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mysterious paper sculptures in scotland

That’s right, this is about a mystery — during the course of the last year, several amazing paper sculptures have been left at libraries in Scotland. Because it is unknown who is the gift-giver/artist, this fun and unexpected episode is being called a “reverse heist”.

To the artist: Thank you and please keep your identity and motives a mystery for as long as you can. We know too much about most things these days — sometimes it is nice to be left wondering.


house sculpture from pencil graphite

If you haven’t seen the work of Dalton Ghetti yet, you are in for a treat. This talented artist sculpts out of pencil graphite – yeah, that’s right, the tiny post that used to be made out of lead. Once a pencil has been used down to a small piece (the part we usually throw out), he gets to work. He has made little houses, a bust of Elvis, a hammer, a chair… so cool!

Oh and today is my birthday. So, Dalton… can I have one?

Just kidding…

(But, really… can I?)

sheep from recycled telephonesThis image made me smile. It is from an exhibit at the Museum of Communications in Frankfurt, Germany.

I just remember how heavy these darn phones were. Comedian, Louis C. K., in one of his skits talked about how he hated people with zeros in their phone numbers because it took so long to dial them (you have to have had one of these in your house to get that one.)

recycled glass vasesI never would have guessed that you could design something by only gently changing it from its original shape. Well, these recycled glass vases from Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden are… well… perfect!

recycled earrings on etsyThese beautifully simple recycled earrings say all you need to say. Made by Betsy and Stephen Carr of Asheville, North Carolina, you can buy them online at the Foundling store on Etsy.

recycled plastic birdhouseThis adorable birdhouse from Loll is made from recycled plastic! On their site they quote a Chinese proverb: A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

Well, sing birdie, sing!