Los Angeles-based Etsy shop CaitlynMinimalist makes and sells custom jewelry. Most notably they turn your child’s drawing into a necklace! Prices start around $36 and go up from there. Get your custom drawing on a necklace HERE!
While a traditional wine pairing typically couples a specific food with its red-or-white match, Reverse Innovation believes that wine is best served with a good book. The Milan-based brand and product design agency has teamed up with Matteo Correggia, an award-winning winery in the rolling hills of Roero, Italy, to create Librottiglia, a range of wines with a literary twist.
Composed of three wines—two reds and a white—the Librottiglia line is distinguished by its catchy title (a clever combination of the Italian words for “book” and “bottle”) and its clever packaging. With a clean, minimalist design, a colorful graphic, and information about the grape variety, year, and region of its contents, each bottle’s label appears ordinary. Tug at the twine that is tied around it, however, and you’ll discover that the “label” is actually a tiny book! A perfect pairing for each half-bottle (375 milliliters or about two-and-a-half glasses), the novellas offer a convenient way to relax as you sip.
Reverse Innovation commissioned three authors to produce the literary accompaniments. Each piece has been perfectly paired with a Matteo Correggia wine that captures its tone and embodies its feel: singer and writer Patrizia Laquidara’s tale, La Rana Nella Pancia (A Frog in the Belly), “fits the uncommon personality of red Anthos, a dry Brachetto”; Ti Amo. Dimenticami (I Love You. Forget Me) by Regina Nadaes Marques is as “intense” as its red Nebbiolo companion, and Danilo Zanelli’s humorous L’omicidio (Murder) shares the “fresh and light spirit” of Arneis, a crisp white wine.
Wine-loving bibliophiles can find the bookish bottles on the Librottiglia website. They’re currently only available in Italian.
Words have a way of sticking with you long after they’ve been said, with some phrases so endearing that they ought to memorialized as a tangible memory. Japanese startup Encode Ring is doing just that by transmitting spoken three-second phrases into sound waves that are then transformed into a custom-crafted metal ring.
The sound waves will appear different for each person depending on the words said and the inflection of their voice; this ensures that each ring is wholly unique and meaningful for its intended recipient. It features an abstract shape—complete with high peaks and low valleys—but its symbolism will always remind the wearer of the special words spoken. It’s the perfect way to say “I love you” in an exquisitely unconventional way.
Encode’s jewelry is available in multiple metals, from stainless steel all the way to high-end platinum. You can visit the website now to record your message and see how it’d look in a ring setting.
London-based designer Yoni Alter created a 3D puzzle of an Air Jordan, the famous shoe model commercialised by Nike in collaboration with the former number 23 from the Chicago Bulls. This project entitled 45 High 3D Puzzle perfectly recreates the characteristics of the classic model with 19 resin multicoloured pieces.
30 of these creations are available in a limited edition here.
Serge Najjar, also known as “serjios” on Instagram is a talented photographer who captures the man-made architecture in our urban environment in a slightly surreal way. He always seems to be at the right place at the right time when humans interact with certain places and buildings. His pictures are always perfectly set in scene. They show people in various scenes full of seemingly perfect symmetry, pure minimalism, or geometric patterns.
The project Food Not Food takes classic dishes or drinks and recreates them with everyday items; a sponge burger and macaroons made with beer caps, string noodles or a sandwich made with cork instead of bread. A funny and inventive concept that came straight out of Kristina Lechner‘s imagination.