Here are our selection for 30th Jun 2019. Enjoy!
Cool cyborg special effects makeup
Hub cap animals – Dog
Beautifully crafted animals by Ptolemy Elrington
To prove that one persons junk is another mans treasure, 43-year-old Ptolemy Elrington has chosen to use reclaimed materials, like hub caps, as the main medium of his art. After finishing college, the Bradford-based sculptor lived close to a sharp curve where cars would often lose their hub caps. He began collecting them from the roadside ditch, and planned to turn them all into an original suit of armor, but noticing they had a marine look about them, he decided to mold them into fish.
After he gave his first sculptures to his family, as gifts, friends started coming to him asking for some hub-cap sculptures of their own. Elrington realized the business potential of his art, and now spends most of his time creating animal sculptures in his workshop. Because his work materials are practically free, he only charges customers for his time, about 75 British pounds per day. His most expensive work so far, a 10 meter tall dragon made out of 200 lost hub caps cost 3,000 pounds, but most of his works are sold for a few hundreds.
A strong supporter of recycling, Ptolemy Elrington only uses discarded materials. He never buys hubcaps, he always uses lost ones, and even the wire used to tie the hubcap pieces together comes from the junkyard.
After seven years of hub cap sculpting, Elrington says he is a fan of luxury car hub caps, from BMW or Mercedes, because they can be flexed more,and hardly ever snap.
Steampunk iPad and iPhone Docks
We thought some of these Victorian era designs from Etsy dealer, Old World Computer, looked familiar. I happened back upon the Etsy seller while searching online for iPad desk stands, discovering this fanciful steampunk design, quickly realizing “woodguy32” had updated the catalog with plenty of new iPad, iPod, and even Android device desk accessories for those partial to yesteryear’s aesthetic…
Our favorite of the handcrafted bunch is the iPhone Dock Oak Charger with old timey handset shown above:
Old Tom Computer is actually a side project, complementing another business operated by “woodguy32”: hot rod Woodies (those 1930’s cars made famous by the Beach Boys). In either case, Cincinnati craftsman, woodguy32’s skills are not to be denied and worth a gander, if just for curiosity’s sake.
*A sad note shared on their Etsy shop home page: “Please Note: I have been hit with Cancer a second time. There will be a delay in getting orders out. If you purchase an item, please understand this.”
Steampunk Skypirate Boots
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow, for more awesome stuff!