Inspired by the song of Jay Chaou, Malaysian artist Hong Yi decided to create a series of portraits using nothing but coffe stains on the bottom of a mug. The 26 year old artist drew inspiration for the portrait from one of the Chou’s songs “Secret”, whose opening lines is about lifting a coffee cup off the saucer. Hong Yi’s portrait consist of hundreds of individual coffee stain rings, many of them broken and imperfect like fallen autumn leaves, to form a whole portrait.
© Hong Yi
Duffy London design studio are pleased to introduce to you, the UP Coffee Table, designed by Christopher Duffy. Working with the illusion of levitation and buoyancy, the UP coffee table is a playful trompe l’oeil, giving the impression that a piece of glass is being suspended by small balloons. This table is a limited edition of twenty, hand made in the UK, and designed without compromise to manufacturing processes, and so are extremely time consuming to create.
from the album Chocolate and cigarettes of the Australian brother-sister duo from Newport.