Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Etsy find of the week: Werewolf in a Can

I love browsing Etsy shops in search of the weird and wonderful. One of my favorite finds this week is 'Werewolf in a Can' at Myhtic Articulations. A shop that offers 3D printed mythical animal and cryptid skeletons, and various other printed goods.

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This is a digitally sculpted, 3D printed and highly articulated Werewolf skeleton. The model consists of 22 parts, with 18 points of articulation, for a wide and realistic variety of poses. It comes packed in a can with assembly instructions.

Monday, September 8, 2014

New custom toys coming soon!

Work in progress... I am sketching new ideas for some custom toy designs. It has been a while since my last customized toy. You can find some of my older designs in my Etsy shop. First custom toy will be a Tea. Maybe something with a Halloween theme?

Blog: Work in Progress


Monday, September 1, 2014

Roadtrip Germany

Hello, I am back from a much needed time-out! Inspiration and motivation was very low the last few months so it was time to reflect. I went on a short road trip through Germany. One of my favorite countries to explore. So much history and beautiful nature can be found here. This time I went to the state Hessen in the heart of Germany and explored the area around Frankfurt am Main.

Frankfurt am Main is a big, modern city. It has a beautiful skyline when you are walking along the river. Modern and old architecture go here hand in hand. Along the river there are also many museums. I had only 1 day so I had to choose which one I would visit. I went to the Deutsches Architekturmuseum.


Another must see on my list was the artist's colony Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt. During the Art Nouveau time German artists were working there. It is a peaceful place to walk. Many details from the Art Nouveau era are still present. Too bad they have moved the entrance gate to another place. You can see it, but you have to walk to the end of the street. The small church is also a must see. Very beautiful!


At Heidelberg I visited the Heidelberg Castle and the German Apothecary museum. Beautiful views, but very touristic. The Apothecary museum was worth a visit. Some very nice displays there!


Even though I do research on the places that I plan to visit there are always some nice surprises. This time these surprises were in Hanau and Erbach. In Hanau you can visit Historisches Museum Schloss Philippsruhe. It wasn't crowded with tourists. In fact there were only 2 other people walking around while we were there and the entrance fee was only €2,50. Also no guards that follow you around in case you might do something that isn't allowed. At first I wasn't impressed, but then you go up the stairs and there I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the rooms. No barriers so you could see the woodwork details up close. Really worth a visit!


In Erbach I was surprised to find Schloss Erbach. This Schloss you can only visit with a tourguide, but believe me it is worth it! You can find some amazing collections here. I have never seen such a big collection of deformed antlers! Very impressive.


The time out has done me good. I've found my motivation and inspiration again.