Mesmerizing video of a jawbreaker on a lathe (1 video)

Mesmerizing video of a jawbreaker on a lathe (1 video)

There’s no real point to posting this video, other than I expected it to be stupid and then ended up watching a decent amount of it. Basically, the guy shapes a ginormous jawbreaker into a cup by way of a lathe.  It’s not worth watching for the whole 13 minutes, but it’s worth a skim.  The way the colored layers are revealed is kind of...

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Sculptures made out of melted vinyl records (11 images)

Sculptures made out of melted vinyl records (11 images)

These sculptures were made out of melted vinyl records by Angelo Bramanti and Giuseppe Siracusa of L017 - and they’re pretty cool.  Conceptually, it didn’t actually interest me a whole lot until I actually saw them, then I was sort of left wanting to see more.  They’re surprisingly detailed. I’m currently looking around my place to see if there is anything worth melting down to turn into sculptures.  I figure that...

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Wire mesh portraits (9 images, 2 videos)

Wire mesh portraits (9 images, 2 videos)

I’m sort of at a loss for words when it comes to these portraits made of wire mesh by sculptor Seung Mo Park.  This great description from Christopher over at Colossal sums it up pretty well: “Using a process that could be the new definition of meticulous, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers...

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Wow. Smallest sculptures in the world (19 images)

Wow. Smallest sculptures in the world (19 images)

In case you can’t tell, that’s the EYE OF A NEEDLE framing most of these sculptures. Sculptor Willard Wigan made these eye-straining creations using grains of rice and sugar crystals.  Even after looking at them, I’m still barely able to believe they really exist. It’s sort of like looking at the moon at night and thinking that there were people up there bouncing around at one point. Bravo, Mr. Wigan. You’ve...

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Beautiful Driftwood Horse Sculptures (14 images)

Beautiful Driftwood Horse Sculptures (14 images)

Further proof that inspiration is all around us, artist Heather Jansch made these incredible horse sculptures from driftwood she found on the beach. Some of the larger sculptures have metal frames and are coated in fiberglass to help support their weight. One of the things I love about design is taking something ordinary and making it interesting, turning it into something compelling that sticks out to people. These sculptures are a perfect...

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