If Your Apartment Smells of Rich Mahogany, Stay Classy With These Leather-Bound Books

Lovers of literature, rejoice! There is an Etsy store called Studio42Books where you can buy leather slip covers for your favorite novels. The artist behind the covers is photographer Alan Klem. He creates the cover designs on a computer, then sends the programs to a laser engraver to etch the images and cut the shape of the cover along with the rivet holes. Next he stains the pieces with leather stain and rivets it all together and voila, the perfect slip cover for display on your bookshelves. Based out of Toledo, Ohio, Klem started this project to pay the bills while he is getting his photography business off the ground, and learn his way around the laser engraver a little better.

Miniature Worlds in a Bubble: The Coolest Terrariums You’ve Ever Seen

Ever since watching ‘The Making of Star Wars’ in 2nd grade, Tony Larson has been captivated by fantasy set design. For fun, he creates terrariums that would up the coolness factor of any home or office. From famous landmarks like Stonehenge and Easter Island, to scenes from Star Wars and Jurassic Park, each miniature landscape is so meticulously decorated that you will wish you could swap places with the plastic figurines inside. Growing up in International Falls, MN, also known as the “icebox of the nation,” Larson turned to photography and crafting to keep warm and busy throughout the long winters. Aside from creating dioramas that put most peoples’ finest school projects to shame, Larson loves DJ’ing, Film Editing, Cinematography, Special FX, and Audio Production.

What A Piece Of Junk! From Trash to Beautiful Paintings

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A lot of the time you come across art that is junk, but here, Tom Deininger’s pieces prove that not all junk art is trash. When he opened his studio near Fall River, MA in 1999, Deininger began sculpting. Throughout the years he has collected anything the average person would throw away, considering it valuable art creating material, not junk at all. His vision for the discarded rubbish was something completely different: to create sculptures – very large, amazingly painterly masterpieces.

Victorian Portraits Gone Wild

A hidden treasure trove of long lost imagery, recalling a past when man and beast lived peaceably together in fine victorian surroundings: maybe that is the Grand Ole Bestiary. Then again, it could be a stylish little shop over at Etsy that peddles a fine collection of anthropomorphic imagery custom made using photoshop and a lot of love. Swing by the shop, where you can get your own affordable print ($8-$20) to entertain guests at your next parlor room tea time