Wooden Statue Of Melania Trump Burned In Her Native Slovenia

Wooden Statue Of Melania Trump Burned In Her Native Slovenia
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A scarecrow-like wooden statue of U.S. First Lady Melania Trump has been burned in her native country of Slovenia, according to reports. Continue reading »

Melania Trump Wooden Statue Unveiled Close To Her Hometown In Slovenia

Melania Trump Wooden Statue Unveiled Close To Her Hometown In Slovenia

A life-size wooden statue of US first lady Melania Trump has been unveiled in her birth country of Slovenia, but not everyone is pleased with it. The sculpture was erected next to the Sava River in the village of Rozno, around 8km from Mrs Trump’s hometown of Sevnica. Continue reading »

“And In The Endless Sounds There Came A Pause”: Distorted Wooden Sculptures By Paul Kaptein

"And In The Endless Sounds There Came A Pause": Distorted Wooden Sculptures By Paul Kaptein

Sculpture is one of the most ancient forms of art. But despite its strong traditions, sculpture hasn’t lost its appeal to contemporary artists. One of them is the Paul Kaptein. His artworks are well known for their distorted-like appearances. Kaptein has added to his sculptures a sense of emptiness, creating a figurative dialogue between immateriality and materiality. Continue reading »

“Origin Of The Beginning”: Surreal Woden Installations Inspired By The Childhood Memories Of Levi van Veluw

"Origin Of The Beginning": Surreal Woden Installations Inspired By The Childhood Memories Of Levi van Veluw

Dutch artist Levi van Veluw will showcase new work from a series of new installations, photographs and videos in which he draws from his own childhood memories to thematically and narratively develop his own brand ofself-portraiture. Continue reading »

A Towering Wooden Sculpture By Daniel Popper Welcomes Beachgoers In Tulum

A Towering Wooden Sculpture By Daniel Popper Welcomes Beachgoers In Tulum

South African artist Daniel Popper, known for his massive figurative sculptures, has constructed a new artwork as part of an arts and culture festival in Tulum, Mexico. The towering installation is titled Ven a la Luz (come into the light), and is comprised of wood and rope formed into a female figure. Her torso is filled with lush green plants, which creates an archway for viewers to walk through. Continue reading »

20 Wooden Sculptures That Are So Realistic They’ll Leave Everyone With Goosebumps

20 Wooden Sculptures That Are So Realistic They’ll Leave Everyone With Goosebumps
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“I saw the image in a piece of material, and then I just set it free.” This is how many famous sculptors describe their work. Sometimes their creations are so uncannily realistic that you might feel a little scared looking at them, yet you’re unable to drag your gaze away. Continue reading »

These 80-Year-Old Wooden Escalators Become A Beautiful Sculpture

These 80-Year-Old Wooden Escalators Become A Beautiful Sculpture

Turning old wooden escalators, 80 years old, into a beautiful aerial sculpture celebrating both the past and modernity? This is the idea of the Australian artist Chris Fox, whose creation entitled Interloop has just been installed in the Wynyard Station of the Sydney underground. This monumental installation pays tribute to the old wooden escalators of the city, since replaced by more modern metal versions. Continue reading »

Russian Craftsman Makes Stunning Wooden Zippo Lighters

Russian Craftsman Makes Stunning Wooden Zippo Lighters

Many precious wood types are used by this man to create those nice looking wooden Zippos. Here how he does it. Continue reading »

Ukrainian Technician Builds A Family Of Robots Out Of 1750 Wooden Parts

Ukrainian Technician Builds A Family Of  Robots Out Of 1750 Wooden Parts
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Dmitry Balandin uses a wooden external prosthesis as he plays with his wooden models Centurion, Amazonand Kid in his flat in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine. It took Balandin, who works as a crane operator, eighteen months to build models from 1750 parts. Continue reading »

This Curvaceous Wooden House Sits Among The Trees

This Curvaceous Wooden House Sits Among The Trees

Architecture and interior design firm Malan Vorster, have designed the House Paarman Tree House in Cape Town, South Africa. The small one bedroom home in the trees was built from materials that when left untreated, would allow the materials to weather naturally with the surrounding forest. Continue reading »

Russian Craftsman Shapes Wooden Motor Tricycle

Russian Craftsman Shapes Wooden Motor Tricycle

A Russian carpenter Dmitry Gubenko has manufactured a wooden motor tricycle. The three-wheeled vehicle has a 9.5 horsepower engine similar to the one used in a usual motorbike. Before this wooden motor tricycle, Dmitry has made a Basket Weave Bike in 2015. Continue reading »

Belarusian Company Began Production Of Wooden Bicycles

Belarusian Company Began Production Of Wooden Bicycles

Wooden sunglasses, wooden phone cases, looks like demand for everything wooden rose these days. And now this Belarus company started making wooden bicycles. Let’s see what those are about and how they look like. Continue reading »

Ivan Khafizov Captures The Beauty Of Russian Hand-Carved Wooden Window Frames

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Russian photographer Ivan Khafizov has travelled to 140 villages across Mother Russia to document amazing hand-carved wooden window frames, known as nalichniki. For his nalichniki.com project, Ivan visited 20 Russian regions, photographing window-cover crafts to create his “Virtual Museum of Traditional Window Covers”. Continue reading »

