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Art & Design

Genesis Mint Concept

Genesis Mint Concept

Genesis’ Mint is an electric car made for the city. Despite its compact size, it offers a spacious and luxurious interior for two people. Its storage area is accessed via unique scissor doors, and inside it has has a central touchscreen console mounted on its steering wheel.

Vacuum Tube Flash Drive

Vacuum Tube Flash Drive
$55+  Buy Comment

Slavatech makes USB flash drives that are encased in authentic vacuum tubes. Each one has an LED that lights up when the drive is plugged in. They come in 8GB to 128GB capacities. Touch of Modern has them on sale as of this writing.

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One Stroke Dragon

One Stroke Dragon

Artist Keisuke Teshima demonstrates his technique for painting beautiful and dramatic images of dragons using sumi-e brushes. What really makes them special is how he uses a large brush loaded with multiple shades to create their bodies with a single stroke.

Fender x Game of Thrones Guitars

Fender x Game of Thrones Guitars

The Fender Custom Shop created three stunning guitars in tribute to Game of Thrones. There’s a House Stark Telecaster, a House Lannister Jaguar, and a House Targaryen Stratocaster, each with incredible hand-cut details, and extravagant materials. Prices range from $25K to $35K.

Montegrappa Moon Landing Pen

Montegrappa Moon Landing Pen
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This intricate, limited-edition writing instrument is modeled after the Saturn V rocket that carried the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon. Each pen is made from sterling silver or 18k gold, with resin componentry, and either fountain or rollerball versions.

Cyriak: Indigestion

Cyriak: Indigestion

Surrealist animator Cyriak Harris presents his latest triptastic short film, featuring a plethora of strange and creepy critters which dwell inside a digestive system, and the chaos which ensues when it gets a bit of a tummy ache.

Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept

Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept

Volkswagen turned its Atlas family SUV into a trail-ready camping vehicle. The Atlas Basecamp Concept has a custom body, lift kit, custom wheels, all-terrain tires, roof rack with bike mounts, and LED light bars. It also comes with a HIVE EX trailer that has a queen size bed.

Sculpting Iron Man/Tony Stark

Sculpting Iron Man/Tony Stark

Artist Steven Richter takes on RDJ’s battle-scarred looks as he heads from the end of Avengers: Infinity War into Endgame. The sculpt features a great likeness of Tony Stark, as he peers out from his broken armor, made with the help of a 3D-printed casting.

Sculpting Toejam and Earl

Sculpting Toejam and Earl

Toejam and Earl are two of artist Sculpture_Geek’s favorite video game characters. Stoked with the release of Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove, he sculpted busts of the alien rappers out of Chavant clay and Sculpey. Skip to 3:23 for the time-lapse.

A Garden of Paper Guns

A Garden of Paper Guns

Artist Li Hongbo is known for making sculptural works of art using stacks of paper glued together, then cut to open accordion style. In a recent installation, he created roughly 2000 guns which transform into a colorful and surreal garden.

Edge Dominoes

Edge Dominoes
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Designer Andrew Perkins of Fire Road created this kickass new spin on the classic game. Edge Dominoes take a minimalist approach, reducing each tile to an anodized aluminum skeleton with the numbers laser engraved onto the pips.

Making a Pallet Wood Guitar

Making a Pallet Wood Guitar

Jackman Works loves to make stuff from reclaimed pallet wood. Recently, he teamed up with maker Tim Sway and used the material to craft a beautiful electric guitar by gluing together sheets of the irregular wood, then CNC milling the body out of the laminated block.

The Place the Sun Sets

The Place the Sun Sets

Filmmaker Peter Davies, along with cinematographer Nuri Moseinco present a beautifully-shot short film, captured as they traveled across Morocco, offering a brief look at the lives of the people who call the vibrant North African country their home.

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Machining the Eiffel Tower

Machining the Eiffel Tower

German CNC machine maker Hermle shares footage of its C 42 U 5-axis milling machine cranking out an intricate model of the Eiffel Tower, carved from a single block of solid aluminum. Why can’t we have a machine like this in The Awesomer office?

Rainbow Playing Cards

Rainbow Playing Cards
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Brooklyn designers Fredericks & Mae created this colorful deck of cards, which features a different shade on each of its cards. When sorted in order, they create a spectrum of color. Each deck includes a mini booklet about the history of playing cards.

Neo Tokyo Metro

Neo Tokyo Metro

This mirror-image video made from footage along one of Tokyo’s rail lines is more than a little reminiscent of Darwinfish105’s HyperDrive and the Tokyo Sky Drive series, but its slower and more relaxed pace lets us check out more detail of the surrounding environment.

