Nox is a portable luminaire by Zurich-based designer Alfredo Häberli for a Danish brand Astep. This simple night lamp looks almost too simple, but it has an advantage. It has a wireless charging system with induction technology, so you can use it unplugged. You can carry it around wherever you need light both indoors and outdoors. It’s touch dimmer makes the Nox light versatile. It offers anything from a cozy soft light at a dinner party or a brighter light for reading. And that’s it. Do you need more from a lamp? I don’t think so.

Have you ever found yourself wanting to rearrange products in a supermarket, just because composition of the stuff on the shelves would look better? Don’t get me started on colours that don’t go together in the sweets section. Shelves would look so much better if for instance chocolates would be stacked into a rainbow.

Well anyway, this are the things I thought of first when I saw the installations by Carson Davis Brown. He artistically rearranges things in stores without their permission.

Mass is a site specific installation project about creating visual disruptions in places of mass (to date: big-box stores, super-centers, etcetera). At an intersection between Street Art and Land Art, installations are made without permission, using found materials within the retail landscape. The works are made, photographed, then left to be experienced by passersby and ultimately dissembled by location staff. Photo documentation of Mass works are initially exhibited in a consumer landscape. Printed, framed (in unsold frames) and exhibited in-stores; all without permission.

Carson Davis Brown: fb / web / instagram
via: booooooom

Illustrator Nikita Golubev (aka ProBoyNick) from Moscow, Russia, found a new media for his illustrations. He transforms dirty vehicles covered with layers of dust and dirt into works of art.

This ongoing Dirty Car Art project is bringing beauty to grit and grime of his city and I can’t wait to see more of his masterpieces.

Nikita Golubev: fb / behance / instagram
via: my modern met

Saturdays in Ljubljana are always packed with people. This Saturday was no different but it had an additional twist. It was Earth Day. Even though there are many events to celebrate it every year, one stands out. The city divers yearly sweep of the Ljubljanica river. It’s important to stress one thing: they do this every year, so the pile of garbage on the photos is at most one year old. Hopefully every passerby thought about that.

There was another nice gesture by the city that caught our eye. Ljubljana tourism office decided to give away potted herbs. We walked away with a pretty sage plant. Hopefully you found something for yourself as well if you happened to walk by.

All in all it was a great spring Saturday. We can’t wait for the next one. What about you?

So this old cigarette vending machine in the rural town of Uchiko in Ehime Prefecture in Japan got a new life. It became an origami vending machine and it contains a range of folded origami designs. There are 18 total pieces to pick from and the price depends on their complexity.

According to Japanese news reports, the designs are made by a 61 year-old woman who runs the shop where the machine is located.

How lovely, I’m always inspired by this traditional Japanese art of paper folding and I think the idea is so sweet. A simple machine that delivers wonderfully crafted items that bring you little joy and beauty.

via the nerdist, photos by @bon_chic

Under-Cats is a series of photos taken underneath, wait for it,…cats. And is followed by Under-Dogs. Yes, you guessed it, a series of photos taken underneath dogs. I love how photogenic a cat can be, even if it’s just laying on a glass pane. And with playful dogs, photos really come alive through their personalities.

Photos of pets from underneath on a black background became a signature artwork for a Lithuanian photographer Andrius Burba by now and I can’t wait to see more of his under-photos. Here is a link to his photographic journey from underneath.

via: my modern met

This is the line of 15,524 dominoes made by a professional domino artist Hevesh5 and in this video you’ll see the fall. You don’t have to click play just now if you don’t have the time, beacuse it lasts for five (!!!) minutes. Maybe save the link for an extra boring day 🙂