Le octopus has made his home on a 20” stainless steel chain. This is a pewter version of my original clay sculpture, hand polished in a lovely antiqued finish. Each necklace comes carefully packaged in a gift box, and includes a small descriptive card and storage pouch. (via Octopus Necklace Le Hypnotic Octopus Totem by leanimale on Etsy)

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/160th
  4. Focal Length: 112mm

Matthew Simmonds, an art historian and architectural stone carver based in Italy, has created a collection of exceptionally beautiful miniature spaces carved from stone. Having worked on a number of restoration projects in the UK – from Westminster Abbey to Ely Cathedral - his skills have been transferred into work of a much smaller, if not more intricate, scale. Hewn from large stone blocks (some of marble), the level of intricacy Simmonds has achieved in the architectural detailing is almost incredible. Capitals, vaults and surfaces all distort and reflect light in a very beguiling way. (via Miniature Spaces Carved From Stone | ArchDaily)

The knit version of the oh-so-cute crocheted cap. (via Ravelry: Cthulhu Lulu pattern by Natalie Bursztyn)

No piñatas were harmed in the production of this rug. Made from synthetic felt, approximately 3” long. While it could probably stand up to being stepped on occasionally, this rug is an art piece that is not designed to stand up to regular foot traffic. It can easily be hung on a wall, so put a note in the seller instructions if you’d like some hanging loops attached. (via Faux Taxidermy Felt Piñata Skin Rug by SomeRabbits on Etsy)

In Jon’s latest oil paintings, ‘Peter and Jane, the Lost Episodes’, he succeeds in recontextualising commonplace scenes with unexpected and absurdly humorous interventions. Jon recalls his first encounter with the iconic Peter and Jane books: ‘Like many people of my generation, I learned to read with Peter, Jane, Mummy, Daddy and Pat the dog. As I struggled with the unfamiliar letters, my eyes where invariably drawn to the picture on the opposite page, full of strange details that drew me in and seemed to suggest a richer more mysterious narrative than the prosaic stories and dialogue on the written page’. Years later, Jon revisited those images and began to construct a series of alternative and surreal narratives.
Work from this series was recently included in The Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture 2013. (via Jon Bentley | My Life in Art)

Wonder Woman is entirely charted because of the color work, this makes it easier to lengthen/shorten and adjust sizes for a perfect fit. It was designed specifically around Cascade’s Hollywood yarn, since the glitzy shimmer is simply perfect for a superhero sweater. (via Ravelry: Wonder Woman pattern by Natalie Bursztyn)

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This is a cake I was commissioned to do by one of my Uni friends. We did both our Zoology degrees together: I was on the terrestrial side of it, where she was marine biology focused. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when she asked me for a marine-themed cake. (via Blue-ringed Octopus Cake by cakecrumbs on deviantART)

There aren’t many of us who would welcome an enormous bug into our homes, but the BUG armoire from Latvian designer Janis Straupe is a definite exception. The beautiful wooden cabinet takes the shape of a huge beetle that opens into a plethora of cubbies, drawers, and storage spaces. The magnificent scarab-shaped closet is a one-of-a-kind original that was inspired by an actual beetle the designer encountered while out on a walk. The bug’s rounded shell and elaborately shaped legs are recreated in the warm wood, making the piece of furniture an incredible work of nature-inspired art. (via Insect-Inspired Armoire Brings the Beauty of Nature Indoors | Designs & Ideas on Dornob)

sterling silver wolf band. four wolf heads with 1.7 mm colored diamond eyes . shown in a size 9. also available in gold—or with white diamonds (via silver wolf band with diamond eyes. pick your by Michaeltatom)

  1. Camera: SONY SLT-A55V
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 35mm