July 13th, 2017 by admin

If you ask me, there are worse things than being surrounded by 7,000 square feet of cake. Birthdays aren’t the same without it, and people young and old go absolutely nuts over the stuff.

So why not build a structure out of everyone’s favorite dessert and cover it from floor to ceiling with pink frosting? If that sounds like something you’d be into, check this out. For an immersive project called Break Bread LA, artist Scott Hove brings this sugary fantasy to life (and he does it with a twist).

Covering a 7,000-square-foot space with cake sounds sweet, but Hove’s latest Cakeland is full of dark surprises.

According to the artist, his cake creations tend to resonate with viewers in a unique way as they continue to experience his work.

When you first enter the sprawling space, you’re stunned by the utter pinkness of it all. Everything from the cherries to the piped white icing seems pretty standard.

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But when you take a closer look, you quickly discover something surprisingly dark. “To contrast the bougie cake look,” he writes, “I collect items that have an inherent violence, but beauty at the same time.”

“That’s why I choose things like switchblades and wolf jaws. Even though they are plastic, they possess a fierce quality that affects us on a very deep level.”

Had someone with less scope taken on the project, this installation could easily have fallen flat. Hove’s tendency to blur the line between sinister and sweet, however, makes for a dynamic presentation.

Break Bread LA is actually a collaborative effort between Scott Hove and watercolor artist Baker’s Son, so if you want to learn more about the installation, check this out:

(via This Is Colossal)

If you’re in the Los Angeles area between now and March 13, be sure to head over to the Think Tank Gallery and experience Hove’s work for yourself!

To check out the rest of Scott Hove’s portfolio, visit his website.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/break-bread/

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May 8th, 2017 by admin

Have you ever watched “Flea Market Flip” on HGTV for hours on end and thought, “You know what? I can do that!” Same.

And that bolstered sense of DIY prowess usually sends me on the hunt for something janky at the nearest flea market that I think I can bring back to life with skills that I most definitely don’t have. And you know how that usually ends? With a pile of broken furniture and a few hopes and dreams stuffed underneath.

Fortunately, this crafter from Into the Dirtshop is about as skilled as it gets. He had three broken chairs sitting around, so he decided to turn them into a quirky bench. If that sounds like it’d be your jam, check out his process!

Here’s what he started with. Not too impressive, right?

But when he saw them sitting next to each other, he knew that they could come together and create the most unique bench of all time. First, he cut out the seat.

After that, he created a support frame that’d eventually join with the chairs.

He then took off the front legs of each chair and butted the back legs up against a board to even them out.

He used screws and wood glue to attach the seat frame.

When he added the seat itself, it really started coming together!

The crafter then went ahead and reattached the front legs to the frame.

For added comfort, he created an armrest. To enhance the bench’s whimsical vibe, he cut a swirled design with a bandsaw.

Here’s the (almost) finished product! Adorable, right?

For full details, check out this video or read Into the Dirtshop’s original post!

If projects like this are right up your alley, be sure to follow Into the Dirtshop on YouTube for more inspiration. So what are you waiting for? Get your butt to the thrift shop!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/chair-bench/

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