Thursday, October 18

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This Intricate Wallpaper Is Made With Something That Might Make Your Skin Crawl

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Take a good look at the sumptuous wallpaper in this room. Take a really good look. The bright magenta hue itself is inviting, but once you get past that, get right in there and have a look at those details.When you get close enough, you might want to recoil. That's because these designs are all made from dead insects. Jennifer Angus Yep. Those are all bugs. Jennifer Angus Jennifer Angus This installation is the work of Jennifer Angus, an artist and professor of apparel and textile design at the University of Wisconsin. She was inspired by the beauty of insects after a trip to Thailand, where she encountered "singing shawls," which are traditional shaw...
This Is What Thanksgiving Would Look Like If Famous Artists Prepared Your Meal

This Is What Thanksgiving Would Look Like If Famous Artists Prepared Your Meal

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Personally, I see every piece of food I'm about to chow down on as its own beautiful work of art. This photographer, however, takes that a little more literally in her Thanksgiving series.Titled "Thanksgiving Special" and "Thanksgiving Special: Seconds," Hannah Rothstein recreates the traditional meal with a whole new perspective. "This series turns the Thanksgiving meal on its head," she explains, "giving people reason to reconsider that which they thought they knew." Channeling the themes of famous artists over the years, she transforms all the turkey, stuffing, and sauce into impressive interpretations of Picasso, Pollock, and more. Each plate took between 30 minutes and two hours to arrange, depending on the artist's complexity. I think you'll agree, she totally nailed it again and aga...
This Artist Creates Beautiful Knit Sculptures. But Wait Till You See What She Uses.

This Artist Creates Beautiful Knit Sculptures. But Wait Till You See What She Uses.

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You'll do a double take when you look at Carol Milne's sculptures. First, you'll think her piecse are bits of knitting that have been dropped, the needle still looped through the yarn. Then you might wonder, how are they standing up like that? Then you'll realize that the needles aren't entangled in yarn, but in glass. And that's when you start to really wonder. How did she do it? Carol Milne Carol Milne Carol Milne Carol Milne Considering that glass has a melting point of about 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, it would seem unlikely that Milne actually kni...

This Halloween House Is Wonderfully Monstrous — And Totally Handmade

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Artist Christine H. McConnell (previously) definitely has a flair for the strange, and this Halloween, she brought it to life with a truly stunning holiday display. She turned her parents' stately home into a many-eyed monster, and it's so awesome. If this house isn't ready for Halloween, I don't know what is. Christine H. McConnell She even decided to share how she did it. It's surprisingly cheap and easy, too! Christine H. McConnell McConnell cut the eyes and teeth from foamcore, which can be purchased fairly inexpensively from craft stores. She then drew and painted the designs before attaching them to the house. And because they're foamcore, the pieces are extremely light and easy to work wi...