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Perfectly-Timed Photo of a Tree Frog Riding a Beetle. Aside from National Geographic's photo contests, the Sony World Photography Awards is one of our favorite photo competitions to write about.

Perfectly-Timed Photo of a Tree Frog Riding a Beetle

For years now, we've showcased their standout entries and announced their winners. Open to students, amateur photographers and professionals, the competition receives an incredible number of submissions (over 100,000) in such interesting and diverse categories as Arts and Culture, Enhanced, Low Light, Split Second, and Smile. One of this year's early entries is this perfectly-timed photo of a tree frog proudly riding a beetle.

Taken by photographer Nicolas Reusens Boden, it's hilariously called, The Knight and His Steed. States the photographer, "This picture was taken in a natural but controlled environment. Take Breath Tea Pot by Pinyen Creative. This teapot, called Take Breath, literally caused me to take an extra deep breath because, well, it’s breathtaking.

Take Breath Tea Pot by Pinyen Creative

Vido Nori Concrete Tableware. MORE COLORS // Mini Hanging Planter with Cup / Modern por HRUSKAA. Still Alive by Antonio Aricò for Seletti. When thinking about artistic themes, what often comes up is the still life and Antonio Aricò’s latest collection deals with that timeless idea.

Still Alive by Antonio Aricò for Seletti

Designed for Seletti, Still Alive was inspired by those inanimate objects and natural shapes that painters put together as subject matter. CeraMetal: Combining Metal Powders and Ceramics. Recent graduate with an Industrial Design degree from H.I.T, Einat Kirschner conducted a project during her studies, called CeraMetal, that examined various techniques of combining metal powders and ceramics.

CeraMetal: Combining Metal Powders and Ceramics

Both materials have similar processing methods and heating temperatures, so pairing them up was ideal. The first method (above left) uses magnets to shape iron powder creating unique forms that look like they were taken from underwater. The protruding design seems like it would be fragile to the touch but it’s actually strong, thanks to the ceramic material. The final results appear with a slight orange color and that’s from the corrosion of the iron powder.

The second method (above right) actually melts copper powder giving the ceramic a look that appears eroded. Laguna Glassware by Attico. ABC Holiday Brunch Table. Sponsored content: 'Tis the season to be entertaining.

ABC Holiday Brunch Table

Once you've found the perfect recipe for your upcoming holiday brunch, we've got everything else covered—from what to drink to what to drink it in—to ensure that it will be a meal to remember. Tableware by Marcel Wanders for KLM. Amsterdam designer Marcel Wanders has created a dinner service for Dutch airline KLM.

Tableware by Marcel Wanders for KLM

The project involved creating new porcelain, glassware, cutlery, linen and a tray. Adelaide by Xie Dong at Driade. Milan 08: the Driade showroom in Via Manzoni in Milan showed Adelaide, a series of handmade bone china tableware by Xie Dong.

Adelaide by Xie Dong at Driade

Each piece is signed by the artist. Edwin. Please meet Edwin, a beauty of a sustainable fruit squeezer, born from the intention of producing everlasting electrodomestics.

Edwin

Edwin is an electric squeezer made of wood and ceramics, with components that are easily replaceable. In case Edwin needs to be disposed, its components can be disposed separatedly for their proper disposal. Rocket Espresso Cup. These Rocket Espresso Cups just made me gasp for air.

Rocket Espresso Cup

Typographic Pottery Marks. Swissmiss swissmiss is a design blog and studio run by Tina Roth Eisenberg, a 'swiss designer gone NYC'.

Typographic Pottery Marks

Typographic Pottery Marks Typographic Pottery Marks. 10 Comments leave a comment below Hi TinaJust came across this page. Leave a Comment Your email is never published nor shared. Want your image to appear next to your comment? Older Post. Looks like good Adapter by SILNT. Ceramic Memo Board. Hookbox. Claire de Lavallée Ceramics. Pigeon Toe Ceramics Spring 2010. 1% products by Nendo. Milan 2012: Japanese designers Nendo will present new additions to their 1% products in Milan this April, including this tea set where the lids double as spinning tops. New pieces also include stacking vases, a coffee-filter holder that mimics the matching cup it stacks with and a stacking set of saki cups that can be combined to make a tumbler, large cup or jug. 100 of each design will be produced and sold. Critic Alice Rawsthorn's spoke to Oki Sato of Nendo about the collection in her interview with him here and you can watch our interview with him on Dezeen Screen here.

Starnet Works. Abbesses Ceramic Set. Stratigraphic Manufactury by Unfold at Istanbul Design Week. Istanbul Design Biennial: this project by Antwerp design studio Unfold explores how 3D-printed objects created from identical digital files can be as varied and unique as hand-made objects (+ movie + slideshow). Above: objects produced by Unfold. Photograph by Kristof Vrancken Called Stratigraphic Manufactury, the project involved designing a range of bowls and vases on a computer and sending the digital files to small-scale producers around the world, who then manufactured them in porcelain using open-source 3D printers. Above: objects produced by Unfold "We sent out seven of our designs," said Dries Verbruggen of Unfold.

Above: objects produced by Eran Gal-Or The resulting objects, which vary according to the type and consistency of porcelain used and the accuracy of the printer, are on show at the Adhocracy exhibition at the inaugural Istanbul Design Biennial.