Sometimes art can be used for evil, just ask Uwe Boll about his films or the waste of hard drive space that is the Twilight series.
But oftentimes art is used for good, like crafting beautifully whimsical homes for cats.
All right, so it’s not exactly a widespread phenomenon, but there’s at least one artist who’s doing it, just ask Yuliya Kosata who designs gorgeous cat homes made entirely out of felt.
They look like something straight out of an Alice in Wonderland movie, or a hobbit’s shroom-fueled fantasy.
She sells the sheep-wool kitty homes on her Etsy page, Feltfield, and they come in a variety of styles and sizes.
Prices vary too, you can pick one of these bad boys up for your cat, or some random cat you’d think would appreciate it, for $ 150-$ 230.
The designs are wonderfully trippy.
If you’re interested, check out Feltfield’s Etsy page here.
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Although I never grew up decorating Christmas trees, there’s nothing like gazing upon a well-decorated one to put me in the Holiday spirit.
Every time I walk through a Target or Michael’s I look at all the ornaments and start planning an imaginary tree in my head. How would I decorate it? Would I go all avant-garde and make a black and white tree with white decorations? Or would I go classic and cut down my own to bring it inside and do it up in red and gold?
Or would I just put a highly venomous snake on it, just for kicks?
That’s what happened to Cheryl, a woman from Frankston, Australia, who found a slithering surprise in her Christmas tree.
The photo was posted by Barry Goldsmith on his Snake Catcher Victoria Australia Facebook Page.
In an interview with Mashable, Goldsmith said it was the first time he’s ever seen a snake in a Christmas tree and a Tiger Snake, no less.
The snake catcher went on to say that people panic when they see a snake and even try to kill it by cutting their heads off, which is super dangerous:
“I’m all about stopping people from trying to hurt themselves. Usually people cut the head off the snake, and don’t realise it that its head is actually still alive for about 15 minutes … lots of people get bitten while trying to pick up the severed head of the snake.”
You read that right, these things can live for 15 minutes after getting their heads cut off. People on Goldsmith’s FB page were shocked at the find.
The snake was unharmed and successfully transported out of the woman’s home. Looks like folks in Australia who celebrate Christmas with real trees have more to worry about than just bugs. (h/t mashable)
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I’m a sucker for a good fashion trend, especially one that looks like it was crafted by a Fairy Godmother.
Designer sisters Celina and Maja Debowska crafted these gorgeous felt swan scarves and started selling them on their Etsy shop, Celapiu.
They were inspired by the swan dresses Björk wore to the Oscars and on her Vespertine tour.
And although these elegant felt scarves could be paired with evening gowns, they’re the perfectly cute accessory to liven up a casual outfit too.
The best part? Each of these beautiful pieces are made entirely by hand out of raw materials.
The attention to detail is astounding as well.
The design’s a throwback to the glamorous furs women wore during the 1920’s, without all the messy animal cruelty business.
Celina says that her style is “Playful, out of context, conceptual…I play with styles, shuffle between cartoon kitsch and urban deconstruction.”
That sounds like something right off of Project Runway, but fancy fashion language aside, these are some pretty damn awesome scarvey-poos.
And if swans aren’t your thing, then Celapiu offers a few other cool pieces featuring different animals. Like foxes.
If you’re interested in any of these scarves you can check out their Etsy shop. Just don’t please tell my wife about the owl scarf.
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