Not only is this a great recycling project, but Ho Ji’s way of using tires for texture and for molding animal forms creates a thought-provoking juxtaposition between the world of machines (cars) and the natural world (or the mythical world, in some of his sculptures).
While there is quite a bit of beautiful and inspiring book carving art and paper art, the work of Su Blackwell has a particularly rich and endearing quality. Delicate carved detail, selected ink texture, diorama-like assemblage, and lighting combine to make pieces that suggest miniature, self-contained worlds.
A modern, twisted, tilted architectural design for Hotel Viura, in Spain, creates plenty of window areas and terraces for guests to enjoy the old town views. Concrete cubes are starkly juxtaposed to the nearby 17th century church, yet the overall playfulness between old and new materials and forms, both indoors and outdoors, achieves a fresh and entertaining effect.
Beautiful identity and packaging design by David Mikush, for Burt&Bumble honey.