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Cute and Soulful: Wooden Toys Wood Youmind


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 »

Handsome Devils Puppets: These Eerie Puppets Are Made With Human Hair, Antique Lace, And A Dead Grandmother’s Jewelry

The artist Han overcomes personal trauma by making puppets reminiscent of memento mori. Inspired by morbid memories and antique funerary rituals, the Handsome Devils are hand-sculpted, incredibly detailed puppets, decorated with spooky ephemera like bones found in a field or fragments of the artist’s grandmother’s jewelry. In addition to original characters, many of the puppets Han builds are based on iconic horror films or famously mysterious personalities, like Sylvia Plath. Continue reading »

The Magnificent Floating Puppets of Les Plasticiens Volants

An inflatable snake hovers during a performance by the French street theater company Plasticiens Volants in Berlin, Germany. The spectacle, featuring gigantic flying inflatable fairy-tale creatures and performers on stilts and in costume ,was a part of celebrations for the 125th anniversary of the Kurfuerstendamm, known locally as the Ku’damm, a shopping boulevard. (Adam Berry/Getty Images) Continue reading »