Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.
Sometimes you need a pop of color to give you the boosting sensation of a sugar rush. What better way to visually gain that surge of energy than feasting your eyes on colorful sugar? Australian artistic duo Pip & Pop configure these intricately patterned floor installations made of multihued sweets mixed with glitter, beads, toys, sand, and other equally vibrant found objects.
The duo, also known as Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz, create these tiny galaxies that radiate throughout the room they inhabit. The bright pinks, purples, and yellows have a girlish charm about them that echo the aesthetic of fairy tales and Japanese pop art. At the same time, they exhibit a saturation of things. Perhaps these miniature worlds are, in fact, the utopia of a material girl who yearns to live in a material world.