Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pop Out Cards and 3D Paper Scenes by Studio Roof

Studio Roof is a family owned business founded in 2005 by Romy and Ilya. They create unique eco-friendly toys and home decor for kids and grown-ups. 

Over the years their collection has grown into a huge variety of gorgeous 3D insects and bugs wall decor, bird mobiles made of recycled cardboard, and beautiful paper goods ideal for everyday use. The latest range of their pop out cards and 3D scenes are perfect to give as a small gift that can be displayed on a bookshelf. They strive to produce earth-friendly products as much as possible, all designs are printed on recycled cardboard and printed with vegetable inks.

Their beautifully creative products were ranked amongst the top 100 design products of the year in TIME magazine. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Artist Creates Amazing 6 Foot Tall Sculptures With Shoe Boxes

Christophe Roberts was born in Chicago and now lives in Brooklyn. He is an artist with multi-talents, he paints, sculpts, designs, and creates amazing installations. Through his large-size sculptures he explores masculinities and consumerism by recycling building materials and up-cycling Nike shoe boxes.

"You look at shoe boxes every day, but didn’t think of creating a 6 foot lion or a great white shark. I thought of it when no one else was thinking about it...I decided to run with it; the possibilities of this project are endless.”

He has exhibited his work at New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC, Long View Gallery, Washington DC, and Lyons Wier Gallery, New York. He has worked in collaboration with Jeff Staple for the Staple fashion brand and the Wu-Tang Clan, for Wallplay Gallery, New York. He is working with Nike on an ongoing project for their Manhattan flagship store as well as he has made commissioned sculptures and installations for Nike’s Air Max Day.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Tara Rodden Robinson: A Biologist and An Artist

Tara Rodden Robinson is an artist, illustrator and surface pattern designer based in Oregon. Before she became a full-time artist she was a nurse, a naturalist, and a biologist. Also, she taught an online genetics course for over a decade at Oregon State University. Tara is indeed a lady of many talents but she always wanted to be an artist. She is a self-taught artist who believed any lack of talent can be compensated for by hard work. She spent endless hours learning digital software and painting in acrylics and watercolors. She uses photographs, books, and vintage matchbook covers as inspiration for her work.

Through her paintings she attempts to bring the viewer closer to the animals and birds they rarely see but often affect. "As the pace of habitat destruction and climate change accelerates, I place the viewer in close proximity with animals most people rarely see but whose lives we often affect, albeit indirectly."

You can see more of her work from the past and what's she working on presently on Instagram.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Stained Glass Sun Catchers and Jewelry by Root Studio

Carrie Root of Root Studio handmakes enchanting stained glass jewelry, sun catchers, feathers and ornaments. The inspiration for her work comes from her surroundings - chirpy forests, woodland creatures, snowy mountain tops and spring blossoms. Each piece is drawn on the glass, cut, sanded, hand foiled, soldered and then finished and polished in her studio in Addison, Vermont. You can find her one-of-a-kind home decor, necklaces and earrings in her online store.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Incredibly Realistic Bird Sculptures by Daria Lvovsky

Daria Lvovsky is a very talented fiber artist who creates wonderful needle felted creatures that are truly lifelike. Before she dedicated herself to the art of felting she worked a bit in ceramics and clay sculpture. 

"In an attempt to find the most expressive materials I have tried wood, ceramics, and even metal. The clay fascinated me, but the moment in which I felt wool in my hands it was like being reborn!"

Each of her creations is one-of-a-kind, crafted carefully out of alpaca and merino sheep fiber, silk, and glass eyes. To see more birds, animals, gnomes, dolls, and nativity scenes visit her online store.