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French artist/industrial designer known only as Parse/Error recently created an object that is both beautiful and troubling all at the same time. At face value, the Political Lamp is an aesthetically appealing decor piece… a lovely cylindrical dome housing a curious cloud. But behind this facade is a much darker reality, an intentional and well-conceived parallel to the current political climate. The lamp is actually connected to the internet and designed to react to tweets by President Donald Trump (and other political events) by triggering a storm beneath the dome, complete with lightning rolling in the cloud and disturbing the otherwise peaceful glow of the lamp itself. We are utterly intrigued by this piece, and hope for a day when we can look back in relief that the forecasted storm did not do as much damage as predicted. In his own words, the artist explains the project: “The choice of setting the Political Lamp to follow the tweets of Donald Trump is explained by the fact that he perfectly embodies a dangerous era. A world where the words of one man, released without reflection and with spontaneity on a global social network, can endanger the fate of millions by spreading the ghost of nuclear war on the planet…. the idea of the Political Lamp is to hide its true nature behind a beautiful object, which immediately modifies the observer’s behavior when its purpose is revealed, causing anxiety and fascination.”

Via parseerror.ufunk.net

We do have a certain fondness for food photography (here, here and here), so when we come across something special, we have to share. Allan Peters, Minneapolis-based in-house senior art director for Target, was at the helm of this superb “Food for Thought” series aimed at increasing awareness about grocery products in Canadian Target outlets. Illustrator/letterer Danielle Evans did an amazing job getting her hands dirty and bringing the concept to life (in both English and French!). Well done.

Via allanpeters.com and marmaladebleue.com

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French art director Emilie Guelpa was commissioned by French culinary magazine Fricote (and later displayed at a Paris grocer) to create these Pantone-inspired tarts, with great results. Looks like the tart is covered in some sort of white icing, then vibrant foods are applied to resemble a Pantone chip. What a great use of colors and textures. Really imaginative and well done

Via griottes.fr and fricote.fr

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