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Geode Inspired Beeswax Sculptures by Laura Moriarty

New York based Laura Moriarty calls herself a geologically inspired visual artist. She works with highly colored molten beeswax. She melts them into beautiful geode-like sculptures. There are not only distinct rings of every hue but the centers of her art work are also visually captivating.  Her art process seem to reflect geological processes like erosion and weathering. 

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Adorable Pet Ceramic Art by Tetsuya Iseda

Tetsuya Iseda is a Japanese ceramic artist who makes adorable pet ceramic art. His first inspiration was a pug which belonged to his parents. He later adopted a calico cat.  He is charmed by their facial expressions and went on to craft all kinds of dogs and cats.  His Etsy store, Sirosfunnyanimals, features many  Shiba Inu ceramic pieces.  It is not surprising to see why because this Japanese dog breed is indeed adorable.

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A Super Quick Way to Add Hashtags to Instagram

Instagram is one of the most popular photo-sharing sites.  It is pretty easy to post photographs directly from your smartphone. Hashtags are necessary for discovery but entering those hashtags is a chore. So check out Nick Pecori’s tip for a super quick way to add those hashtags.  

You shouldn’t be typing in the hashtags manually. Too slow and that method gets old fast. Nor is using and copying from the Notes app for your favorite hashtag groups that much more efficient.

His solution is to use the the text replacement function of the keyboard. Once you see how he does it, you will never go back to the old ways!

Beautiful Insect Embroidery Art by Humayrah Poppins

Humayrah Bint Altaf is a UK needlework artist who creates beautiful insect embroidery art. Using all kinds of threads including silk and metallic ones, she incorporates antique beads, cords, metal wires into her highly textured designs.  Her insects look as if they are ready to fly away!

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MAGQI – Portable Wireless Charger for Your Smartphone

Running out of power when you are out and about is so frustrating. That wonderful moment which you wanted to photograph suddenly passes by.  So avid smartphone users and photographers will appreciate the MaGQI, a portable wireless charger for your device which you can use anywhere. 

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Adorable Needle Felted Food Replicas

Winnie Chui is a Canadian crafter with a fun collection of needle felted miniatures and replicas. Her adorable food replicas in particular look good enough to eat!  They are realistically sized. Her painstaking work takes hours to finish. 

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Ungrip : Smartphone Strap Helps You Hold Your Device Safely

Smartphones are expensive gadgets. So dropping them accidentally can be heart stopping!  The Ungrip Smartphone strap offers an inexpensive and even fashionable solution to that problem. The small finger strap is mounted at the back of the device which allows the user to hold their smartphone safely. Even when holding the smartphone in one hand.

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Origami Animal Art Preserved in Bell Jars

Floriane Touitou is a French physicist turned designer whose passion for paper led to her origami animal art. What is different is that all her art pieces are preserved in bell jars! She uses high quality washi paper and makes the bell jar stands herself.

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FridgeCam Helps with Food Monitoring

Smart homes are the latest technology trends where gadgets, cameras and smartphone apps combine for all kinds of home monitoring.  Fridge Cam by the British company Smarter Am, is a wireless camera which is placed inside a home refridgerator  so the home owner can see the contents via an app. It is a much cheaper alternative to the new smart appliances being offered.

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Crystallized Book Sculptures by Alexis Arnold

San Francisco based artist, Alexis Arnold, takes unwanted but carefully chosen books and transforms them into works of art!  Her crystallized book sculptures look like the books have been frozen in time.  She explains, “The crystals remove the text and solidify the books into aesthetic, non-functional objects.” They do give the idea that they have  “become artifacts or geologic specimens imbued with the history of time, use, and memory.” 

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