People are so wonderfully creative. Susan Stockwell, UK artist, specializes in ... well... many things, but at the top of the list I would put "creative use of unusual materials". And she uses a lot of coffee and tea, which I think is just grand!
Check out these exceptionally cool items:
This goes in the category of "dress work" - the train of this life-sized dress was stitched together from used coffee filters. The dress itself is coffee stained waxed paper cups, sewn together.
Pretty amazing. And if you ever run out of coffee filters... no, I guess you wouldn't want to pilfer from this piece of art.
She's also fashioned a beautiful Victorian style dress (can I borrow this for an afternoon tea party?) made out of old maps of the British Isles.
She does a lot of map-art. Stuff made out of maps. Maps made out of ... stuff.
In addition to this map of India, made entirely of tea bags stitched together, she's got several versions of the world: here is a map of the world, painted with coffee on coffee filter paper and here's the world painted with tea on tea bag paper. Here's a map made with a tea stain. And here's a map of the America's made with coffee filters glued together.
Check out her website: http://www.susanstockwell.co.uk/
found via Gadling, the travelers weblog