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These gorgeous pictures are from the Collectanea Botanica, a series of monographs by John Lindley issued between 1821 and 1826. I love things like this! I saw them on BibliOdyssey, which is becoming one of my favorite sites to visit lately. The guy who works on it finds pictures from all kinds of old books, ones that have been posted online and ones out in the library, and then posts all the best pictures from them.

Fredarla -Feb 24, 2009, 11:43PM
This site is amazing! I have been following the fp blog for a while now and I felt it was high time to leave a comment. There are some awesome pictures on that blog! I definitely added that to my favorites. Thank you!

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These paintings by Amy Bennett really intrigue me, because they look to me like miniature models, not oil paintings! There are a few little places on each piece where I can clearly see it’s paint, but for the most part it really tricks my eye! Don’t they look like little figurines to you?
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-Feb 24, 2009, 8:30PM
lol. i totally though these were little models at first! It's amazing how artists can use different perspectives and dimensions to create a totally astonishing work of art. I still don't believe it-it looks too real!!
Megan -Feb 24, 2009, 3:33PM
wow, I love this

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mona lisa chair

How do you guys like this Mona Lisa folding chair? You could put it on your wall, or sit on it! I really like it, weird as it is, it catches my eye. The frame is so cool! Created by Korean designer Kwang Hoo Lee, you can read more about it here on CubeMe.

Shelley -Feb 24, 2009, 11:18AM
Love it! It is so funky and original!

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flocked deer mount

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I am obsessed with these little mini-deer mounts! This is the only kind of deer mount I want in my house. They are so colorful, tiny, and well-sculpted! I would like one in each color, for each room of my apartment! Find them at Johnny&Stacie’s Etsy shop.
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seema -Feb 24, 2009, 12:46AM
This is so sweet, It's a natural Art, Great!
pretty penny designs -Feb 23, 2009, 3:59PM
This is so sweet it almost makes me cry. Thanks for linking to my necklace!

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These amazing beeswax sculptures were created by Hilary Berseth, with the help of many bees! To get the bees to build their combs in the shapes he would like, he constructs basic frameworks out of wire and wax, and then puts them into a closed box in the spring. After that the bee colonies take over, filling out his templates with wax cells, then stuffing them with honey. Check out NYMagazine for more information and a really nice little slideshow about it!
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seema -Feb 24, 2009, 1:45AM
I believe bees are the treasure of nature.
jaranian -Feb 22, 2009, 11:57AM
As Albert Einstein once said, “If all the Bees were gone, humans would be gone within 4 years.” (No Bees, No Pollination) I believe bees are the treasure of nature. I would support bee Art/farming any day of the week. None the less the installation is beautiful!

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All these animals were created using the land masses of the Earth, and without changing the shapes or dimensions! They’re a little rough, but I like them! Does anyone know who did them? The site where I saw them doesn’t say…

das parkhotel

I’ll bet you never thought to spend the night in a renovated sewage pipe! However, at Das Parkhotel in Austria you can cozy up and spend the night (or a few) along the banks of the Danube in one of these well-decorated (and clean) pipe rooms. There are some more pictures on the hotel’s site. I’d totally try it! Would you?

Priscilla -Feb 19, 2009, 10:40PM
They remind me of capsule hotels in Japan. Except this is much more open in a sense. Anyways, it looks like tons of fun! :D
Ms K -Feb 19, 2009, 5:43PM
This is awesome. If I happen to bicycle along the Danube this summer (which I recommend as it's great) I will totally try it!

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art cars

Just for fun, I thought I’d post these pictures of random art cars. They have been giving me so much inspiration lately! What do you guys think?

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Good Girl Gone Blog -Feb 19, 2009, 2:16PM
So every summer in Baltimore, they have this big festival called "Artscape." One of my favorite parts is the decorated cars :)
futurelint -Feb 19, 2009, 1:02PM
OOh, they do an Art Car Parade here in Minneapolis every year! I love it!

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the guitar store

This is the most awesome store front ever! This is The Guitar Store in Southampton England, with its security grate pulled down. I think it is so creative and clever to use the grate as the front of a speaker! Plus, the knobs on the speaker go up to 11, rather than 10! You can see that in the bigger size image, which is here. So cool!

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Wow. When I first saw the top picture, I thought it was real for a moment before realizing it was one of those sidewalk optical illusions. Knowing that, the last picture still kind of freaks me out! Edgar Mueller is apparently who is responsible for this coolness, but the site is in French so I can only gather so much…
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fpkate -Feb 18, 2009, 2:06PM
Oh my god, that just totally freaked me out.
CS -Feb 18, 2009, 1:58PM
Fantastic! Reminds me of the Indiana Jones and Last Crusade scene, you know the one.

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confetti graffiti

Spanish street artist Eltono uses confetti and paste to make his cool graffiti art. Check out his blog for more pictures and information!

Coriandoli – Eltono – Cripta747 from EltonoVideo on Vimeo.
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allison -Feb 18, 2009, 12:32PM
freakin' cool! i love graffiti. i have always said that if i get settled enough in my life to have a yard and a fence - i would find the raddest graffiti artist to paint up my fence. I don't know about this style on a fence - but it a rad new take on an 'old' art!
Megan -Feb 17, 2009, 12:47PM
I love this!

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Jenna works with colors amidst a huge mass of swatches and cloth.

Megan works on color, amidst the same huge mass of swatches…
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I just loved the way this pile of sheer material looked.
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Trim Town got reorganized! It looks so neat and tidy!
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Natasha shows off her awesome sequined unicorn shirt!
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Jasmine stitching a sample and giggling away!
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Dana is also very amused as she works on a sample! He he!

suzanne cabrera -Feb 18, 2009, 12:05PM
Soooo fun! Looks like an amazing place to work.
Fi -Feb 17, 2009, 5:44PM
Wow, that wall of trims looks far too tidy! You all, always look like you're having a great time. What I want to know is, who has to clean all those swatches back up again.

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