We know peanuts as the versatile legumes that mash into a delicious butter, are enjoyed especially in the US, and are much loved by bar-goers. But what happens when they take on a life of their own?

Contributor Nailia Schwarz took that idea and really ran with it. Scrolling through Schwarz’s collection gives us not only a sense of the creativity in her concept, but also sparks the imagination for other possibilities. Perhaps our kitchen cupboards hold more artistic potential than we ever previously believed.

Peanut worker carrying chili peppers 
Peanut worker carrying chili peppers 
Peanut man and walnut brain
Peanut man and walnut brain
Old peanut couple walking
Old peanut couple walking
Two peanuts working against each other
Two peanuts working against each other
Peanuts unwrapping gifts on Christmas
Peanuts unwrapping gifts on Christmas
Two peanuts going for a swim
Two peanuts going for a swim
A peanut man and dog in the garden
A peanut man and dog in the garden
Peanut men on a slide
Peanut men on a slide

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