Leaf Beasts: Animal Sculptures Made from Dried Magnolia Leaves

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:

Japanese artist Baku Maeda has created a series of animal sculptures from dried magnolia leaves. The series, entitled LEAF BEAST, was shared late last year on his Tumblr and Behance pages.

[via Behance]

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LEAF BEASTS by Baku Maeda (1)

Artwork by BAKU MAEDA
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LEAF BEASTS by Baku Maeda (6)

Artwork by BAKU MAEDA
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LEAF BEASTS by Baku Maeda (7)

Artwork by BAKU MAEDA
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LEAF BEASTS by Baku Maeda (4)

Artwork by BAKU MAEDA
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LEAF BEASTS by Baku Maeda (5)

Artwork by BAKU MAEDA
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LEAF BEASTS by Baku Maeda (3)

Artwork by BAKU MAEDA
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LEAF BEASTS by Baku Maeda (2)

Artwork by BAKU MAEDA
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LEAF BEASTS by Baku Maeda (10)

Artwork by BAKU MAEDA
Website | Behance | Tumblr

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LEAF BEASTS by Baku Maeda (8)

Artwork by BAKU MAEDA
Website | Behance | Tumblr

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LEAF BEASTS by Baku Maeda (9)

Artwork by BAKU MAEDA
Website | Behance | Tumblr

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Chanel SS15 Haute Couture

tamara:

After this post from Kbaillie I can’t help myself not to invite Carl Lagerfeld to My Botanical Garden!

Originally posted on kbaillie:

Every season I make sure to watch the latest fashion show from Chanel. I am always blown away and inspired, not from the clothes, but by the set and the whole production of the show, and this year’s Spring/Summer collection was no exception.

Head designer Karl Lagerfeld said he came up with the idea of a haute couture Chanel garden “in a flash, whilst lying in bed”, and together with model turned fashion show producer Etienne Russo they brought a paper jungle to lifein just under a year’s time.

Set in the Grand Palais, Paris, the show began with model Baptiste Giabiconi posing as Chanel’s very own gardener, watering 300 mechanical flowers, each of them having their own engine. They blossomed and bloomed to reveal a beautiful palette of poppy red, hyacinth blue, pollen yellow and rose pink.

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I also found this fascinating video on Chanel’s own YouTube channel about…

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SKOROMAT BRINGING SPRING

It’s carnival time and that is a special time since ever. Masks would chase winter and bring spring to the country. As each year after year they do. Among the most beautiful traditional Slovenian carnival figures is ŠKOROMAT wearing high hat cowered with paper flowers-white , blue and red, representing daisies, carnations and roses. There are many other great traditional carnival figures in our country, most of them are scary, rude or ugly just in case to be strong enough in this eternal battle defeating winter .And then comes skoromat, a floral figure, bringing spring with it, just on its hat. And the winter is gone……image

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A thank you note for My Botanical Garden’s 5 most active commenters

It’s snowing outside and looks like it’s going to be a long winter. So instead of taking pictures of first spring flowers I took my old, very old botany book and-made some pics for spring to come sooner. And as it is just the time I’ve got my 2014 year in blogging report, let these old spring flowers be my thank you note for the five of my blogging friends. They are the ones commenting my posts all the time and I appreciate it so much! So here they are, appearing in no particular order and with randomly picked flowers!

The one i know for the longest time is Harold from Canada, one of his blogs is http://okanaganokanogan.com/ I guess you might like this one, Harald!

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Then there is https://silkannthreades.wordpress.com/  from New Zealand. Gallivanta, these are for you!

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From Suffolk comes https://asuffolklane.wordpress.com/ and Clarepooley, this is a thank you for you :

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Robbie lives in USA and writes  http://palmraeurbanpotager.com/ .Thank you Robbie, I hope you’ll like this one!

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And then http://en.gravatar.com/thetropicalfloweringzone, Maria this one is for you!

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Thank you all! I wish you all great blogging year (with many comments ;) )!!!! And by the way, if you find any of those pictures a good starting point for a post-let me know, I’d love to reblog it!!

All the best from white Ljubljana,

Tamara