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Image Courtesy: Vijitha Retheesh Art / DIY / Handicraft

Since the existence of human civilisation, the ability to handcraft sculptures and art pieces has remained with us. One of the ancient forms of craft is doll making. Skilled in this art form, Vijitha Retheesh, a native of Palluruthy in Kochi, creates pretty dolls by recycling paper. Not just one or two, but she has a full army of neatly packed paper dolls that appears...

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Trash to Art: 27-Year-Old Artist Breathes Life Back to Waste Objects Art / DIY / Offbeat

From heavy machinery to other unused small items, there are many forgotten goods in a dump yard that seems ugly to many but to an artists eye it is a chest full of treasures – as only an “edgymind” knows how to turn “trash to art”. Using various waste metal objects, North Carolina-based artist, Melissa Bennett, creates stunning art pieces that are worth your attention.


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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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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You won’t believe these sprawling mountains are made from old books Art / Artists

With increasing number of e-book readers, the hard-bound books have become a little antiquated in the digital era. But artists have found a brilliant way to transform old books into incredible works of art. French Canadian artist Guy Laramée is one brilliant sculptor who carves sprawling mountains, beautiful landscapes, and other intricate 3D sculptures out of vintage books.


Japanese artist recycles old Amazon boxes into detailed 3D sculptures Art / Design / Offbeat

While most people throw away cardboard packaging boxes after receiving their products, Japanese artist Monomi Ohno recycles old Amazon boxes into incredibly detailed 3D sculptures. Instead of conventional materials like clay, wood, etc., she uses unusual medium – cardboard to create jaw-dropping figures including footwear, spaceships, vehicles, monsters, musical instruments, animal figures and more.


Hyderabad-based couple recycles old tyres into chic office furniture Design

Instead of adding up old tyres into landfills, Hyderabad-based couple transforms these waste materials into colourful office furniture. The husband-wife duo, Aruna Kappagantula and Prashant Lingam, collects discarded car wheels from dump yards to give them a vibrant makeover in form of tables, chairs, ottomans, sofas, benches, as well as, planters. Not only practical, but these furniture pieces are also aesthetic to add a sophisticated...

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