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Intricately Engraved Tables Made with Traditional Wood Burning Techniques

Husband and wife product design duo Matt Kennedy and Mix Sidthilaw-Kennedy are the minds behind Port Rhombus, a modern design company that melds classicism and technology in their furniture. Originally based out of Oregon, the Kennedy’s moved shop to Thailand this summer in order to gain new …

Furniture

Smashed Cans Sculpted in the Traditional Style of Ming Dynasty Porcelain

Chinese sculptor, painter, photographer, and video artist Lei Xue often explores the innate tension between past tradition and modernity in his diverse body of work. One series that illustrates this interest in the relationship between the old and the new is <i>Drinking Tea</i>, a creative and comical …

Art

25+ Creative Pie Crusts that Turn the Dessert into a Delicious Work of Art

The best holidays revolve around food, and the <i>very</i> best feature dessert as the centerpiece of the day. On March 14—also known as 3.14—there’s a celebration for Pi, the mathematical constant that just happens to be approximated as 3.14. Since “Pi” is pronounced like “pie,” people honor the homophone …

Dessert

Single Mom and Her Children Use Youtube Tutorials to Build Their Dream House

Mother of four Cara Brookins says, “There is nothing more powerful than building your future with your own hands.” Though this may read like a metaphorical mantra, Brookins took it quite literally when she and her children Roman, Jada, Hope, and Drew decided to construct their dream house entirely …

Tutorials

Artist Turns Raw Chunks of Logs Into Vases With Polished Surfaces and Weathered Tree Bark

In his small and cozy Massachusetts workshop, nature enthusiast and expert craftsman Ray Asselin designs and constructs one-of-a-kind wooden vases. He creates each vase through methods of woodturning—a craft in which wood is cut and shaped using a lathe. With a deep appreciation for both nature and …

Love

Designers Transform Loved One's Voices Into Custom Sound Wave Rings

Words have a way of sticking with you long after they’ve been said, with some phrases so endearing that they ought to memorialized as a tangible memory. Japanese startup Encode Ring is doing just that by transmitting spoken three-second phrases into sound waves that are then transformed into a …

Artist Spends Hours on Ornate Mandalas Gilded with Gold Leaf

With each piece taking between 8 and 54 hours to complete, artist Asmahan A. Mosleh displays infinite patience and a steady hand in creating her intricate mandalas. Sharing her ornate work and the process behind each piece on Instagram, Mosleh creates her own patterns, building up the finished …

Art

Dilapidated Cardboard Mugs Are Actually Expertly Crafted Ceramic Sculptures

Discovering beauty and creating treasures from discarded items is artist Tim Kowalczyk’s forte, particularly in his line of ceramic mugs and tumblers. For Kowalczyk, a self-proclaimed collector, throwaways can often contain histories in their bends and folds. Likewise, everyday practical objects …

Sculpture

Delicate Cross-Stitched Flowers Pop Up on the Streets of Madrid

While summer may be coming to a close, Madrid remains in full bloom thanks to Raquel Rodrigo’s exquisite floral installations. The large-scale, embroidered flowers have popped up all over the city, embellishing modest facades and transforming weathered storefronts into beautiful hand-made creations.<p>…

"Inflatable" Dinosaur Toys Are Actually Expertly-Crafted Ceramic Sculptures

With the right tools and techniques, ceramics can look like more than just clay. Artist Brett Kern demonstrates its seemingly shape-shifting properties with his clay dinosaurs that faithfully resemble soft, inflatable toys. To create this illusion, Kern forms creases and folds in all the places …

Vibrant Photos of Beautifully Diverse Floor Patterns From Around the World

Enchanting art is more ubiquitous than we tend to realize, and photographer Sebastian Erras is on a continuous mission to capture the elaborate craft that's just beneath our toes. In an ongoing collaborative photo series with Pixartprinting, Erras has traveled to cities around the world to snap …

Exquisitely-Carved Wedding Bands Perfectly Fit Together to Complement a Couple’s Union

Finding your perfect match is what being in love is all about, and so it makes sense that a wedding band set would reflect this joyous union. Tel Aviv-based designers CADI Jewelry have created rings that fit together as well as you and your beloved do—when placed side by side, the minimalist-style …

Children’s Drawings Turned Into Jewelry Capture Memories as Timeless Keepsakes

Drawings created by kids symbolize the essence of childhood—a time that seems to pass in just a split second. Although bittersweet, parents can now wear these prized artworks around their necks or on their wrists and have a permanent memory of this special time. Tasarim Takarim (I Wear Design) …

"Pirate Printers" Are Using Manhole Covers to Print Urban Designs Directly onto Shirts and Totes

