Saturday, September 19, 2020

Pop Culture Scenes In Polly Pocket Cases

Do you remember the Polly Pocket toy line from the 80s? They were plastic clamshells that contained miniature scenes featuring Polly. The Toy Zone worked with CGI artist Jan Koudela to create six pop culture settings in cases, from Stranger Things to The Simpsons to The Shining and more.

The Byers Residence (Stranger Things)


The Simpsons residence

The Overlook Hotel (The Shining)



Bees Encase Embroideries In Honeycomb



Toronto-based encaustic painter and embroiderer, Ava Roth, collaborates with bees to encase her mixed-media pieces in honeycomb. She weaves organic material into embroidery hoops which she places inside comb frames, and allows the bees to complete the artworks. 


Pic Of The Day

Friday, September 18, 2020

Liziqi: The Ancient Methods Of Sericulture

I've posted a couple of videos in the past of Liziqi, a food and country-life blogger who lives in rural China. Frequent contributor Bruce just sent me a couple more and, like all her videos, they are so beautiful I can't resist posting this one about the art of making silk:

 

Previously: 
The life of blue calico dresses hand-dyed by Liziqi and
 Riding a Horse to Find Magnolia Blossoms (I think this one is my favourite)

Trailer: My Octopus Teacher

In 2010 nature filmmaker Craig Foster began freediving in the kelp forests off South Africa. This film is a year-long diary of his friendship with an octopus he met there. I'd like to see it.