Portraits Embossed on Aluminum Foil Pans By Idan Friedman


Designer and artist Idan Friedman of Israel’s Reddish Studio has created a series of portraits embossed on aluminum foil pans. All the people featured in “Ordinary People and Disposable Objects” are part of his everyday life, ranging from close friends to passers-by.







As viewed when exhibited:



all images courtesy of the artist

Special thanks to Annals of America for bringing these to my attention

Reddish Studio

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The Arne Jacobsen Doll House, MiiBoxen, Is Now Available From Minimii.

MiiBoxen from minimii

In November 2009 I introduced you to a dollhouse design by Minimii, The Miiboxen, that was a miniature reproduction of Arne Jacobsen’s actual home in Charlottenlund. The post also compared the dollhouse to the original home of the famous designer. Read more

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More Smokin’ Modern Outdoor Grills and BBQs

For the past few years, I’ve been doing round ups of nicely designed modern outdoor gas, wood and coal burning grills and barbeques. Given that it’s Memorial Day, I figured it’d be the perfect time to introduce you to a few additions since my top 25 grills for design lovers post last year. Read more

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Unearthly Commitment: Out Of This World Wedding Rings Made of Gold That Went To Space.


50 sets of rings known as SWR-50th Anniversary Collection were inspired by the 50th anniversary of first human space flight which took place on April 12, 1961. The collection will be created in cooperation with jewelry designers from all over the world.

On May 20, 7:24 (MDT) the first set of space wedding rings were sent in space in a suborbital sounding rocket in New Mexico, USA. The flight went smoothly and the professionally secured package containing one set of wedding rings and some gold reached the space and came to Earth sound and safe.


CREDIT: Bob Martin/KRQE Television

The first 10 sets of rings available now will be made from the gold that was flown in space in the same capsule as the first Space Wedding Rings SWR-001.

Each set of Space Wedding Rings will be assigned a unique serial number and engraved with the SpaceWed logo. The rings will be sold in custom designed, space-themed packaging and will include a Certificate of Space Flight, as well as documentation of the rocket launch.


From the beginning of June you will be able to place an ORDER for the RINGS AVAILABLE NOW or PRE-ORDER the rings which will go in space in the next flight by the end of 2011.


Space Wedding Rings

Thanks to Nishu from The Luxury Hub for the tip!

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Indoor and Outdoor Alabaster Furnishings That Glow From Within.

Alabaster furnishings that glow

Back in 2007, I introduced you to Albatros Design, a French company that created illuminated marble furniture and fireplace consoles. The luxurious pieces were available in multiple marble finishes and applications. Since then, the company has been renamed and now continues to design and customize illuminated pieces of furniture and installations, only made from alabaster.* Read more

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Star Wars Carved Crayons; Darth, Chewbacca, C3PO and StormTrooper


above: photo by Mark Merlot.

Although these carved crayons were not made by Diem Chau, whose many crayola sculptures I’ve shared with you in the past, the Star Wars Crayolas were made by Steve Thompson and have been featured on many a geek and sci-fi blog. If you haven’t seen them, here’s a good look: Read more

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Clever and Creative C-Notes. Redesign the $100 Bill at Make Your Franklin.

Make Your Frankin hero IIHIH
above: the 100$ bill redesigned by Sean Fermoyle

Make Your Franklin is an online community art project devised by French designers Vincent Desdoigts, Martin Joubert and Etienne Lecorre, that allows anyone to design their own version of the United States 100$ bill. They are asking for you to recreate the money with a symbol of modern society. Read more

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Vintage Furniture Re-upholstered That Speaks To You From Voici! The Wordy Collection.

Wordy Collection IIHIH

Voici! is the new-born child of Los Angeles gallery voila! A highly individual line of limited edition handcrafted upholstery pieces from LA-based Belgian native madame voila! (alias Katrien Van der Schueren) and UK-based madame voici! (alias Jo Laurie). Read more

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Street Artist RETNA Gets Some Tail As He Hand Paints A $60 Million Vista Jet.

As part of a partnership with VistaJet & Bombardier Aerospace, 31 year old Los Angeles street artist RETNA has hand-painted a unique artwork on the tail of a VistaJet Global Express XRS as part of his Hallelujah World Tour. Read more

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