Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One of a Kind Furniture Pieces wood furniture aluminum

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One of a Kind Furniture Pieces wood furniture aluminum

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One of a Kind Furniture Pieces wood furniture aluminum

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One of a Kind Furniture Pieces wood furniture aluminum

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One of a Kind Furniture Pieces wood furniture aluminum

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One of a Kind Furniture Pieces wood furniture aluminum

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One of a Kind Furniture Pieces wood furniture aluminum

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One of a Kind Furniture Pieces wood furniture aluminum

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One of a Kind Furniture Pieces wood furniture aluminum

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One of a Kind Furniture Pieces wood furniture aluminum

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One of a Kind Furniture Pieces wood furniture aluminum

Product designer Hilla Shamia has developed a novel way to meld poured aluminum with irregularly shaped wood pieces to create sleek tables and benches. The process preserves that natural form of the tree trunk while still allowing the molten aluminum to flow into the crevices of the wood, slightly burning the area where the two materials meet. These remind me somewhat of Greg Klassen’s glass tables from last month here on Colossal. You can see more of Shamia’s work on her website. (via The Fox is Black)

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Fun New Murals by ROA Utilize Tunisia’s Domed Architecture

Fun New Murals by ROA Utilize Tunisias Domed Architecture Tunisia street art murals

Fun New Murals by ROA Utilize Tunisias Domed Architecture Tunisia street art murals

Fun New Murals by ROA Utilize Tunisias Domed Architecture Tunisia street art murals

Fun New Murals by ROA Utilize Tunisias Domed Architecture Tunisia street art murals

Belgian street artist ROA (previously) is currently in Tunisia along with 150 other participating artists for Galerie Itinerrance’s Djerbahood open air museum project in Djerba, Tunisia. The artist cleverly took advantage of the many domed buildings in the city for several of his monochromatic spray paint murals that spread across multiple surfaces. You can see more recent pieces on the Djerbahood website. (via Savage Habit, Street Art News)

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A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

Indonesian artist Ono Gaf works primarily with metallic junk reclaimed from a trash heap to create his animalistic sculptures. His most recent piece is this giant turtle containing hundreds of individual metal components like car parts, tools, bike parts, instruments, springs, and tractor rotors. You can read a bit more about Gaf over on the Jakarta Post, and see more of this turtle in this set of photos by Gina Sanderson. (via Steampunk Tendencies)

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888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

To commemorate the centennial of Britain’s involvement in the First World War, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper conceived of a staggering installation of ceramic poppies planted in the famous dry moat around the Tower of London. Titled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,” the final work will consist of 888,246 red ceramic flowers—each representing a British or Colonial military fatality—that flow through grounds around the tower.

Volunteers began placing the poppies several weeks ago and the process will continue through the summer until a final flower is symbolically planted on November 11th. You can read more about the project over on the Historic Royal Palaces website, and see the volunteers’ progress by following the #TowerPoppies hashtag on Twitter.

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces / Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

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Generic Plastic Bubble Wrap Transformed into Mini Goldfish Bowls by Daisuke Akiyama

Generic Plastic Bubble Wrap Transformed into Mini Goldfish Bowls by Daisuke Akiyama packaging fish

Created by Tokyo-based designer Daisuke Akiyama, this packaging concept effectively turns the small air pockets of plastic bubble wrap into miniature fish bowls. Akiyama says the novel idea is an attempt to make the irresistible plastic bubbles “psychologically more difficult to pop.” Currently the idea is just a prototype, but supposedly he’s working on marketing the idea to a manufacturer. (via NOTCOT, Spoon & Tamago)

Update: Many have questioned if the fish used in the concept are real. They are not. These are images printed inside plastic bubbles.

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Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural by Strøk in Italy

Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural by Strøk in Italy street art stencils shadows murals
Anne Esser

Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural by Strøk in Italy street art stencils shadows murals
Anne Esser

Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural by Strøk in Italy street art stencils shadows murals
Anne Esser

Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural by Strøk in Italy street art stencils shadows murals
Anne Esser

Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural by Strøk in Italy street art stencils shadows murals
Anne Esser

As part of the Memorie Urbane street art festival in Italy, Norweigan stencil artist Anders Gjennestad (aka Strøk) painted this shadowy mural on the side of an old school. This is just one of numerous pieces created for the festival including many Colossal favorites like Pixel Pancho, Seth, Pablo Herrero, Natalia Rak, Levalet, Ernest Zacherevic, Etam Cru, David de la Mano, and Alice Pasquini. (via Fecal Face)

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Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Based in Narita City, Japanese artist Sakae creates exquisite hair ornaments known as kanzashi. The traditional hair pieces have been around for quite some time in Japan, but these pieces—each hand-crafted from resin with a delicate brass wire around the edges—are startlingly realistic and the most beautiful we’ve ever seen. Depending on the complexity of the pieces they can take anywhere between 3 and 30 days. If you’re trying to get your hands on one of these, don’t get your hopes up. Sakae only occasionally puts one up for sale. And when she does it’s through Yahoo Auctions in Japan. Her latest auction just closed earlier this week. It attracted 215 buyers and finally sold for 400,000 yen. You can keep up with her (and her auctions) on her Facebook page or see her previous work on flickr. (via Mister Finch)

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