Category Archives: Art

Using coffee in design

Design Raul Lauri has created a collection of lamps and tableware made from heat and pressure treated coffee grounds, a collection he’s calling DECAFÉ. No word yet on whether this will make it to market or is destined to remain a design exercise, but you can check out more examples of this over at Core77.

Coffee Cup Ring…art?

Coffee drinkers quickly learn to use coasters, lest their desks be covered in brown circles left behind when the smallest amount of coffee spills out of the cup. It’s a fact of life but one you get used to, and just dismiss as a mess to clean up. Unless you’re Malaysian artist Hong Yi, that is. She used many, many, MANY coffee cup rings to create a portrait of Jay Chou (a Taiwanese musician). The result is fantastic, even more so when you consider the method used! Check out the video below.