cheeming boey

INSPIRATION: styrofoam + coffee + art =

Our favorite coffee spot in houston is called brasil. It's at the corner of Westheimer and Dunlavy and has a great atmosphere, food, and specialty beers, wine and COFFEE! Please don't ask for a bud light because you will just get the stink eye... I lived in the house directly behind brasil for 3 and half years, so I spent a lot of mornings, days, and evenings hanging out there. One thing that I enjoyed looking at while I was waiting in line was the styrofoam cups they displayed on a shelf next to checkout. They weren't just any cups, they had drawings of each employee on them. I thought that was the coolest thing ever! As soon as I saw a new face working, I would immediately look over to the cups to see if they had a new cup portrait.

Recently, I was flipping through the Feb/March issue of foam magazine and I saw CUP O' DOODLES (page 22). The guy in the article, Cheeming Boey, draws his designs on polystyrene foam cups.
  • to buy his cups click here. 
  • to look at his website click here.
  • to read his totally fun journal here. 

I totally freaking love this! I wish I had the money right now to buy one of these! I would make a shelf just for his cups :)

styrofoam plate

I was feeling a little inspired, and didn't have a cup, so I used a styrofoam plate. Have you ever drawn on  styrofoam before? I must say I loved it, especially when you are bored and have to wait... I love the way the pen pushes in and glides so smoothly. Anyway, if you know of any unusual art, send us a link! We would love to check it out.