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Art & Design

Chisel & Mouse Cityscapes

Chisel & Mouse Cityscapes
$315+  Buy Comment

Chisel & Mouse makes handmade plaster cityscapes that are ready to be mounted on walls or displayed flat on a surface. Each cityscape – or mountainscape – is made from a 3D printed mold created from satellite data, then plaster cast by hand.

Making Stop-motion Sushi

Making Stop-motion Sushi

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs is loaded with wonderfully-inventive stop-motion animation. Among the many scenes is one where a pair of hands artfully create a meal of sushi. Now, go inside that scene, created by Andy Biddle and Tony Farquhar-Smith over the course of 32 days.

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2018 Nat Geo Photo Contest

2018 Nat Geo Photo Contest

National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2018 photography contest. The entries were categorized into wildlife, people and places. Fortunately, Nat Geo has made most of them available as free wallpapers for desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Ghostkubes

Ghostkubes
$50-$72  Pledge Link Comment

After wowing us with his amazing folding structures a few years back, designer Erik Åberg decided to put them into production. The Ghostkubes comes with reconfigurable plastic cubes which can move and collapse to create mindbending interactive 3D sculptures.

Wheel of Fortune Clock

Wheel of Fortune Clock
$18  Buy Comment

Fans of daytime game shows will immediately recognize the background of Dragon Vision’s playful wall clock. Inspired by Wheel of Fortune, the 8″ acrylic and printed vinyl clock features prize denominations instead of hours on its dial. Just be sure to avoid 12:30 and 5:30.

Polar Drawing Machine

Polar Drawing Machine

ft Robotics shows off a nifty Arduino Mega and Fischertechnik based plotter. Unlike other drawing machines which are driven by cartesian coordinates, this one uses polar coordinates. It draws by moving a pen along one axis, while a turntable rotates beneath its retractable pen.

Son Doodles, Dad Illustrates

Son Doodles, Dad Illustrates

Thomas Romain is an animator in Japan. He loves to use his spare time turning his two sons’ character sketches into detailed drawings. His children’s imaginations are top notch. They’ve released an art book that contains some of their collaborations.

Video Game Propaganda Posters

Video Game Propaganda Posters
$35  Buy Comment

Artist Fernando Reza aka “Fro” makes video game posters in the style of World War II propaganda prints. The games featured include Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt and The Legend of Zelda. Each print measures 18″x 24″ and is printed on Latex-coated matte archival paper.

Nix Mini Color Sensor

Nix Mini Color Sensor
$69  Buy Comment

Locate and know the exact color you desire with this high tech optical sensor. Scan objects, surfaces, dyes, fabrics and match it with a brand name paint color in a library with more than 31,000 hues, shades, and colors. Get it for 30% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.

Girl x Kodak Skateboard Decks

Girl x Kodak Skateboard Decks
$60+  Buy Comment

Girl Skateboards‘ love for analog film manifests in its latest collaboration. The skate company worked with Kodak to create seven skateboard decks adorned with the logos of Kodak’s 35mm films. The collection also includes clothing and headgear.

Ferox Azaris ATV

Ferox Azaris ATV

The Azaris ATV is one of Ferox’s proof-of-concept designs for its technology. Instead of using a drivetrain to deliver power, the Azaris’ engine – it can be gas or electric – pumps a water-based fluid to each of the six wheels, driving their in-wheel motors.

Magnetips Magnetic Coloring Pens

Magnetips Magnetic Coloring Pens
$49/set  Buy Link Comment

Designers and other creative folks will go crazy for these colorful pens with magnets built in. They attach with metal bearings, allowing you to create fun shapes to liven up your workspace in between drawing sessions.  Save 37% on a 20-pen set in The Awesomer Shop.

Overlook Hotel Desk Mat

Overlook Hotel Desk Mat
$18-$21  Buy Comment

Transport your keyboard and mouse to one of the creepiest locations ever captured on film – the interior of the Overlook Hotel from The Shining. Snappy Printing offers these rubber-backed fabric mats based on the hotel’s iconic carpeting. They also make a welcome mat.

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Lenco-MD Record Player

Lenco-MD Record Player
~$113+  Pledge Comment

Audiophile turntable maker Lenco’s unique record player comes as either 3D printable files or ready to use 3D parts, and mechanical bits that you assemble yourself. The minimal design offers modules such as Bluetooth, a speaker, and a solar power unit for customization.

Laser Engraving a Disc

Laser Engraving a Disc

Hypnotic and wonderfully-satisfying footage of a high-speed laser engraver rapidly etching an intricate geometric pattern into a metal disc. Z-Tech Lasers‘ video wasn’t sped up either, and was shot in real time.