Patterns of the Universe Coloring Book

Patterns of the Universe Coloring Book
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Alex Bellos and Edmund Harris’ wonderful coloring book is designed for kids and adults who are fascinated with patterns, geometry, or mathematics. It’s packed with dozens of intricate and soothing designs to help keep your mind distracted from the day’s woes.

Synthesizer Paper Goods

Synthesizer Paper Goods
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Etsy seller synthesizakkar handmakes notebooks, memo pads, calendars, sticky notes, and other office supplies inspired by classic synthesizers like the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, and the Roland SH-101. The memo pads even include analog knobs that turn.

Perfect Fit Metal Art

Perfect Fit Metal Art

Artist Dieter Stahlwerx shows off a couple of his creations – thick metal sculptures which are cut so precisely that their second part nearly disappears into the background as it glides smoothly into place. Second video here.

3D-printed Hermit Crab Shells

3D-printed Hermit Crab Shells

Hermit crabs wander the beach looking for abandoned shells to call home. But artist Aki Inomata creates custom shells based on buildings and other forms using CAT scans of shells, 3D modeling, and 3D printing. And if this seems wacky, check out Inomata’s other project.

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Why Concept Cars Exist

Why Concept Cars Exist

Every year automakers turn up at car shows with over-the-top concept vehicles, riding on oversized wheels, floating seats, and scads of futuristic technology. But why do car companies spend millions on cars they may never produce? Business Insider explains.

B&O Beovision Harmony TV

B&O Beovision Harmony TV

Bang & Olufsen’s artful television is designed to blend in with its surroundings. When it’s turned off, the TV’s OLED screen lowers and becomes partially covered by its two aluminum and oak covers, making it look more like a cabinet. Drops Fall 2019.

RoBOTL Robot Sculpture

RoBOTL Robot Sculpture

Design studio Giò Forma was hired by Timberland to create a giant robot sculpture out of recycled plastic bottles. On display for Milan Design Week 2019, it’s a nod to Timberland’s ReBOTL material, a key part of their sustainability efforts.

2019 Jeep Mopar Concepts

2019 Jeep Mopar Concepts

Jeep and Mopar’s concept vehicles for the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari include the tent-equipped Gladiator Wayout, the 1980’s Gladiator Rubicon JT Scrambler, and the badass supercharged 700hp Gladiator M-715 Five-Quarter resto-mod.

The Smash-Proof Guitar

The Smash-Proof Guitar

Sandvik created what it believes is a nearly indestructible guitar. Its body was 3D printed out of titanium, while its neck, fretboard and hub were milled from stainless steel. They let prolific axe wrecker Yngwie Malsmsteen put it to the test.

Common Sword Types Poster

Common Sword Types Poster
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This handy wall chart includes silhouettes of a variety of swords, so you can finally tell the difference between a dadao, a cutlass, and a dao at a glance. Available in various sizes, and also an inverted white-on-black version from Etsy seller Zapista.

LED Tracing Pad

LED Tracing Pad
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It used to be that artist’s lightboxes were big, clunky things. Now, thanks to modern LED and optics tech, they’re thin and portable. This one has a 12″ x 8.5″ surface, perfect for tracing images onto letter-sized paper. Save 49% in The Awesomer Shop.

Making DmC 5’s Devil Sword Dante

Making DmC 5’s Devil Sword Dante

Master & Apprentice present what they think is the coolest thing they’ve made so far. It’s a life-size and ultra detailed replica of the Devil Sword Dante from Devil May Cry 5. The 33 lb sword is made from wood, plastic, metal and has LEDs.

Extreme Woodburning

Extreme Woodburning

From the “don’t try this at home” file, Brad Russell shows off what happens when a 2000-volt transformer from a microwave oven is applied to wood painted with sodium bicarbonate. The result is beautiful, tree-like patterns known as Lichtenberg figures.

NYC Textures

NYC Textures

Photographer and animator Ynon Lan captured over a thousand still images around New York City and compiled them into this cool short film, which evokes the true essence of the big city through its textures.

Cassette Tape Speaker

Cassette Tape Speaker
$35  Buy Comment

While it’s unlikely to be the loudest or most high-fidelity speaker every day, we’ve gotta hand it to Suck UK for cramming a Bluetooth speaker into the case of a classic cassette tape. We don’t recommend sticking this thing into your old tape player.

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