The Beady Eyed Craftster is our weekly round-up of shiny (mostly) art and craft related links from across the internets.
• Jason deCaires Taylor creates underwater sculptures: “Taylor’s sculptures—a synthesis of art and science—are made with carefully researched environmentally-friendly materials which actively promote coral growth, with inert Ph neutral properties designed to last hundreds of years”. You really should check out the gallery on the website.
• 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]
• This desk by designer Bomi Park should probably win some sort of award for impracticality. Of course, it isn’t supposed to be practical, it’s supposed to be cool, and it is.
• I’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 – go take a look.
• Also wood based are these wonderful bowls and vases from Laura Yeats. From the website: “Each vessel is a quiet love affair. […] 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.”
• And finally, it’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 – my favourite is this adorable little Enterprise.
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