Remember Rie Hosokai, aka Daisy Balloon, the insane balloon artist who created lavish haute couture dresses using that skill we all thought was reserved for children’s birthday parties? Well, she’s back and collaborating with Hitspark, a new product label that just launched.
Apple Bear 800 was made from – you guessed it – balloons. The artist painstakingly organized 800 tiny balloons to create the bear, another 700 for the background, for a whopping 1500 total. This ephemeral masterpiece can be yours for 150,000 yen (100 yen per balloon?) but only for about 2 years, which is how long the balloons will stay inflated for. But even after deflation this piece could be beautiful in its own right.