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Food for Thought

Earlier this week we stumbled across Maria Mordvintseva-Keeler’s clever packaging concept called “Food For Thought.” The idea is to package classic novels (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Naked Lunch and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant) in a tin can with the label revealing a taste of what to expect. With witty phrases such as: “good source of regret,”  “no artificial characters,” and “contains lost dreams” included on the typical tin packaging, we’re pretty convinced bookworms will just eat this up. Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves. Unfortunately these canny designs are just a concept at the moment, but we sure hope someone puts them into production soon. We’ll take a Fried Green Tomatoes one too, please! Click on each image to share on Piccing. Image source: https://www.behance.net/

Fangirl Quest

Click on the image to share it on Piccing. If you’ve ever been in place where your favorite series has been filmed, then you’ll know how eerily sublime it is. But for all of us that don’t have the resources, Tiia Öhman and Satu Walden are capturing jaw-droppingly beautiful images of screenshots matching up to the actual film location’s background. It’s a little strange how insanely effective this method is, seeing as you’re still viewing it as a 2D image. But the feeling is the same – to know that this place actually exists, as well as the juxtaposition of the fictional universe melding with the actual one, in which we fantasize of seeing Drogon landing in a fighting pit, or witnessing Sherlock solve crimes during Watson’s wedding. “Visiting filming locations is the perfect way to see places you wouldn’t necessarily find in ordinary travel guides. Sure, Barafundle Bay is pretty…

Free Printable Mother’s Day Ticket

Give mom a thoughtful treat with this free printable ticket for some special Mother’s Day spoils. Whether it’s a movie, manicure or just a cup of tea, mom can redeem this voucher at any time she pleases. Wishing all the moms a wonderful Mother’s Day from Piccing! Click on the image to download an A5 PDF. Or click here to download an A4 PDF.

PET Living with De Vorm

Click on the image to share it on Piccing. De Vorm shined at Milan Design Week 2015, with their sustainable and innovative PET (polyethylene terephthalate) felt furniture and design. The most eye-catching piece of the collection had to be PET Living, a collection of animals (an elephant, giraffe and lion) designed by Lorenzo Palmier. The shape of the animals, as well as the PET felt, combines to form the latest pieces in their acoustic product line that reduces ambient noise. The PET felt itself is an environmental marvel. It is made from PET plastic that are made into soft fibers and are completely recyclable. It seems that the design studio in Netherlands has beat most of the competition when it comes to producing a product that is trendy and minimalistic in more ways than one. A perfect addition to any room with its versatile palette and design, the Living PET…

Korean Artist Illustrates What Love Is

When we think of love, and what it means to be in love, grand romantic gestures, weddings and all the shiny fairy tale embellishments are the first things that come to mind. But Korean artist, Puuung, has a beautiful and simple take on what being in love means in her series of illustrations called, Love is…. Her illustrations comprise of those small, fleeting, and seemingly insignificant daily moments that we tend to take for granted. Covering a sleeping partner with a blanket so they wont get cold, or a kiss on the forehead. That brief hug, while you’re busy in the kitchen, just to let you know that they’re there and they love you. It’s an enlightening look into the blank spaces between the vacations and anniversary dinners, because those benign intervals are the moments that should matter the most. “‘Love’ is something that everybody can relate to. And ‘Love’ comes in…

I Scream For Ice Cream. Period.

Click on the image to share on Piccing. Women have gotten quite a rep for bad behavior, while the red flag is flying. It’s a generalized opinion, and while we’re not saying that the occasional tears and propensity for getting easily annoyed isn’t a feature of PMS, we’re certainly not the knife-wielding, raging maniacs men like to think we are. Oklahoma University student, Parker Jones, has a comedic take on these accepted stances on the PMS experience with her version of the perfect comfort food for that time of the month – PMS ice cream.  “I wanted to do a project that showed a humorous side of PMS… and how it affects women and what we really want to say when we just don’t feel good,” Jones told the Daily Mail. And the labels don’t beat around the bush. There’s “Don’t Come Near Me” rocky road, “I Need More” mint…

The Raw Edges Of Endgrain

Click on the image to share on Piccing. These kaleidoscopic pieces of furniture are the work of artists Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay. Together, the long time friends formed Raw Edges Design Studio, and this variegated collection is one of their most recent projects entitled, Endgrain. Click on the image to share on Piccing.  Endgrain is a dramatically different approach to coloring wooden products, and the results that can be achieved when multiple layers of coloring are shaped as a collective piece. “… we soaked the wood in colors and built up a collection of colorful timbers that are later glued to each other in vivid colorful patterns. When sculpting these complex patterned blocks into the finish objects, the three dimensional shape distorts the graphic patterns in a surprising and unexpected way,” the progressive pair say on their website. Click on the image to share on Piccing. Both…

Architectural & Innovative Artistry At Coachella 2015

Coachella’s first weekend of desert debauchery is done and dusted. But with its second round on the horizon, there are superb art installations littering the Polo Club grounds that are a must see for any festival goer.   Papilio Merraculous Click on the image to share on Piccing. Papilio Merraculous floored the crowds with its overnight metamorphosis from looming caterpillar, to colorful butterfly. Click on the image to share on Piccing. Poetic Kinetics were the developers of the mobile installation that punctuated the Coachella skyline, presiding over attendees of the festival with its magnificent, shade bringing wings.   The Corporate Headquarters Click on the image to share on Piccing. Vanessa Bonet and Derek Doublin are the creators of this absurd, but wildly entertaining installation. The “employees” don their hippo masks and act out instructions given to them by the artists. Hippos, who are seemingly hard at work, amble around the…

The Grand Birdapest Hotel

CLINIC 212  —a creative agency in Lithuania— is known for loving all kinds of animals both big and small.  So it only made sense for the imaginative team to take inspiration from Wes Anderson’s Oscar awarding-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel and make a mini-bird hotel for our feathered friends. Click on the image to to share it on Piccing. Just a few late nights at the office and the team put together this magical handmade three-room boutique hotel for passing birds to perch on. Click on the image to to share it on Piccing. So if you know of any winged wanderers passing through the area – tell them to check in at this beautiful mini version of the movie’s hotel for…

A Not-So-Little Library

Cărtureşti Carusel —also known as “The Carousel of Light—” is an XIX century building that has been transformed into an ahhhmazing architectural gem. You’ll find this not-so-little library situated in the middle of Bucharest, Romania on a bustling road, alongside chic cafés, trendy pubs and bohemian apparel stores. This beautiful bookshop has six floors and houses more than 10 000 books and over 5000 albums and DVDs. There’s also a bistro on the top floor, a media space in the basement and an exhibition devoted to modern art on the first floor. If there was a nap section we might never want to leave. This mesmerizing city space is also set to host numerous local cultural events and concerts. Imagine listening to an indie band in-between thousands of books… Sounds dreamy don’t you think? Click on the image to share it on Piccing. Click on the image to share it…

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