It seems wearing nature inspired jewelry is a hot trend now. Year ago, American florist Susan McLeary designs a special kind of jewelry – live succulent jewels. The actual living succulents are attached to the accessories and can grow up to 2-4 weeks. However, when those succulents grow out of their jewelry container, you have to separate the plants from the base and pot it. It might sound a bit trouble for some people. Hence, if you like those succulents shaped jewelry but don’t want to take care of the plants, the polymer clay succulents from Iryna Osinchuk-Chajka is worth checking. Iryna’s wonderful succulent jewelry includes various creative items like right, necklaces, hair pins, combs and other interesting accessories. Take a look at those realistic creation below and if you are interested, you can head over to Iryna’s Etsy store to find more.
Using street “furniture” like poles or electrical terminals, American artist Tom Bob creates colorful and whimsical pieces that interact with their surroundings. From drum player to rustic robot, from walking elephant to crawling alligator, Tom is making the city a much happier place for everybody. Let’s just hope no one caught Tom so we can enjoy more of his whimsical works.
When I first saw Tullius Heuer‘s work, I thought it was similar to those 3D drawing we featured before. However, the more I browserd, the more wondered I am. How he was able to draw such realistic image and those people looks so real and popup out of the paper. It turns out that is a combination of drawing and photo manipulation. Actually, the Brazilian digital artist-illustrator Tullius Heuer blends simulated pencil art with photography to create amazing illusion that his sketches are coming to life – and reaching off the page. I know on first sight, it might looks a bit eerie – but it is compellingly fantastic.
Although you can find lots of insect wondering around flowers, you probably won’t like them as much as you enjoy flowers. However, Montreal-based creative Raku Inoue’s latest art work “Natura Insects” might change you a little bit. At least you can enjoy the insects as you enjoy the flowers in this series since all the stag beetles, butterflies, and other insects are made out of real flowers. Take a look at photos below and you can find more interesting flower related work on Raku’s Instagram.
The Arboriare fantastic creatures of all shapes and sizes that blend in with the various landscapes of the planet. Artist Emily Colemanstarted to sculpted her first Arbori in 2008. It was originally created as an experiment in texture, drawing inspiration from Miyazaki films while the completed piece was very popular. Then Emily started to create more tree dragons and make them guardians of the forest, keeping out all that seek to harm it. According to Emily “The dragons are linked symbiotically with the forests they protect and share the same life force. The Arboriwere born from this concept.”
Would would you do with the coffee cup after you finish the coffee? Most of us throw it and some of artist will draw on it. However, for the special cup in this post, I bet we will definitely eat it! Yet, that is the special coffee from #coffeeinacone, a special coffee shop in Tokyo.
the Tokyo-based shop offers a wide selection of cones, allowing sweet-toothed coffee lovers to experiment with different flavors. Customers can choose to have their “cups” dipped in chocolate, coated in sprinkles, or even covered in matcha powder. Moreover, the shop also experiments with latte art, topping off their already creative concoctions with tulips, hearts, and their signature smiley faces. So it is not only about coffee, latte art and edible container. You will have all of them in one “cup”! What a lovely creation! If you happen to be in Tokyo and you’d like to get your hands on your own coffee in a cone, check out the cafe’s website.
When we eat avocado, we probably want to have the one with small pit. While it might be different for Jan Campbellwho can actually transform the pit into handheld totems and pendants. Her handiwork boasts fantastical figurines and guardians of the forest that are created with an impressive attention to intricate detail.
When asked why Jan would choose to carve on avocado pit, she said “When I accidentally scraped the surface of the stone with my nail, a beautiful deep orange pigment surfaced. It occurred to me then to try carving it.” After obtaining some lino-cutting tools, she engraved the pit with a “strange little face” and let it dry. The final result was as hard as wood and set her on a new artistic path.
This is one of the most ridiculous head accessory I have ever seen. I really can’t imagine in any situation, I will spend $123 USD to buy an egg-and-bacon headband and put on my head. However, since it does seriously sell on the japantrendshop (yeah, Japan! I somehow can understand how this will happen), I assume it might do have some potential customers. Here is product description for the crazy headband:
These colorful bonsai trees look quite normal from distance. However, when you take a close look, you will find those colorful leaves are actually miniature origami cranes. Inspired by the Japanese legend of the 1000 cranes (anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods), Japanese artist Naoki Onogawa folds hundreds of miniature origami cranes which later become beautifully delicate Bonsai trees of various colors and styles. Take a look at some of her amazing works below! I simply can’t imagine how she is able to fold that tiny crane.
There are two things we probably will change everyday – underwear and socks. However, compared with other accessories, socks might be the most overlooked ones. And in most cases, no one but you will see them. Even though, there are still some creative and unusual designs around this humble little guy and here we have rounded Top 5 Creative and Unusual Socks we have ever seen. Some of them are funky, some of them are geeky and some of them are really artistic. Curious? Just take a look.