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Art & Design

Sensory Deprivation Skull Chair

Sensory Deprivation Skull Chair

Too much going on in your skull? A litte time in another head might alleviate that. Go on and let Atelier Van Lieshout’s sensory deprivation skull chair take you away from your punishing life.

Mona Lisa Connect the Dots

Mona Lisa Connect the Dots

While artist Thomas Pavitte’s finished Mona Lisa doesn’t look exactly like da Vinci’s original, you have to give him credit for solving this connect-the-dot image with a mind-numbing 6239 dots.

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Black Market Goods Beer Bottles

Black Market Goods Beer Bottles

These beer bottles are the bomb, literally. Too bad Marco Manansala’s BMG-10 Black Market Goods beer bottles are still only a concept. A brewery needs to pick up on this idea and license it – now.

LEGO Imagine Ads

LEGO Imagine Ads

LEGO murals by blackbulb creations for Ogilvy’s bus stop ads in Singapore. When viewed head on, the murals provide a LEGO-fied view of the actual surroundings behind the frame.

Levi’s: Now is Our Time

Levi’s: Now is Our Time

Levi’s Europe let Portugese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, be the creative mind behind their Now is our TIME! campaign launch in Berlin. Looks like he had some pretty explosive ideas.

Mutt Shots

Mutt Shots
$38-$128  Buy Comment

Send Amanda Wolfe a picture of your pet and she’ll make a charming and funny mugshot, using gouache – an opaque watercolor – on cardstock. Available in different sizes – 3×3, 5×5 and 9×9.

Video Game Travel Posters

Video Game Travel Posters

Julia Lepetit put together these unfortunately fictional travel posters promoting getaways to some of our favorite video game locales. Check out the comic book counterparts here too.

Alcoholic Milk Cartons

Alcoholic Milk Cartons

While these aren’t actual containers for booze, it might be fun to show up at your next party taking a swig of Jagermeister, Jack or Absolut from a milk carton, as envisioned by artist Jørn.

Flower Grenades

Flower Grenades
~$20  Buy Comment

Turn desolate urban lots into a field of flowers and grass with these biodegradable clay grenades. Just toss a few over the fence into empty yards and flowers start to pop up in about 3 weeks.

The PAS House

The PAS House

A prototype for a house built with skateboarding in mind. The private residence will be built for champion skater Pierre Andre Senizergues (PAS), and each space will offer ample skating surfaces.

A History of the Title Sequence

A History of the Title Sequence

A meta-title sequence for a fictional documentary about the title sequence by Jurjen Versteeg. Features the names of some of the best title designers and their trademark elements or effects.

Project Aura

Project Aura

Designed by Jonathan Ota and Ethan Frier, Aura is a supplementary safety system for cyclists. The LEDs are powered by the front wheel, and change from red to white as the bike accelerates.

Glow Stick Blender Art

Glow Stick Blender Art

Bon Yurt’s viral yogurt ad features a group of artists possessing blenders, paint, and 700+ glasses; they build an insane equalizer type of contraption with tons of neon glow stick goo.

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Depth of Speed: The Bond

Depth of Speed: The Bond

Sky Lund talks about his love for the classic BMW 2002 sports sedan. Even if you’re not into cars, I think we can all relate to Lund’s passion and agree that his ride is one fine piece of work.

Friendly Clock

Friendly Clock

Maxim Maximov’s Friendly Clock might keep us more focused on our daily routine with its simple, in-your-face interface. Plus it’d remind us of the time we hired a caveman as our timekeeper.

Kinect Music Video

Kinect Music Video

A Kinect, a laptop, an LED projector and a program called FaceTracker were used to project the visuals on the face of BELL vocalist Olga Bell in real time in this video for their single Chase No Face.

Kinetic Wave Sculptor

Kinetic Wave Sculptor

We’ve featured an installation from Reuben Margolin before, but this profile from MAKE: Television gives us all the more reason to praise his mesmerizing techo-kinetic wave sculptures.

People in Places

People in Places

Artist Ingrid Dabringer discovers hidden forms of people in paper maps. While they’re not always the most realistic human images, each one brings unique character and charm to its locale.

Electron Microscope Food

Electron Microscope Food

Using an electron microscope, photographer Caren Alpert shot these incredible images of food magnified to reveal details you’d never believe were hidden in such common edible items.

Zip-Tie Massimal

Zip-Tie Massimal

d.o.t.s.’ ephemeral polar bear-looking creature looks like he stuck his paw in an electrical outlet, but the reason he’s so spiky is that he’s made from 20,000 plastic zip-ties. (Photos: GLINTstudios)

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A Different World Wall Stickers

A Different World Wall Stickers
~$120  Buy Comment

Designed by Sunny Side Up, these vinyl wall stickers offer a clever typographic take on the traditional world map. It’s not a wholly original idea, but we still like it. Available in 27 colors.

Chromatic RPM Prints

Chromatic RPM Prints
$50-$100  Buy Comment

Paul Octavious provides a fresh, dynamic yet familiar perspective, capturing the hypnotic swirl of vinyl records as they spin. Features records of the Beatles, Firefall, Dan Fogelberg and Burl Ives.

Decision Coins

Decision Coins
$12  Buy Comment

Too lazy to call heads or tails? Making a choice doesn’t get simpler than this. Made of “old English pennies, flattened, stamped and polished by hand.” If Two-Face was British, he’d probably use this.

Post-it Note Animation

Post-it Note Animation

Using over 350,000 individual Post-it sticky notes (with handwritten notes on each one), a group of 25 animators created this stop-motion video over the course of 5 months at Brasil’s Galeria Melissa.

Miniature Tree Carvings

Miniature Tree Carvings

Artist Kylie Stillman breathes new life into dead books by skillfully carving out silhouette-like tree designs. It’s all the more interesting when you remember where paper comes from.

Villafranca Fantasy/Sci-Fi Statues

Villafranca Fantasy/Sci-Fi Statues

Steampunk? Check. WOW-esque fantasy? Check. Old-school Sci-fi? Big check. Californian artist Vincent Villafranca’s cast sculpture work appeals to all sides of your most base nerd.

Keybrid Carabiner Key

Keybrid Carabiner Key

An ingenious combination of key and carabiner, Scott Amron’s Keybrid key blank will let you hang keys individually off belt loops, backpacks, and quickly remove them from keychains.

California Series Desks and Tables

California Series Desks and Tables
$1650-$2950  Buy Comment

The Golden State – you can live in it, skate it, and now you can eat and work on it. These beautiful wooden desks are made by J. Rusten Furniture Studio. Made of salvaged Claro walnut and steel.

Umbro: Blackout

Umbro: Blackout

Chris Silas Neal’s promo video for Umbro’s New York Cosmos Blackout collection. It tells the tale of hall of famer Carlos Alberto Torres’ arrival in the middle of the infamous ’77 blackout.

Chalkboard Office Accessories

Chalkboard Office Accessories
$4.50 - $40  Buy Comment

Office staples – pencil cup, file box and magazine holder – made of wood composite and painted with a chalkboard surface. Add labels, write notes or just doodle on them. Includes one piece of chalk.

2D to 3D Camera Mapping

2D to 3D Camera Mapping

For the documentary Motalko, Miklós Falvay took a series of archival sepiatone images and managed to convert them into scenes of extraordinary depth using 3D camera mapping techniques in Blender.

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