A sobriety coin is a token given to Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12 step group members representing the amount of time the member has remained sober.
When a twelve-step member is presented with his or her first chip, they are often told, “This chip represents AA’s commitment to you – not your commitment to us”. Sobriety coins themselves do not necessarily help the holder stay sober, but studies have shown a connection between the visual presence of the coin and the holder’s self-resolve. The coins are meant to motivate the holder to continue their abstention from the subject of their addiction.
Sections of fresh bamboo are split to form the sticks for these traditional candies from the old castle town of Sendai. The holder is also of bamboo, and the arrangement,
suggesting sprays of flowers, displays both the charm and the great usefulness of the plant.
Ordinary rice straw is used imaginatively to create a most functional and beautiful container. Since a set of items in Japan is five rather tha half a dozen
(five teacups, five cake plates, and the like), this carrier contains just five eggs. Devised by farmers in Yamagate Prefecture in northern Japan, it is an example
of packaging born of rural necessity. Interestingly enough, it seems to emphasize the freshness of the egg.
“No to Pre-selected Candidates” banner on a back-lit bus shelter advertising. Unintentionally combining the written banner with the calligraphic artwork of a property development artwork.
In a city where the majority of writing is finger scribbled on the screen of a smartphone, Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement has developed into an unexpected platform for handwriting and handmade typography.
Water is spilled on a stone pavement leaving a small stain. As time passes the stain dries up, shrinks and changes shape. Just before the water is completely evaporated the process is put on hold. The new shape of the stain is then being enlarged and recreated with new water. This process repeats and with these interventions the ‘life’ of the stain is artificially refreshed and extended to an unnatural length. Which allows new shapes to evolve that otherwise could never have existed.
Sculptural arches by LIKEarchitects resemble Microsoft Paint squiggles