Enchanting and whimsical papercraft buildings

Zim & Zou make these delightful hand-cut paper buildings for their Forest Folks display in Dubai. Read the rest

Modelmaker creates an abandoned VW microbus

Starting with an off-the-shelf model of a VW microbus, Hernandez Dreamphography creates Inner Trip, a diorama of a weathered VW on a wintry field. Read the rest

Diorama so detailed it includes tiny raindrops

Facebook page Modelismo BCN posted this remarkable example of a French diorama that is so lifelike it even has raindrops suspended midair. See the close-up below: Read the rest

Check out these beautiful hand-cut ceramic tiles

Marek Jacisin creates ceramic wall tiles that are painstakingly hand-cut. The cool patterns he ends up with make the effort worthwhile. Read the rest

Here's how hand-printed books get those marble-patterned pages

Paper marbling is alive and well at Oberlin College's Letterpress Studio. Alex Fox filmed his friend Jones Pitsker demonstrating a couple of techniques. Read the rest

Watch these candymakers create adorable candies with a pig design

Candylabs is a Montreal shop that makes amazing handmade candies. They share their secrets to making adorable cylindrical cherry candies with a pig design. The process might keep you guessing until the end as to how they end up with such intricate designs on such tiny candies. Watch and learn!

Their charming origin story from their site:

CandyLabs is a brand new handcrafted candy shop in Montreal that emerged in 2014. A young couple, obsessed with the creation of flavorful candies, makes all of their unique and quality sweets in store. The concept was born in England. There, generations of candy makers prepared caramels and other hard candy in front of a delighted audience. It was in Australia that the young people learned the traditional techniques of candy making under the supervision of a confectioner. It is finally in Montreal, Canada where the couple realized their fantastic childhood dream by opening a candy shop of their own.

Bonus: same thing but with pandas inside a bamboo design:

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DIY concrete lamps with LED string lights

Here's an inexpensive little project that's pretty easy and looks cool: LED-filled glass lights with concrete bases. Glen at DIY Creators takes you through the process. Read the rest

Video on how to make 3D kirigami stars

Here's a fun and easy decoration for your new year's or award show viewing parties, or a craft to do with kids: make some 3D kirigami stars with just some paper and a pair of scissors. Read the rest

Elmer Long on life, truth, and his Bottle Tree Ranch

Mohammed Kerawia shot this charming interview with Elmer Long, owner of the Bottle Tree Ranch on Route 66 in Oro Grande, California. Elmer accepts donations but it is free to enter. Read the rest

Short film on Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum

San Antonio, Texas has what is probably the world's largest collection of toilet seat art under one roof: Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum. Take a couple of minutes to enjoy Wes Plate's profile of a charming old guy's lifelong hobby. Read the rest

1907 upright piano transformed into gorgeous desk

“I turned an 1907 Upright Piano into a luxurious desk.” What an amazing share, via IMGUR. “Seeing how this piano serviced the great depression, WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and to this day, brings me such happiness, to know I have a little piece of history right in my own home.”

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Forget filters, this artist adds real flower crowns to statues

Flower-bombing is the new yarn-bombing if Geoffroy Mottart has his way. He creates flower crowns and beards for statues around Brussels, then posts his handiwork online. Read the rest

Marvel at these layered backlit papercraft silhouettes

Seattle-based artist Brittany Cox creates "dreamboxes," gorgeous hand-cut layers of paper framed and backlit. Most have fantasy or literary themes. Read the rest

Artist creates amazing collages entirely from old denim

Denimu (aka Ian Berry) is a collage artist whose medium is discarded denim clothing. This portrait of Debbie Harry shows the painterly feel of the strips of cloth. Read the rest

Whimsical felt cat caves

Ukranian artist Yuliya Kosata makes felt dwellings for cats that look like something out of Dr. Seuss. Read the rest

Beautiful wood and bead wall and ceiling ornament

This modular piece of art would be cool with the intricate woodcarving alone, but the meticulously placed beads in the style of indigenous Camentsá artists from Colombia take it to the next level. Read the rest

Watch how incredibly delicate Japanese gold leaf is made and applied

If you end up at some fancy event this month where gold leaf decorates the food, that gold leaf will be far thicker than traditional Japanese hand-pounded gold leaf, which can be as thin as 0.0001 millimeters. See how it's made in the fascinating video. Read the rest

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