“Sweetheart Grips”: WWII Soldiers Would Make Clear Grips For Their Pistols To Display Their Sweethearts

Soldiers throughout history have always personalised their equipment. By using something as artistic as nose art on a 16 ton bomber, or as simple as scratching their initials into their canteen or into the butt of their rifles. Since WWI, we have been used to battlefield art known as ‘trench art’. Not limited to the World Wars, the history of trench art spans conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to...

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Guy Built A Fender Stratocaster-Styled Electric Guitar Out Of 1,200 Colored Pencils

Burls saw a lot of people online making bowls out of colored pencils and decided to take it up a notch. He built a Fender Stratocaster-styled electric guitar out of 1,200 colored pencils. “This was my first guitar I’ve ever built but I am more than satisfied with how it turned out,” Burls said. The colored pencils cost him around $120. All the guitar hardware he said he already...

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Forensic Artist Brilliantly Reconstructs A Face From An Empty Skull-Shaped Bottle Of Crystal Head Vodka

Scotland forensic artist Nigel took an empty skull-shaped bottle of high-end Crystal Head Vodka and reconstructed a face — much like he would have with an actual skull — based on it. Nigel thankfully took a series of photos documenting the step-by-step process from empty bottle to creepy reconstructed face. More: Facebook h/t:

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/03/forensic-artist-brilliantly-reconstructs-a-face-from-an-empty-skull-shaped-bottle-of-crystal-head-vodka/

Italian Artist Recreates Famous Roman Emperors Through His Realistic Sculptures

What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you think about Rome? Perhaps it’s the iconic ancient Roman gladiatorial arena – the Colosseum, or an excavated heart of the Roman Empire also known as Roman Forum, which was the center of day-to-day life in Rome many centuries ago. And although Rome has all the right to boast about its architectural heritage, today’s topic is not about that.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/03/italian-artist-recreates-famous-roman-emperors-through-his-realistic-sculptures/

Japanese Squishy Shiba Inu Marshmallows Are The Cutest Way To Level Up Your Hot Chocolate

Japanese online retailer Felissimo (previously) has a reputation for cute and quirky goods, but their YOU+MORE! series (a play on the pronunciation of “humor” in Japanese) has carved out quite the line of Shiba inu good. Now it seems they’ve dubbed the popular breed as a worthy successor to their hit cat marshmallows with these adorable and squishy Shiba Inu-shaped marshmallows!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/03/japanese-squishy-shiba-inu-marshmallows-are-the-cutest-way-to-level-up-your-hot-chocolate/

Latest Etsy Trend: Crocheted Tank Slippers

Imagine waking up, getting out of bed, looking down and seeing two tanks pointing their guns right at your face. Isn’t it an awesome idea? It is. That’s why these crafty people from Etsy have spent countless hours making the masterpieces featured below. More: Etsy h/t:

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/02/latest-etsy-trend-crocheted-tank-slippers/

The Pastry Chef From St. Petersburg Bakes Cakes In The Form Of KFC Wings, Chinese Noodles & Dead Pigeons

@fonya_alyona is the creative alias of a pastry cook from St. Petersburg (Russia). The young woman bakes cakes… very unconventional. When you see a box of KFC wings, a plate of Russian salad or Russian ‘pelmeni’, you can hardly think of them as confectionery. Aliona is a designer-architect by training, went to art school as a child, and then started looking for her own career...

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Chinese Make-Up Artist With An Audience Of 360k Followers On Instagram Turns Herself Into Johnny Depp

He Yuhong, a Chinese artist with mad make-up skills decided to become a doppelgänger of none other than the star of Pirates of the Caribbean – Johnny Depp. It proved to be no hurdle too high for the transformation in her video was so impressive it reached half a million views in the first 3 days. And how would it not? The result is so eerily perfect that even the actor himself would question if he...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/02/chinese-make-up-artist-with-an-audience-of-360k-followers-on-instagram-turns-herself-into-johnny-depp/

Official Final Fantasy 14-Themed Weddings Now Available In Japan

Couples who love playing Final Fantasy 14 Online together can now get married with an officially licensed wedding themed after the in-game Eternal Bonding Ceremony in Japan. The ceremony is set up through a wedding planning company called Bridal Hearts, and cost about $31,500 for a standard plan with 70 guests. Final Fantasy 14 director and producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed that the reservations...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/02/official-final-fantasy-14-themed-weddings-now-available-in-japan/

Meet YAP!band: Innovative Multi-Purpose Smartphone Band Holder

No more worry to drop your smartphone. This multi-purpose band fits in your smartphone and its case! YAP!band is a multi-purpose elastic band that fits in your smartphone and its case. It’s not only for holding your fingers & smartphone together. YAP!band is with you when you’re walking, texting, gaming, browsing, watching videos and so on. Stretch your imagination and have fun to...

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