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I really, really hate ants. I once had a major ant infestation in my pantry. It was literally a seething black mound of millions of ants. Makes me feel ill just thinking about it! So when I saw this porcelain tea set … well, you know what I thought: Get out the Raid! Now!

Evelyn Bracklow ant porcelain

Evelyn Bracklow ant porcelain

In case you were wondering, the ants have all been painstakingly painted on by German artist Evelyn Bracklow of La Philie, and the porcelain made in her studio. It’s very well done. Too well done, if you ask me! You can buy her stuff on Etsy.

If the ants didn’t creep you out, this might … Robert and Shana Parke Harrison make eery looking, weirdly compelling sculptures. [First seen on I Need a Guide]

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Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

Gautier’s Dream, which will be exhibiting at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago from March 7 to April 26, 2014

Yet more realistic creatures! The creator of this installation is being hailed as one of the most innovative figures in contemporary art. Cai Guo-Qiang is currently holding his first solo exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane until May 11.

Called  ‘Falling Back to Earth’, the exhibition is described as a ‘thought-provoking vision of our relationship with the earth and with each other’. The centrepiece of the exhibition – shown below – is called Heritage 2013 and features 99 amazing replicas of animals from around the world.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth - Banner Image

Had enough of the creepy? Want to make you own art? I reckon this idea is FANTASTIC! So much so, I might just order some myself.

Boomf Instagram marshmallows

Boomf Instagram Marshmallows on Poppytalk

Combining good old-fashioned confectionary with the digital age is what Boomf is all about. They’re marshmallows printed with your own Instagram pictures! Genius!

As they say on their site: ‘Instagram lets you share your memories, but Boomf makes sharing even sweeter. And squidgier. If Willy Wonka and Proust had a brainstorm, we reckon they’d have drawn some Boomf on a napkin.’

It certainly puts another spin on toasting your friends and family! [First seen on Poppytalk]

2 Comments

  1. Hannah says

    I hate ants too, they are so annoying! But the ants on the porcelain teapots loo so real it’s almost creepy! The instagram marshmellows are both a delicious and clever idea.

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