Mister Finch and his vintage fabric animals

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These rabbits, spiders and butterflies are not real ones but made out of vintage fabric by the oh so talented Mister Finch.

Mister Finch is an English artist who adores sewing. Self-taught and definitely skilled, he takes his inspiration from the natural life to which he adds another dimension. Flowers, insects and birds fascinate him as well as British folklore. Telling stories by humanizing insects and animals, Finch gives a new life to forgotten materials and tales.

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Yuken Teruya’s Trees

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If you know you are going to go crazy during the January sales, here’s a brilliant way of recycling the paper bags. These tiny trees cut out of ┬ápaper bags are so intricate and realistic, it’s almost hard to believe they are hand-made.

Yuken Teruya is a Japanese artist and this series is called Notice-Forest. In each bag, the artist has cut the shape, branches and leaves of a tree he saw in his neighborhood or during a trip. These trees, although fragile looking and apparently protected by the bags they are cut out from, are actually the “pillars” that hold the bags up.

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Carolein Smit

Between taxidermy, pirate treasures and religious idols, Carolein Smit’s work is strange and beautiful. Her statues measure about half a meter each, which probably makes them even more impressive when seen in real life.

Carolein Smit is a holland-based artist, she studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of St Joost, Netherlands, and specialized in graphics and lithography.

Sarah May

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Everybody has Christmas in mind, including me. So in between work, Christmas shopping and preparation, I found these seasonal photographs by Sarah May.┬áThe first two are obviously very christmassy: a present and a tree, but the following ones made me think of some excellent conversation pieces for the dinner table. Something to talk about with those relatives you haven’t seen since last Christmas, like “Look how the bubble gum is the exact same colour of this pink rose!”, or more conceptual: “This orange flower looks like a Christmas tree that grew mistletoe on one of its branches”.

Sarah May is a London-based artist who likes creating painted still lifes, hand-made props, surrealist tableaux and animated films. Her clients include numerous fashion businesses such as Kate Spade, American Apparel and Russian Vogue.