Beautiful Embroidered Textile Moths and Cicadas by Yumi Okita

By artfido / August 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

These stunning oversized moths and insects by Yumi Okita are constructed with fabric, embroidery thread, fake fur, wire, and feathers. Yum makes each piece by hand, creating faithful interpretations of actual insects like the Oleander Hawk Moth or the Peacock Butterfly. Here are some of our favorites…

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LEGO Tape Lets You Turn Anything Into A Lego Surface!

By artfido / March 16, 2017 / 3 Comments

Imagine being able to build around corners, on curved surfaces, or even onto the sides of that sailing ship you’ve just spent hours building. You forgot to engineer a point of attachment for that sweet dinosaur-smashing cannon? No problem. Snip a length of Nimuno Loops, stick it on the hull, mount your cannon and be on yarr […]

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Artist and Hair Stylist Paints Hair After Famous Paintings

By artfido / February 2, 2016 / 1 Comment

Artist are often inspired by the Great Masters when they create their own works. One such artist, hairdresser Ursula Goff, has taken the inspiration into the hair arena by bringing the colour swatches from famous paintings into her client’s hair. She spends many hours ensuring that her color scheme roughly approximates the hues in Van Gogh’s Starry Night or […]

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The Loch Ness Monster is Real and Infuses Your Tea

By artfido / February 1, 2016 / 1 Comment

It’s still up for debate as to whether or not the Loch Ness Monster is real or not, but in the world of tea he is alive and well AND infusing your tea just for kicks! The guys over at OTOTO Design came up the these Baby Nessie Tea Infusers, and they may change your tea-time […]

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A Dinosaur Egg Candle Hatches Into a Baby Raptor When it Melts

By artfido / December 23, 2015 / 1 Comment

If you’re like us, your first ‘encounter’ with a Raptor was in Stephen Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, with the critters terrorizing the park with their intelligence, speed and thirst to kill anything and everything in their path. Fortunately for us (and unfortunately for the dinosaurs), a Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event occurred which effectively wiped all dinosaurs off the […]

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A chicken lover knits jumpers for her hens

By artfido / November 23, 2015 / 5 Comments

Meet Nicola and her mother Ann from Cornwall, England. In one of the more touching stories we’ve encountered recently, these ladies rescue retired battery chickens by giving them a new home. They own around 60 hens and half of them are former battery chickens, who, unfortunately, having spent all their lives in cages, are not able to acclimatize […]

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LEGO Creates Slippers to End 66 Years of Stepping on LEGO Pain!

By artfido / November 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

Let’s face it, unless you’ve lived under a rock all your life, you are well aware of the searing pain associated with standing on a piece of LEGO. Fortunately, there is now a way to protect yourself from these domestic minefields: LEGO, working together with French advertising agency Brand Station, has invented anti-LEGO slippers! It […]

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Artist Creates Spectacularly Painted Logs to Show Us Nature is in Trouble

By artfido / November 3, 2015 / 1 Comment

These works are not just spectacularly painted, but they are painted with a distinct meaning in mind. Artist Alison Moritsugu paints these nature landscapes on tree trunks that mimic the art styles of 18th and 19th century to juxtapose the idyllic images of nature with tangible results of her destruction. Moritsugu’s art is supposed to remind people […]

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Rings That Become Animals When 3 Pieces Are Put Together

By artfido / August 27, 2015 / 2 Comments

Bangkok artist “m e r r y m e” is the creator of the 3 ring, a set of rings that can be assembled into animals! They are sold in sets of three rings that, when worn together, make an animal. Some, like the crane, should be worn all on one finger. The squirrel set, however, […]

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Painstakingly Hand Crafted World Globes By One of the Last Globemakers

By artfido / August 25, 2015 / 6 Comments

Peter Bellerby wanted a globe for his father’s 80th birthday. Unfortunately, he had to choose between flimsy cheap globes and fragile antiques. Bellerby chose the door number three, and decided to make one himself. This was much harder than he realized, starting with the search for accurate maps, and ending up with globe rotation issues. Along […]

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