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Realistic Wood Art by Randall Rosenthal

These stacks of newspapers, comic books and other paper material were created by Randall Rosenthal. They were not piled up as it may seem from a first look, but carved from a single piece of Vermont white pine and artistically covered with acrylic paint. Nothing else. Moreover each sculpture comes from Rosenthal’s imagination only, he doesn’t use any pictures or models. Leaves me totally speechless. Talent as it is. Larger collection of artist’s wood work is available at Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery and Sawmill Creek.

Wood Casting Furniture by Hilla Shamia

Product designer Hilla Shamia created a new kind of furniture that blends an industrial vibe with a homey cottage feel, each piece is made of Aluminum casted molten around dry lilac wood logs bonding them into a single organic element with a heart warming appeal. Wood Casting is on show during the Milan design week 2012. The designer describes that: “The negative factor of burnt wood is transformed into aesthetic and emotional value. Preservation of the natural form of the tree trunk within the explicit boundaries. The general,squared form intensifies the artificial feeling, and in the same time keeps the memory of the material”.

Unique Carpentry at The Starbucks Shop in Dazaifu, Japan

Almost everyone nowadays is familiar with Starbucks, and their standard interior design template all over the world. This specific Starbucks shop in Dazaifu, Japan is quite different, it features a gorgeous custom-made carpentry design. Architects at Kengo Kuma and Associates set out to form a unique looking cafe for the well-known brand, while maintaining its identity and complementing its surroundings. The architects sought to combine traditional and contemporary motifs to refrain from disturbing the aesthetic flow of the environment such as this shrine that receives about 2 million visitors a year . As such, the shop provides a very natural setting. Over 2000 wooden batons line the interior… Read more »

A Hidden Wine Cellar for any Room in your House

If you have ever thought of building a Wine Cellar at home, and didn’t have enough space or an extra room for it, then this solution could come in handy for you. An amazingly designed wine cellar that can be built in any ground-floor-room of your house, all it needs is digging a whole in the ground, and the rest is art. This type of wine cellar can be easily hidden and accessed through the floor, where it can have an access door that matches the room flooring to blend with its interior. The guys at Wine Cellars describes it as… Read more »

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