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Paper Cities Enclosed in Glass Vessels by Ayumi Shibata (5 pics)

Japanese artist Ayumi Shibata uses traditional methods of Japanese paper cutting to create miniature cities within vessels of glass. Her chosen materials reference the delicate relationship humans have with our environment and natural forces of our world, while also relating to the Japanese translation of “paper.” In Japanese, the word for “paper” is “Kami,” which can also mean “god,” “divinity,” or “spirit.” Kami are omnipresent in the Shinto religion , and reside in the sky, ground, trees, and rocks.

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Paper Cities Enclosed in Glass Vessels by Ayumi Shibata (5 pics)

The Abyss Table by Duffy London (5 pics)

“The Abyss Table” designed by Duffy London is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. But while previous works play with gravity, this new design is concerned with depth, and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerizing as the sea.

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The Abyss Table by Duffy London (5 pics)

The Liquid Clock (11 pics)

Rhei is an electro-mechanical clock prototype created by designer Damjan Stankovic , in collaboration with Marko Pavlovic. This clock, made with wood, glass and aluminium, features a liquid display that interacts with magnetism to give the hour.

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The Liquid Clock (11 pics)