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Novel ways of looking at salt. Part 2*

Cooking aside, Japanese culture is strong on rituals using salt.

Restaurateurs pour salt into cone-shaped piles at their front entrance to attract customers and to keep evil energy out.

Sumo wrestlers perform pre-match salt ceremonies, often with dramatic sprays in the air of the white stuff, to ward off opposing negative elements and to bring on a victory…. Read more…

A mighty macro

This is not a close-up of ice cubes in a rock glass about to be splashed with vodka, nor some walls in an ice hotel. This is a crystal of table salt, magnified 45 times, which oddly doesn’t seem like a lot when you stop to consider the size of a grain of salt. Read more…

Today’s astonishing talent: Hong Yi makes pictures using coffee and the bottom of her coffee cup.

The piece took 12 hours to make. Back story and video.

via the apt InspireMeNow