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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Woman in Japan Walks the Streets With a Custom Pair of Pigeon Shoes

By artfido / June 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Designer Kyoto Ohata is a problem solver. You see Kyoto often walked through an area filled with pigeons in Japan and was concerned that her presence was frighting them as they scattered each time she passed. To overcome this problem and befriend the pigeons, Kyoto created her own pair of hilarious pigeon-themed high heels. What do […]

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Make Your Own Fidget Spinner

By artfido / May 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

The newest viral sensation around the world is the ‘fidget spinner’. We’ve had enough of seeing kids fork out their pocket money for cheap fidget spinners, so here’s how you can make your very own, DIY style. Get the kids around and have some fun! Credits: Matthew Charles (Pure Imagination) and Realmoms Instructions: Bike chain […]

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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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Nature Contained in Resin Makes For Some Spectacular Handcrafted Jewelry

By artfido / December 3, 2015 / 1 Comment

Nothing can stop you in your tracks as promptly as an amazing piece of jewelry.  If it is hand made, even better.  This happened to us when we came across the original creations by Sarah Smith who designs jewelry that allows anyone to carry a bit of nature with them at all times. Sarah produces each piece […]

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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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The Art of the Colourful Handwoven Mandala

By artfido / September 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

With the advent of social media, art of all forms are constantly being ‘re-discovered’ and ‘reinvented’ to an entirely new audience of hungry eyes and minds. One such art form which we have seen become hugely popular in recent times is that of the mandala. Artist Jay Mohler has reached master level in this art form, meticulously […]

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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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Amazing Photorealistic Portraits Created with a Single Piece of Thread

By artfido / August 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

Kumi Yamashita is a New York artist who uses mathematics and her expertise in visual calculations to create thread and nail portraits called Constellation. The artist’s work astounds many with its meticulously executed construction and the fine details that are captured through her creative diligence. By using three basic items—a wooden block (painted white), nails, and a single piece of […]

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Artist Quits Her Job To Create Amazing Paper Art

By artfido / August 8, 2015 / 2 Comments

Quilling, or paper filigree, is the art of using shaped strips of paper and artist Sena Runa is one of the best we’ve seen. It involves gluing, twisting, rolling and otherwise manipulating paper to create 3D shapes. Sena discovered the art a few years ago, and recently quit who job to take it up full time. […]

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