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Junk to Art: Captain Heartless turns old motor rots into robotic lamps Art / Design / DIY / Offbeat

While most old electronics and appliances end up in landfills, Captain Heartless gives a second life to these unused metal objects. Instead of throwing away old motor rots found in the junkyards, he turns them into interesting robotic lamps. These functional steampunk lamps will please the nerd within you while adding aesthetic industrial charm to your home or office interior.


FantasyWire’s dramatic wire sculptures portray ‘fairies in motion’ Art / DIY / Offbeat

Redefining the idea of fascinating fairies, artist Robin Wight, aka FantasyWire, creates a dramatic collection of wire sculptures depicting ‘fairies in motion.’ With his fanciful wire sculpture art, he wants to change our traditional depiction of fairies. Professionally Wight is in a manufacturing field, but his dynamic representation of fairies represents this true artistic soul.


Indian artist creates portraits using very unusual medium – ‘hair’ Art / Offbeat

Self-taught Indian artist Midhun.R.R. from Trivandrum, Kerala creates stunning portraits using a very unusual medium – ‘hair.’ Hair is not an easy medium to work with – as it is very difficult to place it the way one desires. But this brilliant artist has developed his own form of monochromatic art that involves the use of hair as an innovative medium to create detailed illustrations.


This designer creates colourful hotels for bees, butterflies, and other insects Design / Offbeat

A bee hotel is a place that you create for native bees to breed and flourish. Czech designer Boleslav Daska (of DILNA HAMMER) makes colourful hotels for bees, butterflies, and other insect pollinators. All these species play an important role when it comes to plant pollination, as well as, producing useful substances such as honey, silk, lacquer, and wax. But sadly most of these insect...

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Food Art: Malaysian artist creates striking portraits on smoothie bowls Art / Offbeat / Painting

We were always taught not to play with our food, but after looking at the incredible food art by Malaysian food artist Hazel Zakariya you won’t mind experimenting with it a little. The imaginative food artist pops colours and creates striking portraits on her smoothie bowls. All of these smoothie bowls portray unconventional visuals that are likely to grab the attention of the viewers.


Oregon artist turns metal objects into an array of metal sculptures Art / Offbeat

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Proving this phase right, Oregon-based artist Del Loose turns scrap metal objects into stunning sculptures. Using old tools, farm equipment, as well as, kitchen utensils, he has sculpted an array of metal sculptures. So, far he has created metal art pieces in shape of birds and fishes and even built two custom cars.


Self-taught artist turns scrap metal into blooming plant sculptures Art / Design / Offbeat

Gloucestershire-based self-taught artist Dan Rawlings gives a second life to rusty scrap metal by turning it into delicate plant and tree sculptures. Using a medium that contrasts to the natural environment, he creates delicate yet strong sculptures that whimsically merges with nature. These captivating artworks force passersby to stop and look at the twisting and curling tree branches or plant leaves, which people often neglect...

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