The Beady Eyed Craftster is our occasional weekly round-up of shiny (mostly) art and craft related links from across the internets.
• Adam Wallacavage makes excellent octopus-based chandeliers (and lots of other cool/weird stuff). Check them out!
• Over on Colossal there’s a post on Scottish sculptor Rob Mulholland’s strange, slightly spooky mirrored sculptures – you should definitely go and look at the pictures.
• Time for one of Curbly’s link round-ups: 12 Vertical Garden Tutorials (both the tutorials and the gardens are vertical!)
• Here’s a great, simple project over on Make:a children’s drawbot. What’s a drawbot? A robot that draws. In this case a robot made from a milk frother (!) that draws geometrical patterns. Make sure you watch the video.
• Also found via Make, Jun Mitani’s Flickr stream has a wonderful collection of his computer aided origami.
• Not quite on topic, but this Boing Boing post about a new book by David Rees, “How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, Artists, Contractors, Flange Turners, Anglesmiths, & Civil Servants” is worth a look. From the linked PDF; “Putting a point on a pencil — making it functional — is to lead it out of Plato’s cave and into the noonday sun of utility.”
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