The Beady Eyed Craftster is our weekly round-up of shiny (mostly) art and craft related links from across the internets.
â€¢ Iâ€™m writing this on the kind of Sunday morning that really calls for a strong cup of coffee, and I think this rocket-ship inspired espresso cup would be the ideal vessel. Designed by Craig Kaplan, and 3D printed, unfortunately itâ€™s only really a prototype at the moment, but letâ€™s hope it goes commercial at some point. [Via BoingBoing]
â€¢ Weâ€™re not short on rain here in the UK at the moment, but our rain is rarely as pretty as this Kinetic Rain piece by German firm ART+COM. One thousand two hundred and sixteen computer controlled raindrops are raised and lowered to form moving sculptures â€“ watch the video. [Via Colossal]
â€¢ Also spotted on Colossal, these stunning photographs of bubbles by Bjoern Ewers â€“ amazing swirls of colour and delicate shapes â€“ check them out.
â€¢ Sticking with colourful photographs, Fabian Oefner takes wonderful pictures of watercolour paint and ferrofluid (magnetic liquid) â€“ the results are pretty stunning. Follow the link for pictures, more information, and some Q&A with the artist.
â€¢ Over on Etsy, take a look at these neat steampunk light switch plates from Green Tree Jewelry; wooden cogs and levels make the simple act of flicking a switch into an intricate bit of engineering. Iâ€™d love to see a brass and steel version, and maybe a version suitable for British light switches.
â€¢ And finally, take a look at Sew Nerdy, a self-described â€˜Geek Craft Extravaganzaâ€™ and celebration of all things nerdy. There are some really great pieces there â€“ well worth a browse.
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