Soon Design Studio

Soon_BelgiumFound these incredibly detailed paper insects in the portfolio of Belgium design studio, Soon. The insects are made from recycled paper and created to promote the recycled paper line for IGEPA Benelux. These amazing insects are a part of a three-dimensional garden that included a variety of insects, leaves and flowers. You can watch a video here that shows how the installation was developed and you can also see their portfolio details here on Behance.

Images: Courtesy of Soon.

Mops Design

JoannaChomka-JaworskaLiking the simple, contemporary graphics on these porcelain ware from Polish design and manufacturing studio, Mops Design. The studio is a collaborative effort between ceramist/designer, Joanna Chomka-Jaworska and architect, Arkadiusz Jaworski. Here’s what was written in Culture.PL regarding working as a couple:

“In the end there is one voice, coming out of hours of conversations and discussions. At the beginning each of us has his or her own opinion and we defend in any possible way, but with compromise in mind. When we manage to reach it, we both work on the concept. The most important thing is that in the end the product should be convincing for us and well-made at every level.”

Images: Courtesy of Mops Design and Meble.PL.

Iris Tsante

IrisTsanteThese colorful and whimsical jewelry pieces are the creations of Greek artist, Iris Tsante, who transforms colored pencil nubs into these contemporary designs. She says of her work:

“I consider jewelry as a process of exploring ways to define the senses of “beauty” and “value” in reference to memories of significant objects and the subsequent human/social connections related to them. It is a dialectic process since it involves the direct or non-direct communication between maker, wearer and viewer. My pieces provide connotations of optimism, lightness, simplicity, joy and innocence, revealing on the same time qualities such as fragility and vulnerability. They often are characterized by a “mischiefing” tendency, sometimes in harmony with the qualities of the original materials and sometimes making contradicting statements upon more “formal” and “serious” symbols of the western dress code.”

Images: Courtesy of Iris Tsante.