Estonian Academy of Arts architecture students have placed giant wooden megaphones in the forest near Tallinn. Inspired by traditional bandstands, the installation draws attention to the natural rhythms and musicality of the forest. See more images below!
Part of his ongoing project, “In Bloom” (which aims to create giant bouquets of flowers in places where they wouldn’t naturally occur), flower artist Azuma Makoto and his team constructed a 13-foot flower bouquet in the middle of the Hinoba-an Sea in the Philippines.
Made from 10,000 heliconia flowers and 100 banana leaves, the making-of images are almost as beautiful as the final piece. See more images below! You can also check out a short documentary of the project here.
Wonderful series of photorealistic drawings by Minneapolis, Minnesota-based artist Melissa Cooke. Based on photographs Cooke took of herself, the closely cropped images are an experiment in traditional portraiture and personal reflections on feeling overwhelmed in a new place. More images from Plunge below.
“What does it feel like being you?” is a question Poetry Is Useless both asks and addresses, offering a unique meditation on the very idea of uselessness and self-reflection. That’s not to say there isn’t also a whole lot of fun/poking fun!
See more images and our interview with Nilsen below. Also enter for a chance to get your very own copy of Poetry Is Useless by sharing your favourite poem in the comments section below. We have two copies to give away!
Yoshiyuki Morioka has taken curation to the next level with this bookshop that only carries one title! Every week Morioka selects a single book to offer his clientele, along with special talks and meet-the-author style events intended to enhance readers’ engagement.
Takram, the design studio responsible for the branding of the shop, played a crucial role in Morioka Shoten’s conception. The idea won the support of Masamichi Toyama (CEO of Smiles Co. Ltd.) who gave a “New Business” lecture at an event held by the design company last year. Morioka attended the lecture, fittingly presenting his business plan with a single sheet of paper, which simply said: “Regeneration of Bookseller Atom → A bookstore with a single book.”
Morioka Shoten opened in Tokyo back in May. More images of the execution of this unique concept below!