Wearable Wooden Bags That Blends With Nature Patterns

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Things we love from Istanbul: pistachio-flavored Turkish delights, handwoven wool kilims, and embroidered wooden clutches. Grav Grav, short for the phrase “gravity is gravity,” is a label started by Merve Burma, a young designer born and raised in Istanbul. Working out of a studio in her hometown, Burma creates unique wooden satchels, backpacks, clutches, and purses—but it was the wooden bags with intricate embroidered detailing that first caught our eye. Continue reading »

Buddhist Monk Makes Footprints In Wooden Floorboards Through 20 Years Of Prayer

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70 year-old Buddhist monk Hua Chi has been praying in the same spot at his temple in Tongren, China for over 20 years. His footprints, which are up to 1.2 inches deep in some areas, are the result of performing his prayers up to 3000 times a day. Now that he is 70, he says that he has greatly reduced his quantity of prayers to 1,000 times each day. Continue reading »

Mike Rea’s Meticulously Crafted Wooden Sculptures Are A Film Nerd’s Heaven

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Chicago artist Mike Rea builds hyper-realistic wooden replicas of objects that have a connection to the culture of a stereotypical heterosexual male. His sculptures are either props from science fiction cinema, or personal memories – made primarily from wood, burlap and Styrofoam. Rea builds things like jail cells, video cameras used for filming pornography, Anaconda snakes, pick axes, robots, strange bits of machinery, Scuba diving tanks, and amplifiers. All are meticulously crafted and are rooted in pop culture. Rea is a self confessed film geek, watching up to 3 films a day and draws a lot of inspiration from the ‘swagger’ and macho attitudes in films like Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. Continue reading »

Ancient Wooden Churches Of Karelia Land

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If you really want to see a lot of old Russian traditional wooden architecture, namely churches and chapels, then for sure you need to visit Karelia. This land borders Finland for over 1,000 km along its length on one side, and like Finland is called “Land of the Lakes” with over 90,000 small lakes. Since the early times people have lived here and built these beautiful, unique wooden churches. Let’s see inside, thanks to the Russian blogger Alexei, who took those awesome photos! Continue reading »

Elegantly Carved Wooden Platform Shoes

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Etsy seller LanVy Nguyen of New York City used to work in corporate finance. Now, she is “a designer of things beautiful.” And they certainly are! She designs wooden wedge shoes that are so beautiful that they look like they belong in museums instead of closets. They’re custom made by craftsmen in Vietnam, who take 18 days to make each pair. Continue reading »

Intricately Carved Wooden Animal Sculptures Leap To Life

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Rippling muscles, thick horns, and fur so realistic that you can almost feel the wind blowing through it — Guiseppe Rumerio sculpts lifelike animals with the most intrinsic anatomical details to bring his wooden creatures to life. Tucked away in Ortisei, a small town in Northern Italy, this gifted sculptor has made a name for himself in the woodworking community with his breathtaking carvings, clearly expressing his fascination with nature. All of his wood sculptures are painstakingly hand-carved, exhibiting intricate details that reveal an authentic sense of life flowing from artist to creation. Continue reading »

Amazing Wooden VW Beetle Made By Bosnian Pensioner

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A Bosnian pensioner has made a wooden Volkswagen Beetle. Momir Bojić, 71, created the car from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak. The avid VW Beetle fan worked on his labour of love for more than two years. He covered the bodywork of a regular Beetle in thousands of oak tiles, each one of which required no fewer than 23 separate procedures. Mr Bojic made all of the wooden fittings – steering wheel, gearstick, hubcaps, radio – in his garden workshop. The car is perfectly roadworthy, and Mr Bojić says its draws crowds wherever it goes. Continue reading »

Secret Worlds Hidden Inside A Wooden Ring

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No matter how much jewelry you own, chances are that you don’t own anything quite like this. “What’s so special about these rings?” I hear you cry. Well, the answer is simple. These rings aren’t normal rings. These rings contain secret worlds. These otherworldly rings are the creation of Canadian jewelry maker Secret Wood. They’re all handmade using fresh wood, jewelry resin, and beeswax, and no two rings are the same which means that the little world you’ll carry on your finger is unique only to you. Continue reading »

Elegant Wooden Chair Hand-Carved From A Single Tree Stump

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‘The Glemham I’ was produced by the artist Alex Johnson during a residency at White House Farm, which is the seasonal home of The Alde Valley Spring Festival near Great Glemham, England. Its stump was harvested from the farm and felled by a local timber man. Johnson then began slowly shaping and forming the wood into a elegant piece of furniture, with curved arms that flow into intricate flourishes adorning the base of the chair. Continue reading »

Gigantic Wooden Megaphones

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People gather near the wooden megaphones in the forest near Pahni village, Estonia, September 28, 2015. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters) Continue reading »

A Photographer Found An Abandoned Wooden Model Of Russian Buran Spacecraft

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Russian photographer Aleksander Markin found an abandoned wooden model (1:3 scale) of Russian Buran spacecraft at the far corner of Zhukovsky airfield, not far from Moscow, Russia. But, according to Aleksander, the model it no longer exists, it’s destroyed. Continue reading »

A Chinese Craftsman Has Built An Electronic Wooden Car That Is Completely Drivable

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Lui Fulong is a 48 year old Chinese carpenter who designed this energy efficient electric car made out of wood. It runs on batteries and can travel up to 19 miles per hour (32 km/h). Continue reading »