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You can stack and create your own monsters with Stacking Monster Blocks from Poketo.
I can imagine these would make a fun diversion on my desk.

You can stack and create your own monsters with Stacking Monster Blocks from Poketo.

I can imagine these would make a fun diversion on my desk.

Tom Eckert creates sculptures from a single piece of wood before painting them. He is inspired by the idea of visual deception and enjoys creating work that gives a sense of the impossible happening.
Found via WE AND THE COLOR.

Tom Eckert creates sculptures from a single piece of wood before painting them. He is inspired by the idea of visual deception and enjoys creating work that gives a sense of the impossible happening.

Found via WE AND THE COLOR.

Romanian illustrator Saddo creates some intriguing pieces with a dark and surrealistic edge.
Found via BOOOOOOOM!

Romanian illustrator Saddo creates some intriguing pieces with a dark and surrealistic edge.

Found via BOOOOOOOM!

John Register (1939-1996) was an American artist, best known for painting melancholic interiors - rooms containing furniture but without human presence. 
When compared with artist Edward Hopper, Register said:
“With Hopper you witness someone else’s isolation; in my pictures, I think you, the viewer, become the isolated one.”
Found via SOCKS.

John Register (1939-1996) was an American artist, best known for painting melancholic interiors - rooms containing furniture but without human presence. 

When compared with artist Edward Hopper, Register said:

“With Hopper you witness someone else’s isolation; in my pictures, I think you, the viewer, become the isolated one.”

Found via SOCKS.

These paper butterfly pushpins are presented in display case-style packaging. Perfect for a lepidopterist’s memo board.
Found via V&A shop.

These paper butterfly pushpins are presented in display case-style packaging. Perfect for a lepidopterist’s memo board.

Found via V&A shop.

This is a fun concept - an edible Japanese Zen rock garden. The ingredients include black sesame cubes (“rocks”) and a bed of sugar (“sand”). 
The project is a collaboration by art directors Tomonori Saito and Shohei Sawada, with artisan Motohiro Inaba helping to realise their idea.
Found via Spoon & Tamago.

This is a fun concept - an edible Japanese Zen rock garden. The ingredients include black sesame cubes (“rocks”) and a bed of sugar (“sand”). 

The project is a collaboration by art directors Tomonori Saito and Shohei Sawada, with artisan Motohiro Inaba helping to realise their idea.

Found via Spoon & Tamago.

Pencil shoes? Yes please. Designed by Jeffrey Campbell.
Found via ModCloth.

Pencil shoes? Yes please. Designed by Jeffrey Campbell.

Found via ModCloth.

Cathy Daley's work investigates the iconography of the feminine, drawing on “persistent cultural images inspired by ballerina tutus, the garb of fairy-tale princesses and Barbie doll couture.” Daley’s gestural black and white drawings caught my eye.

Cathy Daley's work investigates the iconography of the feminine, drawing on “persistent cultural images inspired by ballerina tutus, the garb of fairy-tale princesses and Barbie doll couture.” Daley’s gestural black and white drawings caught my eye.

This ‘Four of Diamonds’ playing card design by illustrator Tony Meeuwissen is both incredibly clever and beautifully executed.

This ‘Four of Diamonds’ playing card design by illustrator Tony Meeuwissen is both incredibly clever and beautifully executed.

Here are some lovely lively-looking matchboxes from the 1970s, featuring alphabetical animals. I really like the thick black outlines on these.

Found via/available to buy individually from Present&Correct.