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Studio Markunpoika turns hundreds of pencils into vases

Amalgamated, 2014

Pencils are utilized when giving form to our thoughts, illustrating our wishes and ideas. They are inseparably fused with craft and arts, representing diverse relationships between artist and their creations. Pencils are extensions of our minds which enable us to transmit information through different mediums and time, collecting knowledge and creating it.

“Amalgamated” is a collection which explores the relationship of a mass produced ‘tool’ and its individual purpose. The beauty of the pencil as an object seems to go unnoticed if utilised only for their primary purpose. “Amalgamated” is a visual and tactile investigation by using pencils as a raw material. This holistic principle has been the fundament for creating this set of vases; let the pencils become a thing themselves.

The vases are created by individually gluing one facet of a pencil to another, taking benefit of their hexagonal shape forming a network of pencils. The block of pencils is machined with a lathe and turned into the final shape. The flow of each shape unveils a different pattern of the inner structure revealing the beauty of the pencil.

The vases are a limited edition and come in three different shapes: 30 cm and 45 cm tall with different color options.

30 cm edition of 30
45 cm edition of 18

Available exclusively through Gallery FUMI.

/limited edition

In collaboration with Gallery FUMI and Faber-Castell.

See how they’re made

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Bio mimicry Chair | Lilian van Daal

A conceptual chair influenced by plant cells that could be 3D printed continuously. The chair in particular isn’t anything special but the way the designer looks at flexibility in areas with different densities is incredibly interesting. The greater amount of material in a particular area, the more structural it became.

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Fig. 4. Chladni’s figures of vibrating plates. 1872.


Fig. 4. Chladni’s figures of vibrating plates. 1872.

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Eerie, beautiful, captivating images of sea urchins mating and being born (that little triangle guy is a baby sea urchin).

These are a glimpse of how life begins in the deep ocean — and there’s a lot of life down there. The oceans provide about 190 times as much living space as every other space on Earth — soil, air and fresh water — put together. A vast array of amazing creatures live in the depths of this watery world. Squid, jellyfish, and plankton are just a few of our favorites (all shown as tiny babies in that last gif).

Learn more here »

Another great look at the alien world of the ocean. See closeups of coral here.

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Spore prints by Morgan Linforth 

Little mushroom supernovas. Spore prints, like fingerprints, are never the same from one to the next. And as with humans, they’re important for identification, be it via shape or spore color. ID’ing a mushroom can be a notoriously difficult process for even erudite fungus experts, though, so it’s only one component of pinning down a species.

Looks rad, too. —MN

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Children Not Looking At Modern Art

this is great :)


Children Not Looking At Modern Art

this is great :)

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