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Lace Helmet Cozy

It’s February, 1945. The US Army is advancing into Germany through Luxembourg. Sgt. William Furia of Philadelphia first wore his lace cozy as a joke, but then he found it offered some effective camouflage in the snowy weather. Link -via Retronaut | Photo: AP

Driftwood Doilies By NeSpoon

These driftwood doilies make the beach look like it has been invaded by spiders spinning lace webs, adding an air of mystery and a touch of delicate grace seaside. Created by Polish outdoor artist NeSpoon then placed on wooden scraps littered across Oak Beach along the Baltic Sea, the artist was pleased to discover that the [...]

Lace Spider Webs

Shane Waltener creates elaborate installations around his lace doilies, such as this one entitled Auntie Peggy Has Departed. To him, doilies represent dreamcatchers that make a moment in the past accessible for the present. Another rather striking work that I found at his website is a doily spider web meant to be viewed in front of [...]

14 Cool Eco-Friendly Home Crafts

If you’re looking for a little home-decor inspiration but don’t want to spend a fortune on materials, this great WebEcoist article has a great collection of easy-to-make and eco-friendly crafts to help you spruce up your home. While I love the look of the lace lanterns, I have to say the most functional would probably [...]

Lace Streetcar

Canadian artist Dorie Millerson makes sculptures out of lace, such as this streetcar from Toronto. Another cool series in her portfolio called “attachments” takes old sepia toned family photographs and recreates them in lace. Link via Colossal

Doily Beach

Polish artist NeSpoon made doilies, left them up on Oak Beach (Poland), and photographed people interacting with them: The effects of my work aroused great interest. Many people made pictures of the installations, they moved them around from place to place, they were even used for the construction of beach camps. Small children with great joy [...]