Omniscient Siriby SaGa Design is a three-dimensional phone case that was inspired by Apple’s digital help assistant. Siri helps phone users like a personal assistant keeping track of alarms, weather and any other thing one can think of. The Omniscient Siri was entered into a design contest to see who could come up with the best representation of what Siri might look like and managed to be one of the winners.
The case itself is all white and has a face that stretches outward as if it’s going through a thick wall of plastic wrap. While the Omniscient Siri phone case is definitely creative and artistic, it probably wouldn’t be that convenient to have just because it wouldn’t exactly fit in your pocket.
Especially for those who like delicious experiments, French designer Elsa Lambinetcame up with the project that was titled ‘Sweet Play’. Gourmets now have an opportunity to compose desserts based on their preferences and fantasy. The project incorporates three types of chocolate units: with dark, milk and white chocolate. Each of them could be combined with different stuffings and toppings: dark chocolate units have special holes for berries and fruit pieces, milk chocolate units – for nuts, and milk chocolate units have special places for liquid toppings like honey and jam. Furthermore, every unit has a special slot for slices of caramel, nougat, wafer or anything else.
Elsa Lambinet has recently graduated from the ECAL / University of Art and Design with a Master of Advanced Studies in Luxury. ‘Sweet play’ was her final project. The project was created in collaboration with famous Swiss chocolate maker Blondel. So there is a possibility that we could someday buy ‘Sweet Play’ in a shop.
What you see here is the work of a young Cuban artist by the name of Erik Ravelo. “I’m a human being and I don’t believe in borders. I think the world belongs to everyone born on Earth. This is my planet, our planet. No man is an island. Yes, I was born on Cuba but, above all, I was born on Planet Earth. I like to think that Lana Sutra talks about universal love which cancels diversity.”
The Lana Sutra is the result of Ravelo’s reflections on the meaning of Kamasutra (kama, pleasure;sutra, a thread which unites). Each installation is made of two plaster sculptures: two bodies embracing and covered in woollen threads in various colours, chosen from the key tonalities present in the United Colors of Benetton Fall-Winter collection, currently available in the stores. The points where the two entities meet and where the colours merge into each other, is yet again a way to symbolise how love can cancel differences and bind humanity as one.
Nicola Costantino was born in Rosario on November 17, 1964. While she attended the course of Fine Arts at the National University in Rosario, her interest in new artistic materials and techniques led her to research and work in craft workshops and factories. At ICI Duperial, she experimented with silicone molds and matrices on polyester resin apt for flexible polyurethane foam injection. Her skill in this technique proved decisive for the development of her work, and enabled her to achieve the real-object perception that would become characteristic of Nicola’s art. Since she was a teenager, Nicola had worked in her mother’s clothing factory. In that world of fashion, she developed her skill in clothing designs and patterns. In 1990, the rest of her family moved to Chile.
In 1995 she started to experiment with an almost exact copy of human skin made in silicone that she used for the production of her clothing. Also, she made her first coat with navels and human hair, which she herself wore during her frequent trips to New York and Los Angeles. Fashion, a topic that had been present throughout her life -along with consumption and the human body as a tool of seduction-, has finally become a recurrent theme in her work.
What you’re seeing is not a wildlife photography! It’s called “Handimals” – stunning hand painting illusions.
Meet Guido Daniele (born 1950), an Italian artist who is behind this incredible collection of hand animals. Born in Soverato, Daniele graduated from Brera School of Arts in 1972, majoring in sculpture and then attended the Tankas school in Dharamsala, India until 1974.
Daniele has worked as a hyper-realistic illustrator, co-operating with editing and advertising companies, innovating with airbrush and testing out various painting techniques. He has painted backcloths up to 400 square meters in size. He has also painted trompe l’oeil images for private houses and public buildings. In 1990, he developed a body painting technique, and his work has been used in advertising imagesand commercials, as well as fashion events and exhibitions.
Currently, Guido Daniele lives and works in Milan, Italy.