Again, sorry for the late posting, and I tried to find the examples to fit this point, but actually it’s a bit difficult to find the example that fit completely. Not sure if it will help, but what I found for the example of this point is like the following:
The cover of The Clase Premier Aug 2012
For me, it is really interesting, because usually the portrait should be drawn with art material, however, this designer used the foods to make a mosaic portrait. For me, I think that it’s kind of having the basic rules in their portrait design but still allow the possibility to bend/break those traditional portrait rules.
You can find the video of making process of this portrait here: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/class-premier-august-2012-cover
And another example is this:
Bags Design by JUMP FROM PAPER (http://www.jumpfrompaper.com)
Jump From Paper is a design group from Taiwan. At first, they just think if they could make the bags that exactly what they design on the paper. Then they started to think about design the object into 2D, so their products always look like 3D cartoon bags, but actually are flat and 2D bags. It makes their bag interesting, because every bag in the world is 3D object design. However, it still follow some of the rules of bag design, though they are 2D bags, they still have big volume inside, even then a laptop can be carried in this 2D bag.
At last, is this:
The Baloom Dresses Design by Rie Hosakai (http://www.daisyballoon.com/)
The designer Rie Hosakai used balooms to design dresses, although the life of those dresses are only 24 hours depending on the life of these balooms. On the one hand, the dress is used to decorate the beauty of woman, but on the other hand, as the clothes, they should be durable. Therefore, for me, this is kind of the design that following the rule but also breaking it.