Tag Archives: Creative

A grave statement

Some of us don’t like to go quietly.

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One of a kind: LoveHeyLola

If you like unique and applique, you will just fall down crazy over the gorgeous jewels and bits at LoveHeyLola

I so admire the interweb for having clever, funny (Jessica – the jewellery maker, is a crack up and writes a hilarious blog), one-of-a-kind shiz for sale.  And big ups to Etsy for taking Paypal!  My new necklace is on its way.

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A beautiful filigree butterfly alights on this mechanical garden comprised of vintage clock and watch components.

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Ingredients:
Watch face – salvaged
Large gear – salvaged cuckoo clock part
Rhinestone flowers – thrifted, vintage earring components
Small gears – salvaged watch parts
Key – vintage, thrifted
Bails – salvaged chain links
Butterfly – new, personal collection, prior to 2009
Silvertone chain w/clasp – thrifted

Instructions: Wear, love, smile!

The fine print:
This necklace was created using primarily salvaged and thrifted parts. Buying jewelry created in this manner ensures that you are not only getting a completely unique piece with character and history but it also means that negative environmental impact is kept at a minimum.

Check out the Etsy shop here, and bonza bonus – it only costs US$7 to deliver to NZ!

Mind the gap

Street art rocks.  3D rocks.  Put ’em together, and I can hardly contain my frothing excitement. 

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These huge, amazing optical illusions by German artist Edgar Mueller were created as a part of a 30th anniversary of a street painting competition held in Germany every summer.  Read more about the crevasse and other works of Mueller here.

He spent five days, working 12 hours a day, to create the 250 square metre image of the crevasse, which, viewed from the correct angle, appears to be 3D. He then persuaded passers-by to complete the illusion by pretending the gaping hole was real.

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This video shows how it’s done. 

The Real Photoshop

This is just too awesome.  How very very clever, check out all the immaculate detail recreating Photoshop with real art tools. 

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As real as it gets.  C’est magnifique!

Creative toilet signs for girls and boys

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