Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator Antonio Rodrigues Jr created these wonderful hand-painted illustrations for a series entitled The Great Lookbook of Urban Bugs. Each delicate insect has been outfitted in an ensemble featuring the signature style and colors of various fashion brands, from Levi Strauss to United Colors of Benetton. There’s even a fly dressed in lingerie from Victoria’s Secret.

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Visit Antonio’s Behance page to check out more of his artwork.

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We’ve seen a marble sweatsuit and marble sculptures that appear to be made of crumbly styrofoam, now please marvel along with us at these lovely lightweight, airy dresses on hangers waiting to be worn. Only they won’t be worn by anyone because they’ve been painstakingly carved from Carrera Marble by Edinburgh, Scotland-based sculptor Alasdair Thomson for a series entitled The Identity Collection. Each piece is based on a garment donated to Thomson by a friend or family member.

Visit Alasdair’s website and Instagram account to check out more of his awesome sculptures.

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If you’re looking for a little high-tech in your ugly Christmas sweater, Mark Rober and his company, Digital Dudz, have got you covered. Mark is a former Nasa scientist who spent nine years working on the Curiosity rover before breaking into the novelty clothing business. Mark creates holidays garments which utilize a pouch, the wearer’s smartphone, and a free app to take their festive look to the next level.

His latest efforts make use of a free Android and iPhone app to reinvigorate the tired ugly-Christmas-sweater genre. Download the app, slip your smartphone in the Velcro pouch, and then just stand back smugly sipping your eggnog as the plaudits roll in.

Rober said, “It just blows people’s minds, because for thousands of years clothing has been static. It doesn’t move. And then when it does, people are like, ‘What kind of sorcery is that?’ And then you explain that it’s a phone and they’re like, ‘Oh. Yeah.’”

Here you see a design which features a cozy, flickering fire merrily burning inside the sweater’s kitschy fireplace. This is just one of the five different designs available this year. Click here to view videos demonstrations of all the sweaters.

Mark Rober’s awesomely ugly Christmas sweaters can be ordered here.

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Would you believe us if we told you that these articles of clothing aren’t made of clothing at all? We hope so, because it’s true. These aren’t pieces of clothing, they’re unbelievably realistic marble sculptures. These mind-blowing stone garments are the work of a Sydney-based sculptor named Alex Seton.

"Alex’s preferred material is Carrara marble, a type of white or blue-grey marble that is quarried at the city of Carrara, located in the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy. The marble has been used for sculpture and building decor since the time of Ancient Rome.”

Visit Twisted Sifter to take a look at more of Alex Seton’s astonishing artwork.

Please don’t try to sit on this furniture or wear these clothes. Your eyes may try to deceive you, but each of the handsome objects you see here is made of paper.They are the work of Los Angeles-based artist Vincent Tomczyk.

"The objects are carefully crafted by hand, all of the colors you see are hand-painted and he never relies on any sort of digital printing. Translation: these take a lot of time. The jean shorts alone with functional pockets and realistic textures took over 100 hours."

Vincent Tomczyk has a solo show opening May 4th, 2013 at Gallery 825 in LA. Visit his website to view many more of his awesome paper creations.

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Anyone who has spent time with a guinea pig probably knows how much they love to eat vegetables and endless piles of hay. (Pretty much more than anything.) But did you know that some guinea pigs also like to dress up in stylish clothing and headwear that reflects their unique personalities? Perhaps that’s why Japanese designer Maki Yamada opened an awesome online shop called Guinea Pig Fashion. There you’ll find a variety of clothing and fashion accessories custom-made for cavies. It’s undeniably cute and delightfully strange.

For the cavy who fancies lovely blonde locks topped by an adorable hat there’s the Straw Hat + Blonde Hair Extension.There are all sorts of pretty Dresses and Kimonos. The stealthy pig can don a tiny Ninja Costume while the more generally active and sporty pig has a selection of adorable Tank Tops< from which to choose. There’s even a frilly Guinea Pig Wedding Dress and White Veil, which pairs perfectly with the Guinea Pig Wedding Tuxedo with Base Tank Top. (But we caution you to keep an eye on those brides and grooms. It takes barely the blink of an eye for two guinea pigs to turn into six.)

This is just a small sampling of the guinea pig garments currently available for purchase from Guinea Pig Fashion. Head over to the shop itself to browse the entire collection.

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These gorgeous dresses are part of an awesome series entitled Wearable Foods. Created by Korean artist Yeonju Sung, each of these beautiful garments was elaborately made of edible materials such as red peppers, eggplants, bananas, green onions, lotus roots, white radishes, tomatoes, and red cabbage. The bottom two pieces are made of bubble gum.

While one may categorically define Sung’s good-enough-to-eat collection as sculptural foodwear, it is just as much a photographic series. The artist explains, “I create my own world of reality by generating a completely different set of images that contradict the conventional notion of food and clothes. As time goes by, the food from my work do go through a progression of disappearance due to the nature of food and gets gradually changed into the hideous state fading its shape and color in the process…”

Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more tantalizing edible couture from Yeonju Sung’s Wearable Foods series.

We may have a new cutest picture on the internet. This picture of a mini-pig, by KittenBabySitter, reveals its layers of cuteness as you look at it. One, it&#8217;s a sleeping miniature pig with a pink snout. Cute! Wearing a sweater vest! Cuter! Then, you notice that it&#8217;s wearing tiny gripper socks and your head explodes like a cute bomb went off in your skull. Cute-boom!
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We may have a new cutest picture on the internet. This picture of a mini-pig, by KittenBabySitter, reveals its layers of cuteness as you look at it. One, it’s a sleeping miniature pig with a pink snout. Cute! Wearing a sweater vest! Cuter! Then, you notice that it’s wearing tiny gripper socks and your head explodes like a cute bomb went off in your skull. Cute-boom!

[via Laughing Squid and Cute Overload]

Don’t let your little chelonian friends get cold, dress their shells in adorable handmade Turtle and Tortoise Cozies! Katie Bradley runs an Etsy shop called MossyTortoise where she sells an assortment of tortoise-related art and accessories - including these cozies, crocheted with soft yarn from her own patterns.

"10% of the income from my Etsy shop will benefit the International Reptile Rescue in Canby Oregon. The rest will go towards my own tortoises, as well as future ones I will rescue and rehabilitate. I keep a tortoise blog, where I post photos and updates about my pets and rescued tortoises.”

But that’s not all, Katie also crochets Tortoise Flowers (see the bottom two photos), made to help you keep track of your turtle or tortoise friend while they’re enjoying a (supervised!) wander around your lawn.

Visit MossyTortoise to view more of Katie Bradley’s incredibly cute and completely awesome creations.

Yago Partal, a graphic artist based in Barcelona, has created an awesome photo series entitled Zoo Portraitsdepicting a wide variety of animals who all share two things in common: they like dressing up in stylish clothing and posing for fashion portraits.

There are lots of different animals in the series and you can purchase prints of the photos via Yago’s online shop. We love each and every one of them.

[via HiConsumption]