I love these cookies by Mimi O Chun, inspired by Mark Rothko’s color field paintings. Such a simple but brilliant idea…

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(via aesthetics of joy)

When it comes to wine, I’m definitely not a snob. Whether the bottle has a cork or a bottle cap or comes in a box, I’ll happily drink it. But here’s one reason to opt for the bottle cap version: It can serve as a tiny blank slate for creating some custom, hand-etched typography, like these little beauties made by Cindy Sheldan. She scratches whimsical phrases into the metal lids with an X-acto knife, turning what would otherwise be trash into art.

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I came across these great paper cut bird sculptures by Diana Beltran Herrera the other day on Colossal and was very impressed.

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Gem-inspired facets seem to be pretty hot in the design world these days, and this series of small, 3D objects by Lydia Kasumi Shirreff is one of the most intriguing examples it this style that I’ve seen. The pieces were part of an installation in her Animal, Mineral, Vegetable exhibition this year.

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(via Mint)

This past Friday I took a stroll through the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park during my lunch break, as I often do (my office is across the street from Zuccotti). Everyday I stumble across something new down there. On Friday, however, I was really excited to find these almost-life-size sculptures of people made entirely out of clear packing tape.

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If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a sucker for a 3D paper sculptures. I love seeing this 2-D medium transformed into a three dimensional masterpiece. One of my recent finds that I was excited to come across is the work of Spanish graphic designer Noelia Lozano.

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I don’t think I’ve ever been as intrigued by beaded artwork as I am by these exquisite skulls made by Our Exquisite Corpse. The psychedelic patterns and colors almost make you forget the macabre subject matter…

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I’m really digging these woven cardboard baskets by Julene Aguirre-Bielschowsky. There’s something about alternative uses for cardboard that really intrigues me. Plus, these are just plain stunning. Have you seen any other neat examples of woven cardboard? Let me know!

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