13 posts tagged Decor
13 posts tagged Decor
If you ask us (and we’re so glad you did), there’s no such thing as a home decked out with too many tentacles. The “Octo-Labra” and the Octopus Punch Bowl, both offered by The Source Collection, seem like they would add the sort of of high-end natural elegance that you just can’t get by asking a live octopus to hold your candles or your punch. We know they’re intelligent creatures, but that doesn’t mean we’d trust them not to wander off with our lights and beverages. In fact, they might actually do it on purpose just to save themselves a trip to the store.
[via Laughing Squid]
“Inspired by an obsession with the ocean and a fascination with extravagant interiors of old churches, Adam Wallacavage transformed the dining room of his South Philadelphia Victorian Brownstone into something from the pages of a Jules Verne novel. Teaching himself the ancient art of ornamental plastering, Adam evolved his new found skills into making plaster cast octopus shaped chandeliers as the final touch to his underwater themed room.”
Adam is officially welcome to come over and transform any and all of our rooms. We can’t think of a single space at Geyser of Awesome headquarters that wouldn’t benefit from the addition of more tentacles.
jesusshuttlesworth34 created (or at least photographed) one of the most awesome homemade Halloween yard spectacles we’ve ever seen. The entire front yard has been filled with carefully staged Star Wars scarecrows. You can see straw representations of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Yoda, a Storm Trooper, Palpatine (shooting Force Lightning!), Jabba the Hutt, Luke Skywalker battling Darth Vader. and more. They even included a straw Death Star and TIE Fighter. It must’ve taken ages to set up.
[via Nerd Approved]
We’ve got plenty of Finger Tentacles, Tentacle Mustaches, Inflatable Tentacle Arms, and even Cthulhu Tentacles and Inflatable Cthulhu Arms (for those decidedly sinister days), but we could sure use a tentacle or two to decorate our office walls…
ArtAkimbo, based in Redding, Connecticut, makes an awesome assortment of incredibly beautiful Wall Tentacles. These artful appendages come in three different sizes: small, mid-size, and impressively large.
The tentacles are created using urethane resin in molds made from ArtAkimbo’s original sculptures and then polished and coloured using dyes and paint. Each limb is mounted on and reaches out through its own porthole “made of plywood and medium density fiberboard, coated with copper paint and chemically patinated to it’s lovely blue green hue. [The portlhole] can also be made in a rusted iron, a blackened iron or a weathered brass finish.”
Visit the ArtAkimbo Etsy shop to peruse their wonderful tentacles and other piece of whimsical, and often quite functional, art.
Check out this awesome starry driveway! The beautiful stellar effect was achieved by mixing glow stones with gravel. You might have already encountered glow stones, which are often used in aquariums. They’re a synthetic aggregate of photoluminescent pigment and synthetic resin.
According to Jinan Chenghao Technology, “When exposed to light sources, the photoluminescent pigment within Glowstone becomes chemically excited and will afterglow (i.e. glow in the dark).” The glow is initially very strong, but then slowly dulls over night.
We’d love to see all of the driveways and sidewalks in our neighbourhood covertly decorated like this. We could go out each night for a star walk. And during the day passersby would be none the wiser.
Far away in an isolated Russian village called Kamarchaga, located in the Siberian Taiga, lives a creative and dedicated pensioner named Olga Kostina who has meticulously decorated the exterior of her home with 30,000 plastic bottle caps.
Olga collected the bottle caps over the course of many years and only began to hammer them into place once she felt she had accumulated enough. Clearly this is a person with tremendous patience. The bottle caps have been carefully arranged into colourful, detailed mosaics depicting traditional macrame motifs and local woodland creatures. Each bottle cap has been hammered into place by Olga herself. It comes as no surprise to learn that her awesome home has since become something of a local landmark.
Photos by Ilya Naymushin
We’ve just found another interior decor enhancement for Geyser of Awesome headquarters that we can’t live without, Wim Delvoye’s awesome Marble Floors!
Look closely, those aren’t ordinary floor tiles. Those are mouthwatering slices of salami and other cured meats. It’s a delicious dream come true. We already spend plenty of time thinking about meat. Why not walk on it too?
Okay, okay, before anyone gets TOO excited, we should come clean and tell you that these floors aren’t really made of meat. They are scanned and printed reproductions of succulent slices of our favourite foodstuff. And really, that’s for the best and makes it even more likely that we might get to install some meat floors in our office. Using real salami slices would quickly result in a greasy, stinky floor that would be decidedly un-awesome.
[via Apartment Therapy]
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