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Metal Art: This lady turns old snow shovels into beautiful winter scenes Art / Offbeat

You may have seen many beautiful winter landscapes pictures, but have you ever seen a piece of metal turned into an elegant scenery? Nebraska-based fine artist Cindy Chinn gives a wonderful makeover to scrap metal. She turns old snow shovels into stunning winter scenes. You’ll be amazed to see how a tool that’s used to clear up snow can be transformed into such incredible metal...

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15-year-old boy from Kinnaur has built electricity-generating shoes Inspirational / Offbeat

While researchers in various fields are focusing on alternative ways to harness energy in an environmentally-friendly manner, Harshul Rattan Vikramaditya Negi, a 15-year-old boy from Himachal Pradesh, has built electricity-generating shoes to charge devices. A specially designed device resides in the footwear to harnesses the kinetic energy as people walk.


Egg Art – Imaginative artist makes arduous artworks from actual eggshells Art / Design / Handicraft / Offbeat

We never thought that fragile eggshells can be used to create some of the arduous artworks. But imaginative artist Dana Liashenko has completely changed our perception and you need to see her creations that are made from actual embryo vessels. She carefully ornates sculptures illustrating the aesthetic potential of this unexpected material.


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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