More than 25,000 colorful paper flowers spiral around a 6-meter atrium at the shopping mall of Omotesando in Tokyo. The visually stimulating scene is part of Emmanuelle Moureaux‘s newest installation, Color Mixing. The French-born, Tokyo-based architect created the vibrant work as part of NSK’s 100th anniversary exhibition, Setting the Future in Motion. NSK is a leading manufacturer of bearings, and the artist made good use of their capabilities in her work.
We’ve all heard the classic story of finding a fly in your soup but finding a bear in your coffee is a whole different story. These playful Hidden Animal teacups offer a delightful surprise as you sip away on your hot or cold beverage. Product designer Ange-line Tetrault created the white ceramic fox, owl, and bear teacups to be "playful as well as thoughtful reflections of her life and surroundings."
"Tetrault believes that objects not only tell a story, but also become a piece of history once created and claimed." Her background in theater along with her inspiration from nature and pop culture have led to a portfolio of various other whimsical figures as well, including unicorns, gnomes, and little red riding hood.