The Beady Eyed Craftster is our weekly round-up of shiny (mostly) art and craft related links from across the internets.
â€˘ Jason deCaires Taylor creates underwater sculptures: â€śTaylor’s sculpturesâ€”a synthesis of art and scienceâ€”are made with carefully researched environmentally-friendly materials which actively promote coral growth, with inert Ph neutral properties designed to last hundreds of yearsâ€ť. You really should check out the gallery on the website.
â€˘ Heather Benning, artist-in-residence for the town of Redvers, has converted a derelict farmhouse into a giant doll’s house by removing the entire side of the building. Such a clever, playful, idea. [Via BoingBoing]
â€˘ This desk by designer Bomi Park should probably win some sort of award for impracticality. Of course, it isnâ€™t supposed to be practical, itâ€™s supposed to be cool, and it is.
â€˘ Iâ€™ve talked before on this blog about my love of woods, so I really liked these photographs of forests by PhotoCosma, who are two brothers from Romania. Beautiful, eerie and sometimes surreal shots â€“ go take a look.
â€˘ Also wood based are these wonderful bowls and vases from Laura Yeats. From the website: â€śEach vessel is a quiet love affair. [â€¦] Each tells a story about the nature of things – growth and decay, inner beauty and outer, collaborations between nature and humans. Just like any other love affair; When you find the right one for you, you’ll know.â€ť
â€˘ And finally, itâ€™s been at least a fortnight since I featured Lego here, so here are the submissions for a Microscale Sci-fi LEGO contest. Microscale refers to tiny Lego models made with a small number of pieces, often used in unusual ways â€“ my favourite is this adorable little Enterprise.
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