X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More

Art & Design

Internet Troll Infographic

Internet Troll Infographic

Who here among us created this rather hilarious and (somewhat accurate) infographic that explains the difficulties of the modern-day internet lifestyle? Whoever you are, we love that belly full of vitriol.

il Tiro Espresso Gun

il Tiro Espresso Gun

At once both whimsical and practical, this concept gadget fires single shots of espresso into your cup thanks to a unique reusable coffee cartridge design. See il Tiro in action here.

Advertisement

Street Map Sculpture

Street Map Sculpture

Artist Nikki Rosato makes intricate portraits by cutting maps along the street and river lines, forming a vein-like structure for her art. These 3D human forms are her most dramatic works.

Transforming Apartment

Transforming Apartment

Christian Schallert made the most of his 254sqft apartment through extensive use of shelves and drawers. It may not be as complex as what this man did, but it’s still very creative and practical.

Analog Form Gadget Collection

Analog Form Gadget Collection

Jonas Damon has created a cool collection of wood-framed modern gadgets offered through Areaware. We especially like his latest, an old cathode-ray tube TV set that he built for the iPad.

Magnetic Geography Puzzles

Magnetic Geography Puzzles

Etsy seller Pipe Dreams 2010 makes beautiful puzzles of continents and countries using laser-cut wood. Each piece has a magnet on its back so you can display them separately or as one.

Portal 2 Fan Posters

Portal 2 Fan Posters

(Possible Spoilers) Flickr user wd.farmer loved the 50s style art and icons in Portal 2 so much and decided to make posters out of them, along with quotes from Aperture Science CEO Cave Johnson.

Ice Skating Shelters

Ice Skating Shelters

Patkau Architects created this group of temporary skating shelters huddled together by a skating trail along a frozen river in Winnipeg, which include a timber frame, plywood floor and seating inside.

SOFT Rockers

SOFT Rockers

Created by professor Sheila Kennedy and a team of MIT students, these rockers capture solar and kinetic energy, passing it along to USB gadgets and a cool electroluminescent lighting system at night.

Everything is a Remix: Kill Bill

Everything is a Remix: Kill Bill

Some of the inspirations behind the scenes in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. Made by Rob Wilson as a companion piece to part 2 of Kirby Ferguson’s excellent documentary Everything is a Remix.

Norwegian Architecture

Norwegian Architecture

The breathtaking views of Norway’s natural scenery don’t need much enhancement. Still, kudos to the Public Roads Administration for authorizing these amazing National Tourist Routes.

Grenade Hand Soap

Grenade Hand Soap

We can’t seem to find the pin on this bar of soap, cast from an actual WWII steel grenade. We’d advise against traveling with this in your luggage, unless you want “special” treatment from the TSA.

Saazs Quantum Glass Radiator

Saazs Quantum Glass Radiator

Conceptualized by 5.5 Designers for Saazs, the Matières à Chaud radiator is a pane of glass with “Quantum Glass”, a thin metal coating that emits infrared light when the radiator is plugged in.

Advertisement

Phlatprinter III

Phlatprinter III

This cool machine lets you cut foam and other sheet materials up to 27″ wide and 2″ thick using your computer as a controller. Computer and Shop-Vac not included. Also draws with Sharpies.

Sci-Fi: Tintin Style

Sci-Fi: Tintin Style

Cartoonist Dan Hipp created a these Adventures of Tintin-inspired book covers as tributes to classic science fiction films lie Star Wars, Alien and Tron. We only wish these books were real.

Paper Musical Instruments

Paper Musical Instruments

Designed and produced by professional musicians, HANDSON’s PePaKuRa are detailed pre-cut miniature paper models of musical instruments. Watch a violin PePaKuRa being assembled here.

No Joy

No Joy

There’s something inherently creepy about abandoned amusement parks. Wichita’s Joyland amusement park died in 2004, and its remnants were captured in this eerie short film by Mike Petty.

Fukushima Plate Concept

Fukushima Plate Concept

With concerns about the fallout from Japan’s recent disaster affecting food supplies, Nils Ferber created this concept combining dinner plate with radiation meter. Whimsical, but well-intentioned.

The Biggest Little Airport

The Biggest Little Airport

You wouldn’t believe it from the looks of this image, but what you’re looking at is an incredible, working miniature model of an airport. More images and videos of the Knuffingen Airport here.

Robo Rainbow

Robo Rainbow

Because we all need to smile today: check out Adam Nilsson’s self-titled instrument of mass destruction, a complicated technical solution to aid in simple acts of vandalism art. (Thanks Robert!)

Advertisement

Bento Book Convertible Laptop

Bento Book Convertible Laptop

If you’re like us, you’ve probably got a laptop, a tablet, and a smartphone. René Woo-Ram Lee’s Bento Book concept lets you combine all three into a single gadget, then still use them individually.

Carbon Fiber Coasters

Carbon Fiber Coasters

These high-end, high-tech coasters are made from solid carbon fiber, then coated with a high-gloss finish and rubber feet to protect your coffee table, and a stand made from cold, hard stainless steel.

Star Wars Propaganda Posters

Star Wars Propaganda Posters

The fine folks over at Paste Magazine have rounded up a gallery of sweet and geeky old school posters propagating the Galactic Civil War from both sides of the fight. Thumbs up. (Thanks Levi!)

Culture, by BMW

Culture, by BMW

The Ultimate Driving Composition: renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister created Culture, a limited edition book for BMW that also serves as a remote control car. (Thanks Brad!)

Ctrl+O Bottle Opener

Ctrl+O Bottle Opener

You don’t need to be a geek to know how to pop open a cold one with Art Lebedev’s Ctrl+O bottle opener, although Windows users would appreciate the reference more than Mac fans.

Benny Brush

Benny Brush

Keep your footwear shiny with this clever shoe polisher built into the belly of Benny the dog – designed by Stefano Giovannoni. Runs on 230VAC, so you’ll need an adapter outside of Europe.

Essey Bin Bin Wastebasket

Essey Bin Bin Wastebasket

Designer John Brauer’s trash can mimics the crumpled paper you’re about to throw in it. We prefer the white one, since we don’t have much red or black paper. Matching pen caddy here.

EcoSmart Fire Stix

EcoSmart Fire Stix

Hiroshi Tsunoda’s campfire-inspired stainless steel fireplace is perfect on a beach, burning clean bio-ethanol, throwing no soot into the air. A special outdoor burner helps keep it going for 8+ hours.

Casualties of War

Casualties of War

Inspired by an article by Dave Philipps published in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Dorothy used a medium that glamorizes war and violence to reveal the darker reality that soldiers live through.

Blocklets

Blocklets

These interlocking wood and acrylic blocks can be snapped together to form just about any object you can imagine. Want some? Support the Kickstarter project, and you’ll be building sometime soon.

Rippled

Rippled

Individual light paintings take a lot of time and effort to pull off. So a light painted music video is a real feat. Darcy Prendergast of Oh Yeah Wow spent 6 months making this video for All India Radio.

ADVERTISEMENT

Use Arrow Keys ← → for Faster Navigation | Keyboard Shortcuts: OnOff

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure
Advertise | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Sites We Like

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games & Geeks: Technabob | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2019 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™
Visit our Friends at: Not Always Right