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Animal and Insect Sculptures Wrapped in Crochet

Normally, I would find something like this to be a little bit odd and maybe on the creepy side, but I find these oddly beautiful. These crochet wrappings were done by Joana Vasconcelos. As part of an ongoing series, Joana has been wrapping all sorts of animal and insect sculptures – but not any ordinary sculptures that you can find anywhere. These sculptures were actually done by artist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905), one of the most notable Portuguese artists from the 19th century.

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Vietnamese Landscape Paintings

I was taken aback when I came across these stunning paintings of Vietnamese landscape on Colossal yesterday evening. I’ve never actually been to Vietnam, but of course have heard so many stories from my family and never imagined it to be quite like this. I think also, just the way that the paintings were done are another reason why these stood out to me. Phan Thu Trang is the artist being these and the inspiration behind her art comes from images of the city and villages in Northern Vietnam.

To view more, click here for the featured post at Colossal.

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Knitted Comfort Food

Two things warm my insides. Comfort foods. And knitted things. Jessica Dance and David Sykes have accomplished both of those things with their latest series of knitted comfort foods. Awwww!

For two more nomz, click here.

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Suspended Floral Installations

There are some who could care less about flowers and the way they are arranged. I am not one of those people. A flower garden is a dream to me and I don’t think I could ever get tired of them. If I could have them at my desk and in my home constantly, I would. Right now, it’s too difficult to take care of anything other than myself though so that’s not really an option. After seeing these floral installations by Rebecca Louise Law, I have become obsessed. Can I just…purchase one of these for my home?

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San Francisco in 23 Pieces

I came across this print by a local artist and illustrator named Lisa Congdon on The Bold Italic today and thought it was a perfect post for Yow Yow! How cute is this? According to her, these are the 23 items that make San Francisco the city that it is. Want it? It’s only selling for $20!

I wonder what 23 items would best represent Seattle…

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iPad Art: Morgan Freeman

Can you believe that Kyle Lambert did this portrait by finger painting on his iPad? Why are people so talented.

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Color Coded Candy

For the first time in a long time, I had a lollipop today. I know, what am I – 7 years old? My office has an entire box of caramel apple pops, which used to be my favorite candy as a kid. According to my co-workers, no one eats them nor did they ever as a child. I figured once a favorite, always a favorite. Wrong. I ate that sucker and my mouth was a sticky sugary mess. It was slightly embarrassing also because I’m pretty sure no one else is eating a lollipop in the office in the middle of the the afternoon. I may have grown out of my candy, but I can appreciate some art when I see it.

Emily Blincoe created these arrangements of candies by color and I think they’re kind of pretty and nostalgic. To view the rest from the Austin-based photographer, click here.

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An Infinite Staircase

It’s been awhile since we’ve featured some pretty interesting art installations on Yow Yow! I came across this Infinite Staircase by David McCrackin and depending on the angle that you are  viewing it from and the presence of the clouds, the staircase will appear infinite. I can’t stop staring at these photographs. This piece entitled “Diminish and Ascend” can be found in Bondi, Australia.

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My Favorite Editorial Yet

all photos cred | Harper’s Bazaar

It takes a very memorable editorial to stick in my mind and one that just happens to exhibit cuteness all over. In  the latest December/January issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Laura Brown dreams up an idea in which model Angela Lindvall totes along a monster by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to create the most adorable spread ever including the artist himself!

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Whimsical Illustrations Out of Everyday Objects

Using everyday objects, art director Javier Pérez has been constructing whimsical pieces and documenting them on his Instagram account.

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Blogshop in Seattle

Bloggers residing in Seattle – if you haven’t taken the opportunity to attend a Blogshop course by DesignLoveFest’s Bri Emery, now is the time to do so. I’ve been wanting to take this course for such a long time, but never could because I didn’t own a Mac. Now that I do, I’m definitely saving up so that I can in the future hopefully in San Francisco.

Bri will be hosting her class November 12-13th. Each blogshop is kind of considered a Photoshop boot camp. By the end of the sessions, you’ll be a Photoshop pro and will be able to transfer your creative ideas onto your own personal blog. Every photo session I’ve seen of Blogshop has looked like so much fun! Not only is lunch provided both days, but you’ll also receive a goodie bag of things from Bri’s favorite sponsors.

To read the full details on the course, click here.

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Banksy Sells His Art to the Public

…And you won’t believe for how much. Something unusual happened this past weekend in New York City’s Central Park. Banksy solicited an anonymous man to sell some of his artwork for next to nothing and by nothing I mean $60 US which is considered nothing when you learn that his original paintings go for $42,400 each. #baller. The man selling the paintings didn’t even get his first hire until hours later because everyone walking past him thought that he was selling counterfeits. The ones that did make a purchase, however, walked away with a serious find!

For more on this project, click here.

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Brick Facade Appears To Be Melting Off Building

Photo by Stephen O’Flaherty

Created by British designer Alex Chinneck this melting brick installation is effortlessly cool. Entitled “From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes” the piece is now a part of the English town Margate. If locals happen to stumble upon the piece they won’t find any information or explanation for why the building looks the way it does, but that was the artist’s decision to keep people guessing.

Chinneck spent the better part of 12 months engineering the installation and worked with several companies that offered to donate materials. He tells Dezeen that he’s fascinated with spectacles and that he “wanted to create something that used the simple pleasures of humour, illusion and theatre to create an artwork that can be understood and enjoyed by any onlooker.” The piece will be on view for a year before the building is eventually demolished. Read and see more over on Dezeen.

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Photo by Stephen O’Flaherty
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Fashion In Leaves

As Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, I wanted to make sure I got this post in about Tang Chiew Ling’s gorgeous “Fashion in Leaves” project. I love how this project reflects similarly to fashion sketches and Ling kept it super simple by just using one kind of leaf for each set. It’s really very gorgeous.

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Soppy

It doesn’t take very much to make me swoon, but other than Wedding Mondays, there aren’t too many things I find on the internet about relationships that make me want to re-post. Phillipa Rice has created a series of cute illustrations entitled “Soppy” about a relationship based off hers between her and her boyfriend artist Luke Pearson. That makes us love this post even more!

For the full series, click here. Believe me, you’re going to want to see this! This should brighten up your Tuesday morning :)

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