Shadow People

Finnish photographer Juha Arvid Helminen has created a black on black series that has me all aflutter. It’s the same mix of fear and attraction as the first time I read The Invisible Man or watched The Headless Horseman at the age of six.

(Vacuum) sealed with a kiss

Love can be comforting, confining, or even suffocating.
One Japanese photographer who refers to himself only as Photographer Hal images the complex emotion to be all that and more – binding, intimate, and at times, claustrophobic.

Newar

The feet of a Newar girl are pictured during an Ihi ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal. In the ceremony, girls are married to Bel, the fruit of a wood-apple tree, before reaching puberty.

Daydreamer

Designers Cheng-Tsung Feng and Kai-Ting Lin have invented a modular ball pillow furniture piece from artificial fur, low-density foam, high-density foam, and canvas. Dubbed Daydreamer, the ball pillows are made to work with one another.