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Artist Turning Paper Into Unusual Colourful Lifelike Flowers And Plants

Seattle-based paper artist Kate Alarcón has an uncanny ability to turn paper materials into lifelike flowers and plants. Alarcón works primarily with European crepe paper in various weights to create delicately rippled petals, stems, and has even perfected techniques to craft convincing succulents. She shares all of her creations on Instagram and occasionally offers workshops if you’re in the Seattle area.

Amazing Colourful Life-Sized Coral Reefs Art Depicts The Aquatic World

American artist Courtney Mattison continues to create amazing life-sized ceramic coral reefs that she hangs on walls. Through her work 'Our Changing Seas III', she depicts this aquatic world with simple materials such as chopsticks and brushstrokes. Behind this project, there’s the will to fight against the pollution of nature and highlight its beauty. This installation will be presented until the 28th August at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Billiard Balls Painted With Emoticons Making The Game More Amusing

Poolmoji is a project that combines sculpture, design and painting, that was instigated by Jean-Baptiste Le Divelec and carried out along with Joseph Davies, Sonali Ranjit, Xuan Pham and Winigreeni. The concept is to paint billiard balls that take the shape of emoticons and make the game more amusing. You will therefore experience all types of emotions during your games.

Intricate Moss Assemblages Sprout From Embroidery Hoops

Utilizing felt, thread, and the french knot, artist Emma Mattson stitches moss-like configurations onto embroidery hoops, latching the materials onto the base like the flowerless plants which she mimics. In addition to simulating the look of the greenery, Mattson also likes to add a few pieces of fake moss on top of her works to walk the line between imitation and reality.

Taylors Tea Have Built A Bee Hotel In The Style of The Grand Budapest Hotel

Taylors Tea have created the world’s poshest insect residence: a luxury bee hotel, in partnership with Kew Gardens! It highlights how solitary and city bees need our help (as well as the honeybees!) and to thank them for helping us create a world of flavour! 

Porcelain Female Busts That Blur The Line Between Humans and Nature

French artist Juliette Clovis produces hybrid works that merge nature, history, and myth with the female form, covering simple porcelain busts in wildlife, flora, and spikes. Her additions are either painted on or applied to mask the face, obscuring features like abnormal growths. These ambiguous females question the power that is split between humans and nature, toeing a line between being gentle and unnerving.

Stunning Table Lamp Made To Have Light Reflected Out From A Bronze Dish

Surface Sconce is a light created by Australia-based designer Henry Wilson. Sandwiched between the two bronze components, the light source is projected onto the concave backing. The light follows the gentle bowl of the dish and is directed upward, reflecting a warm glow of light back into the room. Cast in gunmetal bronze and rumbled to a polished finish, the sconce is sculptural both in use and when switched off.

Beautiful Shelvings Playing With Linear Geometric Form And Optical Illusion

Field is a shelving design by Kiev-based designer Dmitry Kozinenko. He plays with our perspective by creating an optical illusion, through the use of linear geometric forms. At the first glance, when standing right in front of the shelf, one can only see a flat grid of metallic lines. Once the person moves to the side of the shelf he/she will realize that these lines have depth. This depth turns out to be shelves, which permit objects to rest. Like many of his other projects, Dmitry Kozinenko often designs to create unexpected and surprising objects that play with the idea of perception.

Lamps Made To Seem Like Opalescent Tube Balancing On A Poised Marble Ball

Nova Lamps are created by Switzerland-based designers THÉVOZ — CHOQUET.  It made use of complex machining to create the pure spherical forms that each balance a glowing opalescent tube of light. 

Surreal Animal Sculptures Infuse With Intricate Beauty of Earth & Beasts

Ellen Jewett, a Canadian artist who simultaneously fuses beauty with beasts with her surreal sculptures. Jewett encourages close examination of her intricate works—by doing this, we look beyond their surface meaning and into the heart of the creatures she has depicted, whose concepts vary.  

300 Individual Pins Float Above A Tiny Rooftop In A Miniature Balloon Cluster

Balloon Pin House, great place to store map or noticeboard pins. Miniature balloon cluster of 300 individual pins float above a tiny rooftop.Balloon Pin House, great place to store map or noticeboard pins. Arrange your balloons by simply pressing each pin in to a solid cork ball core. Each ball is securely mounted upon three robust steel pins protruding from a tiny brass tubed chimney.  The small wooden plywood house base can be stood upright on flat surfaces or easily mounted on a wall, map or noticeboard.

Exquisite Wooden Heels Hand-Carved with Ancient Vietnamese Pagoda Techniques

Designer LanVy Nguyen believes that luxury, quality, and ethics should play equal parts in the fashion industry. As such, her wedged shoes are as much exhibit-worthy as they are wearable. 

Each pair has a leather top and a wooden base, with a 3-inch front platform and a 6-inch heel that’s carved with techniques based on Vietnam’s ancient Imperial and Pagoda wood art. This handiwork is intended to preserve the traditional crafts that are slowly fading in the wake of the globalised modern economy, paying homage to the country’s cultural heritage with a careful contemporary spin. The shoes take 18-22 days to make, involving multiple artisans who specialized in wood-crafting, leather-crafting, cobbling, and lacquering.

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