I started painting these moths around midnight and now, at 2am, two are finished! Moths EVERYWHERE / ALL THE TIME / FOREVER.
By Yumi Okita, these gorgeous hand embroidered moths are deceptively large with some reaching almost a foot wide, the technical sewing skills you can see on the wings are perfection and such beautiful variety.
Everyone, meet Lunultrices polymitario (common name: Mooncream Stitchwing), Lunultrices polymitario, meet everyone.
A gigantic, crepuscular member of the order Lepidoptera, the Mooncream moth is usually sighted flittering heavily through the thick summer dusk, stopping to feed on night-blooming flowers and resting languorously on gnarled trees.
I found this specimen resting on a tree near my apartment last night and was thrilled to find this morning that it had spent the night, allowing me the chance to take considerably better photos of its impressive wings.
This Mooncream moth’s body is made from fur-pieces salvaged from the scraps bin at a fabric store, hot glue, wire and feathers. The wings are hand-embroidered and took approximately 30 episodes of the West Wing to complete (yes, I measure art-time by TV episodes, what of it?).
When I was taking these photos, I fooled a family walking by and some neighbours having breakfast on their porch into thinking it was real, which added to the joy of having finally finished the thing!
By Nava Lubelski, working with the idea of destruction and restoration, tearing and cutting stained areas of a painted canvas then carefully repairing them with embroidery. The web-like structures over the larger holes are beautiful and embellish the repair work in such a precious way, the contrasting colours on the final image really stand out for me too.
If you like weird shit on Etsy (of course you do!) then check out etsyifyourenasty. They featured one of my old carnivorous bunny embroideries and they post some solid gold tat and some genuinely brilliant handmade things.
(And I’ve been having a dry spell but I’ve got some current works-in-progress to post soon!)
We aren’t sure if this Giant Isopod iPhone case would deter phone theft or actually encourage it, but either way it’s creepily awesome. You could chat on your isopod phone while snacking on a batch of adorably creepy isopod sausages or actual giant isopods.
Created exclusively for sale in Japan, these limited edition communication crustaceans come in both silver and gold versions, which sell for $80 and $120 respectively. Only 500 were produced, so we’d better buy plane tickets soon if we hope to snag one for ourselves.
It probably won’t fit in your pocket. But if your phone looked this fantastically freaky, would you ever want to put it away? Neither would we.
"Hi! I love your blog very much even though I am still working on my spider phobia : ) I am a fiber artist and was inspired by one of your beautiful moth pictures from Ecuardor. I hope you like it!
Thank you for all your awesome pictures and super interesting info!
AHHHH!! I LOVE it!!!! It’s so amazing! I’m so happy one of the critters I posted inspired you.