought, there’s something in this, this can be a vehicle for change, to start a conversation. A Christmas campaign to educate and make a difference.”

More info: Women To Look Up To, Instagram













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This Is The Most Mind-Blowing Newspaper Ad You Have Ever Seen

If you are like most people I know, you don’t spend much time reading newspapers these days (and I do mean the ones of the actual paper variety) and even less time browsing through their ad sections. But you know what, once you’ve seen the images below, you will probably start wondering about the things you may be missing out on. I know I am.

This newspaper guy — Colombia-based creative director Felipe Salazar — has really upped his game here, trying to get our attention. Salazar calls his amazing new concept Cocinas Corona (Corona Kitchen) and, at a first glance it looks just like a page from the classified ads section. But then you realize that it is 3-dimensional and it look incredibly real. I mean, see for yourself below and tell me what you think in the comments below.

More info: Behance


I think I will now start browsing through the ad sections of the NYT and WSJ while waiting for my espresso at Starbucks. Share these incredible 3D paper ads with your friends below and have them take part in your amazement!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/mind-blowing-newspaper-ad-ever-seen/

Everyday Objects Obsessively Organized Into Patterns By Adam Hillman

New Jersey-based “object arranger” Adam Hillman has really stepped up his organization efforts the last few months, pushing his precisely organized patterns of everyday objects into increasingly more complicated designs. Everything from breakfast cereal to office supplies finds its place in these tightly controlled symmetrical layouts that take hours to measure, cut, and arrange.

More info: Instagram, Society6 (h/t: colossal)



















































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Artist Joanna Hedrick Transforms Dead Leaves Into Beautiful Land Art Creations

As the fall season ushers in crisp weather, a curious artistic display of canary yellow labyrinths and gold honeycombs pops up below the gingko trees at Sacramento State University.

The intricate leaf art is the handiwork of Sacramento native Joanna Hedrick, a counselor at the university’s Student Service Center and a prospective fall 2018 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. As the golden leaves fall from the balding trees, Hedrick takes a rake around campus in the late afternoon to “carve” out complex designs—something she’s been doing since 2013 as an annual gift to students when final exams loom large.

With a background in art and landscape design, Hedrick draws inspiration from rock arrangements by famed British environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, whose sculptures have been featured everywhere from the National Museum of Scotland to Stanford University.

More info: Instagram (h/t: sactownmag)











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World War II Escape Scarves

During the second world war, the British army created a secret organisation called MI-9, in charge of providing the pilots with escape means. Christopher Clayton Hutton, a RAF skilled pilot, developped a set of objects for that purpose. The escape scarf being the most iconic object of the set.

Printing military maps on silk scarfs then on rayon presented several interests: providing information to the military about their area on an easy to conceal map, hard wearing and quietly unfoldable.

French brand, Bonhomme has selected 8 designs from a 1950s British army dead stock. They come in beautiful old world packaging, including a note relating the history of the escape scarfs.

More info: Bonhomme (h/t: messynessychic)














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Polish Artist Turns Scrap Metal Into Incredible Sculptures

Sebastian Kucharski is an artist from Poland. He builds amazing works from scrap metal.

A dozen or so years ago, at the instigation of his children, he built a small robot for them. He has built over a dozen huge machines to this day. He is a big fan of sci-fi movies. Therefore, his works are mainly inspired by these films.

More info: Etsy (h/t: boredpanda)





















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These 80-Year-Old Wooden Escalators Become A Beautiful Sculpture

Turning old wooden escalators, 80 years old, into a beautiful aerial sculpture celebrating both the past and modernity? This is the idea of the Australian artist Chris Fox, whose creation entitled Interloop has just been installed in the Wynyard Station of the Sydney underground. This monumental installation pays tribute to the old wooden escalators of the city, since replaced by more modern metal versions.

More info: Chris Fox (h/t: ufunk, colossal)









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Glass And Concrete Sculptures By Self-Taught Artist Ben Young

New Zealand born and Sydney based sculptor Ben Young, is a self-taught artist who has been making glass sculptures for over 10 years.

Inspired by landscapes of oceans and bodies of water, each of his pieces are hand drawn, hand cut and hand crafted, layer on layer to create the end product, and he doesn’t use any computer or high-tech machinery to help him.

More info: Ben Young, Instagram, Facebook, Behance (h/t: contemporist)























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The Daydreamer Sofa Was Inspired By Clouds

Taiwanese designer Cheng-Tsung Feng has designed Daydreamer, an indoor leisure chair or sofa that’s derived from the imagination of a cloud from our childhood.

“Dreaming for flying above a cloud and having one. Then, making one after another daydream on it.”

This is an indoor leisure chair (sofa), the concept derived from the imagination of cloud in our childhood. It is used material which can be free to change ideal form and the most comfortable posture is just like a cloud. More, it makes us back to the fantasy childhood and get back into source of dream again.

More info: Cheng-Tsung Feng (h/t: contemporist)









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This Woman Makes Offensive Teacups To Insult Your Guests With Class

Social norms might restrict you from revealing to people how you feel about them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get around it. Miss Havisham’s has created a delicate series of not-so-subtly insulting cups “for the lady who speaks her mind”.

More info: Instagram, Facebook, Shop (h/t: sadanduseless)












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