Ephermeral Monday: Cake icing graffiti, washi paper purses, and soap bubble planets

Photographing ephemeral materials is tricky, but these artists below have created some amazing pieces that deserve a snapshot in time. Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller uses edible icing to adorn city walls with ornate scrolls and decorative motifs.

Much of her work is situated in public spaces, in both ephemeral form and in permanent materials.

Delicious and beautiful no?

Who would have thought something so simple and ordinary as a soap bubble could look so surreal up close? London photographer Jason Tozer has created these beautiful images with a lighting technique that requires a giant dome of perspex to illuminate the reflective surface of each bubble.

And finally Bottega Venata thinks vegan with purses made from Japanese Washi paper. Known for their luxurious leather accessories, it just shows you can teach an old dog new tricks.

“I decided to make the jersey and paper bags after speaking with customers who wanted sophisticated, handcrafted bags that are non-leather and earth-friendly,” says Creative Director Tomas Maier. “We are a luxury lifestyle brand known for our handcrafted leather goods — obviously we don’t claim to be vegan. But Bottega Veneta has always worked to limit its environmental footprint, and we like to respond to the needs of our customers. This was an exciting challenge and I’m delighted with the way the collection turned out.”

more fun clicky links:

Alexander McQueen takes up beekeeping at Paris Fashion Week.

Dinosaurs, flying birds, big mountains and walkways created with 50,000 recycled toys take up Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji’s gallery.

I’m drooling over this butcher shop that really knows how to showcase their product.

Who doesn’t love wacky hats?! Philip Treacy lights up the runway at London Fashion Week.

In love with these detailed paper birds by Diana Beltran Herrera.

Vera Wang’s electroluminescent garments are so pretty and futuristic, but I’m loving those shoes!!


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