Category: Art

ArtDIY: Wine Bottle Art

If any of you winos out there are anything like me, you’ve probably got a few, er, *cough* many empty wine bottles clogging up the recycling bin. Well, no more! Dig those puppies out and wash ‘em off, because it’s time for a little DIY! (If you’re not 21, just borrow a few empties from your ‘rents.) With just a little TLC, these beautiful bottles can add ambient charm to any room and any occasion.
Here’s What You Do:
Step 1:  Cut your bottle. Using a glass cutter is the most effective and precise way to get a clean cut, and you can get those at any hardware or craft store. However, if you don’t want to spend the dough, you can do it for free like this:

Step 2: Gather tea lights, holiday lights, candles, wicks, flowers, spray paint – whatever you want to accessorize your bottles. Decorate accordingly. The options are endless!
Here are some ideas:
Tumblers
Centerpieces
Tiki Torches
Chandeliers
Garden Decorations
Vases
Candle Holders
Step 3: Show off your handiwork! Let us see any of your DIY with wine bottles on our Facebook or Pinterest!

ArtFashion Illustration by Niki Pilkington

 
Do you ever feel like this?
 
 
You obviously love fashion, right? Well why not amplify the goodness by gawking at these gorgeous illustrations by artist, Niki Pilkington. I’ve been gawking at them for weeks now and I’m loving the neon accents, girly prints (balloons, hurray!) and the adorable fashion. This UK-based artist touts clients including MTV, Sir Paul McCartney, and NYLON, and I’m ready to be next in line for one of her prints!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attention Readers! Do you draw or illustrate? We would love to see your work and possibly feature it on our blog! Email sienna@lulus.com with images or a link to your work!

ArtPeople Pixel Portraits

 
Oh hai, Audrey…I mean, all the people dressed in red and black to create the coolest-EVER picture of Audrey.
 
Artist Craig Alan, a 41-year-old New Orleans transplant from California, studied art and theater while in college and has become known throughout the States for his displays of unique visual art. Much of his art has its roots in street portraiture and the human form, evidenced by the incredible “pixelated people” above and blow. Dressed head to toe in either all black or all red, the people are stragetically placed into position so as to create a famous likeness.
 
Pretty sweet, huh?
 
 
 
 
Anybody else secretly want to gather up all your friends now and try to make pixel picturess? 
 
(Pics courtesy of Maxi Tendance. Info courtesy of Vinings Gallery.)

ArtKinetic Jewelry by Dukno Yoon

 
Originally from Seoul, Korea, metalsmith Dukno Yoon currently lives and works in the U.S., creating his elegant kinetic rings and sculptures. With a mix of fabricated metal and natural feathers, the mechanical actions triggered by a simple flick of the wrist (or finger) offer a wonderful and mesmerizing lightness. 

 
 

 
 

ArtAmazing Bonsai Treehouse Sculptures by Takanori Aiba

 

“Bonsai reflects the Japanese traditional aesthetic sense of expressing the magnificence of nature in a small potted plant. However, the density of decoration and the rich stories of my works contain extraordinary times and spaces which differ from the bonsai world determined by plants physiology.”-Takanori Aiba
Takanori Aiba, Japanese artist, former architect, and maze illustrator crafts beautiful life-like bonsai sculptures that look as if they’ve been inhabited by very very tiny people!  He’s made a modern bonsai that portrays “the beauty of spiritual accordance between human and nature in miniature.”
Using materials that include stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin; Aiba creates magical worlds we wish we could live in! 
If only we could pack our bags for a vacation getaway at this pint-sized resort!
Be sure to check out more of Takanori Aiba’s amazing work! Like The Rock Island or Hôtel de Michelin!
(All photos courtesy of TokyoGoodIdea.com)