The Beady Eyed Craftster is our embarÂrassÂingly interÂmitÂtent round-up of shiny (mostly) art, design, craft and illusÂtraÂtion related links from across the internets.
This time: double exposures, crockery tentacles, model birds, geographic coasters, interactive amoeba and a beard.
â˘ Itâs good to remember that doing clever things with photographs didnât start with Photoshop: take a look at these remarkable double exposure portraits from Sarah K. Byrne. I love the ethereal and vintage-y look. (Thereâs a link to a tutorial from the artist, in case youâre a non-digital photographer whoâd like to try it out). [Via Colossal]
â˘ Also on Colossal: tentacles! Also, barnacles, sponges and starfish. Check out this sea-life encrusted crockery from Mary OâMalley. Great for sipping tea in an octopusâs garden in the shade!
â˘ Birds are one of my favourite things to illustrate, so Iâm in awe of these spectacular painted paper-craft birds by Johan Scherft. They really are incredible pieces of work, both in the design and in the painting. âThere’s a lot of trial and error involved before a model is satisfactoryâ, says the artist, âEach species has its own distinctive shape, so I never use a standard designâ. [Via My Modern Met]
â˘ Also one of my favourite things: maps. Maps are cool. So are these DIY map coasters, and the straightforward tutorial on how to make them. Set course for the Country Chic Cottage to find out more.
â˘ Video time: Fiet is a sculpture that reacts to sound. It looks like a floating alien amoeba/cone thing, and it quivers if you shout at it. Every home should have one. [Via Design Milk]
â˘ And finally, from the mysterious fantasy land we call âEtsyâ comes this amazing crocheted Bombur hat, styled after Bomburâs beard in The Hobbit film. Itâs not every day you see a hat based on dwarven facial hair. It might make a good gift for someone who is sadly unable to grow their own beard.
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