Organized Rows of Gold-Coated Popcorn Hang Overhead

This puffy white popcorn is certainly not for snacking! LA-based Pae White is a multimedia artist who blends art, design, and architecture into a variety of captivating creations. In this piece, she created tiny porcelain, gold-glazed kernels that were installed as part of multiple shows throughout 2011. In each installation, she attached popcorn pieces to thin wires hanging down from the ceiling. Aligned precisely, the pieces gradually shift from freshly popped corn to dark bits, blackened with badly burned edges.

The shifting color and bizarre placement of the everyday snack creates the inevitable question: “Why?” Viewers are naturally inclined to search for an answer but White’s work does not necessarily lead to an easy conclusion. According to her bio, she “encourages viewers to take a deeper look at familiar encounters and ordinary objects,” giving new life to otherwise average things. When confronted with her work, viewers will realize that the artist’s simple style is more complex than it first appears. Her thought-provoking installations lead us to really question the meaning behind the form and function of what we see.

Pae White on 1301PE
via [Slow Art Day]

December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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December 1, 2016

World Map Reveals the Unique Tourism Slogan of Every Country

Many of us have perpetual wanderlust and are always imagining our next great trip. If you’re searching for a new locale to experience, UK-based travel site FamilyBreakFinder has a map that can help. They’ve produced a world chart that has every country’s (available) tourism slogan on it. The hope is that the alluring phrases will pique your interest in a place you might’ve never considered otherwise.

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