Design

April 14, 2021

Designer Crafts Sleek Stainless Steel Candle Holders That Project Geometric Shapes

Inspired by a love for geometry, computational designer and maker Greg Blanpied handcrafts incredibly sleek stainless steel candle holders that are much more than meets the eye. Based on naturally occurring geometric shapes and patterns in nature—such as the Flower of Life, Metatron’s cube, and the Fibonacci sequence—these holders allow you to “experience geometric transformation” as the candle’s light sends intricate shadows through the metallic vessels.

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April 12, 2021

10 Subscription Boxes That Will Bring Joy to Your Mom’s Door Every Month

Though Mother's Day only comes once a year, why not show your mom some extra appreciation over the course of several months? By selecting a subscription box to gift your mom, you can give the most important woman in your life a special treat delivered right to her door. Whether you are near or far, it's the perfect way for your mother to know that you're thinking of her.

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April 9, 2021

Delicate Tattoos Inspired by Traditional Chinese Painting Tell Stories Within Long Rectangles

Beijing-based tattoo artist Franky Yang creates ethereal body art inspired by traditional Chinese paintings. Like windows to another world, she contains each of her refined illustrations inside long, thin rectangles, which stretch across her clients' arms, legs, and torsos. Within these geometric shapes are detailed visions of rocky mountainsides, luscious forests, and twinkling seascapes. Yang uses the constraints of a rectangular panel to frame her artwork in an engaging way.

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April 7, 2021

You Can Craft Your Own Adorable Octopus Thanks to This Downloadable Pattern

The art of amigurumi (crocheted toys) has captured the hearts of crafters and toy lovers. It gained popularity in Japan during the early aughts but the technique has made its way around the world. In Russia, author and artist Elena Plaxina (of Simpatico Gufo) helps to keep the cute craft alive with her handmade animal toys. She makes all-sort of crochet critters, but her amigurumi octopuses are particularly sweet.

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