Who says you need a fancy printing press and machinery to create your own t-shirt designs? The Berlin collective called Raubdruckerin (“Pirate Printers”) have taken to their own city streets with only a paint roller, ink, and a keen eye for geometric patterns. The group finds street fixtures—like …

Artist Paints Vibrant, Realistic Frescoes Over Old Building Facades

French street artist Patrick Commecy has been giving the buildings around France face-lifts as he revitalizes and transforms old, monochromatic facades into massive, vibrant, and realistic frescoes. From residences to offices and abandoned buildings, Commency has designed and produced more than 300 …

Ingenious Embossed Rollers Create Seamlessly Repeating Patterns in One Easy Motion

Clare Bosanquet was at a market in Romania when she stumbled upon a special type of paint roller that had a design carved into its form. Excited by the creative possibilities, the UK-based artist spent the next two months lugging around many of these rollers and “regretting her cumbersome …

Tiny Hand-Lettered Messages of Motivation Inspire Positive Thinking

Dexa Muamar expresses sentiments of hope, perseverance, and individuality through tiny hand-lettered quotes. The meticulously-drawn designs feature a myriad of letterforms, including fancy flourishes, bold blocks, and razor-thin san-serifs. Together, they compose exquisite displays of inspirational …

Broken Vases Are Restored by Sewing Them Back Together with Gold Thread

Brighton-based embroidery artist Charlotte Bailey constructs her patchwork vases by sewing fragmented porcelain back together, using patterned fabric and metallic thread. Her creations put a dazzling new spin on the ancient Japanese custom of <i>kintsugi</i>.<p>In the traditional <i>kintsugi</i> technique, broken …

11 Of Hollywood's Leading Men As Brain Melting Gifs

11 of the silver screen's biggest stars have been immortalised in HTML code through a series of garish and eye-popping gifs.

GIF Animations

Elegant Bird-Shaped Speaker Sings You a Song as It Lights Up Your Home

The ever-presence and ease of Bluetooth technology has transformed the world of speakers, allowing them serve as more than just audio magnifiers–now, without the cumbersome and visually displeasing jumble of wires, designers are afforded the ability to create decorative objects that <i>happen</i> to play …

Photographer Captures the Charming "Hidden Smiles" of Vietnam

Nothing expresses emotion as universally as a smile. It's such simple gesture, yet a smile can have a transformative power to uplift and change the mood of almost any situation. This universality prompted French photographer Réhahn to explore the culture of smiles around the world through a …

Vietnam

Brilliant Gemstone Resembles a Prismatic Universe Bursting Out of Wood

Gemstones have never ceased to amaze us with their vibrant colors and unique characteristics. Depending on how and where they're formed, types of crystals can look entirely opposite one another–like they exist on different planets. In the case of the Boulder Opal stone, it resembles an iridescent …

Interview: Capturing Subtly Hypnotizing "Living Moments" with Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

Photography team Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg (of Ann Street Studio<i>)</i> spend their days perfecting the creative presentation of living moments known as cinemagraphs. Using high-end cinema cameras, they've pioneered this art form, which features still images that incorporate motion to tell a mesmerizing, …

Videography

Mr. Bean Hilariously Inserted into Historical Paintings

Illustrator and caricature artist Rodney Pike shows off his superb photo manipulation skills with these hilarious insertions of the beloved character Mr. Bean into historical portraits. It's an amusing surprise to discover the British man's expressive face peering out from underneath a feathered …

25 Gift Ideas for the Creative People in Your Life

The holidays are a great time to check out the interesting and innovative products currently on the market. When browsing through the endless selection, one thing becomes clear: there's no shortage of unique gifts for the creative people in your life. From a hi-tech pen that doodles in 3D to …

Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you’ll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren’t laughing at them, rather, but with them—these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …

Wildlife

Dapper "Fashion Santa" Models Stylish Winter Clothing While Snapping Selfies for Charity

The Yorkdale Centre in Toronto, Canada has a refreshingly different take on jolly old St. Nicholas. They’ve created a clever holiday campaign that pictures Santa Claus as a dapper, older gentleman posing in the latest winter fashions. Model Paul Mason only resembles the iconic figure with his crisp …

Winter Fashion

Redesigned 2D Lamps Continue to Mesmerize with 3D Optical Illusions

Last year, we marveled over the BULBING, a stunning series of optical illusion lamps by Studio Cheha. Now, they're back with a revamp of their popular lantern, which continues to fool your eye into thinking that the flattened design is actually in three dimensions. The first iteration of the …

Upturned Corner of a Rug Reveals a Coffee Table Underneath

Designer Alessandro Isola takes a rug and a coffee table, two things that we often see separately in a room, and combines them into a single object. His project is called <i>Stumble Upon</i>, and it was inspired by the annoyance of tripping over the wrinkles in carpet. The hybrid piece of furniture appears …