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Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on the kitchen floor. Artist Livia Marin imagines a wholly different demise for ceramic bowls, cups and tea pots in this series of work titled Nomad Patterns.

Inexplicably, each piece seems to melt onto a surface while strangely retaining its original printed pattern. The designs are actually a Willow Pattern motif, a pastiche of Chinese landscape decoration created by an English man in the 1790s “as if” it were Chinese. She adds via email that the objects “appear as staged somehow indeterminately between something that is about to collapse or has just been restored; between things that have been invested with the attention of care but also have the appearance of a ruin.” The 32 objects were on view at Eagle Gallery in London in 2012.

You can see much more over on her website, and learn more at Eagle Gallery. (via if magazine)

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Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

I love these ceramic creature cups by design group Yumi-Yumi out of Brookyln. At the base of each mug rests an animal that’s slowly revealed as you consume your tasty beverage. Good to the last dripping octopus. (via etsy)

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Colored Cup Street Art by Multistab

Colored Cup Street Art by Multistab street art plastic cups characters

Colored Cup Street Art by Multistab street art plastic cups characters

Colored Cup Street Art by Multistab street art plastic cups characters

Colored Cup Street Art by Multistab street art plastic cups characters

Estonian street artists Multistab created this awesome chainlink triptych utilizing nothing but colored cups. The method itself is certainly nothing new, but the more complex use of color adds a lot of dimension and makes these really fun to look at. (via vandalog)

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Paul Westcombe

Paul Westcombe recycling illustration cups coffee

Paul Westcombe recycling illustration cups coffee

Paul Westcombe recycling illustration cups coffee

Paul Westcombe recycling illustration cups coffee

Paul Westcombe recycling illustration cups coffee

Totally wild pen and ink illustrations on used paper coffee cups by Paul Westcombe. More info over at Saatchi Gallery. Related: this great collection of illustrations on Starbucks sleeves by Loris Grillet.

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