Scale is everything. Made by Mavis makes moss terrariums in vintage glass jars and other glass containers. Shown above is a glass box terrarium with a ceramic mushroom. Little mushroom houses and other small objects dot these scaled-down landscapes that spark the imagination. Check out Mavis' Etsy shop to see more.
Tom Price is the designer/artist behind all those melted polypropylene object chairs. I first discovered him when one of the first Meltdown chairs were circulating the blogsphere, made from heavy blue rope. Above, is a chair that's part of a series commissioned by Arts Co. for the exhibition 'From Now To Eternity'. The chairs are made from discarded polyester fleece clothing. They were featured at the recent London Design Festival.
To see the current range of Tom Price's Meltdown chairs, read on.
Using the modular functionality of Lego building blocks, designer Joel Hesselgren created a fun concept for a dual salt-pepper shaker. Shake salt, pepper or a combination of both - depending on the cap position.
The Chair-air is a Victorian-esque chair is fitted with transparent inflatable cushions (think beach balls). Careful what you have in your pockets when you sit down. I just love the irony of materials here. Designed by Ontwerpduo, Nathan Wierink and Tineke Beunders. Be sure to check out their other fanciful work.
There are so many crazy ways to write the ABC's. It's a great creative exercise - it would do me well to try my own when I hit a creative slump. I'm amazed at the ingenuity of some of these. This collection of alphabets was gathered from the portfolios of artists, photographers and design students around the world. Credits are noted where known. If you see any with missing credits, please share in the comments - thanks in advance.
[UPDATE] We've updated this list to include an additional 19 examples. See the updated collection here