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Peanut Portraits

Peanut Portraits

How cool would it be to own one of these tiny and exquisitely detailed celebrity peanut sculptures, handpainted by Midwestern artist Steve Casino? Pretty frickin’ cool, that’s what we think. You can see how he does it right here. (Thanks Ira!)

8 Stars
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Four Point Playing Cards

Four Point Playing Cards
$10++  Pledge View

San Francisco-based artist Ben Vierk is putting together a beautifully detailed pack of playing cards with designs inspired by money, ancient symbols and uncommon geometry. Who knew those things could be so gorgeous together?

6 Stars
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Liteblades

Litebladesplay video

Patrick Rochon’s liteblades are tools which attach to the end of a flashlight that create colorful, abstract light painting photos. The faster you move the blade, the more glowing and playful the photo is. You can purchase them here.

3 Stars
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BROKEN: Rock, Paper, Scissors

BROKEN: Rock, Paper, Scissorsplay video

Bryan Locantore, Garrett O’ Neal and Gang Yi from the Ringling College of Art & Design envision the interplay between rock, paper and scissors. A surprisingly touching story given the inanimate nature of the objects that inspired it.

47 Stars
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Curioos

Curioos
$29+  Buy Hat Tip View

There are many talented digital artists, but if you don’t know where to look, Curioos is a great place to start. It has a diverse range of artists, and each of its prints are numbered and signed. Its Explore page is practically an online museum.

12 Stars
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Malfunction

Malfunctionplay video

Animator Cyriak’s latest clip is as trippy as they come. It starts off with a creepy dog-like manifestation of himself crawling out of the drain and just escalates from there. Warning: May cause nightmares and hallucinations.

40 Stars
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Photoshop Mirror

Photoshop Mirror
~$65  Buy View

Do you wish you could change something every time you look in the mirror? This is the mirror for you. Atypyk’s, Photoretouch Mirror acts as a not so subtle reminder to stop being so vain. Made from Perspex. Measures ~17″ x 12.6″.

3 Stars
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Rap Quotes Street Signs 3

Rap Quotes Street Signs 3

Jay Shells went to Philadelphia for the third batch of his site-specific hip hop homage. Some of the artists he cited included Philly natives Will Smith, Black Thought and Meek Mill. You can get replicas of his signs at Gallery 1988.

5 Stars
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Art and Craft (Trailer)

Art and Craft (Trailer)play video

Art and Craft is a documentary about Mark Landis. For 30 years, Mark forged hundreds of paintings. But instead of earning fame or fortune, Mark would pretend to be a philanthropist and donate his forgeries to museums.

31 Stars
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Buster + Punch Light Switches

Buster + Punch Light Switches
~$50-$99  Buy Hat Tip View

Buster + Punch’s Electricity collection is a set of solid metal switches and dimmers. They’re made of steel, bronze, brass or aluminum and have monochrome or two-tone finishes. Available as single or double switches or dimmers.

11 Stars
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Single-Brushstroke Dragons

Single-Brushstroke Dragonsplay video

While the details and secondary colors are painted with additional brushstrokes, we’re still amazed by how artists, such as those at Japan’s Kousyuuya can create such impressive dragon bodies with a single stroke of a brush. More here.

27 Stars
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The Unstealable Bike

The Unstealable Bikeplay video

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.

15 Stars
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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.

5 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

OMOTEplay video

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.

23 Stars
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Speed Painting Surprise

Speed Painting Surpriseplay video

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.

68 Stars
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Carpet Drawing

Carpet Drawingplay video

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.

5 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.

7 Stars
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Explosion Cabinet

Explosion Cabinetplay video

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 Virtuosoplay video

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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