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crayon sculpture

crayon sculpture

The Dance + detail, 2006Christian FaurHand Cast Encaustic Crayons19.5 in x 19.5 in. Faur constructs images by assorting hand-made encaustic crayons. There’s many human portraits, but I think this image of bees is the most successful since it the nautural formation of stacked crayons hints at the construction of a bee hive. link to Faur’s […]

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crazy money

So I just did a random search for “crazy money” on ebay and sure enough there’s crazy money on ebay. Most of it is really, really ugly dollar bills with cats on them which I refuse to vandalize my site by showing an image of such.

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forest sculpture

forest sculpture

Continuing on the wood theme from the previous blog post, here’s a sculpture installation by Alastair Heseltine examining man’s relationship with nature.via rocketboom

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wooden VW Bus

wooden VW Bus

Lee StoetzelVW Bus 200775 x 165 x 67 1/2 inches (1:1 scale)pecky cypress wood, steel from mixed greens, an art gallery in New York City: “Stoetzel grew up in Florida where aged cypress is used as paneling in seafood restaurants and motel lobbies to give an authentic Floridian appeal. Pecky Cypress is, in fact, fungus-eaten […]

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night-time birdhouse

night-time birdhouse

There’s a solar panel on the roof of the birdhouse that collects enough energy to power the glow-stick at night to encourage birds to check it out. The simplicity in design is wonderful and all. The stick is not just a standing stick, but it’s a wayfinding device, bla bla bla. But I say take […]

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boing ga-boing ga-boing

boing ga-boing ga-boing

from MoCo Loco: The Pinocchio rug by Hay is named after a Danish candy (sugarcoated liquorice balls, apparently) and handmade in Nepal. Each woollen ball is hand felted and strung like a bead in a necklace. Pinocchio is available in three colourways: confetti multi, aubergine multi and purple multi. I wonder how large each ball […]

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anybody up for ring toss?

anybody up for ring toss?

upstairs and downstairs redefined by FRENTEApparently this module moves below and above ground depending on the weather. Architects: FRENTE / Juan Pablo MazaLocation: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, ChinaDesign year: 2008Construction year: 2009Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, ChinaClient: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, ChinaConstructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox via archdaily and notcot

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