Incredible Lead Pencil Sculptures

Since a young age, São Paulo-born artist Dalton Ghetti had a knack for tools. For his 9th Birthday, Ghetti received a set of metal tools for children. This is what he believes began his love of carving and hobby for carpentry. At 24, he moved to the USA where he earned an associate of arts degree in architecture, while working as a cabinet maker.
upon graduation he became employed as a home remodeller, a job which he continues doing today.

During his spare time, Ghetti enjoys carving small intricate objects our for lead pencils. His technique requires him to hold the pencil in his hand under a strong light source, carving with either a sewing needle or sharp triangular metal blade, gradually removing specks of graphite at a time. This process usually sees Ghetti working for one or two hour intervals at a time,
which results in the pieces taking months, or sometimes years to complete.

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Design: Time-Killing ‘Chrono Shredder’

Created by Susanna Hetrich, the simple red box shreds each day’s calendar page as it passes, and leaves the tangled paper strands to curl, bunch and pile up on the floor in a messy heap. Chrono-Shredder (2007-2012, various iterations) celebrates remorse for the lost moment. It is a poetic machine with functions similar to those of a calendar and a clock: The device continuously shreds every single day, minute after minute, hour after hour. A pulse is given every 3 minutes, after 24 hours a complete day has been destroyed. Continuously, the tattered remains of the past pile up under the device as time passes by.

Weird and Wacky Furniture

Straight Line Designs is a one-of-a-kind workshop that has been operating out of Vancouver, British Columbia for the past 25 years. In addition to installations, sculptures and private commissions, designer Judson Beaumont and his staff of eight full-time craftspeople have designed and constructed a variety of wacky cartoon-style furniture and projects for public institutions and children’s exhibitions throughout North America and abroad. Focused on quality and custom design, Judson’s studio stays far away from mass production and is as imaginative as children themselves.

1. Little Black Dresser

2. Beaver Cabinet

3. Burnt Table

4. Oops! Cabinet

5. Bad Table

6. Canned Bench

7. Boom Cabinet

8. Accordian

9. Cracked Cabinet

10. Crashed Table

11. Brian

12. Melting Cabinet

13. Cindy

14. Joined At The Hip

15. Raymond

16. Tear Away Bench

17. Squiddy

18. Jack In The Box

19.Daddy Long Legs

Awesome Packaging Design

A good packaging design can serve as the best advertisement for the product it was created to hold. No wonder many advertisers and designers spend a great deal of time and effort to create eye-catching, meaningful, funny, and clever packaging designs. Here’s a collection of some of the most creative and inspiring packaging ideas that immediately put a smile on your face. You won’t believe how clever some of them are.

1. Jooze Fruit Juices Package

Jooze Fruit Juices Package Design by Yunyeen Yong

 Designed by Yunyeen Yong

2. Note Headphones

Designer Corinne Pant

3. Tea Hangers

Designed by Soon Mo Kang

4. “City Harvest” Grocery Bag

Designed by Andy Winner and One Show Merit

5. Honey Made by Bees

Designed by Maksi Marbuzov

6. NYC Spaghetti

Designer: Alex Creamer

7. Ford Ranger Extreme: Matchbox

Advertising Agency: JWT, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

8. Creative Japanese Pastry Packaging

Designer unknown

9. Beehive Honey Squares

Designed by Lacy Kuhn

10. Origami Beer

Designed by Clara Lindsten

11. Kiss: Fruit and vegetable puree

Designed by Alexandra Istratova

12. Kokeshi Matchsticks

Designed by kokeshi-m.com

13. Moustache Paintbrushes

Designed by Simon Laliberté

14. Whitebites dog snacks

Designer: Cecilia Uhr

15. Zen Perfume

Designed by Igor Mitin

16. Fishing Boat Water Bottle

Designed by Designers Anonymous

17. Juicy Juice Boxes

Designed by Preston Grubbs

18. Mini Oliva Olive Oil

Source: packaginguqam.blogspot.com

19. Blood of Grapes Wine Bottle

Designed by Constantin Bolimond

20. Green Berry Tea

Designed by Natalia Ponomareva

21. Fruit Juice Packaging

Designed by Naoto Fukasawa

22. Coffin-Shaped Cigarette Case

Designed by: Reynolds and Reyner

23. Pink Glasses Wine Bottles

Designed by Luksemburk

24. Butter! Better!

Designed by Yeongkeun

25. Smirnoff Caipiroska

 

Intriguing Finger Celebrities (Art)

If you’re willing, even your fingers can be transformed into famous people of your choice, and that’s what the Italian artist Dito Von Tease did for his Ditology project. He photographed his own index ‘dito’, (aka finger) and magically manipulates it into public figures like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg with astounding accuracy.

Von Tease, who also goes by the name “Il Dito” (The Finger), started the project three years ago, when he first subscribed to Facebook. He decided to design an avatar using a photo of his own index finger and some digital retouching. He says, “I wanted to be free from my role, my oppressive relatives, and my not-very-friends.” The burlesque performer Dita Von Teese, whom he calls “an expert in disguises,” inspired his alias. He also wanted to explore the idea that we all hide ourselves behind an image we create. Which is your favorite? Please let us know in the comments below.

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Dito Avatar. With this level of accuracy and detail, it’s hard to tell if this really comes from a regular index finger. Dito Von Tease is not (just) another photo manipulator.

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Dito Mario Bros. I love how vector designs are created to suit this Mario character. The artist truly cares about every single element that adds to the accuracy.

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Dito Mona Lisa. Masterpiece remastered, but how the heck did he re-create the cloth in renaissance style?

