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The Unstealable Bike

The Unstealable Bike

The Yerka Project aims to create a bicycle where the frame and seatpost work together to form a giant lock, making it virtually impossible to walk off with it, and eliminating the need to carry a U-Lock, chain or cable.

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Rocky Bookshelf

Rocky Bookshelf
$5000  Buy View

Charles Kalpakian’s Rocky open credenza plays with our perception of space, using light and shadow to create a trippy optical illusion. Available in blue, grey or black lacquered steel. Measures ~55.1″W x 14.2″D x 37.4″H.

2 Stars
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Taxonomy of Batman’s Enemies

Taxonomy of Batman’s Enemies
$20-$89  Buy Hat Tip View

Pop Chart Lab celebrates Batman’s 75th anniversary by giving its The Myriad Monikers of Gotham’s Villains chart a new look. The poster features hundreds of Bats’ foes categorized according to the nature of their names.

4 Stars
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OMOTE

OMOTE

One of the most mindbending uses of projection mapping demonstrates how a model’s face can be digitally replaced when the tech is combined with real-time face tracking. If you happen to live in Tokyo, see a live demo on 8/28/14.

20 Stars
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Speed Painting Surprise

Speed Painting Surprise

As we sat and stared at this masked speed painter work his magic, we tried to figure out who his subject was the whole time. But it’s not until the last few seconds that his true ability to render portraits is revealed.

62 Stars
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Carpet Drawing

Carpet Drawing

Have you ever tried doodling on carpets and other furry surfaces? Professor Yuta Sugiura and his colleagues tried harder. They came up with three devices that let you draw, stamp or automatically print on furry surfaces.

4 Stars
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OM/ONE Levitating Speaker

OM/ONE Levitating Speaker
$179+  Pledge Hat Tip View

With so many Bluetooth speakers on the market, it’s hard to stand out from the crowd. And while we have yet to hear how the OM/ONE sounds, there’s no question that it looks amazing, with its orb-shaped speaker that floats above its base.

6 Stars
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Explosion Cabinet

Explosion Cabinet

Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, Explosion is a small cabinet that is opened by pulling its parts outward until its contained space is fully exposed and the furniture resembles a pixelated explosion. Part of Sebastian’s Look Again exhibit.

4 Stars
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Espresso Art & Science Print

Espresso Art & Science Print
~$80  Buy View

Stellavie created the ideal poster for the caffeine addicted. Not only does it look great, it provides useful tips on how to make the perfect cup of espresso or cappuccino. In gold/black or black/off white. Measures 50 x 70cm (~20 x 27.5″).

6 Stars
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Canine Virtuoso

Canine Virtuoso

This musical act has literally gone to the dogs. Though this pup doesn’t seem to mind being used as a stringless string instrument. These guys need to get together with Keyboard Cat and go on tour.

16 Stars
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Hayao Miyazaki: A Fan Tribute

Hayao Miyazaki: A Fan Tribute

The work of Hayao Miyazaki is some of most brilliant animation and storytelling ever to grace the screen. Film buff Alexandre Gasulla created this retrospective from such films as My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.

20 Stars
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Mr X

Mr X

Alex Nicholson’s documentary about the inspiration behind tattoo art, as told by Duncan X, a South London tattooist, whose struggles are reflected in his own ink. The VFX by MPC were used to remove, and replace Mr X’s tattoos.

13 Stars
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3D4C Full Color 3D Printer

3D4C Full Color 3D Printer
~$1400++  Pledge Link Hat Tip View

Developed by Felix Chan and Cyrus Kuk, the 3D4C is a 3D printer that can print multicolored objects seamlessly. It uses PLA or ABS filament, four cold-end extruders and one hot-end blending extruder to print in CMYK.

5 Stars
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Irma: Save Me

Irma: Save Me
$1  Buy Link Hat Tip View

The music video for Save Me, a single from the latest album of France-based singer Irma. Shot in one take, the video makes great use of projection mapping and perspective to go through different emotions and environments.

28 Stars
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Nike LED Basketball Court

Nike LED Basketball Court

Using motion tracking tech and a grid of LED screens, AKQA designed Nike’s RISE basketball court to help provide training drills for young athletes, but to also put on an amazing lightshow. The NBA needs these now.

13 Stars
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Chocolate LEGO Bricks

Chocolate LEGO Bricks

It seems like a simple concept, but its apparently quite tricky to create 1:1 scale edible playthings the way that designer Akihiro Mizuuchi did. We’re guessing that they’d be pretty tricky to build with unless you live in a refrigerator.

7 Stars
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Flying Food Recipes

Flying Food Recipes

We’re very visual people, so maybe we’d be better at cooking by viewing pictures than reading a list of ingredients. That’s exactly what artist Nora Luther did, creating visual recipes by capturing ingredients in perfect freeze frames.

7 Stars
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Knit Credit Cards

Knit Credit Cards

Paris-based artist Dimitri Tsykalov has a very cool collection of knit credit card art. When displayed in a gallery, the still-attached balls of yarn are placed on the floor to mimic the unraveling of financial markets around the globe.

5 Stars
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IXION Windowless Jet Concept

IXION Windowless Jet Concept

Technicon Design’s concept luxury jetliner that replaces windows with panoramic projection surfaces which relay what’s outside the aircraft using video cameras. It’s a cool idea, but we can only imagine the glare on our laptop screens.

25 Stars
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Kutani Choemon Teacups

Kutani Choemon Teacups
~$59  Buy Hat Tip View

Kutani Choemon is a 130-year-old Japanese pottery shop that uses a 17th century style. But it can still keep up with us young ‘uns, as shown by its teacups that feature modern pastimes. The shop also has surfer chopstick stands.

4 Stars
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Paperclip Sculptures

Paperclip Sculptures

Italian artist Pietro D’Angelo uses hundreds and hundreds of paperclips to create his amazing collection of figurative sculptures. They kind of make that paperclip necklace you put together at the office look just a tad inferior, don’t they?

4 Stars
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