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Cute and Soulful: Wooden Toys Wood Youmind

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Wood Youmind is an artist from Thailand. He mostly makes wooden toys of varying degrees of charm, but sometimes he also creates toys out of junk. Wood Youmind’s work is wonderful and has a sense of childlike simplicity and innocence – anyway, the nicest crafts. Continue reading »

Canadian Artist Sharon Nowlan Creates Stunning and Enchanting Pebble Art

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Canadian Artist Sharon Nowlan creates stunning and enchanting pebble art. Sharon is based in Pictou, Province of Nova Scotia, and she creates charming storytelling using just small pebbles and other found stuff, which compose adorable scenarios on sheets of paper. Continue reading »

The Pysanka — Ukrainian Easter Eggs with Strength

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Thousands of years ago, agrarian people living in the area now known as Ukraine depended on the sun for survival. It gave them light, warmed them and made their crops grow. Not surprisingly, they came to venerate the sun as one of their most-important gods and created rituals to honor this deity. Pagan spring rituals celebrated the return of the sun after a long, dark winter and the humble egg played a central role in this celebration. Continue reading »

Impressive Honeycomb Sculptires by Tomáš Libertíny

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Currently living and working in Rotterdam, through his art, Tomáš Libertíny continually explores the beauty and intelligence of nature as well as probing into the existential questions of the human mind. Continue reading »

Cute Cat Hats by Amélie Segarceanu

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Amélie Segarceanu is like the Karl Lagerfeld in the cat world. Her materials aren’t cheap dollar store arts and crafts paper, but rather fine merino wool. If you wish to take your cat’s general coolness to the next level, check out Amélie’s Etsy store. Featured below are some of our favorites. Continue reading »

The Most Fantasy Creatures From Another World By Katyushka Dolls

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Polish Artists Kasia and Jacek (Katyushka) create the most fantasy creatures from another world. Kasia and Jacek Anyszkiewicz, are a couple of Polish artists who have a great passion for these mythical creatures. The majority of the items are composed of extremely gracious and enchanting versions of magical beasts and animals – such as sharks, bats, spiders, and seahorses. Continue reading »

Custom LEGO of Zelenskyy and Molotov Cocktails Raise Funds for Ukraine

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A custom lego store in Chicago is selling custom designed LEGOs modeled after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Molotov Cocktails. All the proceeds are going to a charity that provides medical aid to Ukraine and the surrounding countries. Continue reading »

Creep Magic: An Artist Makes Fairies Out Of Dead Insects

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Cedric Laquieze is an artist and sculptor from Amsterdam with a fantasy that is astoundingly inventive. One of his most famous series of works are fairy tales that Lakuiz creates from pieces of dead beetles. Continue reading »

Food Monsters: Sandwich Beasts by Kasia Haupt

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Sandwich Monsters is a hobby blog created by creative director Kasia Haupt where she publishes her absolutely spectacular sandwiches that she makes out of everyday lunchtime foods. Continue reading »

Gods and Monsters: Sculptures by Jorge Norgaard

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Jorge Norgaard is a sculptor from the United States who works in both material and digital form. As a freelancer, Norgaard does not limit himself to any one theme – he brilliantly sculpts both characters already existing in mass culture and authorial monsters. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Fantastical Illustrations And Miniature Sculptures

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According to Michelle Petersen: “My miniature sculptures and illustrations are all inspired by my love for nature and fantasy. The sculptures are made with polymer clay and incorporate found materials from nature (stones, wood, acorns, shells), and my two-dimensional work is made with a combination of ink, watercolor and charcoal.

I try to show, through the lens of fantasy, every facet of nature that inspires me; from small and whimsical to majestic, mysterious and unsettling.” Continue reading »

Embroidered Sculptures of Woodland Treasures by Amanda Cobbett

Every day, Amanda Cobbett walks her dog in the Surrey Hills and observes the minute changes in the woodland around her. The embroidery artist takes note of the different lichen, fungi and bark patterns she finds in different parts of the forest; later, using photographs and a magnifying light, she recreates them in painstaking detail out of thread, paper, papier-mache and silk. Continue reading »

Bizarre Sculptures by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt From the 18th Century

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, an eighteenth-century German sculptor active in Austria, is best known for his series of dramatic “character heads.” The metal and stone busts are often disturbing in their extreme expressions. They have long prompted critics and scholars to speculate that the artist made them in reaction to an undiagnosed mental illness. Continue reading »

Denture Drill Bit Holder Is a Brilliant Use For 3D Printer

In case you haven’t heard, conventional tool boxes are totally old news. Why lug around a boring box when you can fire up a 3D printer and make this creepy thing? Just as the name suggests, this desktop storage device lets you keep all of your drill bits organized in a pair of realistic hinged dentures. Continue reading »

A Slightly Kinder Teacup⁣⁣: A Simple Idea That Works

(acasso) is a team of multidisciplinary designers and engineers with a profound sense of craftsmanship. Located in Seoul, South Korea.

