With a creative eye and a little bit imagination a, what seems to be, dull and casual environment can become cool and whimsical. And if someone ever called you out for seeing a happy electrical socket or a sad faucet, remember that you are not out of step with the real world - you just have a wild imagination that helps you capture the fun around you!


A French artist Gilbert Legrand not only sees what's invisible to others but uses his illustrating and sculpting talents to help them open their minds to the fun. Legrand gives bland everyday objects a more interesting and eye-pleasing appearance by turning them into charming character sculptures. We previously shared his amusing work on Bored Panda, but he's now back with more. A kitchen sponge can become a bridge, a cell phone can turn into a bathtub and two pen caps can turn into lovely kittens.


Scroll the collection of delightful characters and, we promise, you will never see a household item the same way again!

More info: Instagram | gilbert-legrand.com

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HANS 3 weeks ago

This guy is unhinged.

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Sara Kate MacFarland 3 weeks ago

flashlight with mussel

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Natasha Forchione 3 weeks ago

very creative!

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Janine Randall 3 weeks ago

Let me guess, his name is Tom

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Zaheen Muhammad 3 weeks ago

My favourite so far. I want that guy in a toon series or something.

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Queen Jackson. 3 weeks ago

I’m blown away...

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libby D 3 weeks ago

Pen cats. Get it!? Pen caps!? Huh huh?? Ah forget it it sounded better in my head

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diane a 3 weeks ago

Very simple

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cryingcat 3 weeks ago

Reminds me of a nerd

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Sara Kate MacFarland 3 weeks ago

Cycle by 3M

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Lizzie the Crayon 3 weeks ago

Oh maaaan! This one is good! It's even got the screen dripping off the side!!! Try playing Flappy Bird,on that!!!

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SykesDaMan 3 weeks ago

That's almost how I've learned to draw cowboys when I was a kid: I started with the infinity symbol (lying down 8) ! :)

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diane a 3 weeks ago

Window envelope

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Sara Kate MacFarland 3 weeks ago

Fly me to the moon...

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Rose Blackbird 3 weeks ago

Ohhh, milk lava! Could solve so many problems in our planet!

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Lizzie the Crayon 3 weeks ago

"Clorox and Arm + Hammer; keeping your counters clean since never" -Lysol Commercial

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diane a 3 weeks ago

Result!!

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Sara Kate MacFarland 3 weeks ago

s t r e t c h

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Danial Ketchum 3 weeks ago

There nothing in the bag!?

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Janine Randall 3 weeks ago

Brrrupp!

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Lizzie the Crayon 3 weeks ago

Windy...you in Wisconsin?

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HANS 3 weeks ago

Go fetch!

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Jennifer Scott 2 weeks ago

LOVE! What a delightful boat...

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Janine Randall 3 weeks ago

This one's my favorite. So colorful

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Sara Kate MacFarland 3 weeks ago

love this one

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Sara Kate MacFarland 3 weeks ago

Sour power

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Tahani 2 weeks ago

the faces remind me of Quinten Blake's art work!

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Just Tina 1 week ago

(question mark was actually a smiley face)

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Lizzie the Crayon 3 weeks ago

Is it sad it took me 3 minutes to see it??? Lol. It is a bike, on those rack things you see at school and parks where you park your bike. The notebool is there because it can. The notebook is in love with the spiral, theyve been together forever, and will never be apart. Beautiful.

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Lizzie the Crayon 3 weeks ago

I feel lile that lady would fall since she is so high up and has nothing to lean on

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blindraven 2 weeks ago

Timothy Green grew up!

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Daria B 3 weeks ago

Rocket Punch! Classic! ♥

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meow point1 3 weeks ago

That's a big drink.

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Danial Ketchum 3 weeks ago

I wander what happened if we pullled the blanket

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Alicornia 3 weeks ago

Painters tape.. Hahah :D

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Zaheen Muhammad 3 weeks ago

I'll name him Rusty

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Zaheen Muhammad 3 weeks ago

A weird record!

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Juan Franco 1 week ago

I love the simplicity but yet it's so creative!

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Janine Randall 3 weeks ago

Time out

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Julie Bee 3 weeks ago

Ride em cowboy

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Daria B 3 weeks ago

That's how I feel in winter. My shrinking body can't stand straight because it's too cold and my nose and eyes are all a watery mess. That's... Regardless of the mood.

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Aahzmandus Pervect 3 weeks ago (edited)

We'll straighten you out, buddy!

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Lizzie the Crayon 3 weeks ago

Porcupine!!!

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