Paper creation isn’t something new. However, lifelike paper creation that can easily fool our eyes isn’t something can be easily achieved. Kate Alarcón, the Seattle-based paper artist is one of those successful “cheater” who has an uncanny ability to turn paper materials into lifelike flowers and plants. Working primarily with European crepe paper which comes with natural texture, Alarcón has managed to create delicately rippled petals, stems, and has even perfected techniques to craft convincing succulents. She shares all of her creations on Instagram and below are some of our favourite ones.
If you are one of those people who want to retain a sense of childlike wonder, you should check the crafted jewellery made by Artist Gemma Arnal Jericó. Using classic fairy tales as inspiration, the designer works with wood, cast metal, and resin to produce a handmade necklace or brooch featuring classic characters such as Bambi, Little Red Riding Hood, the Little Mermaid, Cinderella, and Pinocchio. According to Jericó, the jewellery was made for those women who still feel as little girls inside. Are you one of those? Even not, you still can check Jericó’s etsy shop, since those wooden pieces will be a great gift for those women if you know any of them.
Plastic bottle is always a big problem for our environment. Hence, there are always some people come up with many cool ideas which help to turn the waste into something useful. If you google DIY plastic bottle recycling, you will be amazed by the searching result. Chandelier, boat, furniture, house, those creative people try to turn it into a lot of things but it requires a lot of time and skills. Hence, most people like me might think, it is good to recycle and the upcycled things look amazing, but it is just too complicated for me to do it. No problem, in this post, we handpicked 10 Plastic Bottle Recycling Ideas which can be done by most of people as long as they want. Are you ready? Get inspired and get started!
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Inspired by Polish artist Przemek Krawczński who carves lamp head out of gourds, artist Vainius Kubilius carefully crafts coconut shell that project visually exciting and exotic patterns of light on adjacent walls, ceiling, and floor. The whole lamp is created from coconut, suede, and cork. Those unusual material give each lamp an almost snake-like appearance. To create the head of lamp, Krawczński need to drill thousands of holes on the coconut to allow the light to spill out in a variety of intricately formed patterns. After careful shaving, waxing, and drilling, the coconut head shines like some sort of jewel. Click here if you want to buy these unusual handcraft lamp, although $200 price isn’t that cheap for a one head lamp.