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Impermanence

Impermanence

Artist Seung-Hwan OH created the ongoing Impermanence series by taking photographs, then introducing microorganisms which very slowly devour the film’s emulsion, resulting in haunting and ethereal portraiture.

2 Stars
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Kawaii Baseball Cards

Kawaii Baseball Cards

A side project of Tofugu illustrator Aya, Kawaii Baseball Cards features baseball cards of MLB players, complete with stats and trivia, and animated gif versions. She also makes other MLB images as requested by her followers.

2 Stars
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Pejac: Window Silhouettes

Pejac: Window Silhouettes

Spanish artist Pejac’s simple acrylic paintings creates illusory silhouettes that use windows as frames and the view outside as the background. The painting is completed when it’s photographed in certain angles.

3 Stars
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Floating Building

Floating Buildingplay video

Designed by Alex Chinneck, Take My Lightning But Don’t Steal My Thunder appears to be a stone building with its upper half suspended in mid-air. The polystyrene structure is actually supported by a thin steel frame at its corners.

9 Stars
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GotG Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Vinyl

GotG Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Vinylplay video
$50  Buy Link Hat Tip View

You can already get Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Vol. 1 on vinyl, but Mondo’s variant comes with Tyler Stout’s sweet sleeve art as well as a screen-printed handbill. Still have your Walkman? Wait for the literal mixtape.

7 Stars
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Hanksy’s Surplus Candy

Hanksy’s Surplus Candyplay video

(NSFW: Language) Parody street artist Hanksy puts his notoriety and knowledge of street art to good use in The Hundreds‘ documentary series Surplus Candy, where he takes us on a tour of the graffiti scene in various cities.

3 Stars
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Emulsifier

Emulsifierplay video

Mixed media artist Thomas Medicus created this extraordinary sculpture from 160 individual hand-painted glass strips. As you move around the anamorphic object, it transforms into four completely different images. More on Colossal.

10 Stars
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Roy Kafri: Mayokero

Roy Kafri: Mayokeroplay video

Performer Roy Kafri’s quirky beatbox track Mayokero is handily upstaged by director Vania Heymann’s clever music video, in which classic vinyl album covers come to life and sing his track.

7 Stars
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Alex Gross: Future Tense

Alex Gross: Future Tense
$30  Buy Link Hat Tip View

Alex Gross’ Future Tense series consists of paintings with a shallow and saccharine beauty, expanding upon “themes of consumerism, industrialization and the omnipresent media” and “our inability to exist in the present moment.”

2 Stars
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Diggin’ in the Carts

Diggin’ in the Cartsplay video

Red Bull Music talks to some of the best Japanese composers, game designers and the musicians they influenced in the amazing miniseries Diggin’ in the Carts. A must watch for video game and music fans. English captions available.

8 Stars
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How to Draw a Perfect Circle

How to Draw a Perfect Circleplay video

Lifehacker DaveHax shows us a really simple way to draw a perfect circle, using parts of your hand as a sort of drafting compass. The technique doesn’t allow for much size flexibility, but it’s still a neat (and shockingly obvious) trick.

34 Stars
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The Keyboard of Isolation

The Keyboard of Isolationplay video

In 2012 DDB Shanghai made this awareness campaign about Internet and computer addiction. The ad agency made a keyboard-shaped sculpture showing the likenesses of addicts and their loved ones trapped in the keys.

5 Stars
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Hure Tables

Hure Tables
$3.5K+  Buy Hat Tip View

Vintage Industrial’s Hure tables were inspired by and named after a 19th century lathe and milling machine maker. Hure added his signature to his products and made beautiful bases for what would otherwise be utilitarian devices.

13 Stars
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Nuvitron Nixie Clock

Nuvitron Nixie Clockplay video
$250  Buy Link View

Looking like something that belongs on a mantle in BioShock’s lost city of Rapture, these limited-edition handmade wood art deco clocks feature the warm orange glow of high voltage, cold-war era Nixie tubes to tell time.

9 Stars
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3D Illusion Sketches

3D Illusion Sketches

Artist Nagai Hideyuki creates drawings which seemingly defy the laws of optics, bursting forth from his spiral notebooks to produce an impressively 3-dimensional appearance. Watch how he draws them over on YouTube.

8 Stars
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Ultrasound Gesture Recognition

Ultrasound Gesture Recognitionplay video

A couple of years from now, you won’t need to touch or talk to your phone to interact with it, thanks to Elliptic Labs. The company came up with a technology that uses ultrasound to detect gestures made around a device.

2 Stars
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Fine Line Playing Cards

Fine Line Playing Cards
$13++  Pledge View

Created by Adam Farbiarz and Adam Thompson, each of these cards has an illustration which represents its value and suit. You’ll have as much fun trying to figure out what each cards as the card game you’re playing with them.

11 Stars
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IKEA Regissör

IKEA Regissörplay video

The IKEA Regissör line consists of flat-pack furniture that can be assembled quickly and without using tools, thanks to pre-installed wooden wedge dowels. They are also lightweight and use less materials. Turn captions on.

5 Stars
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Evo Utility Bicycle

Evo Utility Bicycleplay video

The Evo bicycle lost to the Denny in the 2014 Bike Design Project, but it’s a great concept as well. It has mounts at the front and rear for a variety of cargo accessories. It also has a built-in lock, headlight and brake light.

5 Stars
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Spira Wireless Charger and Clock

Spira Wireless Charger and Clockplay video

This concept by ÉCAL design student Alice Robbiani, is comprised of a magnetic smartphone charging case with a wall-mounted charging base. What makes it truly special is the interactivity, offering charging feedback and a clock display.

4 Stars
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Crayon Art

Crayon Art

Artist Christian Faur creates intricate portraits using hand-cast wax crayons to form pixelated pointilism. While his medium is playful, his subject matter explores everything from lost youth to economic and social crisis.

3 Stars
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