Tornado With 2 Million Straws by Tokujin Yoshioka

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The imagination of Tokujin Yoshioka has taken our breath away. An installation featuring 2 million transparent straws twist and turn their way around a few of his greatest works. Among them the glistening water block, the texture wonderful honey pop.  His majestic touch on ordinary materials (like glass, paper, fabric, plastic, tissues) cause us to be open minded, stumped in our tendency to underestimate their possibilities.
Simply divine art in full throttle, with an angelic personality. We can’t take our eyes off him, and neither can the rest of the world. He has been honored with the Mainichi Design Award in 2001, the Cultural Affairs Section of Government of Japan, Encourage Prize in 2006, and designer of the year 2007 at Design Miami. Pieces visible at MoMa, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Vitra Design Museum.

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Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.

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