Posts by Leah Pellegrini

September 9, 2016

Hilarious Plateware Designs Insert Zombies and Calamitous Creatures in Traditional Ceramic Motifs

This is not your grandmother's china. For a collection he calls Calamityware, graphic designer Don Moyer‘s porcelain plates mimic the classic blue-and-white Willow pattern that has been a popular ceramic staple since the 18th century, but with a playful twist: his imagery incorporates catastrophic sci-fi storylines and characters you'll catch only with a careful second glance between bites of an otherwise innocent meal.

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September 8, 2016

Photographer Documents Husband’s Depression with Intimate Comparisons to Isolated Environments

In her series called The Sea That Surrounds Us, photographer Maureen Drennan poignantly frames environmental scenes as metaphors for the inner landscapes of the human heart and mind. Half of her images capture the gloomy milieus of Block Island, Rhode Island, where hazy skies meet hushed waters and brittle grass, while the other half highlight her husband, Paul, who was enduring a deep depression at the time.

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September 6, 2016

Gorgeous Flower Parade Features Giant Floats Made From Thousands of Dahlias

Since 1936, the town of Zundert in the south of the Netherlands has hosted an annual flower parade called Corso Zundert, featuring moving floats festooned with bright spreads of blooms. Each year, 20 groups of volunteers arrive from different hamlets to compete with their massive and magnificent designs, which are typically blanketed with thousands of dahlias and integrated with moving elements. The winner for 2016 was titled Dangerous Transportation, designed by the hamlet of Tiggelaar.

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September 5, 2016

Assisted Living Facility Realistically Designed to Look Like Cute Neighborhood Street

This Ohio-based assisted living facility is artfully enabling its residents to relive their warm, youthful memories via its creative interior design. With three locations in Madison, South Russell, and Saybrook, The Lantern lays out its indoor centers to appear like the cozy neighborhoods of the 1940’s, with its hall carpets mimicking sidewalks and grass, interspersed with brick columns and street lamps.

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