Salvador Dalí would’ve loved these dishes. German artist Evelyn Bracklow of La Philie uses beautiful pieces of vintage porcelain as her canvas for one-of-a-kind works of art that are as likely to delight as they are to repulse. With a skilled and delicate hand, Evelyn paints swarms of tiny ants crawling all over the otherwise pristine plates, cups, and containers.

"The idea for this work resulted from pure chance, when the sight of a carelessly placed plate—by then wandered by ants—fascinated me so much that I felt the urge to simply conserve this image. Fear, disgust, fascination and admiration: this very interplay of feelings constitutes the charm of the work. Furthermore, to me, the ants symbolize all the stories that any formerly discarded piece of porcelain carries with it. Where one once dined and drank, today ants bustle in ever new formations, every single one applied with a great love for detail."

Some of these pieces are currently available for purchase via the La Philie Etsy shop.

Visit Colossal to view more.

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“The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time.” Louis-Ferdinand Céline (via misswallflower)

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““We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving… We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins… We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. We never want to be as passive-aggressive as our mothers, never want to marry men as uninspired as our fathers… We are the daughters of the feminists who said, “You can be anything,” and we heard, “You have to be everything.””” Courtney Martin

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some photos I took of Dejima in Nagasaki. It’s a mix of Dutch and Japanese interior styles and my reference for the Hand Merchant’s living quarters.

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