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London Artist Makes Cornershop Out of Felt

London-based felt artist Lucy Sparrow has transformed an abandoned cornershop into her own pop-up grocery store full of felt-made objects. The entirety of the shop are hand-sewn and made to sell. Bean cans, bags of chips, cigarettes, drinks, frozen dinners, chewing gum and newspapers — all of these items were handcrafted out of felt by Sparrow in this unique project idea. Those who want to check out the shop who are located in London can head east toward Bethnal Green. The rest of us will just have to admire from our keyboards.

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New York City-based artist Zoë Williams creates awesomely strange felted wool sculptures of spectral creatures that look like species you’d encounter if you were magically dropped into one of Hayao Miyazaki's films such as Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke. Most of Williams’ sculptures are created using white wool, which heightens their otherworldly feel. She speaks to this on her website with an apposite quotation from Melleville’s Moby Dick:

"Symbolize whatever grand or gracious thing he will by whiteness, no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul."

Williams has been creating her singular sculptures for over seven years now, so the pieces pictured here barely scratch the surface of her unearthly oeuvre. Be sure to visit Zoë Williams’ website, Flickr page or Instagram account to check out more of her fantastic felt creatures. Although most of her work is shown in gallery exhibitions, she also has an Etsy shop where she sometimes makes her pieces available for purchase.

[via Laughing Squid]

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