Skateboards into Beer Bottle

Skateboards into Beer Bottle

Crafter Luke Reed self-admittedly isn’t a wood lathe expert, but we’re still impressed with the results of his first ever lathe project – taking a stack old skateboard decks, laminating them together, then shaping them into a wooden beer bottle.

Out of Time Wall Clock

Out of Time Wall Clock
$69  Buy Comment

light4dark’s wall clock plays with our expectations by moving the dial off-center from the typical circular background. It’s made from powder-coated aluminum and a sheet of clear acrylic to let your wall show through.

Ultimate Graphic Design Bundle 2018

Ultimate Graphic Design Bundle 2018
$29  Buy Comment

Designers can make a great, flexible income off their creative talents, but first, you need to learn the technical skills to succeed. This 8-course bundle covers Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, typography, and more. Grab this great deal in The Awesomer Shop.

Mirror

Mirror

Tanello Production presents a clever and well-executed short film which places two objects next to each other which happen to share some visual similarities, yet are completely different things. We can’t decide if ice cream/light bulb or popcorn/sheep is our favorite.

Making a Cereal Bowl from Cereal

Making a Cereal Bowl from Cereal

After making bowls out of a variety of materials, Peter Brown’s viewers have been asking him to make a cereal bowl made of cereal. He finally gave in to their requests. The process is simple, but it takes a lot of time and skill. The end result is beautiful, but it’s barely food safe.

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Love Hulten Pixelkabinett 42 Arcade

Love Hulten Pixelkabinett 42 Arcade
$4K+  Buy Link Comment

Love Hulten’s two-player arcade machine Pixelkabinett 42 Limestone Eclipse edition has a stone-like textured finish, granite laminated panels, handmade joysticks, and a center cavity which houses a backlit, ringed planet. The light’s brightness and color can be adjusted.

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock
~$334  Buy Comment

The Texttime is one of Cloudnola’s beautiful and minimalist clocks. It’s a flip clock, but instead of using numbers it tells the time using words. The clock has a silent mechanism and uses one AA battery. It’s available in a black or bamboo case.

Making The Shivering Truth

Making The Shivering Truth

If you haven’t watched the pilot of The Shivering Truth, take a few moments to pop it open in another tab. Then come back and watch this equally engrossing behind the scenes reel that reminds us just how much work goes into producing original stop-motion animation.

Full Cloud Inversion

Full Cloud Inversion

Among the many incredible images captured during this Grand Canyon time-lapse video from the SKYGLOW Project is a phenomenon called a “full cloud inversion,” during which clouds get trapped between the walls of rock formations, forming a sort ocean filled with puffy clouds.

Cornetto Trilogy Movie Posters

Cornetto Trilogy Movie Posters
$45 each  Buy Comment

Mondo teamed up with illustrator Logan Faerber to create uniquely stylized posters for each of the movies in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Each poster measures 24″x 18″ and is limited to 225 copies.

Photoshop Picture Frame

Photoshop Picture Frame
$119+  Pledge Comment

Studio Cult’s Photoshop Picture Frame lets designers and other Photoshop users bring their oft-used program to the real world. The frame is made of zinc alloy and has a 3D construction. Each pledge for the frame also comes with a free Photoshop enamel pin.

Frontgate Magnetic World Map

Frontgate Magnetic World Map
$399  Buy Comment

The Heirloom world map has a magnetic surface. It comes with 50 magnets in five different colors so you can chart past, current and future travels. Additional magnets are available for purchase. There are also variants of the map with different frames and colors.

LAWA Twist Shelf

LAWA Twist Shelf
~$300  Buy Comment

This cleverly-designed wall shelf provides a horizontal surface for small trinkets, and a vertical one with a magnetic backing for knives, key rings, notes, and more. Made from solid oak wood. Its maker recommends you treat the wood with a varnish of your choice.

Upside-down Christmas Tree

Upside-down Christmas Tree
$200  Buy Comment

Switch things up for the holidays by displaying Treetopia’s Knocked Upside-down Christmas Tree. Not only does it look funny, it also takes up less floor space so you can fit it even in small rooms. It comes with 500 clear lights, a stand, a foot switch and extra bulbs and fuses.

Xcissor Pen

Xcissor Pen
$66  Buy Link Comment

Taiwan design outfit Mininch presents a stainless steel writing instrument that conceals a second purpose. Simply remove the pen’s barrel, undo the safety lock, and you’ve got a tiny pair of scissors that goes anywhere. Given their size, they should be TSA-friendly too.

Making a Chair with Zip Ties

Making a Chair with Zip Ties

Ben Uyeda of Homemade Modern shows us how to build a modern, geometric chair using nothing more than plywood, a drill, and zipties. Check out the full build guide and templates here. He recommends using 1/2″ ply instead of 1/4″ ply for maximum durability.

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