Laura Jenkinson is taking the makeup world by storm with her creative representations of beloved animated characters. Using ordinary makeup she creates loyal tributes to characters such as Patrick the Star of Spongebob Squarepants, Sid the Sloth from Ice Age, Donkey from Shrek, and Olaf the Snowman from Frozen. Her designs have a remarkable artistry about them, especially since the medium, being makeup, is sometimes less workable than paint as its consistency can vary. It’s clear from the images below that Jenkinson possesses more than the ability to create a simple “smokey eye”.
The Capsula Mundi project was initiated by designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel. This project was devised to provide an alternative to traditional burials. Instead of a coffin or cremation, the deceased is entombed, in the fetal position, in a biodegradable capsule. A tree chosen by the deceased or their family is then planted directly above the capsule. The body then decomposes back into the Earth, providing the tree with nitrogen-rich nutrients.
Belts are generally a staple piece in anyone’s wardrobe, but are often donated to thrift stores, along with other salvageable materials. Inghua Ting, creator of TING, a company located in Los Angeles and London, is inspired by old seat belts, leather belts, and vintage saddles. Equally interested in sustainable material, she decided to combine her two interests to create stunning home accessories, such as rugs and wall panels.
Tran Trung Hieu is an origami artist from Vietnam. Though his day job is teaching chemistry to high school students, he manages to find time to devote to his art. Using only paper, he creates intricate origami representations of various creatures, dinosaurs, and human figures. Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding and is practiced today, worldwide. Tran is a member of the Vietnam Origami Group, an associations for origami folders and artists.
Zalewski Architecture Group in Poland has created an innovative way to provide office employees with a green space at the office. In Gliwice, Poland, several office buildings are joined together by a communal courtyard. The courtyard is stone, and rather bare. The architects at Zalewski came up with a unique way for workers to enjoy the sunshine. A suspended pathway hangs over the courtyard. It’s shape supplies employees with an interesting pathway to enjoy on their lunch hour. The walkway itself is thin in width to allow for more sunlight to reach the courtyard below. Additionally, it is mirrored to create a nice aesthetic when looking at it from below.
Kerby Rosanes is a Filipino artist, currently working and residing in Mandaluyong City. Rosanes initially considered drawing his most important hobby. It wasn’t until he began posting his sketches online that he decided to quit his day job and pursue his passion. Using only black ink, Rosanes has filled pages and pages full of doodles, each with a story. He uses the iconic Moleskine notebook to draw what he calls his, “Sketchy Stories.”