Iven Kawi, a Jakarta-based pastry chef, creates special cakes that are adorned with terrarium environments. She uses buttercream frosting to sculpt cacti, succulents and flowers. Her bakery is called Iven Oven where she makes the special cakes and matching succulent cupcakes.
Every year there is a photography competition, the "British Wildlife Photography Awards",
which always has some great shots. One of the winners was Robert E. Fuller for capturing this
Common Weasel in the woods of North Yorkshire, England.
Airbus Group, which is the world's largest maker of commercial helicopters, is developing flying cars to be used for public transportation, similar to a taxi service. Airbus CEO Tom Enders stated "With flying, you don't need to pour billions into concrete bridges and roads". The aim would be for people to book the vehicle using an app, just like other car-sharing schemes. They hope to actually have the vehicle operational by the end of 2017.
This is Boom. It's a prototype for a new supersonic passenger plane that will be able to fly from New York to London in 3 1/2 hours. That's slightly quicker than the Concorde SST used to fly. Boom is using existing technologies to keep production costs low, and the business plan calls for keeping the cost about the same as a normal business class flight. Boom is already in development, and is slated for test flights in 2017.
Shinri Tezuka is a self-taught candy sculptor in Tokyo, Japan. In Japan, the dwindling art of Candy Crafting dates back hundreds of years, and there are only 2 known sculptors who roll, sculpt, and paint lollipops in this manner.
Besides Octopi, he does beautiful fish and frogs as well.
Up above Dunquin Harbor in County Kerry, Ireland, is a road called The Sheep Highway. The extremely narrow road was designed and built in the 19th century to allow our woolly friends to get up and down the steep hillside. Meant for sheep only, but on occasion, a tourist will attempt to drive down the road and get stuck.
Rather than bore you with the same "design philosophy" blog entries that every other advertising and design agency seems to post, we search for visually interesting things around the world that we find unusual. We hope you enjoy our discoveries as much as we do posting them.