With creative ideas and a little bit of imagination, what seems to be, a 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 vivid 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 character design, illustrating, and sculpting talents to help them open their minds to the fun. Legrand gives simple things from our surroundings a more interesting and eye-pleasing appearance by turning them into charming character sculptures. We previously shared his amusing works of art on Bored Panda, but he's now back with more cool characters. A kitchen sponge can become a bridge, a cell phone can turn into a bathtub and two pen caps can turn into lovely kittens in Legrand's unique art.

Scroll down to the collection of amazing artworks and, we promise, you will never see a household item the same way again!

More info: Instagram | gilbert-legrand.com

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Zaheen Muhammad
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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libby D
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Lizzie the Crayon
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Rose Blackbird
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Lizzie the Crayon
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Janine Randall
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one's my favorite. So colorful

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Lizzie the Crayon
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Tahani
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Just Tina
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

(question mark was actually a smiley face)

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Lizzie the Crayon
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Danial Ketchum
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wander what happened if we pullled the blanket

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Juan Franco
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Daria B
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We'll straighten you out, buddy!

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