Creative Geniuses Who Are Simply One-of-a-Kind

Get inspired by these talented and professional artists, crafters and visionaries who have taken their art form to a new level.

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Photo By: Laura Seymour, Hitch + Cord ©2017

Photo By: Laura Seymour, Hitch + Cord ©2017

Photo By: Laura Seymour, Hitch + Cord ©2017

Photo By: Beth SyWassink, RealityDaydream.com ©2017

Photo By: Beth SyWassink, RealityDaydream.com ©2017

Photo By: Beth SyWassink, RealityDaydream.com ©2017

Photo By: Michael Moncibaiz, St. Monci ©2017

Photo By: Michael Moncibaiz, St. Monci ©2017

Photo By: Michael Moncibaiz, St. Monci ©2017

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Laura Seymour of Hitch + Cord

Artist Laura Seymour puts a modern spin on an cherished art form. Her macrame wall and plant hangings are one-of-a-kind, intricate pieces of decor. You can see more of Laura's work featured on Instagram at @HitchAndCord, and on her website HitchAndCord.com.

Laura Seymour of Hitch + Cord

Laura's boho-chic macrame designs incorporate found driftwood, and appeal to a variety of home styles. Her oversized pieces like this one are our favorites, and you can see them for yourself and shop the collections on her website, HitchAndCord.com.

Laura Seymour of Hitch + Cord

Laura shares her love of the art by teaching seminars in her hometown of Rochester, NY. For out-of-towners, she supplies a DIY macrame kit with step-by-step instructions, so that fans of her work can learn how to make their own modern wall hanging or planter. To purchase a premade piece, or a DIY kit, visit her website at HitchAndCord.com.

Bethany SyWassink of RealityDaydream.com

Bethany has a great vision when it comes to repurposing furniture, and when you see the tabletop transformation featured in the next two images, I think you'll agree. Her DIY skills (and patience!) are an inspiration to the rest of us makers and crafters. You can learn more about her at her blog, RealityDaydream.com

Bethany SyWassink of RealityDaydream.com

A college course that taught the art of using charcoals for shading led this talented DIYer down the path of experimenting with artistic staining. You can learn more about how Bethany came up with the idea of shading using stain, and also see a tutorial for beginners on her blog, RealityDaydream.com

Bethany SyWassink of RealityDaydream.com

Patience and experimentation with a variety of stains results in this amazing tabletop transformation. Bethany's blog and video tutorials have helped others learn the art of stain shading. Here's a full tutorial explaining how she created this table.

Michael Moncibaiz (St. Monci), Abstract + Futuristic Artist

Artist Michael Moncibaiz, known professionally as St. Monci, infuses an abstract, futuristic interpretation upon his art. Art collectors will appreciate that they can get their hands on a framed original, but in addition can enjoy his WALL\THERAPY murals around Rochester, NY and unique installations like the one you're about to see in the next two images. To see more of St. Monci, visit the gallery on his website, SaintMonci.com.

Michael Moncibaiz (St. Monci), Abstract + Futuristic Artist

St. Monci's installation at a Rochester, NY Memorial Art Gallery event was eye-catching, without a doubt. Hanging over a gala dining table, guests had the opportunity to enjoy his abstract art from a new vantage point. To see more of his work, follow his Instagram feed, @st.monci.

Michael Moncibaiz (St. Monci), Abstract + Futuristic Artist

An up-close look at St. Monci's installation at a Rochester, NY Memorial Art Gallery event showcases the detail in his art. To see his work in person, catch one of his exhibitions. See more in his online gallery at SaintMonci.com.

Jeremy Penn, Modern Artist

NYC-based artist Jeremy Penn has both sanctioned and non-sanctioned art all around the world–even in some well-respected museums. Inspired by the Soho art scene at an early age, he holds a special passion for installing his pieces in out-of-the-ordinary spaces as a way to expose his work to as many people as possible. You can learn more about Jeremy at his online portfolio, JeremyPenn.com.

Jeremy Penn, Modern Artist

His work is featured in a multitude of hospitality environments including night clubs, hotels, and restaurants. A recent installation at Clancey in NYC involved turning his paintings into wallpaper, creating an incredible gallery-like experience for restaurant-goers.

Jeremy Penn, Modern Artist

Jeremy also participates in street art exhibitions with other reknowned street and graffiti artists. One of his favorite murals, the Goddess Wall shown here, was preserved in NYC wall on Mott Street between Bleeker and Houston; while it has since been covered, the current art is peeling away and his in-tact Goddess is slowly being revealed once again. He shares glimpses of many of his pieces on Instagram, @jeremypenn.

Ariel Bloomer of "Icon For Hire"

Known for her vocals in the band "Icon for Hire," singer Ariel is also an accomplished seamstress and fashion designer. The Swedish-born rock star's interest in sewing began when she was young, and while she started by sewing skirts for her dolls, her skills gradually evolved as she began expressing her individual style through handmade items like custom corsets and t-shirt dresses.

Ariel Bloomer of "Icon For Hire"

Ariel taught us how to make a no-sew tutu (and so much more!) when we interviewed her for Made + Remade. Get inside her creative mind when you read the full interview here.

Julie Jackson, Subversive Cross-Stitch

Julie Jackson, the mastermind behind SubversiveCrossStitch.com uses her craft to express some attitude, and help others express their surly side. Concocted as a way to release her own frustrations, her empire of kits, books, and supplies are now enjoyed by many.

Julie Jackson, Subversive Cross-Stitch

In addition to this interview in which she spoke with us about her business and hobbies, she created a series of six downloadable cross-stitch patterns complete with instructions just for DIY Network, and we hope you enjoy them too.

Nicole Jakob, Creator of the Random Acts of Flowers Kit

Mother and Crafter Nicole Jakob had a unique vision for her company. Intrigued by the concept of anonymous, non-sanctioned, guerilla art, Nicole created a series of kits designed to inspire kids to make good, and help give parents ideas for encouraging altruistic behavior at a young age. Learn more about Nicole in our interview with her on Made + Remade.

Nicole Jakob, Creator of the Random Acts of Flowers Kit

Nicole's Random Acts of Flowers Kit is just one of the products she sells online. It is a paper crafting activity kit for kids that encourages creativity, and suggests ways that kids can use their bouquets as artful touches to beautify their own communities. 

Bonus: We think your kids will also like the opportunity to get artful with chalk graffiti. This kit, sold by Part-Time Renegade, will get them started.

Jeremy Pawlowski of AmericaYall.com

Jeremy, a contributor to TravelChannel.com, is one-half of the popular duo "America Y'all," who specializes in outdoor and landscape photography. Their travels are photo-documented on the blog America Y'all, and on instagram (@americayall).

Jeremy Pawlowski of AmericaYall.com

America Y'all speaks volumes to the beauty of our country. From the Pacific North West, to National Parks, and even down to Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market in Waco, TX, you're bound to enjoy following Jeremy on his adventures.

Robby Krieger, Guitarist for The Doors

A legendary guitarist for The Doors, Robby took a different approach than his neighbors when he set out to build a treehouse for his California home. The geodesic dome is a fun, interpretative addition to his backyard, and we wish we could have one of our own. You can learn more about this project, and more about Robby in his interview for HGTV.

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