The Beady Eyed Craftster is our occa­sional weekly round-up of shiny (mostly) art and craft related links from across the internets.

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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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2 Responses to Beady Eyed Craftster: Mirror Sculptures & a Drawbot

  1. Misha says:

    Sweetie, can we have an octopus chan­delier once we find our dream home and win the lot­tery to pay for it? Or we could learn how to make our own.… humm, another craft added to the list. ;)

  2. Benjamin says:

    Yeah, we need to work on that whole lot­tery thing :-)

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