Focused on environmental awareness rather than flavour, students from the National Taiwan University of the Arts created frozen ice-creams out of the polluted waters of 100 different water sources in Taiwan. At first glance the treats might look like the latest instagrammable food trend but a bite could leave you very ill as it’s filled with dirt, dead fish, oil or nets. The project entitled ‘Polluted Water Popsticles’ aims to raise awareness about the rapid economic growth and urbanization of Taiwan and it’s resulting water pollution. "We had this idea because we believe clean water resources for everyone is a very important thing," said student Hong Yi-chen.
Popsicles Made From Taiwan’s Polluted Water.
A creative approach to spreading awareness of Taiwan’s issue of water pollution
About 90 percent of the sewage samples was contained with plastic, from plastic bags to chopstick wrappers. The team also designed custom wrappers for each one, complete with the source name and a list of presumed ingredients. The students made clear art projects can be extraordinarily beautiful while also addressing real-world problems. Their creatively designed and conceptual approach leaves us thinking about the deep effects of environmental change from a totally different perspective.
Text: Marije Popping
Photography: Hung I-chen
Terracotta is an earthy ceramic that has been produced since the Old Stone Age, at least 29,000 years ago. Latin for "baked earth", Terracotta is based on coarse, porous clay, which is moulded into shape and fired in a kiln at around 1000°C until hard.
Tributes have been pouring in for the Kraftwerk co-founder. Electronic music pioneer Florian Schneider passed away at the end of...
Ceramic artist Jeremy Anderson mines the anthropomorphic tensions, playfulness and individuality of his stoneware sculptures. Jeremy Anderson is a ceramic...
Tyler Mitchell, a prodigy of photography and video. His portraiture has earned him kudos from some of the most influential...
Architect Sophie Hicks places white boxes into grey urban environments. Hicks founded her architecture firm in 1990. Since then, the...
Geometric shapes, block colours and sturdy materials are the basis for Judd’s timeless furniture.
“It’s always Spring in Romain Laprade’s photographs.” Romain Laprade is a Paris based photographer notable for his warm, pastel shades....
The company has been winning awards since 2011, and has worked with Amnesty International, Hermès, Nowness, Selfridges and more. The founders pride themselves on a “cheeky sense of humour.”
Unrecorded’s Australian skincare neighbour tasked designer Valentin Loellmann to give their store a classic yet airy feel.
We are inspired by the White Label Campaign for Ethical Clothing, initiated by the USA’s National Consumers League in 1899.
De School is one of Amsterdam’s most vibrant cultural centres. Their weekly music programme is beautifully curated, with the best techno DJs and producers.