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!
Via Art Moco.
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.
Via Miss Jane.
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. Via.
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.
Via Dear Ada.
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?
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)
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.
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.
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…
In order to get these photos, Shinichi Maruyama has to use extremely fast strobe light photography, which can capture things that happened within a 7,500th of a second! I don’t think I can really wrap my mind around that one. If you look, you can see that he catches the water and ink at the moment before they mix into each other – you can see a little bit of just water and a little bit of just ink… Incredible!
Via Design Boom.
These beautiful paintings are by artist Kamrooz Aram, and I can’t get enough! They just have a great feel! I was lucky enough to spot them on Beautiful/Decay, and I’ve been on Kamrooz’s site ever since! Lovely!