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Caffeine High: Photos Show the Universe Bound By Swirling Coffee

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For her series Coffee Universe, photographer Flora Borsi creates arresting manipulations from swirls of morning coffee, blanketing the world in a rich chocolatey hue. By framing city skylines and pastoral landscapes against the decadent backdrop of a caffeinated whirlpool, she elevates the everyday ritual of coffee drinking to the realm of the sublime. In these darkened moments, clouds of fluffy creamer illuminate a busy world in a meditative glow, recalling the preciousness of quiet, thoughtful mornings spent bent over a steamy mug of aromatic coffee.

Borsi’s surreal images have an effect similar to that of paintings by René Magritte; here, the familiar and mundane coffee cup becomes, by some mysterious transmutation, the stuff of the unknowable cosmos, as if through drinking, we might connect with the vastness of the universe.

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via Design Boom

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