Realistic and Adorable Felted Dogs

When I first saw these dogs, I thought they were really photogenic puppies. How they can keep such adorable pose and expression during photographing. Then I found out they were not real dogs instead of felted toys.

Made by Anna Kolesnikova and Irina Khokhlova, two feat ladies from MamaDocha – a creative tandem from Russia, these sweet collectible toys are made of wool, fabric and plush. Each felted figurine is about 15–20 cm height. You can purchase them from livemaster.com. However, these puppies exist in unique copies only. Hence you might only see few of them are on sale now.

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Life-size Insects Made out of Bamboo

At first glance of below images, the insects seem to be ready to crawl or fly off the page. However, they are actually crafted out of bamboo from by Japanese artist Noriyuki Saitoh. Butterfly, dragonfly, beetle, bee, mantis and all those bugs are thoughtfully recreated with their essential features to give the impression of life. Just take a look at the images, you will be easily “woo” by Saitoh’s delicate work – razor-thin veins in the wings of dragonflies, wiry whiskers of grasshoppers, all those incredible details make these insects look as if they could scurry away at any moment.

Forever Rose: the Rose Stands At Least 3 Years With Water or Sunlight

First, the Forever Rose is a real rose, not something made of silk or paper or something else to make it looks like rose. Second, unlike ost floral arrangements that wither within a week or 2, the Forever Rose will remain beautiful, well, forever.

According to the luxury flower company Forever Rose London, Each rose stands upright in a glass dome. If left encased in the bell glass, the rose can last forever without sunlight or even water. If removed from the protective cloche, it will still retain its recently-plucked appearance and remain wilt-free for up to 3 years.

Miniature Furniture for Pets

From our previous posts about pet furniture, we know that pet furniture can be quite luxurious and unusual. But what will happen if let company like IKEA designed their furniture? Recently, IKEA just launched a new range called Lurvig (hairy in Swedish word), which is a collection of furniture specifically designed for pets. With some reusing, improving and downsizing work, you might find all the sudden the furniture you are using have the same models for your pets.

Japan’s 10th Annual Rice Straw Sculptures Festival

Every Fall after annual rice harvest, Japan farmers will use some leftover rice-straw (known as “wara”) to build some giant, beastly sculptures for the Wara Art Festival, held at Uwasekigata Park.

This year the 10th anniversary is Wara Art Festival. The festival’s organizers are celebrating the occasion by making the already immense sculptures twice as big! The sculptures are so huge they need special wooden frames for greater stability. Designs include fierce lions, gigantic gorillas, enormous crocodiles, and hefty rhinoceroses. These sculptures are mostly built by art student from the local Musashino Art University.

Paper Cut Sculptures Inside Coffee Cups by Anastassia Elias

You might already heard of Paris-based artist Anastassia Elias who was known for her toilet paper roll sculptures. And today, we will show you another series of her work – “a cup of coffee in Toronto, Canada” which she worked with Starbucks in Canada. Theoretically, it is quite similar to your toilet paper roll work. However, the big top and small bottom shape of a coffee cup provides more depths and a theatrical feel to her work. The bottom of the cups are removed and a light is shone through them, casting dramatic shadows that darken the characters and give them a strong visual presence.