Just the Entire Alphabet Carved Into Mechanical Pencil Lead (17 Photos)

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Chien Chu Lee is an artist from Taiwan that carves incredible miniature sculptures from various lead pencils. The self-taught artist has been carving lead since 2010 and the detail and intricacy of his work is remarkable to see.

Chien Chu Lee’s most astounding works are the complete alphabets he has managed to carve into the lead used in mechanical pencils. The artist has gone as small as 0.5 mm and these lead sticks are far thinner than the traditional lead pencils carved by other artists.

To see more from Lee, be sure to follow his work at the links below.

 

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Here are a few of his other works along with some timelapse vids

 

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MITT STUDIO TALKSI cannot thank everyone enough for coming out…

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I cannot thank everyone enough for coming out last night to Kit and Ace to help celebrate the fourth issue of MITT magazine with our second MITT Studio Talks. I hope you enjoyed the heartening talk with featured men Leonard Mattis, Pablo Chappelli and Eric Ng and the glorious whisky tasting hosted by Maker’s Mark

Looking forward to the next one!

Rivertown Lodge Branding by Ro&Co“Celebrating the…

Rivertown Lodge Branding by Ro&Co

“Celebrating the surrounding landscape and creative community, the brand identity brings out the best of details found in the great outdoors. Textures are evocative of classic camping materials such as tent canvas, speckled enamel dishware, and patterns from nature. The logotype serves as the foundation for three interchangeable lock-ups, creating a flexible yet considered system referencing Rivertown’s crafted yet down-to-earth nature.“

Ro&Co is a multi-disciplinary design studio devoted to holistic branding that serves a range of fashion, art, and lifestyle clients. Led by award-winning Creative Director Roanne Adams, RoAndCo offers design, image, and branding capabilities across a variety of mediums, from print to moving image. By thoughtfully distilling a client’s inspirations, ideas, and motivations, RoAndCo generates fresh, sincere, compelling brand messages that engage and resonate.

Artist Resurrects Ancient Building Site with Incredible Wire Mesh Installation

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At the Archaeological Park of Siponto in Foggia, Italy, artist Edoardo Tresoldi (featured previously) has brought an ancient building site to life with an incredible, full-scale building made from wire mesh.

Entitled Basilica di Siponto, the temporary installation resurrects the ancient port town’s architectural style, letting visitors explore and interact with the sculpture in a way that brings the area’s history to life.

At night, the wire mesh structure is stunningly illuminated giving visitors an entirely different experience of the structure and its surroundings. For more, check out Tresoldi’s work at the links below.

 

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Picture of the Day: The Caves of Hercules, Morocco

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Photograph by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 4.0

 

The Caves (or grottoes) of Hercules are a popular tourist attraction just outside of Tangier, Morocco in Cape Spartel. According to Greek mythology, Hercules is believed to have slept in these caves before attempting one of the 12 labors given to him by King Eurystheus of Tiryns. Story has it that it took Hercules 12 years to complete the labors.

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Fodor’s Travel adds:

The caves were used more recently to cut millstones, hence the hundreds of round indentations on their walls and ceiling otherwise attributed to Hercules’ clawing fingers. The caves are known for their windowlike opening in the shape of the African continent, through which the surf comes crashing into the lagoon and lower cave. Legend has it that the cave leads to a tunnel that crosses through the Strait of Gibraltar, leading you to the other side of the Mediterranean. [source]

 

 

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The Skinniest House in the World (10 Photos)

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Sandwiched between two buildings from two different time periods, Keret House in Warsaw, Poland measures 152 cm (60 in) at its widest point and 92 cm (36 in) at its narrowest.

Built in 2012, the house was designed by architect Jakub Szczęsny.

 

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Renderings via KeretHouse.com

 

According to Euromaxx, the house is too small to be considered a residence by Polish law, thus Keret House is instead considered an art installation.

The house or ‘installation’ has been designed to be used by different artists who can apply to stay and live in Keret House as an artist in residence, however the space’s patron and main, symbolic tenant was Etgar Keret, a Jewish/Israeli author.

 

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Keret House is located in Warsaw’s Wola district which was formerly a Jewish ghetto. In fact, Etgar’s mother was smuggled out of Wola as a child to escape death.

 

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The iron structure contains two floors, and has one bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living area. It has two non-opening windows, with sunlight also entering through translucent glass panels that make up the walls. The entire interior is painted white and the building’s electricity is obtained from a neighboring building. The house has custom water and sewage technology and is not connected to the city-provided water systems.
 
Because of its small size, the building only accommodates a small 2-beverage refrigerator, and occupants use a ladder to travel from level to level. Entry is via retractable stairs that, when closed, become the living area. [source]

 

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“The house is located here, because it is here that two architectural layers from two historical epochs tangene. The first is a brick building on Żelazna Street – a fragment of the pre-World War II city, almost no longer existing. The second – a cooperative concrete apartment building, an element of an ‘imposed structure’, which was aimed at negating the previous city landscape. Their adjacency is coincidental – like many architectural structures in Warsaw.
 
Keret House is a perfect example of the so-called ‘non-matching’ in the city’s urban fabric. It is a structure, which by way of contrast separates itself from its surrounding area and at the same time tries to act as its binding element. Another reason is the city’s war history – the house’s location is where two ghettos – the large ghetto and the small ghetto met. Only a few steps from the house stood a footbridge that connected both sealed off areas.”
Architect Jakub Szczęsny on the location of Keret House

 

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The construction of the Keret House was supported by the Warsaw Town Hall and the Polish Modern Art Foundation and is located between 22 Chłodna Street and 74 Żelazna Street in Warsaw, Poland. Although the plot measures 152 cm (60 in) at its widest point and 92 cm (36 in) at its narrowest, the house itself is a mere 122 cm (48 in) at its widest and 72 cm (28 in) at its narrowest.

 

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Sources

KeretHouse.com official website
ArchDaily: Inside The Keret House – the World’s Skinniest House – by Jakub Szczesny
Wikipedia: Keret House
Dezeen: World’s narrowest house by Jakub Szczesny
A Tight Squeeze: Warsaw’s Keret House | Euromaxx

 

 

A Tight Squeeze: Warsaw’s Keret House

 

 

Keret House Virtual Tour

 

 

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