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Full Moon Silver Coins

Full Moon Silver Coins

Put the moon in the palm of your hand with Shire Post Mint’s lovely lunar memento. Each coin features engraved detail of the near and far sides of the moon, struck into solid 999 fine silver. Available in 1″ (.25 troy oz.) and 1.5″ (1 troy oz.) sizes. Why can’t real currency look this awesome?

Bandly Wood Watch Bands

Bandly Wood Watch Bands

These beautiful watch bands are made from real wood which has been engineered for flexibility. They’re backed with leather for comfort, and are available for both Apple Watch or Fitbit Versa watches, in dark teak, light teak, maple, or rosewood. To complete the look, Bandly made a series of matching background screens.

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Manual Coffeemaker Nº4

Manual Coffeemaker Nº4

To celebrate five years since its launch, Chicago designer Craighton Berman is back with a new run of his sculptural, yet practical object for your morning pourover. Each one is made from borosilicate glass, and this time comes with a white, black, or stoneware ceramic baseplate.

Illustrative Surgery

Illustrative Surgery

Artist JF Lemay is a master at creating awesomely creepy and twisted black and white illustrations. In addition to his still images, his instagram is filled with cool video clips, like this multilayered human, complete with skin, bones, organs, and a special surprise inside.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

Steve Guinness‘ concept for a typewriter made entirely from LEGO not only looks awesome, but it’s now achieved the 10,000 votes required to consider it for production. The design features a working mechanism, driven by a hand crank. Here’s hoping LEGO decides to make it.

Light Painting Machine

Light Painting Machine

By using a similar mechanism to the ones used in 3D printers, maker Josh Sheldon created an amazing robotic rig which can be used to guide a light source along a precise path. The result are some of the most beautifully smooth long-exposure light paintings we’ve ever seen.

CloudPainter

CloudPainter

Created by Pindar, Hunter, and Dante Van Arman, CloudPainter is a robotic system designed to paint original artworks, using artificial intelligence to help it make creative decisions. Like human artists, it continues to improve and learn as its database grows.

Fusion Wallet: Cyberpunk Edition

Fusion Wallet: Cyberpunk Edition

There are tons of wallets to choose from these days, but we’ve never seen one that looks like this. It has an all-aluminum body with an aesthetic inspired by Japanese cyberpunk anime. Each one is made from numerous CNC-machined parts, with exposed Torx screwheads to complete the look. Available in 3 customizable designs.

Viddyoze Animation Templates

Viddyoze Animation Templates

Crank out professional looking motion graphics and video titles without cracking a sweat. Viddyoze offers roughly 250 slickly animated templates you can use in your videos, royalty free. Grab a lifetime subscription in The Awesomer Shop today.

Majestic Wilderness!

Majestic Wilderness!

Peer through the lens to spy on an exotic and spooky forest, where strange and mysterious creatures lurk in the shadows. We just love the black and white shading in animator Elenor Kopka’s quirky little short film.

NYC Skyline Chess Set

NYC Skyline Chess Set

From the Empire State Building to the Flatiron to the Freedom Tower, the New York City skyline is iconic and imposing. Celebrate your love for the Big Apple’s architecture with Ian Flood and Chris Prosser’s skyline chess set, which includes 32 buildings, made from heavyweight acrylic, along with a folding game board.

Via

Via

Maria Constanza Ferreira created this short using screen grabs from Google Street View. By setting the perspective to a fixed view, it creates the illusion of an impossibly long road. As the film progresses, it uses digital manipulation to turn satellite images into abstract art.

Massive K’nex Ball Machine

Massive K’nex Ball Machine

K’nex fanatic Austin “Austron” Grainger shows off his latest build, an enormous ball machine made from over 115,000 pieces and more than 850 feet of track. It’s installed in the lobby of The Works Museum in Bloomington, Minnesota. It’s not quite as big as his record-breaking machine, but it’s the largest one that’s currently standing.

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P-09 Lattice Pen

P-09 Lattice Pen

Designed by Ben Liew, this bold writing instrument features a body with a slick open-weave design. The complex geometry is made possible using 3D printing technology, and the pen will be offered in resin or titanium, or as a glass nylon prototype, which doesn’t share the smooth feel of the production versions.

Making Rings from Bowling Balls

Making Rings from Bowling Balls

We’ve seen how it’s possible to turn a bowling ball into a bowl. Carpenter Carl Jacobson was kind enough to send some of the scraps to jewelry artist Patrick Adair, who managed to transform the leftovers into some really cool and colorful rings, complete with a finger hole design.

Key Key Chain

Key Key Chain

Help your keys go meta with this amusing oversized key keychain. It won’t unlock anything, but will keep your other keys in check. Studio Cult’s laughably large key is made from a lightweight goldtone metal, and measures 4″ in length.

Beer Varieties Print

Beer Varieties Print

Pop Chart’s intricate 24″ x 36″ poster diagrams the relationships between 89 different kinds of beer, along with roughly 200 examples to choose from. Follow the lines to the bottom of the chart, and you’ll find glassware recommendations as well.

Building a Rope and Wood PC

Building a Rope and Wood PC

Despite its popularity as a building material, wood is rarely used in the construction of PC cases. Bucking that trend, DIY Perks built a truly unique computer system from wood, with rope trim. We love how he incorporated the air cooling system as a sculptural design element.

Soap Entropy

Soap Entropy

Bisous Production’s shows off their CG particle physics expertise through this experimental animation that explores the disorder that occurs in organic matter. Watch as fluids collide and collapse into strange formations of soapy liquid goo.

The Beauty of Flames

The Beauty of Flames

The image of fire that most of us have is the tip of a candle or a fireplace flickering, buy there are many other types of flame. Enjoy some variety in this clip from Yan Liang’s Envisioning Chemistry and Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s awesomely named Combustion Lab.

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Building a Wooden Vise

Building a Wooden Vise

Bench vises are typically made from metal. But John Heisz of I Build It decided to see if he could make a fully-functional version of the ubiquitous shop tool from the material it’s typically used to hold in place. Build guide here.

The Dude Abiding

The Dude Abiding

Dappled Light Studio presents the ultimate take on Jeff Bridges’ character from The Big Lebowski. This urethane resin kit features The Dude achieving zen, enjoying a white russian, a joint, and bowling, while sitting cross-legged on his rug. Assembly and finishing required.

CMYK Generative Portraits

CMYK Generative Portraits

Artist Samer Dabra programmed Evil Mad Scientist’s AxiDraw v3 plotter to take photographic images and reinterpret them as twisty, turny, abstract line art. By overlaying CMYK inks, the images have an appearance of being in full color. More images on Instagram.

Photo-Iridescent Basketballs

Photo-Iridescent Basketballs

Stephon Marbury’s Starbury brand makes these unique basketballs, which are extremely light reflective. They display cool patterns when viewed by the naked eye, but when photographed or recorded with a flash or directional lighting, they glow brilliantly in your images. Available for a limited time from Touch of Modern.

Heatseeker

Heatseeker

Nico Vuignier and Jules Guarneri’s night skiing film is a visual masterpiece. It features amazing imagery which appear to be entirely lit by the orange glow of flares. It was shot without CGI, and looks like it was quite the shoot. (Thanks David!)

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