Bags made of paper, broccoli, clay and waste – OUTLOOK picked the most interesting and distinctive accessories.
European trend to preserve environment inspired Spanish designers Saskia and Stefan Diez for the creation of a paper travel bag Papier. This might not seem the best idea for multiple-use purpose but Diez spouses can be relied on. Made of synthetic fiber-bond material Tyvek that combines features of paper, film and fabric, the travel bag turned out light, solid and resistant to weather whims. But main virtue of Papier is its design and striking resemblance to rumpled parchment.
Italian photographer Fulvio Banavia turned to other popular trend – healthy food. Edible accessories became children of his fancy. Bags of raspberry, blackberry, cheese, broccoli and blueberry became decorations for the pages of a cookery book by chef Peta Mathias “A Matter of Taste”. For every photo Bonavia himself created items made of food. And although the works looked amazing, they couldn’t boast of extra functionality. You can hardly use these pieces of art in everyday life at least due to the short term of goods storage.
Painter Kathleen Dustin has been working with polymer clay for many a year. Having become skilled in sculptures and statuettes, she developed a desire to favor not only esthetics, but also provide benefit. Thus small bags made of hard material emerged in shapes of a flower bud, cabbage head, plants seed balls, cacti, stones and flowers. When creating her tiny masterpieces, Dustin was following Oscar Wilde’s quote: “One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art”.
Portuguese industrial designer Joao Sabino came up with his own version of a purse. Inspired by real office ladies he pulled down a couple of keyboards in order to create an unusual fashion accessory out of them. Sabino didn’t use any special techniques in his work – only punching tool, glue and plastic letters-digits that he was thoroughly gluing to the basis with his own hands. Ready keyboard bags come in four colors: red, black, white and rose and will cost a buyer 190 dollars.
Ukrainian designer Marianna Makarovich created a collection of purses made of consumer waste: worn clothes, polyethylene packages, cigarette packs, CDs and other stuff that seems useless at first sight. The lady graphically demonstrated that not all the garbage should be brought to dump. Regardless of their peculiarity, Makarovich’s accessories enjoy demand and bring a young artist additional profit.
Other designers too opt for practice on women’s weaknesses inventing most incredible bags and valises. And since there is no surprising anyone with fine leather today, craftsmen give an outlet for their imagination in search for new materials using each an every thing for their goods: foodstuff, old vinyls, floppy discs, books, plastic bottles, soccer balls, ribbons kid’s panties, gasoline canisters and many other things. See the most interesting items in our photo gallery.
Airports, railway and bus stations are almost always erected at a human whim, while ports and harbours are joint creation of homo sapiens and nature. In this article OUTLOOK presents you the most beautiful port destinations with their own unique character worth exploring.
All too often when bulbs in our apartments get burned out, we throw them away without a second thought: what’s the use of it now? But add a dab of imagination – and “properly made” hands can work miracles. If you have a child, then a burned out illumination tool may turn into a wonderful handmade toy...
When skeptics say that the greatest things have already been built by humanity, pointing at various and really outstanding works of engineering thought, they are most often poorly informed and hardly look beyond developed Western countries. In the meanwhile, for example, in China, the state raises simply unheard of infrastructure projects.
Did you know that Met Gala is held annually at the Costume Institute at the New York Metropolitan Museum? And did you know the fact that this year it has been held for the 71st time? We were surprised! Therefore, we collected for you the top museums created in the name of fashion and everything connected with it! After all, fashion, like its creators, has long been closely on the catwalk ...
A mini toast, a slice of cheese and a sip of strong coffee. "That is not a buffet!" a waiter will pronounce indignantly, looking at the disgruntled tourist’s face. The generous Ukrainian soul cannot understand how locals manage to eat their full with that. Therefore, before going to a new country, you need to know exactly whether in the evening you should prepare a couple of sandwiches to indulge them in the morning,...
A few centuries ago sea transport was not just the most popular, but the only way to get from point A to point B. However, as you know, force majeure occur on any roads, even on water routs, and through a long history of mankind many ships did not manage to reach their destination ports and ended underwater. Nevertheless, the relative "reservation" allows wreck vessels to live a second life as a museum.
As practice proves, even the most utilitarian items can be made a work of art. Using some imagination and without “killing” creativity, everything becomes extraordinary: bridges, for instance. Logically, principal purpose of such constructions is to connect two banks therefore main thing about them is security. Yet sometimes people follow other criteria.
OUTLOOK cannot imagine life without travelling. However, tickets, schedules, tardiness – all those things can spoil any trip. Therefore it is great to have either at home or in you garage a kind of transport that can allow you to see and to experience something new and forget all the problems.
Hotels that offer “all inclusive” for dogs. Hotels where adults are being lulled asleep by a fairytale or a unique place where work isn’t held in honor while laziness is encouraged. This is not a dream or a parallel reality – these are stalky hotel services…
All of us, one way or another, strive for freedom, personal or national, material or spiritual, which is illusory and unachievable, and at the same time very real in terms of our ideas about it. An alternative village of Christiania in the centre of the Danish capital is another attempt to achieve complete freedom from the laws of the material world.
The first thing every tourist shall learn in a country is a transport system. Very often it seems to be complicated and confusing, and it takes weeks or even months to make head or tail of it. OUTLOOK reader Natalia Usenko visited Japan and is sharing her impressions about the most comfortable and safest transport in the world.
Do you happen to get hungry? That is great as we go on with our story about the most popular street food from around the world. It’s freshly cooked - fall to, you guys! Let's start with the South Asian countries, namely Singapore - seafood-rich in vitamins and minerals occupy a key place in the diet of residents ...
It is an open secret that this world is full of paradoxes. Outlook, in its turn, tries to figure them out therefore today we’ll tell about armed forces of the world’s most militarized state that, however, hasn’t been at war with anyone for over two centuries. Our feature is about the army of Switzerland.
In already distant year 1920 authorities of the United States adopted a surprising regulation: prohibition to.... send children by mail. Such a decision may seem weird in 21st century however almost a hundred years ago it was treated with understanding which means that there were caring parents who did send their kids in packages... We talk about amusing accidents that occur in work of post services.
He succeeded in understanding the boisterous spirit of the twentieth century to transform the ideals of the epoch in the fashionable fancies. Joy, speed, and easiness represent emotions that help to sell, but the recollections connected with the brand of Jean Patou will be verily like that.
For sailors to round Cape Horn situated in the very South of Argentina is a success that equals to Everest ascent for alpinists. Rush under sails around “sailor’s graveyard” defying gigantesque waves and hurricane wind turned out a success for the first time on January, 29, 1616.
Profession of a chimney-sweep has recently entered the list of the most rear occupations in the world. And as far back as some hundred years ago almost every European citizen was able to tell a lot of interesting things about these guys doomed to be covered in smear. We didn’t invent a time machine but we managed to get some facts about representatives of this vanishing trade.