02.11.14 by Jeff

Satisfying Video of the Day: The Making of a Kokeshi Japanese Wooden Doll

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Watch Yasuo Okazaki turn a piece of wood into a beautiful Japanese wood doll, called a kokeshi. Seeing the doll take shape on the lathe, and watching Okazaki bring it to life with precise brush strokes is extremely satisfying. Watch the video below.

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15.01.10 by Jeff

Giant Banana Slug

My favourite thing on Etsy right now. Giant Banana Slug.

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06.03.09 by Jeff

Irina Troitskaya / Matreshkas

Irina Troitskaya’s Matreshkas are so amazing! There is a specific theme for each series. One series is ‘the most popular animals from Russian fairy tales’ another is ‘naturally white animals’ (first image below). I love that she includes her sketches!

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