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Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera South Korea coffee cameras architecture

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera South Korea coffee cameras architecture

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera South Korea coffee cameras architecture

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera South Korea coffee cameras architecture

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera South Korea coffee cameras architecture

I’m not sure what part of this story I enjoy more: the fact that there’s a two-story building somewhere in the world that’s constructed to look like a giant Rolleiflex Camera; that the walk-in camera doubles as a coffee shop and miniature camera museum; or that the entire endeavor is the brainchild of a former helicopter pilot for the South Korean airforce. Located about 60 miles east of Seoul, South Korea, The Dreamy Camera should be high on the list for any coffee or camera enthusiast heading to the area. Check out more photos and info over on their blog. (via Peta Pixel, DIY Photography)

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A Morbid New Way to Count Calories: The Sugar Skull Spoon

A Morbid New Way to Count Calories: The Sugar Skull Spoon tea sugar skulls sugar skulls coffee anatomy

A Morbid New Way to Count Calories: The Sugar Skull Spoon tea sugar skulls sugar skulls coffee anatomy

A Morbid New Way to Count Calories: The Sugar Skull Spoon tea sugar skulls sugar skulls coffee anatomy

To help reinforce their assertion that sugar is evil, the designers over at Hundred Million designed this wicked Sugar Skull Spoon. Cut from stainless steel, this anatomical serving utensil serves as a morbid reminder every time you get a little scoop happy. Though even if you’re not counting calories it still beats a regular spoon. Pick it up on Kickstarter for about $13. (via Cool Material, This Isn’t Happiness)

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Step Inside ‘Truth,’ a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa

Step Inside Truth, a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa steampunk south africa interior design coffee
Photo by Shanna Jones

Step Inside Truth, a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa steampunk south africa interior design coffee
Photo by Shanna Jones

Step Inside Truth, a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa steampunk south africa interior design coffee
Photo by Shanna Jones

Step Inside Truth, a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa steampunk south africa interior design coffee
Photo by Shanna Jones

Step Inside Truth, a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa steampunk south africa interior design coffee
Photo by Shanna Jones

Step Inside Truth, a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa steampunk south africa interior design coffee
Photo by Shanna Jones

Step Inside Truth, a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa steampunk south africa interior design coffee
Photo by Shanna Jones

Step Inside Truth, a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa steampunk south africa interior design coffee
Photo by Shanna Jones

Features on interior design here on Colossal are few and far between, there are times when a space is so wholly original it’s just too hard to pass up. Case in point: Truth Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa. This radically designed steampunk-themed coffee shop was created by Heldane Martin who considered the form factor of espresso machines and coffee roasters to be somewhat similar to the Victorian futuristic fantasy style found in the aesthetic of steampunk. The hope was also to personify Truth’s attempt at roasting the very best coffee by offering a perfectly executed space.

Every inch of the coffee shop is packed with visual candy from large saw-blade tabletops to beautiful overstuffed booths and an ornate array of coffee making equipment that looks absurdly complex, almost like interior of a World War 2 submarine. If that wasn’t enough, Martin also crammed the space with vintage typewriters, Singer sewing machines, and old candlestick telephones. The design even extends to the restrooms which have exposed copper pipes, old extending mirrors and victorian tap levers.

You can see many more photos over on Heldane Martin. All photos above courtesy Shanna Jones. (via Yatzer)

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Portraits Painted with Coffee on Century-Old Ledger Paper by Michael Aaron Williams

Portraits Painted with Coffee on Century Old Ledger Paper by Michael Aaron Williams portraits painting coffee

Portraits Painted with Coffee on Century Old Ledger Paper by Michael Aaron Williams portraits painting coffee

Portraits Painted with Coffee on Century Old Ledger Paper by Michael Aaron Williams portraits painting coffee

Portraits Painted with Coffee on Century Old Ledger Paper by Michael Aaron Williams portraits painting coffee

Portraits Painted with Coffee on Century Old Ledger Paper by Michael Aaron Williams portraits painting coffee

Artist Michael Aaron Williams has been working on a beautiful series of portraits painted with coffee on found sheets of used ledger paper that dates back to the 1920s and 30s. This is just a small collection of his current work, you can see more in this gallery and over on Facebook. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Raw Data: A Hand-Drawn Animation with Ink, Gouache, White-out and Coffee

Raw Data: A Hand Drawn Animation with Ink, Gouache, White out and Coffee painting coffee animation

Raw Data: A Hand Drawn Animation with Ink, Gouache, White out and Coffee painting coffee animation

Behold the latest work from animator Jake Fried (previously) who works with layer after layer of ink, gouache, white-out and coffee to create deeply textured and truly psychedelic animated shorts. Fried lives and works in Boston where he is primarily known for his painting, but has recently begun focusing on these experimental animations he refers to has “moving paintings,” many more of which you can see on his website.

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The Fine Art of Coffee Portraiture

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The Fine Art of Coffee Portraiture portraits coffee

From the folks over at Tumblr Storyboard, shot an interesting vignette about barista Mike Breach who began experimenting with small coffee and milk foam portraits in a hotel kitchen where he works. Breach draws quick, intricate portraits that are enjoyed by a single person for only a moments before being consumed. He says the drawings in and of themselves are “kind of a joke” but he’s more concerned about the brief connection he’s able to make with an individual and how it impacts their day. Luckily he snaps a quick photo of each one which you can see on his Tumblr. (via vimeo)

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The Deep End: A Jaw-Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White-out, and Coffee by Jake Fried

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

Boston-based animator Jake Fried just released his latest psychedelic animation, The Deep End, which was drawn entirely with ink, coffee, and white-out. The animation is continually layered on top of itself as forms morph, bend and transform across the screen. I can’t help but wonder how thick the final canvas is with so many layers of illustration. If you were as blown away by this as I was, you’re in luck: see some of his earlier animations such as Sick Leave and Waiting Room.

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