3D Dog Portrait Pendants by Stoian Nicoleta

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Today we feature handmade custom 3D dog portrait pendants, made entirely from polymer clay by Stoian Nicoleta from Giurgiu, Romania. The clay she uses isn’t painted, which makes it more difficult to create each piece but produces a more realistic finish. To purchase your own custom portrait pendant check out her Etsy store – NicomadeMe

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Endearingly-Goofy Portraits of Dogs Catching a Breeze from Cars

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As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to roll down the windows and enjoy the breeze. And if you’re traveling by car with a four-legged friend, chances are they’ll want to feel the wind in their face, too. Los Angeles-based photographer Lara Jo Regan captures canines’ goofy excitement in her delightful series-turned-book titled Dogs in Cars.

The vivid photos showcase enormous grins as pooches hang their heads out of the windows and take in the sights and fresh air. Some are more eager than others as they stand halfway outside of the car. Others appear shy but still enjoy the special experience. Of course, there are some that are just content to sit quietly in the backseat.

To get these dynamic shots, Regan built a special light that jutted over the roof of her car and a harness that allowed her to lean out of the window. Other contraptions were also used to capture incredible angles.

Pet owner or not, Dogs in Cars will bring a smile to your face when you see these wagging tongues. We first admired the project in 2013, and since then Regan’s photographs have been turned into a 144-page book published by W.W. Norton.

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(Via: My Modern Met)

Japanese Art Students Go Fantastically Wacky with Giant Wool Cat Head

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Now here’s something you don’t see every day. Needle-felting expert Housetsu Sato and his students at the Japan School of Wool Art recently stitched together an incredibly realistic-looking giant cat head out of sheep’s wool felt. The fantastically wacky creation, which can be worn on the head like a mask, was made as a project for the only class in the world that specializes in cat needle-felting.

Sato and his students modeled the result of their hard work in a series of wonderfully bizarre photos that has been gaining well-deserved attention on the web. The marvelous cat head, which looks so lifelike it might as well have been Photoshopped, transforms regular people into zany human-feline hybrids that are both startling and amusing to behold.

The unique creation will be on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum from April 18-23, 2015. According to the talented artists, more giant cat heads may be available for rental or sale after the exhibition.

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(Via: My Modern Met)