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.
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.
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”).
Found via Spoon & Tamago.
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.
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.