Crayola Introduces Fun Socks That You Can Color In With Bright Markers

Crayola may have been slightly late to the adult coloring book game, but their new collaboration with Living Royal brings a new dimension to customized coloring.

Their newest product is ‘Color-In Socks’, which allows you to customize your socks however you want.

Available from 1 April 2016, the socks come in eight different designs. Each $10 pair also includes four Crayola fabric markers which will ensure that your masterpiece comes out of the washing machine unscathed, without you worrying about the colors bleeding together.

Fancy a pair? Visit this website to find out more.

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Tiny, Intricate Animal Illustrations Made With Pressed Ferns, Gold Leaves



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We have previously featured illustrator Helen Ahpornsiri’s work. Now, she has returned with more amazing tiny masterpieces made with pressed leaves and 24k gold leaves.

Helen told Instagram Blog that her creations are made with 50 to 100 of individual fern leaves, from as many as 20 species collected from her garden in East Sussex.

To create these tiny artworks, Helen must be careful not to sneeze or move too quickly as the delicate leaves can be damaged easily. She advice other small business owners on Instagram, “Just keep posting pictures…It’s always great to see progress, so people can see how things are coming along, almost like a story being told.”

Head over here to view more images of her lovely art.

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100 Artists Recreate 120 Of Vincent Van Gogh’s Paintings For Tribute Film

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We have seen countless tributes to Vincent van Gogh, ranging from a plushie with a removable ear, an Airbnb that resembles his famous painting, and even hair colors inspired by his artworks.

Polish directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman of Breakthru Productions have embarked on an amazing project that will bring the paintings of van Gogh to life. Their short film titled ‘Loving Vincent’ was achieved with the help of over 100 painters, who patiently created the hundreds of images required for the film. The painters were handpicked by the directors and had to follow a three week intensive training program to learn van Gogh’s style and master the different stop-motion softwares.

Watch the two stunning trailers below. The production of the short film is expected to last until late August 2016.

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A Minimalist Subscription Box Of Thoughtfully Curated, Design-Centric Items

If you are a fan of all things minimalist, this subscription box by Minimalism & Co will appeal to you.

Lifestyle brand strategist Aja Edmond is the brain behind the minimalist box. It includes highly functional lifestyle goods sourced from indie designers and smaller design brands, which are all gender-neutral.

The first box was centered around the theme of travel essentials, which contained items like a Memobottle, a Baggu flat pouch, Siwa paper passport case, along many others. The next box will focus on beauty and grooming, which will be shipped out in May or June 2016.

Unlike other subscription boxes that deliver monthly, Minimalism & Co ships quarterly. Edmond says, “We want to be thoughtful on how we craft these parcels…The last thing we want to do is just shove a bunch of free samples in a box every month.”

Head over here to subscribe.

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Watch: How To Make Ratatouille, As Shown In The Popular Pixar Animated Film

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The first time you heard about ratatouille is probably from the 2007 Pixar animated film of the same name.

ChefSteps put together this video to show you how to make confit byaldi, or the type of ratatouille made in the animated Pixar movie. The team also puts together other dishes inspired by the same techniques, coming up with creative dishes like ‘rootatouille’, made purely using root vegetables, and ‘appletouille’, a twist on the traditional apple pie.

Watch the video below for the full recipe, and get creative.

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Simple Yet Witty Charts Poke Fun At Everyday Situations, Pop Culture

We previously came across the hilarious work of Stephen Wildish when we shared his hilarious chart that sorted the magical powers of white beards by length.

The designer from creative design studio Wildish&Co. has committed himself to “create something witty or pretty once a week”. Titled ‘The Friday Project’, Wildish has created more cheeky diagrams.

His illustrations include introducing the chronology of yellow colored cartoon characters, the morality scale of hooded characters and diagrams of simple shapes that illustrate the importance of color.

Scroll down or visit his website to view more.

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