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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