Old Utensils Turned Beautiful Birbs: The Upcycled Artwork of Matt Wilson

Old silverware and other scrap metal become beautiful silver birds in the hands of South Carolina-based artist Matt Wilson. In addition to upcycling pieces of discarded metal, Wilson also uses pine cones, driftwood, and sometimes glass taxidermy eyes to further enhance his elegant avian creations. Wilson says his work is a reflection of the environment …

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Skurk: Beware the Urban Anglerfish…

“Beware the urban Anglerfish, my son!       The jaws that bite, the fangs that catch! Beware the Jubjub squid, and shun       The frumious Bandersnatch!” This gargantuan deep-sea fish looks unsettlingly at home out of the water and waiting for prey on an urban stairwell. The hungry deep-sea beastie was created by Norway-based artist Skurk, who incorporated the …

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Akira 100%: Japan’s Hypnotic Naked Cure for Your Monday Blues

Monday? What's Monday? You won't remember either after watching Japanese comedian Akira 100% display his skills with a metal tray, a small silver pendulum, and his own body, which is completely naked save for a sparkly yellow bowtie. In addition to the nude antics themselves, there's something about how utterly delighted he is with himself for …

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A Corporeal Garden of Earthly Delights by Agnieszka Nienartowicz

The art of tattooing grows more impressive all the time. This stunning back piece depicting part of The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch is an outstanding example. That is, until you learn that it's actually a stunning oil painting created by Polish artist Agnieszka Nienartowicz depicting a person with a portion of the central panel …

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Today in Supervillain Secret Lair Furnishings

Because sometimes what you need most is a chair fit for a supervillain. This sublimely sinister Scorpion Chair was created by Russian designer Vyacheslav Pakhomov using waxed oak and leather and it could be yours for a mere cost $5,760 USD. More expensive than IKEA, sure, but if you're a card-carrying member of The Guild of …

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Art + Science = Plush Petri Dishes by Elin Thomas

Instead of manipulating molds and bacteria, Bristol, UK-based fiber artist Elin Thomas uses embroidery, needle felting, and crochet to create exquisite soft specimens of colorful mold, fuzzy spores, and delicate lichen that she displays in 8cm borosilicate glass petri dishes, mounts as wearable brooches and statement rings, sews onto wallets and purses, or creates as wall art. Each plush …

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