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Embroidered Wine Stains

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Amelia Harnas creates these delicate portraits using a combination of embroidery and wine stains. A waste of wine some might say but as i don’t like wine and the fact it only brings out the bad in me i can’t think of anything better to do with the stuff. From her website :

These portraits are created either by using a wax resist (much like batiks) and repeated wine stains with embroidery as a reinforcing drawing over the original design or wine on paper with machine sewing. These are my first experiments using wine, and I am excited to continue expanding upon these first results.

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Louis Vuitton Press Animals by Billie Achilleos

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I have to say this is a much better use of a Louis Vuitton bag than what they are usually used for but just check out these amazing animals created by Billie Achilleos. From Billie:

These new critters were designed for the launch of Louis Vuitton’s Mon Monogram service for small leather goods. Each animal highlights an element in the design of the products. The Armadillo was to highlight the soft yet durable quality of the leather. The Chameleon displays the variety of colour. The Grasshopper is constructed from products with zips and poppers that make satisfying noises like that of the musically gifted insect. And finally my favorite, the Beaver, who’s functionality chops wood, builds dams…and provides cleaver ways of organising ones life in men’s bags and wallets.

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I probably have to agree and say my favourite is the Beaver as well.

Via http://blog.billieachilleos.co.uk

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Bowling Pin Lamp

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Now i have to say when i saw the title before the picture i thought it was going to use one bowling pin as a lamp but surprised i was when i saw that no not one bowling pin had been used but in fact all ten. This lamp modified by Etsy seller RenegadeVintage was originally a bowling arcade game. Those aren’t pins but markers that fold back when hit by balls. Now the assembly is a lamp that provides ambient light perfect for a romantic love nest.

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Origami Meets Projection Mapping

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Bristol-based visual artist Joanie Lemercier has been experimenting with light projected onto 3D canvases. This lastest work created for a Birmingham gallery space was created using sheets of A4 paper folded into pyramids onto which he projected light resulting in an interesting organic effect. No video unfortunately, but you can learn more about his work here.

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Taxidermied Squirrel Riding a Rattlesnake

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WOW!! A squirrel riding a rattlesnake. Now is that not the best bit of taxidermy you’ve ever seen? I’ve got a taxidermied crow at home called Hugin which i love but i need this in my life now.

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Technics-Inspired Motorcycle

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Now if like me you’ve ever owned a pair of Technics decks then this beast of a motorbike is going to be right up your alley, it’s certainly got me drooling.

Motorcycle designer, Roland Sands, and Nitro Circus madman, Andy Bell have joined forces on a Technics inspired Harley Sportster which drew its inspiration from the Technics DH1-1200 and SL-1200MK2 turntables. Now if you ask me this bike is an absolute beauty and well worth another 5 mins of watching the video.

Via Gizmodo

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A Bridge Suspended By Helium Balloons

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Tatton’s Japanese Garden in th UK, has an installation by French artist Oliveier Grossetête who has come up with a featherweight bridge over a lake suspended by three helium balloons.

The bridge is apart of the ‘Pont de Singe’ project, and although the bridge cannot really be used to be walked on, it does exude a Mangalike dreamscape quality to make people feel like they have entered a surreal world. That said i would definitely try and cross the bridge, surreal or not. I’m sure though that a few more balloons would be needed for a truly safe crossing.

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