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Optical Illusions

FOOD_DRINK
Rounded Base Bar Whiskey Glasses
For anyone who likes to give their whiskey a little swirl before sipping, the Sagaform rounded base whiskey tumbler (which comes in a set of six) makes it all the easier. A central raised point on the glass bottom means it doesn't rest flat, but always...
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Variations Autour de La Longue Marche
This year, 86-year-old Argentine artist and social activist Julio Le Parc was the fourth person invited by Hermès Éditeur to bring his art to silk: vibrant stripes of colors loop, twist and dance to tell of a journey and experiences. Though the sixty...
DESIGN
Studio Cheha's "3D" Reading Lamps
Ever since creating their first optical illusion lamp—a 3D-looking bulb that's actually a flat, laser-engraved sheet of acrylic glass—Tel Aviv-based Studio Cheha has continued to play with perception with more fun iterations, from a glowing scene...
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BULBING Galaxy Lamp
Studio Cheha, a Tel Aviv-based design studio, brings two-dimensional planes to "light" with their optical illusion lamps—which were funded on Kickstarter. Their galaxy-themed BULBING lamp illuminates the room with a small scene from the night sky...
CULTURE
Michael Zelehoski's New Order
by Janine Stankus In the converted garage space of his Beacon, NY studio, artist Michael Zelehoski and his brother guide a 9'x5' plywood slab through a table saw, carefully slicing the bottom edge. The plywood is actually pieced together around fragments...