Archive for the ‘inspirations’ Category
They Draw and Cook is a blog featuring inspired illustrated recipes and food art. Cooked up by professional illustrators Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell, the idea blossomed while the two were on a family vacation and Nate threw together a pasta dish based on a meal he once had in Berlin. Said dish included figs. Salli bought the figs. She began painting them. Food fused with art. From there the pair set out to create an illustrated recipe book, which also became a blog featuring yummy artwork by talented artists all around the world. A new delicious post is added daily and there’s now a separate Kids Draw and Cook blog for aspiring food lovin’ artists 16 and under. Bon Appétit!
[ via theydrawandcook.com ]
Matthew Sporzynski is a talented paper-craft artist whose imaginative creations have graced many a cover and interior page of Real Simple magazine. Matthew gracefully transforms a 2-dimensional medium into living 3-dimensional space through his flawless portrayal of food, fashion, travel, and lifestyle concepts. His art is cheerful, colorful, and often positively delicious—he makes his paper foods look so tempting! You know you’ve got something special when you can construct a paper ice cream cone so that it drips, or make paper curtains sway in the wind. Plus, his paper clouds, waves, bubbles, and chocolates are simply breathtaking as well!
This piece is by Fee Harding, aka Burnt Feather. You can find her prints at her Etsy shop below:
[ via etsy.com/shop/burntfeather ]
The Octonauts are a series of beautifully illustrated children’s books filled with the most adorable, round underwater characters, and fantastical ocean imagery. The brainchild of Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy, aka Meomi, the Octonauts website is super cute as well, with animated sea creatures and fun “octogoodies” like coloring pages and desktop wallpapers.
Sarah Kaufmann is also known as “The Cheese Lady”. With 16 years of experience working in the dairy industry, Sarah has made the medium her own, carving up notables like a 300-pound gorilla and a six-foot-long cheddar gator for the University of Florida! Although Sarah usually creates her cheese sculptures in her San Diego and Cincinnati studios, she can also be found sculpting cheese in person at festivals, fairs, and other special occasions. I don’t think I could bring myself to bite into one of Sarah’s lovely creations.
Veerakeat Tongpaiboon is a prolific painter originally from Thailand who now calls the San Francisco area home. Among some of my favorite subjects by Veerakeat are his luscious sushi, and colorful edibles. Painting around 250 paintings a year, and roughly 1-2 a day, Veerakeat admits that only about 20% of them end up in galleries, while the rest end up being completely painted over!
Love this fun video by PES, a New York-based animator. The colorful ingredients he uses to cook are brilliant.
You can check out more by Pes at eatpes.com
photo by Orvaratli.
In the wake of last month’s volcanic explosions in Iceland, photographers have been flocking to the Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano to witness the spectacular fire show in action. They have captured some truly stunning scenes:
photo by Orvaratli.