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 6 months ago

This guy is unhinged.

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Sara Kate MacFarland 6 months ago

flashlight with mussel

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Natasha Forchione 6 months ago

very creative!

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Janine Randall 6 months ago

Let me guess, his name is Tom

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Zaheen Muhammad 6 months ago

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

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Queen Jackson. 6 months ago

I’m blown away...

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libby D 6 months ago

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

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diane a 6 months ago

Very simple

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cryingcat 6 months ago

Reminds me of a nerd

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Sara Kate MacFarland 6 months ago

Cycle by 3M

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Lizzie the Crayon 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

Window envelope

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Sara Kate MacFarland 6 months ago

Fly me to the moon...

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Rose Blackbird 6 months ago

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

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Lizzie the Crayon 6 months ago

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

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diane a 6 months ago

Result!!

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Sara Kate MacFarland 6 months ago

s t r e t c h

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Danial Ketchum 6 months ago

There nothing in the bag!?

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Janine Randall 6 months ago

Brrrupp!

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Lizzie the Crayon 6 months ago

Windy...you in Wisconsin?

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HANS 6 months ago

Go fetch!

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Sandra Kelley 5 months ago

Leaf alone...

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Janine Randall 6 months ago

This one's my favorite. So colorful

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Sara Kate MacFarland 6 months ago

love this one

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Lizzie the Crayon 6 months 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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Sara Kate MacFarland 6 months ago

Sour power

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Tahani 6 months ago

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

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Just Tina 6 months ago

(question mark was actually a smiley face)

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Lizzie the Crayon 6 months 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 6 months ago

Timothy Green grew up!

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Daria B 6 months ago

Rocket Punch! Classic! ♥

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meow point1 6 months ago

That's a big drink.

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Danial Ketchum 6 months ago

I wander what happened if we pullled the blanket

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Alicornia 6 months ago

Painters tape.. Hahah :D

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Zaheen Muhammad 6 months ago

I'll name him Rusty

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Zaheen Muhammad 6 months ago

A weird record!

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Juan Franco 6 months ago

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

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Janine Randall 6 months ago

Time out

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Julie Bee 6 months ago

Ride em cowboy

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Daria B 6 months 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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Alexa Cassels 4 months ago

Toothbrush and toothpaste. A lovely couple.

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Aahzmandus Pervect 6 months ago (edited)

We'll straighten you out, buddy!

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Lizzie the Crayon 6 months ago

Porcupine!!!

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