IKEA Recreated Living Rooms From ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Friends’ And ‘Stranger Things’ With Its Own Furniture

Ikea’s Billy bookcases, Poang chairs and Kallax shelves can be seen in real homes around the world, but they now have a place in the fictional living rooms of “The Simpsons,” “Stranger Things” and “Friends.” The Simpsons In the “Real Life Series” campaign running in the United Arab Emirates, Ikea, along with agency Publicis Spain, recreated iconic living rooms from each of the popular...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/05/ikea-recreated-living-rooms-from-the-simpsons-friends-and-stranger-things-with-its-own-furniture/

This Life-Size Detective Pikachu Plushie Commits Crime Of Stealing Our Hearts

Detective Pikachu’s design seems to have really grown on people since the release of the first live-action Pokémon film. While he’s definitely scruffier and a bit more feral-looking than the Pikachu we’re used to seeing in the franchise’s anime and video games. So now Bandai is stepping in fill the Detective Pikachu-shaped demand with a life-size version of the Poké sleuth! More: Bandai h/t:


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/05/this-life-size-detective-pikachu-plushie-commits-crime-of-stealing-our-hearts/

Samurai Bottle Helmets Are Here To Fiercely And Elegantly Adorn Your Bottles Of Booze

Tadayasu Co., Ltd., producer of traditional Japanese armor, has released a set of intricately crafted bottle toppers in the guise of famous samurai helmets. They’re designed to fit snugly over the top of your drink of choice, whether it’s a large bottle of Japanese sake or your favorite bottle of wine. “The helmets of historic warlords add the sublime to your contemporary lifestyle.


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/05/samurai-bottle-helmets-are-here-to-fiercely-and-elegantly-adorn-your-bottles-of-booze/

“The Moon In Your Hands”: The Only One Leather Handbag That Captures The Complex Surface Of The Moon In Its Texture

Designed by the Japanese designer Takahiro Kitamura, the Planetario Clutch Bag is an exquisite leather handbag that captures the complex surface of the moon in its texture. More: spoon&tamago The lunar surface was formed over billions of years and through a combination of volcanic activity and meteorites slamming into the moon, which created craters of all shapes and sizes. It tells the story...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/05/the-moon-in-your-hands-the-only-one-leather-handbag-that-captures-the-complex-surface-of-the-moon-in-its-texture/

In Celebration Of Pride Month, IKEA Unveils Limited-Edition Rainbow Shopping Bag

IKEA has launched a rainbow-coloured version of its Frakta shopping bag in the US to promote equality for the LGBT+ community. The limited-edition Kvanting tote is a version of the classic blue Frakta bag, featuring six stripes in the colours of the most common version of the Rainbow Flag – the international symbol for gay pride. More: IKEA h/t: dezeen “At IKEA we embrace diversity.


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This Is How Manhole Covers Look In Japan

@rainbowholic There are many different ways that artists and city municipalities can work together to decorate their cities, but it seems like city administrators in Japan have come up with one solution that is as unexpected and whimsical as it is creative and beautiful – decorated manhole covers. h/t: boredpanda View this post on Instagram Nara #nara #naracity #manhole #manholecover #


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Japanese Papercraft Artist Turns Whisky Packaging Into Awesome Knight Figure

When Japanese university student and papercraft artist Haruki sees a box of sweets or snacks, he sees just the beginnings of his next artistic transformation. In the past, Haruki has built up an impressive paper art portfolio and even been featured on national television for turning empty Pringles cans into a stylish boy band. His latest work may be his most imposing however, and perhaps even his...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/05/japanese-papercraft-artist-turns-whisky-packaging-into-awesome-knight-figure/

Artist Duo Alfredo And Isabel Aquilizan Craft Dystopian Cities From Cardboard

The husband-and-wife team of Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, who emigrated from the Philippines to Australia in 2006, address themes of displacement, change, memory and community. Their large-scale installations often reflect their own migratory experiences, while conveying points of exchange and communication that extend beyond borders. The duo focuses on both individual narratives, as well as on...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/05/artist-duo-alfredo-and-isabel-aquilizan-craft-dystopian-cities-from-cardboard/

Japanese Sculptor Shows How He Transforms Wood Into Surreal Sculptures

These surreal wood sculptures by Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki will become so much more impressive once you see how much work it took to make them! For one of his latest sculptures, an otherwise-ordinary girl with 12 faces, Kanemaki created a series of progress photos that show the sculpture’s progress from crude log to finished work of art. Thanks to the reference lines he draws on the...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/05/japanese-sculptor-shows-how-he-transforms-wood-into-surreal-sculptures/

Artist Creates 3D Sculptures Of Ancient Deities And Mythological Creatures With A Modern And Surreal Twist

According to Oliver Marinkoski: “I got to the idea what it would look like if the ancient Slavic gods were represented in Roman style sculptures, then added some modern attributes to their supernatural ability’s (God and Goddess of thunder got a boom-stick). Then I continued creating their Roman and Hellenic counterparts, and maybe ancient Egypt gods are next!” More: Instagram h/


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