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
Give tabletop decor a new use and a warm-weather-appropriate makeover with this awesome DIY idea!
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!
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!
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??
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
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!). And you can't beat the fab price of ninety-nine cents for a pack of one hundred. I think my little vignette (above) looks pretty awesome!
Here's what you need to create the same look:
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.
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...
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
Baz (Papa to Atomic Indy blog) and crew sometimes cruise around town looking for mid-century cast-offs. When he comes across a find, he quickly posts it on Facebook and it's usually grabbed up within the hour. This time he scooped up a 1972 Sony TV-750 for himself and got to tinkering with the little bugger.
It has been a cement factory over at Chez Larsson as she's been competing in the Panduro Cement Challenge. I'd explain more, but the Panduro site is written in Swedish, which doesn't happen to be my second language. I'll tell you what, this girl can make cement molds! I'd give her the award just for the molds. She explains the do's and don'ts and her entire process very clearly. As usual, she posts perfect photographs.
One more artfully scary project just before Halloween:
According to the photos, it looks like nothing but coffee stirrers and glue.
Photo Image: LuphiaLoves
Can you think of anything unappealing about the design of vintage typewriters? They evoke feelings of long, arduous hours of thinking and rethinking brilliant ideas, plunking along until the last page is yanked from the rollers with satisfied uncertainty. It's old school at its best. Even if you're not a writer, you can't deny the coolness of a vintage typwriter sitting there all "I still look so good, even if you prefer a boring keyboard". Grab one or two before it's too late. Plus, it's a darned clever way to add a splash of color...
Recycled? Check. Glowing? Check. DIYable? CHECK.
Australian artist Tracy Johnson has created these glowing sculptures from stacks of reused wine crates. And you can too.. so head to salvage shop, grab a jigsaw and a flood light, and recreate!
Never in a million years would have I considered taking a match to a paper bag slathered in tacky glue to see what kind of effect would occur. But then again, I'm not in the habit of testing glue for flammability, which is exactly how this technique was discovered back in the 60's. It's a very cool way to get a metal sculpture look without the metal. To give it a shot, you'll need to gather up the following:
Artist Junior Fritz Jacquet takes empty toilet paper rolls and turns them into works of art. He coaxes and creases them and then finishes them with layers of color and varnish, for an effect that's nothing less than remarkable. Via.
Evil Mad Scientist Labs went ga-ga over Professor George W. Hart's sculpture, Frabjous. When they realized Professor Hart has been kind enough to post a template to make such a sculpture, they got right to work!
That post title isn't nearly as clever as this tutorial, but it's kind of hard to describe. The results, however, speak for themselves. Basically, Sheila uses old paperbacks as a medium for sculpture. To make one of our own, we'll need....
Okay, first let's define Hypertufa. According to The Artistic Garden, Hypertufa (hyper-toofa) is an artificial stone that was 'first created in the mid 19th century by mixing sand, peat, various volcanic aggregates and cement.' It's lighter than stone or concrete and if cured properly it's freeze-proof. Now to the fun part: Using hypertufa to make pots. Here's a video showing us how.