Month: June 2017

HURRY! LAST DAYS OF THE SALE

We thought you might be interested in our EOFY Sale which is huge! We offering a massive 30% off all products in the Collections: Indoor, Edible, Wearable. Use code 30%DISCOUNT at checkout. Sale ends midnight Friday June 30 + Shipping is global Tell your friends! Use code 30%DISCOUNT SHOP NOW: Indoor Collection, Edible Collection, Wearable Collection

Interview: Daniele Barresi | Carving Designer

Today’s interviewee is a true ‘who’d have thought-er’! Italian-born-Sydney-based Daniele Barresi not only carves food for a living, he turns it into works of art. The insides of a humble pumpkin becomes an intricately sculpted work. An avocado – no longer useful only to ‘smash’ on toast – is carved and cut into a delicate work of art. Broccoli, watermelon, zucchinis, pears. Even soap. From fisherman to chef, Daniele – at only 26-years-old – has literally carved a niche for himself and has formed a huge following for his in-demand works. Come and find out what happens when he ‘leaves his mind flying’ … Tell us about yourself – who are you, what’s is your background? Hello, I am Daniele Barresi. I am 26 years old, originating from Italy. I am a carving designer. At the age of 14, I started working as a fisherman for my family’s company. But this was not my passion and that was why I started studying at cooking school. When and why did you begin exploring with carving? I …

Art Love

French novelist Marcel Proust once said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”. This is so true for art. Artists interpret the world with new eyes thereby giving us new eyes with which to see the world. Check out these four artists who, using different mediums, create new worlds out of our world. From top left to right: French artist Karine Jollet constructs body parts using pieces of old bed sheets and shirts, embroidered handkerchiefs and second-hand fabrics. Called ‘Soft Sculptures’ the works are all done in white and are perfectly anatomical, designed she says to “remind us of an invisible universe, far away from our own world, a dimension of unity and purity”. Found at Creative Boom. Japanese artist Kota Yamaji turns the world into a heady mix of rainbow-coloured surrealism with his pop art series of 3D digital illustrations. It’s colourful, mad and a little bit creepy (the image shown here is rather tame, I might add!). Found at Creative Boom. LA-based photographer and filmmaker Niaz Uddin …

Energy Saviours

Inspired by the ABC’s recent “War on Waste” series, here are 4 measures that are designed to preserve energy for the future. Food sharing at work: Bringing in leftovers, pooling them together to create a more interesting lunch courtesy of sharing with your colleagues is a clever concept. If you have access to a kitchen, a toastie-pie maker and a wok then many flavours are possible. image: uchino-web.com Harness the sunlight: Tesla have released their solar roof tiles onto the US market, with the product due to be rolled out in Australia in 2018. The tiles come in all shapes and sizes and transfer the solar energy harnessed to a home-based Tesla battery. Reduced metal mining: Apple has announced its intention to make iPhones and iPads from 100% recycled materials to ensure a zero environmental impact. As well as acknowledging they need to reduce their greenhouse emissions, the company is committed to reducing eWaste. Staging a clothing swap: It may surprise you to know that your unloved and unwanted clothing may be coveted and cherished by friends and family. Reduce clothing to landfill …