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Lithuanian artist and craftsman Vainius Kubilius transforms coconut shells into radiant jewels that cast dazzling patterns of light and shadow in every direction. Kubilius’ awesome handmade lamps are called Nymphs and each one is unique. Made of coconut, cork and suede, they have a wonderfully organic feel.

To create his illuminated coconuts, Kubilius carefully shaves and waxes each hollowed out shell. Then comes the painstaking process of drilling thousands of holes in intricate patterns, much like the amazing eggshell art we’ve featured here in the past. The lamp stands are wrapped in layers of suede and varnished cork.

Kubilius makes each lamp by hand in Vilnius, Lithuania, but something tells us that if you found the right map hidden in the false bottom of an old trunk at that one flea market, it might lead you to the secret grove where these radiant creatures grow. And when you aren’t looking they communicate with each other by intertwining their bodies and moving their coconut shell heads to alter the patterns and intensity of light and shadow. It’s just a hunch.

Visit the Nymphs Workshop website, Facebook page or Etsy shop to check out more of Vanius Kubilius’ enchanting Nymph lamps.

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Wax sculptor Bobby Causey creates phenomenal hyperrealistic wax renditions of famous movie characters and Hollywood stars. Based in Allen Park, MI, Causey is a self-taught professional sculptor. Each of his pieces is painstakingly made by hand. For the sculptures that feature hair, each individual strand is punched in one at a time.

Causey makes an exhaustive study of photo references for each subject. The extraordinary effort he puts in is clearly paid off by the awesome results he consistently achieves. These sculptures look so real, we keep waiting for one of them to stick out a tongue or wink at us.

Visit the Bobby C. Sculptures website to check out more of Causey’s astonishingly lifelike wax sculptures.

[via Design Taxi and Daily Art]

We love Horse Head Masks and Unicorn Masks, even when they’re purely digital. 

Konami, the Japanese developer and producer of numerous popular video game series such as Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Dance Dance Revolution, and Castlevania, just released this awesome trio of horse-themed masks that can be worn by your avatar in PlayStation Home, the PS3’s virtual world. They’re only 99 cents each and can be found in the Home Alter Ego store.

Let your Secret Unicorn shine through!

[via Kotaku]

Source kotaku.com