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Stunning Animals Embroidered by Hand Using Colored and Metallic Thread

Laura Baverstock is a specialist hand embroiderer, textile artist, and illustrator who mixes traditional stitching techniques with her contemporary design practice. She creates embellished designs and bespoke pieces with modern materials and embroidery adding texture and interest. Laura graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors and Textile Art from The Royal School of Needlework. If you watched last year’s Mary Queen of Scots, you saw Baverstock’s embroidery work on the actors’ outfits, which earned an Oscar nomination for costume designer Alexandra Byrne. For more beautiful…

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Everyday Objects That Look Like Body Parts is the Weirdest Thing

Multimedia artist, producer, and DJ Doooo has successfully weirded out the Internet with his growing collection of everyday objects that look like body parts. Doooo has created a series of bottle openers, pouches, chargers, stamps, and shot glasses that look like startlingly realistic mouths, eyes, ears, noses, and fingers. Doooo’s fascination with flesh is clear and it seems like people can’t help but look at his bizarre creations. For more music and art check him out on Instagram. View this post on Instagram 人肉å°éŠ­å…¥ã‚Œä½œã‚Šã¾ã—㟠A post shared by doooo (@doooo_cds)…

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Trapped in Wood: Haunting Sculptures Carved by Tung Ming-Chin

Tung Ming-Chin is an incredible artist from Changhua, Taiwan that is best known for his sculptures of objects and figures that appear to be trapped in wood. Tung received his BFA and MFA from the Taipei National University of the Arts and he was won numerous awards for his woodcarvings and sculptures as well as had his work featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions all across Taiwan. Below you will find a selection his works and you can see many more at the Taiwan Contemporary Art Archive.…

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Wintergatans Ambitiously Awesome Musical Marble Machine Continues to Evolve

Wintergatan (featured previously) has just completed the conveyor belt for their continually evolving musical masterpiece, Marble Machine X. The handmade music box powers a kick drum, bass, vibraphone and more using a hand crank and thousands of marbles. Words don’t do Marble Machine X justice, it’s something you just have to watch. If you’re interested in learning about the build process and seeing the project come to fruition, be sure to follow their channel on YouTube for weekly updates! Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/wintergatan-musical-marble-machine-continues-to-evolve/

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Paper Artist Folds Cranes and Then Gives Them Intricate Decorations

In an ongoing series of works, paper artist Cristian Marianciuc folds paper cranes and then adds various flourishes and embellishments to them. He also makes the ornate and decorative cranes available for purchase through his Etsy store. The Romanian artist said the series began as a daily, 365-day art challenge and he simply continued to fold cranes daily, adding to them and making each one unique. Cristian is a proud member of the Paper Artist Collective and has created over 1,000 decorative cranes to date! For more, be sure to…

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Heres King Kong Atop the Empire State Building Made Entirely of Chocolate

A new chocolate sculpture by Amaury Guichon and Christophe Morel shows a giant King Kong atop the Empire State Building. Everything is made of chocolate so you know this is sweet! 😛 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/chocolate-king-kong-on-empire-state-building-by-amaury-guichon-and-christophe-morel/

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This Puzzle Box Forged Entirely From Metal is Incredible

Coffer is an ambitious project by metalsmith Seth Gould that took 2 years to complete. Made from wrought iron, pure iron, steel and brass; every piece of this puzzle box was handmade by Gould down to the screws and springs. Gould, who received his BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design, began working on the Coffer during the first year of his residency at the Penland School of Craft. In the wonderfully shot film below by Jesse Beecher, you can see just how exquisite this puzzle box truly is. For a…

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Woman Forced to Remove Dying Tree, Turns It Into Tiny Library Instead

When city workers of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho told Sharalee Armitage Howard they would have to remove a huge 110-year-old tree from her front yard, she was saddened. Determined to preserve whatever she could of the beautiful tree, she decided to turn the tree’s trunk into a free neighbourhood library with the help of the nonprofit organization, Little Free Library. With over 75,000 ‘Little Free Libraries’ in 88 countries, it’s possible you’ve seen these (though not as elaborate) in your own neighbourhood! According to Sharalee, the old cottonwood tree was starting…

