In this charming video, Giselle shows how easy it is to create a temporary masterpiece on a washable and erasable chalkboard t-shirt. Read the rest
Cephalopods and ceramics fuse in Keiko Masumoto's whimsical updates
of traditional Chinese ceramic forms. Read the rest
Dorian Bracht's supremely satisfying videos of crafting exotic wood joints from Japanese and European traditions are both inspiring and envy-inducing. Read the rest
All you knitters or crocheters, this one's for you: temperature blankets.
The basic idea is that, every single day for an entire year, you'll stitch up a new row (or square or circle or other shape). The color you choose is determined by the outside temperature.
When I first came across one on Instagram, I thought it was something pregnant women did to kill time while waiting for baby to arrive. I thought these soon-to-be-moms were measuring their internal body temperature not the one outside. I can see now that I made it too complicated, and weird. To be fair, the crocheter of the one I saw had described it as her "daughter's temperature blanket."
Anyway, it's a super cool and simple idea. And it leaves plenty of room for creativity.
Most people start them at the beginning of the year, but you seem like a rebel to me. Start one today. Read the rest
Jon Almeda makes impossibly small hand-thrown ceramics in a series called Pots in Different Spots. Below are some finished works: Read the rest
The Shed of the Year contest had a number of worthy entries in 2017, but Paul Foden got my vote just before voting closed. SWNS TV took a tour. Read the rest
What started as a hobby making clay flowers turned into Russian artist Alisa Laryushkina's charming animal sculptures. Read the rest
Artist Jada Fitch creates impossibly cute bird feeders
that attach to windows, allowing viewers to enjoy the sights of birds inside what looks like a tiny home. Read the rest
This behind-the-scenes look at the giant practical set built for HBO's 1983 station identification sequence is impressive. It inspired Christopher Johnson at Colossal to dig into the archives for more great examples, including a vintage logo created 63 years ago for Eurovision: Read the rest
All you need to make these movable Wolverine claws are 15 popsicle sticks, six rubber bands, a piece of paper, and glue. Here’s a second, slightly more terrifying version that uses actual blades:
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Landon Meier of Hyperflesh unveiled some crazy new masks at Monsterpalooza 2017: Trump, Putin, and Kim Jong-un masks that are so lifelike people do a double-take. Read the rest
It's fascinating to watch the trial and error as artisans led by Anna Miasowsky try to blow enormous cocoon-shaped sculptures large enough to fit a person inside. Read the rest
Late last year, famed South African artist Esther Mahlangu visited a number of major American cities with a traveling display of her work and hands-on workshops for aspiring artists. It's a great glimpse into her body of work. Read the rest
Romanian artisan Andreea Strete creates these delightful TinyRobots
, charming anthropomorphic creatures made of recycled electronic components. Read the rest
Artisan Daniele Barresi can carve anything into beautiful sculpture: broccoli, papaya, mushrooms. For more lasting works, he creates beautiful sculpted and intaglio soaps:
Check out his Instagram and Facebook for more cool creations.
• Papaya Orchid - Daniele Barresi (YouTube / Dany's Art Show via Bored Panda) Read the rest
Ali Harrison creates lacy, delicate paper cutouts of human organs, like this reproductive system
. She then recreates those as laser-cut wood and T-shirts, like this one
benefiting Planned Parenthood: Read the rest
Water beads look like fun. The clear ones almost disappear when submerged in water. Here's a gif of a guy who suspended a figurine in a jar using water beads:
Making Floating Glass Dolls
Amazon sells water beads by the pound for $7.60, which is enough to make 6 gallons of soaked beads. Read the rest