I’m in love with this mobile. (Seriously.) Because it’s copper, it’s not only beautiful, but it can be used indoors and outdoors. Its maker, Rachel, chose to put her’s outdoors and left it unsealed so it develops a natural patina over time. (Yes to patina!) The materials to make one are minimal and include 1/8″ copper tubing, florist wire, clear fishing line or microfilament and the very optional clear spray sealer. For the entire tutorial, visit DIY in PDX. Continue Reading
Give tabletop decor a new use and a warm-weather-appropriate makeover with this awesome DIY idea!
Reuben at Rancho Reubidoux snagged a few wire sculptures* for cheap from One Kings Lane with the idea of turning them into something amazing. Inspiration struck when, armed with a roll of aluminum tape, he began transforming the wire shapes into functional works of art:
I’ve long associated macramé, the process of making textiles by knotting rather than weaving or knitting, with kitschy owl-shaped wall hangings from the 1970s. (My grandma was quite fond of them, bless her heart.) So, to see the technique used to create intricate works of art is not only unexpected, but completely fascinating!
Fiber artist Ed Bing Lee has been producing stunning textile pieces using macramé techniques for the past few decades, but recently translated the medium into 3D form with his series Delectable. Continue Reading
Carl Kleiner is a commercial photographer based in Sweden whose portfolio is full of incredible imagery! Today, of course, we’re highlighting this series of food sculptures he created and photographed. It’s got just the right amount of whimsy to send you off into a new weekend!
Be sure to check out the rest of his portfolio for more delicious eye candy!
These insanely detailed miniature food sculptures are made by artist Shay Aaron using regular ol’ polymer clay (you know, “Sculpey”, that craft store staple). Don’t they look good enough to eat??
I honestly don’t know how he is able to achieve such intricate detail (I mean really… those tomatoes? Amazing.), but he does! Each tiny, appetizing morsel is made in 1:12 scale, designed to fit most standard dollhouses.
I swear these dolls eat better than I do! Continue Reading
Just when you thought you’d seen everything in the way of bathroom vanities come this creation from artist Benjamin Bullins. Taking his inspiration from a single object–in this case a discarded bicycle–Benjamin then begins to build his mixed media sculptures around it. He infuses his creations with objects that celebrate the culture of New Orleans, his hometown, including the mirror, also pictured above, which was constructed using a trombone case. For more information about the vanity, mirror and bathroom, visit Atticmag. Continue Reading
Hi Curbly! I’m excited to be back again for the 3rd day in a row! OK so as the above photo suggests, Monday’s successful wall art diy has made me even more obsessed with creating complimenting pieces in the starburst/urchin genre… and a recent visit to my local $.99 store made it easy for me to just go with it! I found the most amazingly shaped crystal picks (they have a very cool graduated triangular shape at the ends that adds so much more dimension than your usual bamboo skewer!). Continue Reading
It took Scott Weaver 35 years to recreate San Francisco entirely out of toothpicks. The sculpture as a whole is impressive, but it’s the individual details that’ll blow your mind.
Wanna see more of Scott’s toothpick city? Visit The Tinkering Studio to take a video tour. It’s worth the trip!
As usual, Curbly’s Clippings page is full of great inspiring images from all over the internet this week. Here’s a quick roundup in case you missed it:
This abstract acyrlilic block with scrap wood suspended inside makes a striking sculpture.
Possibly the best use of a Pantone color guide that I’ve ever seen. Ok, definitely.
I tweeted this one already, but still, I love the use of turqoise in this kitchen (and normally I hate it, even though it’s one of the few color words my daughter knows … she’s two, so don’t judge). Continue Reading
Some vases just might be more beautiful without flowers in them. Here’s a few examples. The Piso vase, pictured above, by Olav Slingerland when couple with 15 of its mates is extraordinary. At $109 a pop (that’s $1,744 for all) I probably wouldn’t want to risk mucking up the inside with stem swill anyway.