shinobu koizumi's useful snow-like objects won't melt away shinobu koizumi's useful snow-like objects won't melt away
aug 19, 2013

shinobu koizumi's useful snow-like objects won't melt away

shinobu koizumi’s useful snow-like objects won’t melt away
all images courtesy of shinobu koizumi




wanting to preserve the beauty of snow and the fun times playing with it during the winter, japanese designer shinobu koizumi has developed the collection ‘winter memories’. the works are useful daily pieces that appear to be constructed from snow, but are actually made from joined salt crystals fixed with epoxy resin. holding on to the fun winter past time of collecting the white fluffy material and joining it to form a structure, the snow-like paper weight, storage table and snowman vase won’t be disappearing when the winter months end.




the snowman vase is constructed from salt crystals fixed with epoxy resin



the object can hold a flower or pen, which look like arms and detachable test tubes makes it easy to renew the water



surface of the desktop snowman with its snow-like appearance



the snowball paper-weight is also made from salts fixed by epoxy resin and has a metal weight built in



snowball weight



the snowball can be used as a paperweight, it won’t melt away and it’s not wet



snow covered table



the snow on the table acts as a cover for storage



inside of the cover showing the space to contain objects



surface of the thick snow made of salts fixed by epoxy resin



an experiment for the project, a mitten sprinkled with sugar



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • I could probably pass the snowman, and the snowball is a little iffy, but the look of the pile of snow on the table is beyond charming.

    smack says:

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