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Dito Mozart. If you haven’t noticed the similarity yet, here is the photo for you to compare with.

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Dito Ronald McDonald. Ronald McDonald’s look always freaks me out, but this one scared me with its seamless, realistic combination between background and portrait.

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Dito Mark Zuckerberg. If you use Facebook every day, will your finger start looking like Mark Zuckerberg? Nailed the hair.

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Dito Obama. Love him or hate him, you can’t hate Dito Obama.

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Steve Jobs. Forget Kutcher, put Dito Steve Jobs in the biography instead.

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Dito Tattoo. Quick note: every master work like this takes between 8 and 16 hours.

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Dito Wrestling. All these convincing designs and textures makes me wonder if finger people actually exists in real life!

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3D Ice Cubes

Novelty-shaped ice cubes are nothing new, but it’s safe to say that you’ve never seen them as impressive as this before. 3D on the Rocks is the latest ad campaign for Japanese liquor company Suntory, a brand who specializes in whiskey. They collaborated with advertising agency TBWA\Hakuhodo to create the world’s first 3D-milled ice cubes. The tiny, intricate sculptures are cool, this time both literally and figuratively.

Each creation is the result of a time-consuming modeling process completed by a precision drill that carves the minute details into ice. Their beauty is fleeting, unfortunately, because after all of the careful work they were placed in a glass for immediate enjoyment.

Some of the campaign’s designs included a great white shark, an astronaut, the Statue of Liberty, and Michaelango’s David. Ideas were submitted by the public, and a few lucky participants had their work produced. The winners were invited to a secret bar in Tokyo where they partook of Suntory whiskey with some very special “rocks.”



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Spectacular Macro Details Reveal the Intimate Life of Snails


These spectacular photographs reveal the amazingly tiny details of the life of snails. Using a macro approach, Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko gets up close and personal to capture a variety of miniature landscapes as the little creatures go about their daily lives. With great patience and a steady hand, the artist obtains crisp, sharp details that seem unbelievable when viewers consider how small the scenes really are in comparison to our everyday surroundings.

Through a creative perspective, Mishchenko introduces a whimsical world where the delicate snails dominate their environments. Tiny berries appear gigantic and the tops of mushrooms are suddenly the perfect place to perch. The stunning natural light, vibrant colors, and odd little subjects combine to create playful narratives about love stories, adventures, and new discoveries.


















Vyacheslav Mishchenko’s website
via [Lost at E Minor]

Traveling Container Hotel Rooms Like Jenga

At first glance, the Hive-Inn resembles a colorful set of stacked blocks that are reminiscent of the fun-yet-challenging game, Jenga. They are much than that, of course, and the individual elements make up a proposed hotel concept by Hong Kong-based architects at OVA Studio. The building, designed for the Radical Innovation Awards, is composed of recycled shipping containers whose modular design allows for rooms to be traded in and out without disturbing the surrounding containers.

This clever concept presents extensive branding opportunities. Since portions of the hotel can be changed, containers could be temporarily sponsored by companies like Ferrari, who would decorate the space inside and out. It would give fans of the product the opportunity to live in a place that’s crafted with a brand’s unique sensibility and aesthetic. As different partnerships begin and end, the exterior would always have something new for you to see.

Although presented as a hotel, the architects see other possibilities for Hive-Inn. They envision it for use in emergency housing or medical care units. Mobile apartments or offices are another option. Imagine if your home traveled with you as you moved from one country to another – you’d never be far from a warm, familiar place.





From Toilet Roll To Paper Art

If your creativity is wild, no medium is a limitation. This fact is exceptionally true with Anastassia Elias, a french artist who collects toilet rolls and turns them into great works of unbelievable art. You read it right, toilet roll. And not only is the choice of medium odd, the way they are worked into incredible depictions of life is freakier.

creative toilet paper rollLet’s take a short stroll through a small version of this artist’s art gallery with these 12 sculptures that show how creative the roll can go. You’ll never look at your empty toilet paper roll the same way again.

Swing. I bet you didn’t expect to find a child swinging from a tree in a toilet roll. The shapes are simple, but they are more than enough to convey life.

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Boxing. What’s the secret that makes the world inside the roll look so lively? Answer – the backlit!

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Horse Racing. Anastassia Elias is not limited to the limited space inside a roll; in fact she even turns it into an advantage with half-depicted figures. Also I like the sense of motion expressed here.

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Cowboys. Well, howdy cowboys. Silhouette shapes actually leave their details for the viewers to fantasize about. What story did you come up with, when you see these cowboy silhouettes?

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Circus Jugglers. The act of juggling is made precise with the right shapes and positioning in this particular sculpture.

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Amusement Park. A whole amusement park comes alive here! The lesson of th day: think out of the roll.

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Rain. Perhaps it is too much to ask for rain but those people really look like they are trying to get out of the rain. The two in the background sharing the same umbrella is oh-so lifelike.

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Miners. They really look like they are mining this toilet roll for what it’s worth, with their feet embedded in the rubble.

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Holiday Night. On a lighter note, the paper trees are formed using tweezers, and concentrated patience. The outcome is natural and relaxing.

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Zoo. It’s a zoo in here. Visitors are kept outside of the enclosure with a thin bar but you can see how excited they are to see the giraffes.

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Aquarium. It’s not just the ground, you can build any world inside the roll. Also this incredible version makes the fish fly in mid-air.

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Mill. And here lies the secret of how she does it. Anastassia uses paper of same color to blend the paper figure into the roll seamlessly. Everything else that makes the sculpture come alive is based on her ingenuity and attention to detail.

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A view ~ Basketball

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