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Every Holiday Caroline Eriksson Makes Something Crazy Out of Gingerbread

Artwork by Caroline Eriksson Every Christmas, artist Caroline Eriksson has made something amazing out of gingerbread. It started back in 2013 when she made an Optimus Prime for a gingerbread contest. Since then she’s made a Xenomorph, dragon and even Darth Vader! To create her gingerbread sculptures, Eriksson first builds an internal structure out of metal. The rest is simply gingerbread and melted sugar! For the curved areas, Eriksson says the pieces are soft and malleable if applied fresh out the oven. She also mentions that she adjusts her recipe…

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No Dialogue, Just 10 Mins of Pencil Tip Carving Over Chill Beats

A compilation of incredible pencil tip carvings by artist Salavat Fidai, complimented by a selection of chill instrumentals. We actually profiled Fidai’s wonderful work back in 2015, be sure to check out the impressive galleries if you want to see more! – This Guy Carves Miniature Artworks Onto the Tips of Pencils – Miniature Sculptures Carved Onto the Tips of Pencils (21 Photos) Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/10-minutes-of-miniature-pencil-carvings/

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Abandoned and Broken Piano Finds News Life as Beautiful Coffee Table

Built by trinity_lee on reddit An old neglected piano with broken keys and a split soundboard has found new life as a beautiful coffee table after being upcycled and restored by reddit user trinity_lee. The legs are made from 4″ steel I-beams and trinity_lee says his custom-built pieces typically sell for $4-$5K USD plus shipping. via trinity_lee on reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2018/08/old-piano-gets-turned-into-coffee-table/

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The Fantastic Gravity Well Marble Machines of Larry Marley

Since 2016, artist and woodworker Larry Marley has been building and designing an annual ‘Gravity Well Marble Machine’. With each successive version, the design gets more ambitious and elaborate. From the satisfying sound of metal on wood to the hypnotizing path from start to finish, these wonderful contraptions are a delight to watch. Most works begin as a series of thumbnail sketches. Once a design is clear, a full size mechanical drawing is made. Then critical dimensions can be measured and entered into a software application he created to process…

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Johnny Clasper Carefully Places Stones to Create Amazing Works of Art

We last featured Johnny Clasper’s incredible stonework in 2015 and since then he continues to delight his clients with his beautiful dry stone works, free-form stone sculptures, and pebble mosaics. Based in Yorkshire, England, the award-winning artist is available for commissions and projects and you can reach him through his website and official Facebook page. Below you will find some of his more recent works along with progress shots and close-ups so you can appreciate the detail and skill 🙂 JOHNNY CLASPERWebsite | Facebook Artwork by JOHNNY CLASPERWebsite | Facebook…

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Renaissance Portraits Made From Single Thread on Circular Loom

Using a single thread roughly 1-2 km long (0.6 – 1.2 mi), Petros Vrellis continuously wraps the thread in straight, continuous lines, from one peg to its direct opposite peg in a circular, 28″ loom with 200 evenly spaced anchor pegs on its circumference. Thus each artwork is made from 3,000 – 4,000 continuously intersecting straight lines of a single thread. Interestingly, knitting is done by hand, with step-by-step instructions dictated by a computer algorithm designed by the new media artist. Vrellis explains: “The pattern is generated from a specially…

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Artist Blows Glass Vases Directly Into Slabs of Live Edge Wood

Artwork by Scott Slagerman Wood & Glass is an ongoing series of works by glass artist, Scott Slagerman, in collaboration with Jim Fishman. Each glass vase is formed by directly blowing it into a cut out shape from a slab of live edge wood. You can see from some of the process shots below that the pieces themselves are quite large. Slagerman uses various woods such as mesquite and walnut. You can find many more from the series on his official website. [via Colossal] Artwork by Scott Slagerman Artwork by…

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