Joshua Hoffine is a horror photographer who I’ve already featured in EyeCandies a while ago. Interested in the psychology of fear, he is challenged to create visuals that trigger one’s unconscious. As he notes in his official site: “We are born with certain inherent and instinctual fears, such as fear of the dark, fear of lurking danger, and the fear of being eaten. As we grow older, these fears lose their intensity, and are slowly shuffled away into our Unconscious. Horror, as an art form, draws its strength from the Unconscious.”

The results are breathtaking and what is more amazing is the creativity that goes into each one of his photographic shots! This is why I was amazed when I received a mail from the artist, introducing me to his newest project: The Robot! Check out a step by step description of the project by Joshua Hoffine and make sure to visit his site and blog for a full overview of his work:

The Making of ROBOT by Joshua Hoffine

This is my new photograph called ROBOT. This time the theme is addiction and dependence, especially as it pertains to technology.
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The work of  Michael Mandiberg

Michael Mandiberg is a Brooklyn based artist, programmer, designer, educator, and bicyclist. Apart from being very well known for selling all of his possessions online, he is also respected for his numerous laser cutting works of art.

Mandiberg combines the technology of laser cutting with old books that used to be a significant point of reference for us. This specific section of work is about the promise and the failed promise of technology, and its potential to connect people or not connect people.
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The dictionary with laser cuttings of words currently being created by technology
 

There is always something intriguing about large type made out of some other material other than ink or pixels. The same intangible symbols that are the foundations for communicating the written language all of a sudden become something that you can touch, move, decorate and even destroy. Here are 10 examples of interesting processes that result in beautiful typographic sculptures.
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Love her or hate her, you’ll never forget her, cause Madonna is an image maker, a trendsetter, a pop symbol, a universally top selling artist and so much more! Having the ability to transform and reinvent her image, Ms. Ciccone has become the inspiration of artists from all over the world.

Here is a selection of 42 Madonna portraits I discovered in the web. Each image is accordingly linked to its source. Enjoy!

 
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Berlin is the place to be if you’re an urban art lover. The city’s diverse culture and underground art scene is known all around the world! Countless of artists use public walls as a canvas for expression, giving Berlin a new, fresh face. Here is a selection of 60 photos I found browsing through Flickr, and more specifically in the “Berlin Street Art” flickr group.

By clicking on an image you will transferred to the respective photographer (which in some cases is the artist).

Let’s feel a bit like Berliners today!


 
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They say “never judge a book by its cover” but hey, covers are actually making the first impression to me, especially when I'm browsing around, not looking for a specific title. Anyway! Here is a selection of 50 book covers that really caught my eye and all have a common connection: an inspiring utilization of graphic design and illustration.


Would you recommend another fresh cover for the list? Comment and share a link :)

[Click on images for source link and more details on the book covers & designers]

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I searched the following sites in order to conclude to my selection. Check them out :)

http://bookcoverarchive.com/
http://covers.fwis.com/
http://www.faceoutbooks.com/
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Autumn is almost a breath away … I managed to create my first Treasury in Etsy, so here is a picky selection of some of my favorite creators!

Inspired by warm fall colors: beige, brown, bronze, copper, chocolate, olive, sepia, ecrou and more …I aimed for these selections to have a delicate essence of autumn!

Check out the crafters descriptions of the featured products. Click and get transferred directly to the respective online shop!

The River is Everywhere

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A gold hair comb adorned with a brass feather stamping.

Veterok

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Leatherbound book necklaces.

Yaelu

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Leather bracelet comprised of brown braided leather with an
elegant gold filled tube.

Terra Fantazia

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A nest cozily tucked in twisted branches with shiny berries…

The LeatherTH

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Brown hand stitched leather wristlet, with orange leather interior.

ArtLab

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ARTLAB Hand Dyed Ruffle Tank

Star Bags

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An adorable bag, right out of woodland with a wonderful natural boho feeling. The front is made of a vintage piece of linen, a hand embroidered bird. The sides are patchwork with battik fabrics and the bag is a natural cotton.

Jenny N Design

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This briefcase is made of wonderfully rugged and distressed Chestnut leather. This leather has a smooth finish with some visible grain and distressing.

One Clay Bead

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This hand built bowl has a textured lace outside, an organic, rustic rim, and a Seafoam Green glaze flowing into Yellow Matte inside.

DigiPop

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Shameless self promotion: Custom Digital Portraits by moi :P

Are you in love and want to declare it to the world? Do it in the form of a pop art Digital Portrait and add a personal touch to your space. A wonderful reminder of your best times together !

Sigmosaics

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This is one of those little bowls that's perfect for little gems to be placed inside of. It makes a super little ring/s or earrings holder.

The base object is a small porcelain bowl. It is grouted in white.

Bingo Box

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A set of 5 trays made in Japan by Viking imports in the 1950s or 60s. They're made of a chipboard composite, probably paper pulp mixed with a plastic or fiberglass and pressed to form a hard and durable material which is stamped as alcohol proof. They're covered with a decal of a rose & vine design with gold accents, with a clear coat over the decal.

Irene Suchocki Photography

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Original signed fine art landscape photograph of trees in autumn surrounded by a blanket of yellow leaves.

f2Images

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This is an 4x6 photographic print of a In the Study on Lustre paper. Print is unmatted and unframed. The image has a lovely distressed texture adding to its charm.

The Joy of Color

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As the song says: all the leaves are Brown.....This is an original water colors painting of fall leaves, in warm, cozy shades of an Indian summer.

Golly Bard

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Acorns and Caps. Original watercolor painting.

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Searching, discovering and presenting 45 inspiring, colorful, pop & original creations by talented designers from all around the world!

Some already finished products and others waiting to be produced, these designs combine applied art and science while maintaining a high aesthetic level and usability. Optimizing function and maximizing appearance, these creations offer a glimpse to the future!


Featuring 11 Designers and Design firms, you can visit their respective sites just by clicking on the title or image that inspires you.

GAMOLOV DESIGN

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Velichko Velikov

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Alberto Sanchez for Mut Design ©

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BAITA DESIGN

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Stanislav Katz

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Stephanie Choplin

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Palette Industries

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Joel  Escalona

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Flavio Garcia

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Alessandro Beda

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Maria Yasko

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Searching for this topic was fascinating. I also have to admit that the feature I did for Petit Plat in the Craft Section, inspired me to search for more clay candies. So here you go … Food and dessert miniatures made with clay, ideal for dollhouses and collecting, especially for those who are passionate with food, crafts or both!

The detail on these mini sculptures is amazing and the result mouthwatering! and inspiring. These creations may be tiny but one should not forget the amount of effort and talent of their crafters.

Enjoy!

The Mouse Market

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Paris Miniatures

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Divine Sweetness

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AiClay

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Tiny Delights

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Le Petit Monde d' Oiseau

Do you remember Le Petit Monde d' Oiseau? We had organized a
Giveaway in the EyeCandies Blog some time ago!
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Pei Li's Dollhouse Miniatures

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Dollhouse Kitchen Miniatures

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The Mini Miniatures

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Do you feel that you have just discovered a new hobby? Here is a video tutorial on how to make milk chocolate cookies. Easy and fun! Check out Gentleman Bunny’s uploads for more here.
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Sweet, stylish, casual, elegant, alternative, chic, romantic, sexy, feminine … Whatever your style is you’ll probably find something you “need to have” in the following selection of 50 eye-catching dresses by independent fashion designers I discovered online. By clicking on the images, you will be transferred to the respective fashion e-shop. Enjoy!
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