Artist Mike Leavitt pays homage to 16 of his favorite filmmakers with King Cuts, a collection of quarter-scale sculptures made of wood and polymer clay. Each sculpture combines a filmmaker’s head with a body referencing their movies. Or in Spike Lee’s case, his body.
Like the Slow Jo watch, Scott Thrift’s Today clock has a 24-hour dial, which means its hour hand makes only one rotation per day. The relaxing and contemplative clock face was inspired by the view from 30,000ft. Available as a desk clock or a wall clock.
Experimental artist Bhautik Joshi used a special deep neural network rendering method to transform scenes from Stanely Kubrick’s classic into a surreal Picasso-esque world. We’d love to see an entire movie illustrated in this style.
Performance artists U-Machine created this work in which a pole dancer interacts with the geometric images projected on the screen behind her. The result is a live performance that could pass as the opening credit sequence for the next James Bond movie (if it had guns.)
The 2016 New York City Drone Film Festival (yes, that’s a thing) put together this reel of highlights from some of the best aerial footage on display, from stunning nature shots, to awe-inspiring action and stunt flying. Check out all the winning films here.
Inspire to Make shows off a neat project you can do with one of those 3Doodler pens. By using a glass lampshade as a form, then doodling shapes over the shade, you can create a one-of-a-kind original shade.
Artist Harland Miller is most known for his gigantic canvas prints of the iconic Penguin book cover but with the titles replaced with sardonic statements. Other Criteria printed some of those artworks on a limited edition of deckchairs, as well as on a beach towel.
Richard Sink’s Ultimate Toolbox is built around a used and reinforced oil drum. It has a discreet sliding door, three concave shelves mounted on a spinning rack and four casters. The final version will be customizable.
Cabot Guns painstakingly extracted the components of these handguns from a 4.5 billion year-old meteorite which landed in Gibeon, Namibia during pre-historic times. This handcrafted, one-of-a-kind set is valued at over $5 million, and we’d never want to fire them.
The FoldiMate is a robotic appliance that folds shirts, pants or towels. It handles up to 20 clothes at once and has an optional steamer that removes wrinkles and a capsule-based atomizer for perfume, fabric softener or sanitizer. Drops 2017 for $700+.
Ryan “The Brick Man” McNaught and a team of dedicated LEGO and Doctor Who fanatics spent over 300 hours building this life-size replica of the TARDIS. The sculpture appeared last year on Bondi Beach in Australia, and we presume it’s currently traveling through space and time.
Designed by Kram/Weisshaar for SapienStone, the Smart Slab is a discreetly high-tech table. Underneath its ceramic tabletop are inductive cooking, cooling and heating elements that let you cook and eat on the same surface, as well as keep food warm or cold.
This custom machined bronze keychain from FutureRelic sports a cool design that serves a purpose – as an on-the-fly wrench. It has openings for 12 sizes SAE and metric nuts and bolts. A knurled edge helps improve your grip. We also dig their minimal bottle openers.
Bitmap Books’ 240+ page coffee table book about two of the most important video game systems ever made. Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom: A Visual Compendium contains dozens of high resolution screenshots, box art, fan art and more.
Thomas Houha creates these cool retrofantastic flat-pack models which remind us of ’50s sci-fi flicks. They’re laser-cut from paper and wood, and include detailed build instructions. The rocket stands 8″ tall, and the lander is about 4″ tall. Perfect for space geeks and sci-fi nerds.
Located in Hangzhou, China, and designed by XL-MUSE, Zhongshuge bookstore has walls and ceilings covered with mirrors to exapnd its space to depict an inventory of books that rivals the Library of Congress. The kids’ section is especially awesome. (Photos by Shao Feng)
Inspiured by an earlier project by mylastusernamewastoolong, Redditor melonshade shares this collection of classic Vincent van Gogh paintings which have been given added depth through the selective application of a digital tilt-shift effect.
A wonderfully illustrated 1-minute animated short which alternates between two parallel realities – a gunfighter in the Wild West, and a modern day tennis player. Directed by 2Factory and Art Directed by Charles Monnier.
Pop Chart Lab’s newest print contains an illustration of every (known) United States military combat vehicle that’s currently in service. The 24″x 36″ chart groups the 180 vehicles into several classes, sub-classes and branch.
It took quite a bit of planning and engineering prowess, but the end result of Daniel Perdomo’s recreation of Atari’s arcade classic PONG as a game played with mechanical paddles and ball cube is quite impressive. (Thanks Philip!)
Puppet maker Barnaby Dixon shows off a proof-of-concept design for a new puppet that incorporates the use of his fingers to articulate its hands, feet and head. Combined with Barnaby’s solid puppeteering skills, its movements are impressively human. More here.
Mosevic creates its sunglass frames using resin-coated layers of denim, gathered from discarded and damaged jeans. The end result is not only a stunning design, but a great statement on sustainability. Each comes with quality Zeiss polarized lenses.
Deborah Cook (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Boxtrolls, Coraline) is a costume designer who specializes in making clothes for stop-motion puppets. She spoke with the Oscars about what her job entails, the challenges of designing small scale clothing and more.
Trust us when we say you’ve never seen Minecraft quite like this. This trippy video called Minecraft Acid Interstate uses custom shaders to take us on a rollercoaster we only wish we could ride while wearing an Oculus Rift. The track is Half Awake Pt. 2 by Topaz.
This unique timepiece from Y. Kimura and Seahope Ltd. features a display which tells time using blobs of liquid metal. The metal moves freely, then magnets under its face pull them into place to display the current hours and minutes. Comes in silver, black, or gold.