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





Hilla Shamia makes fur­niture from wooden logs and cast alu­minium. From the site: “The neg­at­ive factor of burnt wood is trans­formed into aes­thetic and emo­tional value by pre­ser­va­tion of the nat­ural form of the tree trunk, within expli­cit bound­ar­ies.” That means it looks really cool. [Found via Design Milk]

• Go and look at this pho­to­graph over at National Geographic. Yes, it is a pho­to­graph, not a paint­ing – stun­ning isn’t it?

• Over on Colossal, check out these really neat pop-up / paper engin­eer­ing illus­tra­tions by Jenny Chen.

• Interesting tutorial over on Make: Projectsmak­ing rings out of coins. It seems like the main ingredi­ent is patience, but I like the fact that he uses a spoon as a hammer.

• Artist Annie Vought takes real cor­res­pond­ence, blows it up, and then cuts away the non-ink parts to leave eth­er­eal lacy  word-webs. Check them out. [Via Designboom]

• And finally, Boing Boing brings us these deli­cious look­ing Illuminated Manuscript cook­ies. From the baker’s site: “I chose his­tori­ated ini­tials from sev­eral manu­scripts, prin­ted them on edible paper with edible ink, attached them to square cook­ies and gave them gold edges. Who says love of lit­er­at­ure and art can’t fill a belly?! ”. Makes me won­der whether in 400 year’s time people will be mak­ing space-cookies with images of tweets about D-grade celebrities?

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