‘Underwater Astronaut’ by Budi Kwan
Adobe had originally created an art competition that was open only to UK students for a grand prize of £10,000. Canadian art blog Booooooom! joined forces with Adobe to accommodate those outside of the UK, creating an opportunity to compete for a copy of the entire Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection ($899). The competition called for entries in the form of photographs.
The contest received a wide range of submissions from individuals remaking popular artworks, some adding a modern twist to the classics. The competition has come to a close and now they have the difficult challenge of picking the best out of the bunch. I’m glad I don’t have to choose because some of these, despite being recreations, are highly original. (via)
THIS AWESOME URN WILL TURN YOU INTO A TREE AFTER YOU DIE
You don’t find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, Spanish designer Martin Azua has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition.
His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer.
I. Love. This.
Figure I might give this a try. Mullica is a lotta broke right now. So if you are interested, for just 5 dollars, I can make you your very own digital avatar. You’ll get a high quality jpeg and pdf file. I’ll make it any way you want it. I pretty much only accept paypal at this point. Let me know! Let me make you awesome! Spread the word?
$5 for a personalized adorbzable Mullica original avatar?! sign me up!!