Posts Tagged ‘Crafted’
I came upon the work of Aya Kakeda via Etsy, and fell in love with her fantastical prints. Her work is full of monsters, aliens, robots, and other cute and strange creatures that I would love to meet! She works in a variety of mediums, from silkscreen prints to embroidery (see the awesomeness above).
You have to check out more of her strange and amazing pieces after the break:
When I was searching for monsters on Etsy, I noticed that there were a great deal of Yetis. Round yetis, tall yetis, bunny yetis, yetis with mustaches…even a zombie yeti! I can see the Yeti appeal: they’re soft, cuddly, and very mysterious. And who can resist Yetis when they look like this cute! See the yetis after the break:
Even after featuring Etsy’s monster shops, I’ve only scratched the surface of the monster-y goodness that exists on the web, and I can’t help but look for more! So the “Monsters in My Cortex” T-shirt by Jean Jullien ($25.00) is eerily apt. Add a little more humor with the Grr Arg Monster Necklace by Finest Imaginary (£6.99) and you’ve got yourself a monster-loving outfit!
I can’t help but see a bit of Zelda’s influence in these two pieces:
The Triangle T-shirt by Circle T has a repeating Triforce pattern, with a few extra triangles, and the Wall Pocket by Scout Regalia reminds me of a combination of a Zelda rupee and a Bejeweled jewel. It was inspired by geode mineral formations, so the comparison is definitely fitting. Still, I play too many video games, don’t I?
Mario imagery is simple and iconic, and a great source of inspiration for geeks around the globe. The Bricks and Mortar Chair by Richard Woods (£1,725.00) is reminiscent of classic NES Super Mario Bros., while the Mushroom Pouffe by Anne-Claire Petit (€85,00) would look right at home in the Mushroom Kingdom!
With Halloween fast approaching, horrifying ghosts and ghouls are everywhere! However, the SPÖKA Night Lights at Ikea are some of the cutest ghosties you’ll find:
These minimal, cartoonish creations are great for keeping the ominous shadows away from any dark room!
Robotrilla Ashtray in Silver by David Weeks for $38.00: Smoke comes from this primate’s eyes and nose when you put a cigarette out in his mouth. I bet he’s best robo-buddies with Bender from Futurama.
Banana Bowl by Harry Allen for $270.00: It’s a scientific fact that Robotrillas love shiny bananas.