Fantastic Cakes By Russian Chef That Will Blow You Away

If you’re a true artist, it shines through anything you do and these cakes by Elena Gnut show her true artistic talent.

Elena is a 31-year-old Pastry Chef from Kaliningrad, Russia, who gained over 140k Instagram followers by showcasing her original intricate cake designs. The artist has a versatile style and creates both classical, elegant cakes and unique fairytale-like ones. She decorates her cakes by drawing on them or adding flowers, berries or fruits on the cakes.

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What Would U.S. Money Look Like, Given The Proper Attention Of An Industrial Designer?

Industrial designer Andrey Avgust hails from Belarus, a country whose currency I admit I’ve never seen. But he’s seen our yankee dollars and recognizes that their design kind of stinks. For fun Avgust gave U.S. bills a redesign, starting with the material: Polymer.

Then he took the design iconography of current American cash and reimagined it within a new window, flipping the orientation from landscape to portrait. Of course, money this gorgeous would never work in America!

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Makeup Artist Turns Her Lips Into Cute Pop Culture Characters

London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson has found a creative way to show her incredible painting and makeup skills to the world. She uses lipsticks and paint to create all sorts of cute pop culture and cartoon characters on her lips, making them a part of the whole artwork.

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Artist Turned 3 Tons Of Plastic Waste Into A Colorful Forest In Mexico City

A Danish artist in Mexico City has created a botanical garden made entirely of garbage. ‘Future Forest’ is the brain child of Danish artist Thomas Dambo. Dambo hopes that the installation will act as a way of getting people to reconsider their relationship with the environment.

“I believe this is one of the main causes to our planet being completely covered in waste. Because people don’t see where their trash goes and don’t know the people who deal with it – I believe we should celebrate these people, – show how wonderful they are and how much potential and how many wonderful things we can create from our scraps. Because by doing this the children of tomorrow might grow up wanting to work with trash, because they don’t see it as something ugly and smelly, but as something beautiful and valuable,” Thomas told Bored Panda.

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The Wave Shelf By Studio Lorier Can Change Its Shape

Studio Lorier have designed a new wood bookshelf named ‘Wave’, whose shape is completely customizable. The design of the bookshelf allows for each separate layer of the shelf to be moved independently.

By moving each layer, the overall design of the bookshelf can be changed whenever the need arises. To change the shape of the shelf, it’s a simple as sliding it into the desired position and then to lock it in place, there a single screw that secures it for the whole bookcase.

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This Old Car Was Turned Into A Wood-Burning Pizza Oven

Benedetto Bufalino turning old cars into functional objects of whimsy, delight, and deliciousness. From playable ping pong tables made from upside down cars, and aquariums built from telephone booths, Bufalino has a knack for turning the ordinary into the absurd. This time, the french artist hacked an old Ford Mondeo to become a fully functional wood-burning pizza oven, and the pies look pretty incredible.

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Artist Shoetree Creates Living, Breathing Sculptures From Old Nike Sneakers

For some it’s terracotta pots, for others it’s ceramic planters, for others still it’s plain old plastic straight from the store, but for Japanese artist Kosuke Sugimoto, aka Shoetree, when it comes to finding a home for his house plants he’s all about vintage Nike sneakers.

Transforming sneakers into sculptures with the help of some green-fingered botanical skills, the shoes represent a process based in deterioration called hydrolysis, which takes around three years to take effect. Inspired by the sight of roots snaking through brickwork and moss-covered derelict buildings, Sugimoto swapped abandoned buildings for hard to find sneakers, using rarities like the Nike Air Max Uptempo 1995 and Air Max Classic 1996 as the basis for his work.

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Guido Zimmermann Turns Compelling Architecture Into Cuckoo Clocks

“Cuckoo Blocks” are Zimmermann’s answer to the traditional cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest in Germany. They present a contemporary view of urban living and compelling architecture. The hull is new, but the soul, a clockwork with a cuckoo, is still an old one.

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Two aspects have a special significance here: buildings with a striking history and architectural value, as well as living in social flashpoints. Both are connected to the blocky, massive concrete construction.

The classic cuckoo clock is a symbol for prosperity in the middle class and is considered a kind of luxury for the home. The updated version, a prefabricated panel construction (“plattenbau”), reveals today’s urban and social life in residential blocks.

The second aspect of “Cuckoo Blocks” is no less interesting. For example, the “Glenkerry House” by Ernő Goldfinger, built in the striking style of brutalism, was once accommodation for average citizens. Today it offers “hip” and hardly affordable living in London.

The hotel “La Flaine” by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer, is a beautiful architectural example, but is an eyesore as this huge hotel complex is located in the middle of the French Alps.

The cuckoo clock series has been extended by Zimmermann with birdhouses for native songbirds. The prototype, a model of a social housing building from Catania/Sicily, was quickly inhabited by a pair of titmice. The three nondescript birdhouses next door remained uninhabited. Perhaps it was the small satellite dish.








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Fantastic French Publicity Caravans Of Yesteryear

In 1929 the race director of the Tour de France got together with the marketing director of the country’s leading chocolatier, Menier, to create the first parade of caravans promoting French products. A fleet of vehicles were seen by nearly 10 million people on the route promoting various goods and local businesses– and the tradition was born…

The caravans have become more and more extravagant over the years, eventually spawning an official competition for the best publicity vehicle. They were built by the great coach builders of the time, such as Heuliez and Augereau, mounted on standard chassis by manufacturers such as Renault and Citroen.

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Alex Chinneck Transforms An Antique Grandfather Clock Into A Flexible Sculpture

Alex Chinneck’s (previously) latest artwork, ‘Growing up gets me down’, transforms an antique grandfather clock into a contemporary sculpture.

The unique piece, which is on display and available to purchase at Liberty London, achieves the seemingly impossible task of tying the body of a longcase oak clock into a knot. The result is an inventive and witty twist on a traditional aesthetic, breathing new life and eccentricity into an antique object.

Best known for his surreal public artworks, wherein buildings appear to hover, bricks melt and tarmac curls, the artist enjoys pushing the boundaries of materials and their sculptural potential. The knotted clock introduces fluidity to a typically inflexible form and represents an exciting new move for the artist into producing work that simultaneously occupies the territories of sculpture and interior design.

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