Posts Tagged 'Art'

Japanese bento: an excuse to play with your food

I recently came across Japanese bento photography on Flickr and became intrigued with the intricacies of this cultural tradition. First, what is bento? In a nutshell it’s a combination of food items tucked into a container. The bento can be fairly simple or it can be an elaborate work of art. Wikipedia describes it in more detail:

A single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container. Containers range from disposable mass produced to hand crafted lacquerware. Although bento are readily available in many places throughout Japan, including convenience stores, bento shops (弁当屋, bentō-ya?), train stations, and department stores, it is still common for Japanese homemakers to spend time and energy for their spouse, child, or themselves producing a carefully prepared lunch box.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from Flickr:

Geese bento, photo by kitsa_sakurako via Flickr

Cute animals, photo by soulstruck via Flickr

Halloween bento

Halloween, photo by pkoceres via Flickr

Sandwich bento

Sandwich man, photo by kitsa_sakurako via Flickr

Preschooler bento

Sesame street, photo by cuteobento via Flickr

Preschooler bento

Elmo and friends, photo by lovebones via Flickr

Dollar Bill Art

I came across a rather unique post on Twitter, “Art for a Dollar” thanks to @DivineCaroline. A tattoo artist by the name of Scott Campbell, has a signature style, which has been etched via laser beams into stacks of dollar bills. Check out a few of his designs:




Check out the full post by DivineCaroline, “Art for a Dollar.”

Amazing Crayon Art by Christian Faur

As a follow up to the post about construction paper art, here is the amazing crayon art of Christian Faur as discovered on the website. Apparently this creative father was inspired by his daughter’s box of crayons back in 2005 and has been doing it ever since.




Check out more at Christian Faur’s website.

Construction Paper Art Like You’ve Never Seen Before



Construction art like you’ve never seen before. I wonder how many hours Jen Stark put into these creations? Check out more at PJ LightHouse’s blog.

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