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Vegetable-themed art installation by Peter Pink

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Thursday 8 August 2013

Potatoes and cucumbers with sunglasses are positioned in various public spaces, waiting for a reaction from the public. Vegetables are staged, wearing pink glasses, some sun bathing, others protesting, and some confronting the ‘Cucumber Police’. Combining art with food and urban interventions, German artist Peter Pink (who describes himself as ‘clueless inventor’) presents a comedy […]

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Labirinto: an exhibition made from recyclable materials

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Thursday 8 August 2013

The Labyrinth exhibition appears in Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and was made in the form of a geometric maze from 60 tons of recyclable materials (PET bottles, plastic containers, tetra packs, among others). It occupies 400 square meters, with acrylic mirrors inside.

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Pinball machine that makes interactive designs

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By Cat Madeira in New Design on Thursday 1 August 2013

Sam Van Doorn had a pinball machine from the 70s at home. Needing a final project for his graphic design degree in his homeland, Arnhem, he had the idea to turn the pinball machine into an instrument of design.

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Hiromi Hirasaka creates art out of matchstick heads

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Playing with fire takes the literal meaning here. Osaka-based artist Hiromi Hirasaka saw boring matchsticks as a potential blank canvas, so started drawing Kokeshi-style faces on the match heads, creating these super cute and quirky design pieces.

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Strange Things: a children’s book by Bethany Kemp

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By Cat Madeira in New Illustration on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Bethany Kemp is a design student, beauty blogger and illustrator. For her final project, she designed, illustrated and wrote a children’s book, Strange Things, which aims to reduce littering and careless waste disposal by educating the younger generation about the effects of discarded rubbish on the environment and its wildlife. The book captures a child’s sense […]

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A world of wooden burgers and floral brains

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Monday 29 July 2013

Antoni Tudisco, a self-taught 3D digital artist, might only be 21, but his amazing portfolio will leave you impressed and wanting more. His latest works include amazing wooden donuts and golden burgers. The secret to his success: practice, practice, practice.

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Colourful sculptural installations by Maria Nepomuceno

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Wednesday 17 October 2012

Stunning Brazilian bright colours can be seen in the work of emerging artist, Maria Nepomuceno, who creates beautifully woven sculptures and installations. A combination of coloured rope, straw and beads makes it quite a spectacle of spirals that organically form small galaxies.

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Portugal’s Granda Malha yarn bombs the streets

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Wednesday 17 October 2012

Bombing! Yarn bombing that is. Granda Malha are Portuguese ‘wooly warriors’, combining their love for knitting and street art. They adorn the streets, trees, and the urban life with amazing webs of colour. Easily removable and inoffensive, who can say no to cosy warm streets.

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Candyfall: a public art installation in Nottingham

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Friday 12 October 2012

Candyfall is a public art installation in Nottingham. I was inspired by liquorice allsorts sweets, their simple shapes and bold colours. The five giant ‘sweets’ made of fiberglass injected the park with some needed colour and use. It is also used as urban furniture as they were designed to be sat on and enjoyed. It is quite surreal to have bright coloured giant sweets in a park, and it will hopefully make people who see it smile.

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Plexus No.19: new work by Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Friday 12 October 2012

Gabriel Dawe, a Mexican artist, creates amazing installations with an infinity of coloured threads. Plexus no.19 is his latest piece, made for the Miniartextil exhibition, which started on October 6 in the Italian city of Como. In this work, the contrast of the coloured thread and the classical architecture are somewhat unusual but work beautifully.

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Calf and Half: a cute creamer pitcher

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By Cat Madeira in New Products on Friday 12 October 2012

Ha! How good is this fun double glassed cow creamer which, when filled with milk, shows an unexpected image within the expected image of the jug. Joy.

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One Eighty: innovative packaging design out of Finland

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By Cat Madeira in New Design on Wednesday 10 October 2012

I dig this new, innovative and sustainable design for cosmetics packaging by Juho Johannes Kruskopf, Arttu Kuisma and Nikolo Kerimov, all students at Lahti Institute of Design in Finland. It’s beautiful packaging with a high-end look that could have many purposes.

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Keybag: a bag made from computer keyboard keys

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By Cat Madeira in New Design on Monday 1 October 2012

From a university project to the best selling piece at MoMa in New York, Keybag is a handbag made with computer keyboard keys. João Sabino, a Portuguese designer, has created this piece from his interest in everyday objects, along with the deconstruction and discovery of new features. The keys, as fragments and rearranged, could be […]

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Projection Mapping: an interactive viewing experience

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By Cat Madeira in Video on Monday 1 October 2012

I came across this viral ad for PS3 on a recent talk I attended for Studio Output. The guy’s room changes into the movie he is watching, giving him an immersible experience. This video was shot in one take, with no effects and no post production. It is a fun and interactive way to watch […]

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