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Burning Man’s DMV

Burning Man’s DMVplay video

…the Department of Mutant Vehicles, that is. Because of space and safety concerns, the DMV was set up to inspect and grant license to a limited number of “mutant vehicles” prior to entering the arts festival. More here.

5 Stars
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Antonio Santin: Rugs

Antonio Santin: Rugs

Antonio Santin’s ongoing series Rugs is composed of hyperrealistic oil paintings. Antonio distorts the patterns and simulates shadows to make it appear like there’s a body hidden underneath each carpet.

4 Stars
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Joel Daniel Phillips Illustrations

Joel Daniel Phillips Illustrations

Joel Daniel Phillips lives in the Tenderloin in San Francisco and creates astounding life-size drawings of his fellow community members from charcoal and graphite, which you can view live at Hashimoto Contemporary from 9/6-9/27/14.

9 Stars
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Dita Pepe: Self Portraits

Dita Pepe: Self Portraits

In her Self-Portraits with Men and Self-Portraits with Women series, photographer Dita Pepe poses with other people, changing her appearance to make it look like she’s part of their family. She will release a book on the series soon.

8 Stars
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The Listening Tree

The Listening Treeplay video

Near the burgeoning Fremont East District in Las Vegas sits The Listening Tree from George Zisiadis. It invites the public to discover the joy of music through tree-suspended headphones, each playing a continuous unique song.

4 Stars
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Google Project Wing

Google Project Wingplay video

Like Amazon’s Prime Air, Project Wing is a concept for a drone delivery service. The current prototype features a small tail-sitter that automatically flies to the delivery zone and lowers its package using a winch. More here.

10 Stars
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Inedible

Inedible

Melbourne-based artist TQ Lee has created Inedible, a series of photographs that look good enough but impossible to eat – none of the components are made of food, and instead are crafted from things like turpentine and socks.

4 Stars
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Maico Akiba: Sekai

Maico Akiba: Sekai

Artist Maico Akiba turns Safari Ltd.’s beautiful animal figurines into walking sekai – the Japanese term for “world.” According to Colossal, Maico uses accessories from model train sets to create the amazing miniature worlds.

11 Stars
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Pencil Lamp

Pencil Lamp
~$1,600+  Buy Hat Tip View

Michael & George’s HB Lamp is a large pencil-shaped lamp with a 26ft. cord snaking out of its tip. The 5.5ft.-tall lamp has a cedar body and a brass ring. You can also customize the color of and the text on its body.

5 Stars
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Theme Park Time-Lapse

Theme Park Time-Lapseplay video

Photographer Thomas Schwarz uses the bright lights of the Midway as the light source for this dizzying time-lapse visit to a theme park that’s sure to wake you up from whatever stupor you might find yourself in from surfing the web.

6 Stars
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Alphabet Clamps

Alphabet Clampsplay video

Makers, why be stuck with C- or G-clamps? Artist Robb Godshaw went to great lengths to bring a simple joke to life. He designed, cut, drilled and assembled steel clamps shaped like the letters of the alphabet.

4 Stars
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Instagram Hyperlapse

Instagram Hyperlapseplay video

This amazing new iOS app from Instagram lets you capture impressive “hyperlapse” moving time-lapse videos with your iPhone or iPad. It’s easy to use, lets you vary playback speed, and stabilizes images for cinematic quality.

12 Stars
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Pigeon Edition Prints

Pigeon Edition Prints
$14-$39  Buy View

Pigeon Editions collects and photographs everyday and vintage objects and assembles them into orderly posters perfect for fanatics of all sorts. We especially like the 35mm film canisters and the Dunks. Available in three sizes.

5 Stars
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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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