kyoko okubo

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I know we’ve already looked at some animal sculptures today, but these are just so dear! Kyoko Okubo crafts these little figures from washi, a traditional Japanese paper. I can’t believe they are made out of paper! You’ve gotta love the twig antlers too! See many more of Kyoko’s cute creations here.
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Ianny -Jun 09, 2009, 10:16PM
How big are these pieces? I was wondering perhaps you can create a nature & wildlife decor theme for the home. There are brilliant photographic prints of wildlife in action you can display to create an interior design like that.
katiehov -Apr 24, 2009, 5:24PM
oh man, that little dormouse (i think) guy kills me! so cute! and they are all beautiful.

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driftwood animals

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These gorgeous animals were sculpted using driftwood found on beaches. They are so incredible! I am amazed at how well they flow together- I don’t know how the artist, Heather Jansch, manages to put the wood together so perfectly! Heather has been sculpting for nearly 40 years, and she has tons of other work on her site – it’s worth taking a look at, if only to see all the other animals she has made!
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g! -Apr 24, 2009, 6:05PM
these are amazing!

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giant dollhouse

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Artist Heather Benning created this life-size dollhouse from an abandoned farmhouse in Saskatchewan! One outside wall has been completely replaced with plexiglass to create the dollhouse view. Heather also decorated the house with 60′s furnishings, on account of that is when the house was apparently abandoned. I would love to go and visit this in real life! I would be overcome with the desire to go in though – that is always my problem with regular sized dollhouses – I want to get in somehow!
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Erica -Apr 25, 2009, 11:45AM
The Dollhouse is so cute, I found it along the highway this past fall. What an interesting concept and you have to be careful not to miss it as you go along the road as the outside is pretty inconspicuous. It reminded me of my grandma's old countryhouse.

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blaze danielle

Aren’t these creations by Blaze Danielle amazing!? I just love them, they look so carefully and delicately done. I would love to have one of these pieces on a tee-shirt, even though I would have to be extra-careful with it! See more at Blaze Danielle’s blog and Etsy.
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Storage Blackley -Sep 29, 2010, 3:17AM
Great comment, love the design of the site too.
Mallory -Apr 23, 2009, 2:58PM
i love these. they remind me of miki sato's work.

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google maps alphabet

I know that many different art alphabets have been making the rounds lately on the net, so I hope you are not too tired of them to enjoy this awesome Google Maps alphabet! I really especially loved this one, I had to share! These were found by Rhett Dashwood, and interestingly enough, he found all the letters within the state of Victoria, Australia! I’m serious! That really makes me think. I bet one could find an alphabet in each of the 50 American states!
Well, maybe… See the bigger version of the alphabet on Rhett’s site.
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ellie -Feb 01, 2010, 11:29PM
i know this is an old post and everything but i just ran by something that totally reminded me of this, and well i think u guys might enjoy it, i dunno, i think its cool at least. its a bingo card alphabet, http://neojaponisme.com/category/future/design/ its the second post down, its a download link. check it out i guess
Emily Sims -Apr 23, 2009, 9:48AM
This really is so cool!

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I am totally slayed by these salvaged wood installations by Henrique Oliveira. I can’t think what to say about them except wow.
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Isabela -Apr 23, 2009, 9:47AM
Uhu! Brazilians with talent! I went to a gallery in San Paolo where one of his works could be found. It's even more beautiful when it's in front of you!! Congratulations for your blog. I never post a comment, but I'm always here, reading you by feed :)
-Apr 22, 2009, 11:55PM
amazing!

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wood block dioramas

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Though these dioramas are a bit less into realism than the ones by Thomas Doyle that we looked at last week, they are definitely just as cool! I love the creative use of random odds and ends in each little diorama. Aren’t they cute? See more at creator Ethan Hayes-Chute’s website.
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vanity and anatomy

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These paintings are from an interesting set by Fernando Vincente called Vanitas, which focuses basically on “the fading of beauty and the inevitability of death.” While there is definitely a touch of the morbid to these pieces, I think they are strangely beautiful too. What do you guys think?
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katiehov -Apr 22, 2009, 1:33PM
they are lovely...definitely makes me think "why didn't i paint that?"

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casey jex smith

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Aren’t these drawings and paintings awesome?! I saw them over on Booooooom, and when I went and checked out more of Casey’s work on his/her site I was not disappointed! I could hardly pick just a few to share with you on here! Definitely check out the site if you liked anything shown above. Totally worth it!

Untitled Cocktail Party – Illustration by Eric. (1944)

The Bumble Bee Girl – Illustration by Karen Santry, oil on rosewood, mounted on rice paper. (2007)
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J’Adore Coco. Illustration by Steven Broadway, gouache and pencil. (2009)
I saw these on an interesting little slideshow by NY Magazine’s blog The Cut, and I had to be sure and share because I found all of the illustrations so inspirational! See the whole slideshow here.

Cat -Dec 21, 2009, 2:25PM
Karen Santry is not only an amazing artist but amazing woman! I had her as a teacher in an illustration class and she's such an inspiration.

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sand up close

Maui, Hawaii

Plum Island, Massachusetts
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Okinawa, Japan
Gary Greenburg has gone all around the world and, using an Edge 3D microscope, photographed sand at 100x magnification, sometimes more. The pictures are amazing – sand generally looks basically monotone, and it’s really cool to see how colorful and intricate it truly is! It makes me think about how far all the little grains have traveled and what they’ve been through over time… You can see the whole slideshow on Discover Magazine.

Shelley -Apr 20, 2009, 11:46AM
wow! those are amazing! I would love to frame a few of those

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color pad

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I’ve been really enjoying these pieces from Klas Ernflo‘s set Color Pad. I love the texture! I realize it’s probably paint, but for whatever reason these make me want to go and play with nail polish…
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FxScalpermen -May 03, 2009, 1:03AM
Very Nice Post. I love it. Have a Great day.

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