These Weird Clocks Use Human Faces To Display The Time

Patience is a clock which uses a human face to represent the passage of time. The eyes work in the same way as an analog clock’s hands, with the right eye indicating hours and the left eye indicating minutes. The mouth opens and closes to represent seconds. The Patience clocks were created by the Japanese designers of the WE+ studio.

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Casual NSFW Sculptures Show Women Getting Cozy In Themselves

Shona McAndrew sculpts plus-sized ladies who are at home in themselves.

The Philadelphia-based 26-year-old, one of 28 female artists whose work appears in exhibit with the Museum of Sex, creates sculptures, paintings, photos, and digital collages that frequently depict women in quiet moments of self-exploration. In keeping with the exhibit’s title, the male gaze is entirely absent from her work. Her art is utterly un-voyeristic, almost as if it’s framed by no gaze at all.

“I hope my girls’ physical presence is able to dismantle some of the traditional voyeuristic distance,” says McAndrew.

Her girls are confident in the natural way that most of us revert to in the absence of an audience, totally at ease and not at all performative. Their nudity provokes in us none of the anxieties of the voyeur who watches something that was meant to be hidden: this nudity wasn’t meant to be hidden.

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Russian Artist Carves Silver Dollar With Trap Jaws And Golden ‘Bait’ Coin

Russian artist Roman Booteen has carved one of the most intriguing ‘Hobo nickels‘ we’ve ever seen.

Using a Morgan silver dollar from 1921, the ‘Hobo nickel’ features a golden ‘bait coin’, a Dos Pesos from 1945. The coin also features gold inlays (the broken arrows) and a working trap jaw mechanism. The trap jaws are triggered when the gold coin is pressed. Booteen assures us that the spring is too weak to do any actual harm to your fingers and that it’s just a decorative element. T

he inscription is the Latin phrase: “Aurum multo magis animas perdidit, quam ferrum corpora cecidit” which loosely translates to: “Gold has killed more souls than iron”

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Artist & Chief Daniele Barresi Carves Out A Unique Space Between Food And Art

One man who knows this all too well is Sydney-based carving chef, Daniele Barresi.

Hailing from Bagnara Calabra in the southern Italian region of Calabria, Daniele is revered in his motherland and across the world for his stunning creations which he carves into anything from fruit and vegetables to soap and cheese.

Daniele can transform a pumpkin into a phoenix or a fruit into a delicate flower with a single knife and a whole lot of imagination.

“I want to know what people think when they see something new like a snake on a watermelon,” he says.

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Shred Westeros On These Game Of Thrones Map Skateboards

With alliances, betrayals, powerplays and intrigue, Game of Thrones readily captures the imagination. For Season 7, seven designers (and diehard fans of the series) created limited-edition, micro collections, featuring apparel and accessories to “Rep the Realm.” Drawing on the show for inspiration, the designers pulled Game of Thrones into their work, infusing modern streetwear with a healthy dose of fantasy.

LA-based skate and streetwear studio V/SUAL created the third of seven collaborations, a series of limited edition skate decks laser-engraved with the iconic map of Westeros, Essos, and the lands beyond. Each deck hosts a slice of George R.R. Martin’s geography. The whole world is revealed when the boards are laid side-by-side.

“I wanted to make a piece that speaks to hardcore Game of Thrones fans but also can reach someone who may not know a lot about the show,” Stephen Vanasco (aka Van Styles) of V/SUAL explained.

More info: V/SUAL (h/t: makinggameofthrones, creators)





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Japanese Company Releases Line Of ‘Crotch Charms’ For Women To Dangle From Their Swimsuits Between Their Legs

A Japanese company is selling what might be one of the most uncomfortable and impracticable pieces of jewelry ever dreamed up.

BoDivas, based in Tokyo, is offering the strange item, which they call the ‘Beachtail’ and describe as ‘sexy charms for bikini crotch’. The metallic charms are meant to be worn through the crotch of bikini bottoms, so the decorations dangle between a woman’s legs.

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The Seoul-Based Pastry Chef Creates Buttercream Floral Cakes That Look Too Beautiful To Eat

Atelier Soo, the Seoul-based pastry chef delicately sculpts edible floral bouquets that look truly too pretty to eat. With beautiful petals and exquisite arrangements, all of her creations look so much like flower bouquets, you could barely even tell they’re actually buttercream cakes. Keep on scrolling to check them out and don’t forget to vote for your favorites.

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Nature Takes Back Its Rights With The Vegetal Objects Of Camille Kachani

With her amazing vegetal objects, where the wood used returns to life, Brazilian artist and designer Camille Kachani imagines a world where nature takes back its rights. This series of furniture and everyday objects questions poetically our use of nature by asking a simple question: does nature really belong to us?

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Rive Roshan Creates Future Botany For Travellers To Experience At The Hyatt Regency Amsterdam

For the Hyatt Regency hotel, in the heart of Amsterdam’s lush Plantage neighbourhood, Rive Roshan envisioned a fantastical future for botanics. Through their work, visitors to the hotel–engrossed business travellers and bustling tourists alike–are whisked away to a dreamy and dynamic botanical world.

Drawing from history and the hotel’s location–just steps from the Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the world, which possesses plant species from around the world–and projecting that revered, exotic experience of plant life into the future, the studio conceptualised dramatic, theatrical artwork for the hotel.

Rive Roshan is an experimental design studio working on the cusp of graphic, interior and product design. The studio is run by Dutch designer Ruben de la Rive Box and Iranian-Australian designer Golnar Roshan.

Rive Roshan’s work has been on show at Les Musée des Arts Decoratifs Paris, Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Shanghai Museum of Glass among a range of Design exhibitions around the world including Milan Design Week, Maison & Objet, Istanbul Design Week and London Design Festival.

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Welders In China Cover Up Despite Summer Heat

Welder Xie Wentao wears a protective mask and gloves in Jinan, East China’s Shandong province. The 42-year-old and his colleagues build reinforcement cages, part of a building’s foundation.

Each reinforcement cage is 6 meters long and has over 1000 points welded together. It takes about 10 seconds to weld each point at a temperature of 2000 C and he can complete over 10 cages each day.







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