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Beautiful Eggs

In Craftsman Art on April 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm




I love decorating Easter eggs almost as much as I love eating chocolate rabbits. These gorgeous recipes for beautiful eggs and more are collected over at 2ModernBlog – check them out and have some fun with your colorings this year.


Will It Blend?

In Building & Design Art, Craftsman Art on November 17, 2010 at 6:36 am

I can’t really tell what it would ride like, but this Nissan IV concept car is, well, a bit eye-catching. The ultra lightweight car was designed for 1,000 pound challenge at the 2010 LA Auto Show. It looks about 2035, with electric power, and the use of  “organic synthetics” – parts grown like pumpkins and rutabegas. A totally natural process, theoretically 100% sustainable and carbon-neutral. Seats for four. The car also sports a photo-voltaic rooftop, as well as a regenerative capacitor technology that returns 60% of kinetic energy spent.

I’ll be planting one next year.

Check out the other entries at the LA Auto Show.

Beautiful, Natural Dishware

In Craftsman Art on May 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Obviously goaded by my deep love for the color green, I had to share this incredibly cool, naturally-inspired dishware that I found on 2modern Design Talk. They are made from silica sand, are very flexible, and are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Designer Nao Tamura’s beautiful and functional designs can be viewed at her site here. Enjoy!

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Feel Your Way Through This Puzzle

In Craftsman Art on March 18, 2010 at 12:53 am

Brilliant, and I don’t mean its color. A Rubik’s Cube for the blind. But could be fun for those with sight as well. Hat tip to Yanko Design.

Crayola Carving

In Craftsman Art on March 18, 2010 at 12:48 am

One art form begets another. An unusual choice of medium, these Crayolas are carved in the shape of the symbols of the Chinese Zodiac. Beautiful work by Diem Chau, currently on display at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago. Hat tip to Boing Boing blog.

Play With Your Food!

In Craftsman Art on February 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Almost good enough to eat, and certainly good enough to play with! From Japanese Lego Artist Sachiko. Cute! Hat tip to DesignBoom – Weblog.


In Craftsman Art on September 23, 2009 at 5:45 pm
From Gizmodo

From Gizmodo

Really? A high-heeled number made of carbon fiber? Designed by London architect Julian Hakes? I’d wear it. Bet I would have to mortgage my house for it though.

Hat tip to Gizmodo

An R. Crumb Snowboard? You Must Be Mad!

In Craftsman Art on August 22, 2009 at 2:44 am

I am going to have to sit down and really put my brain to it to come up with something cooler than a marriage between R. Crumb and a Burton snowboard. Called the Private Stock collection, the special limited edition boards will run about $400 at select shops.

Hat tip to Cool Hunting.

Art O Matic For The People

In Craftsman Art, Visual Art on June 27, 2009 at 11:27 pm

Art O Mat A

Do I love this or what? Simply the best recycling project I have stumbled upon in a very long time, Art O Mats are recycled cigarette vending machines that have trade cancer sticks for artwork. Pull the old levers to feel that reassuring click as the art is released into the bin and your waiting hand. There are 82 active machines located across the country. Check out their website to find a location near you.

Art O Mat

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Drunken Furniture

In Craftsman Art on May 25, 2009 at 2:23 am

Curvy furniture

Ever wanted to create your own set from Fantasia’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice? Check out this cartoonish furniture by designer / artist Vincent Leman. From his site:

Taking an abstract idea, refining proportions, placing lines, integrating functionality, and endowing this spark of imagination with real, physical presence is a process that gives me great joy.

His quirky, fun and functional art can be had at artfulhome.

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