Craft corner: teeny tiny sweaters from across the internet

Although I don’t knit or crochet myself, I thought I’d share these free patterns in the spirit of the season. The advance of autumn is a beautiful time in Western Pennsylvania, with hillsides of hickory and oak turning every shade of orange and red. But for those of us whose moods are affected by the … More Craft corner: teeny tiny sweaters from across the internet

Did you know? Desserts are actually made by tiny construction workers.

In the world of Matteo Stucchi, Italian pastry chef, cookies and cakes become elaborate landscapes where tiny workers smooth layers of chocolate, powdered sugar, and glaze atop his culinary creations. Stucchi’s scenes are both a play on scale and a reminder of the love and care that dessert makers put into every detail of their … More Did you know? Desserts are actually made by tiny construction workers.

Kirsty Elson makes charming miniatures from driftwood and pistachios

Using driftwood and debris, mixed media artist Kirsty Elson creates tiny sculptures of the seaside architecture of her English hometown. The wood she finds along the beach is crafted into rows of boxy, blue and grey miniature homes, complete with perfectly weathered details gleaned from the detritus. Chimneys are made from rusty nails. Bits and … More Kirsty Elson makes charming miniatures from driftwood and pistachios

The Grand Beedapest Hotel is absolutely magnificent

With thousands of honeybee colonies dying per year, these precious pollinators deserve to be pampered. Plans heralded by politicians are a step in the right direction, but focus more on safeguarding bees from the greatest threats to their survival—rather than providing the resources needed for them to thrive. Artists from the Robin Collective – “food … More The Grand Beedapest Hotel is absolutely magnificent

Toy Maker 100% Soft Reveals ‘Dumpster Fire’ Toy As San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive

In a stroke of pure genius, toy maker 100% Soft  creates a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive that perfectly describes the attitude many attendees have toward the show: a Dumpster Fire. This resin toy will be debuted at SDCC and you can find it at booth #1532. There are two versions, purple and blue. Each of the…

Yes, putting candy in your coffee is normal and proper

With today’s fad diets promoting the elimination of refined sugar, candy lovers often feel shamed, told that their favorite foods are “empty calories” or “have no nutritional value.” Now a cafe based in Shanghai, with locations throughout Asia, is fighting back for sugar aficionados worldwide. Sweet Little Rain, created by Mellower Cafe, features a cup … More Yes, putting candy in your coffee is normal and proper

Miniature McDonald’s swarms with live bees

Have you ever wished that thousands of bees would descend upon the strip malls, invading every corner of their sweaty fast food restaurants? Thanks to Swedish set designer Nicklas Nilsson, who created the world’s smallest McDonald’s, that fantasy is now a reality. To rack up some PR points for World Bee Day (May 20), McDonald’s … More Miniature McDonald’s swarms with live bees