January 5, 2018

15+ Playful Products for People Who Love Surprises

Like surprises? If so, you've come to the right place! Created with craftiness in mind, these unique and unpredictable gifts put a playful spin on everyday objects. Some, like the collection of clever candles, melt away to reveal secret trinkets. Others—like the popular penguin paper toy and creative cat wall hanger—”pop up” when prompted. And then there are some that are sneakily hidden in plain view—including a bunny with secret scissor ears.

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December 29, 2017

Mandala Artist Hand-Paints Mesmerizing Patterns on Ceramic Plates and Mugs

Russian artist Anastasia Safonov makes decorative tableware that’s hand-painted with mesmerizing mandala art. Her ceramic plates, mugs, and magnets are painted, dot-by-dot, using acrylic paint in a wide range of vivid colors and finishes. Traditionally, the mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol used in Hinduism and Buddhism, believed to be a meditative and therapeutic process for the creator.

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