New York artist or beadist Jan Huling is known for her diverse bead-work. She can transform just about any object, such as dolls, toys or statues, into a dreamy piece of ornamental luxury. This process completely alters the original object, covering them with beautiful bead-work designs and allowing us to see them as pure form without their usual connotations. Check more Huling’s work on her website.
For artist Herrera, it just isn’t Christmas without a T-47 Snow Speeder making an attack run on an AT-AT, or Luke Skywalker facing down a hungry Rancor beast. To celebrate the Christmas and his beloved star war, he created 13 craft design of “Star Wars Snowflakes”. Get yourself a sharp cutting blade and follow the template downloaded from Herrera’s site, let’s enjoy those freshly cut Star Wars snowflakes hanging during this holiday season.
“Lilicoptère” is Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos’ interesting interpretation of what Marie Antoinette would ride in if she was alive today. Using Bell 47 helicopter as base, Vasconcelos lavishly decorated it with ostrich feathers and thousands of rhinestones (Swarovski crystals, gold leaf, industrial coating, dyed leather upholstery embossed with fine gold, Arraiolos rugs, walnut wood, wood grain painting, passementerie).
The Sand Castle is a small hotel for children located within the Costa Navarino Resort in Messinia, Greece. The hotel is inspired by the bay of Navarino itself with its never-endings dune. At the Sand Castle a child’s primary gestures while playing with sand, such as sculpting and mixing, are translated into architectural forms. Inside, the children’s private areas, designed according to their own anthropocentric scale, comprise an open neighborhood along a common area of play and creative activities. Through the interplay of spaces, colors and materials, the building acts as a field of experience and exploration. A wonderful place for kids. [source]