According to (acasso) team: “We started this project with a simple idea. What if a subtle mark on a teacup guides you to where to put the teabag string? Of course, this isn’t a big deal, but it sounded interesting enough to put a little smile on our faces. So, here it is.⁣⁣” Continue reading »

50 Times People Spotted Stupid Design Decisions In Public Places And Just Had To Share

“The Chairs Waiting For You In The Laser Eye Clinic’s Reception”

We often form our opinion of a city by judging the quality of its public spaces. If they give us a hard time, most likely we won’t be too psyched about returning to it. And unfortunately, there are plenty of ways urban planners and interior designers ruin our everyday life and force us into dreadful anxiety-inducing situations. Continue reading »

Memory Veil: 10,000 Strands Of Red String Beads Art Installation

“The beads on a bead curtain in his house to keep track of what he learned”- Jishi Zhu (Memory Beads), Meng (2003, 2004). Continue reading »

Artist Couple Creates Unapologetic Embroideries With Funny And Honest Quotes

According to an artists: “Hi Everyone! Our names are Karla and Fabricio and we are Lisbon, Portugal-based creatives behind the Rebordação Handmade Embroidery project. Through our creative embroidery hoop art, our mission is to create “embroideries to make your day a little happier and funny.” From Van Gogh to Britney Spears, many well-known figures are represented in our work.” Continue reading »

Artist Creates Mosaic Art Using Upcycled Surfboards And Other Things

According to Anne Marie Price: “I am an artist in Southern California who specializes in creating mosaics and I love what I get to do. Continue reading »

Like People But Even Better: Charming and Realistic Dolls by Anna Zueva

Anna Zueva’s dolls are strikingly detailed and, in general, the author’s attention to images. Each doll seems to have its own life story – mysterious, like a dream, or simple, but more charming. Continue reading »

Ukrainian Artist Continues To Remove Makeup From Dolls To Repaint Them In A Very Realistic Way

The unrealistic portrayal of dolls and their effect on the female self-image is a persistent discussion surrounding the kids’ toys industry. Dolls for girls were, and in most cases still are, an ideal of proportional body shape and beauty, which has been influencing girls around the world from a very young age. This perfectly symmetrical and flawless image has become an aspiration, though it‘s far from realistic. This is why we are thankful for artists who think of the box and contribute to a change by carrying the message of individual and unique beauty. Continue reading »

The Epic Alien-Inspired Installation by Mire Lee

In 2021, the Berlin Schinkel Pavillon opened a special exhibition as part of the Berlin Art Week. In a scenario that is as seductive as it is dystopian, «HR Giger & Mire Lee» combines for the first time the worlds of Swiss visionary HR Giger and the works of South Korean artist Mire Lee. Continue reading »

Artist Makes a Unique Ceramic Sets with a Love of Nature

“Amanita-inspired teacups and saucers for a fairy tea party”

According to Miss Wondersmith: “I made all of these vessels and tea sets out of clay because I wanted to honor my love of nature in a way that was both beautiful and functional. Continue reading »

Cool Photos Of Women Who Dared To Get Their Hair Cut Short And Got Awesome Results Thanks To This Hairstylist

If you are looking for a change after the interesting year that was 2021, why not use this time wisely to plan your next short haircut? Over the past decade or so, short hairstyles have stunned the world of media, and these days more and more women prove that gone are the days when women were expected to keep long, luscious hair just to avoid stereotypes. Continue reading »

Vintage Japanese Watercolor Sketches of Toy Designs

The Ningyo-Do Bunko database features thousands of late 19th and early 20th Century watercolor sketches of Japanese toy designs. More can be seen at Japan’s Akita Prefectural Library, which holds a series of six toy design illustration books produced between 1891 and 1913 by Yamada of Kyoto. Continue reading »