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A mix of striking, shiny art pieces that scream out to me look at me NOW!

Would love to know who the artist is?! Painting found via ffffound
Mythical fawn made of wood by Japanese sculptor  Yoshimasa Tsuchiya
Cool glass mirror by Doug Aitken
Stunning sculpture made of pyrite (iron sulphide) found here
Awesome succulents wall hangings found here

I keep meaning to go back to this exhibition. Last time I was there, it was an overcast day so I didn’t hang around for too long. These enormous sculptures by various Chinese artists are displayed along lovely Lange Voorhout, The Hague till September 11, 2011

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the first Chinese emigrants setting foot in the Netherlands 100 years ago. This year’s event is presented under the title The Hague under the Heavens, referring to the Chinese Tian Xia or All under Heaven, one of the cornerstones of the Chinese Confucian world view.

This one is my favourite, its massive and so intriguing to everyone!

Artist ..: Yue Minjun, Flexible latitude

Say aaaah….yes, that is me in the photo!

Artist ..: Cang Xin, Hitting things just with Qi

Indeed its made in China! A 5 meters high red dinosaur, an enlargement of a toy figure. It refers to the Chinese mass production.

Artist ..: Sui Jianguo, Dinosaur amidst the wind


The object on show here is an old cardboard packing box with worn labels, battered and crushed at the corners, revealing its history.

Artist ..: Jiao Xingtao, Gift from Heaven

Still need to experience the big lamp during the night.

Artist ..: Jiao Xingtao, Gift from Heaven

{ for more information: The Hague under the Heavens }

For some sea creature inspiration that I find simple and delicate. Might be tricky to find the right spot for either of them.  Or then again, it might fit in just about any space in your home and not just for beach homes. Still, they so look pretty!

Glass bowl wrapped with pretty lace and sea coral inside from Sweet Paul….: A little handmade coral garden by crocheter Helle Jorgensen. It’s made from paper yarn, which i never heard of till i checked out her work. You can see more on her etsy shop GooseFlesh…..: Coral in glass lamp found via pinterest.com

Below…: Perhaps not so delicate as the other pieces from above. Yet incredible and amazing! Wood art sculpture by Morgan Herrin

Just got back home late, the Internet is slow and it’s been a while since i shared something with you….Here’s an industrial crawling octopus looking lamp – or funky sculpture with a functionality! Brendan Duggan works with metal to create unique sea creatures,   spaceship style table lamp and other bendy items fabricated from steel. See more of his Etsy shop here

Check these AMAZING little Pencil Tip Sculptures by Dalton Ghetti. His work is so intricate and unique that you can’t believe its just a pencil! Something he has been doing for 25 years as a hobby since he hasn’t made any money from it. Instead, he prefers to give them a way to his friends as a gift. Wow, what a nice gift! You would have to have such steady hands and patience to create this, I would say? But you can tell its something he loves to do….I have so many pencils laying around and use them right to the end or as far as i can write, draw with….but i would have never imagined to create such delicate piece of work. Cool, huh?

{source via: Kronikle Kidrobot}

I was inspired by Kristinas blog comment “…bye bye summer see you next summer” and that particular stone lamp sitting on her desk (see below) i want it!…at the same time i’ve come across Geninnes-art-blog where she hand paints stones and makes them look so lovely…coincidentally, while in my summer holidays in France, i brought back a couple of stones from the beach. i didn’t know what i was going to need them for but now i think i might attempt to paint them! The candles are so cool, i wished i had bought the stone candles while i was in Oz early this year. it took me a while to find them on-line, hopefully i can find them in  Europe…anyway, next time you might consider holding on to the next stone you stumble over…

Hand Painted Stones…: by Geninne’s Art Blog { image: 1, 2 (left), 7 }
Aussie Stone Candles…: via A Little Light { image 2 (right), 3 (right }
Stone Sculpture Photo…: via Seyruun blog { image 3 (left) }
Stone Candles…: via Zuzutop { image 4 (right) }
Stone Pepper & Salt Set…: via This Next { image 4 (left) }
Stone Table Light & Bead Necklace Handmade…: by Kristina { image: 5, 6 }

I would love to have this ceramic piece shaped in, like a taco shell. It makes me think more of something from the sea…I can imagine it may be even nicer when you place a tea-light inside…: Handmade by Leili Design

This amazing sea star hanging light could also hang in my bedroom but i probably would have it turned on all the time because i love it so much… Designed by Marius Watz

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