In his Indefinite Vases series, designer Erik Olovsson of Studio E.O juxtaposes smooth, rounded vessels of hand-blown glass against clear-cut geometric slabs of patterned stone. In some of the pieces, the glass appears draped or melted over angled edges of granite and onyx; in others, the bulb-shaped containers sit…

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Artist Suzuki Yasuo etches fine lines and careful crosshatching into circular cuts of wood to create his intricate and ethereal engravings. His pieces feature natural creatures like owls and butterflies surrounded by organic plant forms, from seaweed to mushrooms. Other works portray profiles of women’s faces, their hair…

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Through her photography, Laura Zalenga fashions a world of surreal dreamscapes. With a knack for exposing raw emotion and vulnerability, Zalenga’s portfolio is one to return to, time and time again. The young photographer makes use of intriguing shapes, light, and shadow to create magical images infused with a pervading sense of…

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When we refer to New York as the city that never sleeps, we’re often thinking of the energetic streets filled with urbanites who work and revel at all hours of the day and night. But photographer Franck Bohbot presents Manhattan’s street corners and storefronts as symbolic portraits of the perpetual metropolitan pulse, throbbing…

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A garage might sound like an unseemly environment for lush vegetation, but award-winning landscape artist Kazuyuki Ishihara has built a jaw-dropping garden with a parked car as its centerpiece. At this year's Chelsea Flower Show in London, Ishihara presented Senri-Sentei, a two-tiered structure with a plentiful plot of plant…

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When you picture a shed, you might be thinking of a small shack full of dusty gardening tools. But as the Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year competition shows, the creative possibilities for this type of building are endless. The finalists for their 2016 round were recently announced and showcase designs in all sorts of shapes and…

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Japanese designer Haruka Misawa has reimagined the everyday process of pencil sharpening to create a delicate series of paper flowers. She prints paper with color gradations, then wraps it in layers around a uniformly-toned core (in place of a typical pencil's graphite), creating a long cylinder to be spun gently through…

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Artist Jennifer Hinkle creates a small, colorful world out of charming ceramic planters. Through her shop Hinkleville, she sells her handcrafted pots that are adorned with glossy glazes and sweet, tiny faces. Each of Hinkle’s creations feature the same sort of expression—a stylized depiction of shut eyes—which provides…

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