Closely related to Lepidoptera (that’s moths and butterflies), the caddis fly is a rather unremarkable insect with a remarkable talent for creativity. In its larval stage, a caddis fly creates an artificial carapace for itself using any materials to hand, normally bits of wood and stone. Using its specialised saliva that hardens into a strong mortar-like substance, the caddis larvae pieces together a hard outer shell to protect its soft body until it can metamorphose into its avian adult stage.
Forget about the Rolex and the grill. I have a feeling it’s gonna be all about the 24k gold mountain bike soon. Because, when you’ve got to impress the world with your material possessions, nothing comes close to an obnoxious, yet quite pretty looking, gold bicycle. The bike is created by The House of Solid […]
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.
So, this 24kt gold plated brass cuff by Tom Binn looks a bit torturous to wear, no thanks to it being full of sharp teeth. Also, it possibly makes the wearer look like his or her arm is being chewed off. Well, there had to be a reason why The Last Laugh is this cuff’s […]
With over half its residents putting a lot of stress on body scales, the city is now appealing to its overweight residents to throw some weight off and grab their fair share of gold as reward.
What’s better than winning a prestigious advertising award? Slicing off the ends. Drilling holes in it. Adding screws. Attaching a chain. And wearing the award around your neck like a boss. The fantastic work of David Neevel.
Christian Dior jewelry designer Camille Miceli created a line of limited edition 24-karat gold temporary tattoos. That’s right, temporary. For $120 a pop, you can splurge on temporary golden bracelets, rings, cuffs, charms, and chains. This is great for the next time you feel like adding a bit gold to your look for a few hours.
MissYucki is an organically evolving character based narrative conceived by Alba Poretti and Kathleen Cameron. The MissYucki project has taken its core inspiration from experiences based on the magic and mayhem of Johannesburg, South Africa, and tells stories ripe with local symbolism.
Some people might compare Laurel Roth’s work mainly dealing with high-end materials and animal bones to Damien Hirst’s, but she has much more reverence for the craft and skill required to use the crystal, gold leaf, walnut, industrial plastic, and even fake fingernails and eyelashes. Her work is also much more directly about man’s relationship with nature than it is about the pop appropriation of such themes.