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Cristian Marianciuc Creates More Amazing Paper Cranes with Feathery Details

Since when paper artist Cristian Marianciuc achieved the ambitious objective to complete 1,000 origami cranes in 1,000 days (2015), his skills have improved day by day. These Marianciuc’s more recent cranes showcase his eye for detail, creative use of color, and imaginative approach to traditional origami. “I never … Continue reading

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Whiskey River Soap Co. Creates Hilarious Bar Soap with Unconventional Scents

Whiskey River Soap Co. makes soap and candles with unconventional “scents” and even more unconventional nomenclature. “We think there’s a place for both quality and humor to exist together, and hope you agree.” Lather up with refreshing scents like Hipsters, which has the essence of … Continue reading

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Miniature Paper Birds Challenge by Vaishali and Nayan

India-based paper cut artists Vaishali and Nayan are taking up the 365 days challenge of creating miniature birds using paper and watercolors for this entire year of 2018. “The concept of this miniatures is to express the intricacy & vibrance of the … Continue reading

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Wooden Dioramas Bring the Feel of Tokyo Alleys Into Your Bookshelf

These unique bookends bring the feel of a Japanese back alley into your home. A Tokyo-based, Japanese designer named monde has created by hand these wood inserts that reveal incredible miniature scene of the alleyways of Tokyo. The unique bookends were on display … Continue reading

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Paper Animal Sculptures by Lisa Lloyd

Lisa Lloyd is a freelance designer and illustrator with 18 years experience in commercial design work. “I find the greatest inspiration for my work comes from nature. I love the patterns, symmetry, colour, geometry and texture. I love the detail. … Continue reading

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Book Conservator Nobuo Okano Repairs Tattered Books

For the past 33 years Japanese craftsman Okano Nobuo has been repairing tattered books and reconstituting them to look brand new. When a customer brought in an old Japanese-English dictionary that looked like it had been through a few wars, … Continue reading

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Japanese Handcrafted Hair Ornaments by Sakae

Based in Narita City, Japanese artist Sakae creates delicate hair ornaments known as kanzashi. In her hairpins, the artist incorporates a keen sense of fragility and the beauty of the Japanese palette. Each piece is hand-crafted from resin with a delicate brass wire around the edges. … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Body, Mind and Nature by Raija Jokinen

These amazing sculptural bodies made out of flax are by Finnish artist Raija Jokinen. “Visually my works are often based on body-related details, such as skin, blood vessels and nerve tracks and they intersect with the forms of roots or branches without representing either of them. I am … Continue reading

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Clever Handmade Animal Vases by Yoshiko Kozawa

Illinois-based artist and potter Yoshiko Kozawa of Studio Giverny creates these clever and adorable handmade animal vases . “I took my first ceramics class in 2010 as a college student, and I have been a student ever since! I stretch … Continue reading

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Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki is a Japanese sculptor based out of Chiba Prefecture who chisels these figurative sculptures from blocks of wood. Each piece conveys a complex and impressive array of human emotion.  Behance / Facebook  

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