Happy Thursday! Time for another Cool Things of the Week. This week is definitely a mixed bag of happy, sad, and awesome.
1. Illuminated Cut Paper Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti / Colossal
These cut paper light boxes are absolutely amazing, in the detail and how the way they are illuminated makes the sense so realistic and filled with motion. It's a very unique style, and the scenes almost look like illustrations rather than paper.
2. Maps of Countries Made From Their Regional Foods / Co.Design
This is a really cool project not just because of the patience and skill that went into arranging these foods into maps (and the research), but the fact that you can learn a lot about the regional foods of each country. There are multiple country maps, all expertly assembled—definitely check them all out.
3. The Color Palettes and Symmetry of Wes Anderson / The Fox is Black
I've seen a good deal of Wes Anderson's films and loved everyone, so it's great to see that there is a Tumblr dedicated to the color palettes and symmetry of each. They're just so pretty to look at. And I want to see The Grand Budapest Hotel even more now.
4. "My Addiction to Exercise Permanently Damaged My Body. But It Also Taught Me How to Love Myself." / Greatist
This article is lengthy, but a must read for any runners or anyone who works or regularly. It's an honest account of how one woman who continuously used exercise as an emotional outlet literally ran herself and her body down to the point where she can no longer run. As someone who uses exercise to relieve stress, this really spoke to me about creating balance and just how easily something healthy can become unhealthy. Definitely worth a read.
5. A Delicate Typeface Made from Paper / Design Taxi
It's a typeface. Made out of PAPER. And it's gorgeous. No really, go look at the rest. I can't get over it.
I saw a documentary in high school about the aftermath of Chernobyl and the city of Pripyat, and I've always found it kind of oddly fascinating what has been left behind of the city. One photographer braved the radiation and captured some amazing photos of what was left behind, and the people who are still affected by the incident to this day.
Did you find anything cool this week?