I love these photos by Matthew Carden with little people figurines depicted living and working among different foods. Carden is a commercial food photographer and married to a chef. I can’t explain the work much better than what’s on the site, so check out the description below.
“Carden sets out in his art work to make viewers more aware of what they eat and to simply think about food as an integral part of our world. His photographs juxtapose figures with seemingly colossal broccoli, macaroons, chicken wings and the like, and speak of abundance and the ultimate waste produced on a daily basis in our land of plenty. Despite looming issues, the blurry, dreamy quality of Carden’s work allows the viewer a whimsical space to enjoy the pure pleasures of food. Carden sets out in his art work to make viewers more aware of what they eat and to simply think about food as an integral part of our world. His photographs juxtapose figures with seemingly colossal broccoli, macaroons, chicken wings and the like, and speak of abundance and the ultimate waste produced on a daily basis in our land of plenty. Despite looming issues, the blurry, dreamy quality of Carden’s work allows the viewer a whimsical space to enjoy the pure pleasures of food.”
Don’t you just love the sun dried apricots?
found via Bloesem
The faces on these Gubble Bum packages, designed by Jesse Kirsch, are so darn cute and funny! They brightened my day a little bit, so I wanted to share them with you!
These leaves were cut so beautifully by Jen Stark! What a perfect time of year for them! I saw them on Design Dig, and decided to look up a bit more about their creator. What I found was so awesome! I love Jen Stark’s other work! It is similar to Julian Vallée‘s work in that she loves to cut and use paper, and she uses lots of bright colors! I thought it was so funny I found her today after I just was talking about Julian’s work yesterday! See some of what I’m talking about below, and even more of Jen’s work can be found on her site.
I spotted the work of artist Leah Bartholomew on Frankie Magazine’s blog, and I wish I lived in Australia so I could see it in person! She just opened a show at the Gorker Gallery. It looks so cheerful autumn beautiful. That sun really gets me in the mood to drive through the countryside on a bright fall day.
And I LOVE the poetic description from the announcement:
“Dry wheat leaves stream like ribbons in the hot wind and the sun won’t go to sleep. Harvest time is coming and there is a whole world hidden in the corn fields – a world of innocence and nostalgia, children with skin like honey and feathers in their hair hiding from the future, singing songsabout the summer and freedom.”
So I’ve been a fan of Julian Vallée‘s artwork for a while now – he is a master of working with cut and paste, and uses lots of really bright colors! When I saw this piece on Booooooom my first reaction was whoa, and then I knew I had to share it with you! I want to live in a world where that’s what it looks like when you spray paint from a can. Check out Julian’s website to see more of his work – total eye candy.
This awesome “drawing” was created by Debbie Smyth, entirely using pins and thread! It looks so cool! See more pictures and information here on Design Boom.
I love these cute little mushroom stumps made by Small Stump. They are like mini-worlds to escape into! I want to be a tiny person that sits on the mushrooms…
“Bedecked, Bedazzled & Bejeweled: Costume Ornamentation at New York City Ballet” is a small online exhibition of some of the most beautiful ballet costumes.
There is a great article on the website to accompany the exhibit, and I really loved this bit about the maintenance and continuity of the costumes:
The expected life of a costume at NYCB is about 10 years, depending on wear and tear. Just as Karinska used to slip secret details into costumes that only the wearer would know about – a colorful bow, a strip of gold – so the NYCB Costume Shop continues the tradition. Hynes reports, “If we make a new frock, something we love to do is use some of the trim from the old costume and put it on the brand-new one. I tell the dancer that the diamond edging on your wrist is from Jacques d’Amboise’s jacket, that this flower is from Patty McBride’s costume. I love to find some little morsel to remember.”