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Shattered CD Sculptures

Shattered CD Sculptures

With shattered bits of old CDs, Sean Avery creates intricate sculptural animals, insects and birds, making fur and feathers from the shards. Where was this guy back in the AOL days?

L.E.D. Surfer

L.E.D. Surfer

Filmmaker Jacob Sutton hit the French Rhône-Alpes slopes to shoot snowboarder William Hughes, wrapped in a custom LED suit, and capturing the nighttime action with his Red Epic camera.

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Vimeo Festival + Awards

Vimeo Festival + Awards

Because we love film too, we’re excited to hear that submissions are still being taken through Feb. 20 for Vimeo’s Festival + Awards event in June. James Franco and other cool talent will be judging.

Pixo Task Lamp

Pixo Task Lamp

Pablo Designs’ elegantly minimal modern lamp can turn 360° and tilts 180° to direct energy-efficient LED light wherever you need. Even has a built-in USB charging port. Post sponsored by LEXUS.

Richards’ Trunk Desk

Richards’ Trunk Desk

Based on an early 1900s steamer trunk which traveled the world, these remakes are built using the same techniques as the original: wood frames, hand-waxed canvas, and hand-hammered pins.

Underwater Dogs

Underwater Dogs

These images from photographer Seth Casteel capture dogs diving underwater to catch, swim and frolic – turning man’s best friend into both menacing fiends and ridiculous clowns.

Nanton Coat Rack

Nanton Coat Rack

The ubiquitous transmission tower may be considered an eyesore by some, but Palette Industries recognizes the beauty in its design, using its form to create an eye-catching coat rack.

Golden Playing Cards

Golden Playing Cards

These flashy playing cards come from Japan’s IDEA International, and are made from spill-resistant plastic. Don’t share this with Donald Trump or he might buy out the entire inventory for his casinos.

Interactive Starry Night

Interactive Starry Night

Digital artist Petros Vrellis took Van Gogh’s classic post-impressionist painting and turned it into a moving work of art, complete with touch, gesture and sound-based interactions.

Illustrations by Sophie Blackall

Illustrations by Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall paints images of loves lost and found. Her art can be found in New York’s subway trains, in her book Missed Connections inspired by Craigslist, or in poster form on Etsy.

Niki & The Dove: The Fox

Niki & The Dove: The Fox

Sit back, put on your headphones, and let your eyes and ears drink in this ethereal animated music video by WINTR for Swedish alt-pop artists Niki & The Dove. Get the track here for free.

Darth Vader Power Poster

Darth Vader Power Poster

Shepard Fairey’s famous Obey poster inspired artist Robert Mangaoang aka Doom CMYK to make this imposing poster of the Sith Lord. Printed on 11″x17″ glossy paper and limited to 50 copies.

Personalized Venn Diagram Poster

Personalized Venn Diagram Poster

A great present for symbolic logic buffs. Customize the text and make your own union or intersection. Posters measures 23″x23″ and are available in different color schemes.

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Making Louis Vuitton Shoes

Making Louis Vuitton Shoes

There’s a reason that a pair of Louis Vuitton’s can cost you a pretty penny as Youtuber leicax70 shows in this mesmerizing clip recorded at the Fiesso d’Artico workshops in Venice, Italy.

iWatch 2 Concept

iWatch 2 Concept

ADR Studio builds on their iWatch concept, making it larger and thinner and adding a front-facing camera. It seems that Apple is working on something far less portable though.

Paper Cross-Sections

Paper Cross-Sections

Lisa Nilsson’s Tissue Series are surprisingly realistic cross-sections of the human body made only using rolled and shaped strips of paper, a technique also known as quilling. More here and here.

The Zen Table

The Zen Table

Household Zen Gardens might seem like a trendy relic of the 1990s, but Simon Hallam’s Zen Table is a 21st century revamp using robotics to carve images into the sand from below. Amazing stuff.

Foldable Bike Helmet

Foldable Bike Helmet

Designed by Patrick Jouffret of French studio Agence 360, the Overade is a concept bike helmet that folds in half. Its portability is meant to encourage cyclists to carry (and wear) helmets.

Constitutions of Classic Cocktails

Constitutions of Classic Cocktails

68 cocktails with corresponding diagrams, mappings of spirits, garnishes, and more adorn this clever signed and numbered, limited edition guide to classic cocktails poster from the Pop Chart Lab.

The LED Cathedral

The LED Cathedral

Recently on display at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium, Luminarie De Cagna added this awe-inspiring structure, illuminated by 55,000 colorful LEDs to the center of town.

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Kid Identifies Brand Logos

Kid Identifies Brand Logos

Graphic designer Adam Ladd had his 5-year-old daughter look at popular brand logos and say what she thinks they are. Guess which of the four logos above she was able to name.

NU-OVO Privacy Egg

NU-OVO Privacy Egg

Ever wish you could shut out the rest of the world around you? Architect Paolo Maldotti’s NU-OVO pod provides a room-within-a-room anywhere you want. Plus, it looks like a giant egg.

Ninja Knife Magnets

Ninja Knife Magnets

Better equipped to accompany your throwing star fridge magnets than ordinary kitchen knives, these dagger handles seem much more appropriate in a ninja’s house.

Basket of Skulls

Basket of Skulls

Looking for that finishing touch for your room? Check out these creepy, yet awesome baskets and buckets filled with porcelain skulls by Minnesota artist Cyrus Swann. Single skulls start at just $20.

Carved Tire Art

Carved Tire Art

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye took thick rubber car and truck tires, and carved intricate patterns into their sides and treads, creating stunning works of art from otherwise discarded junk.

Basketball Painting

Basketball Painting

Using only a basketball and bucket of red paint, artist OhiseeRED paints a rather impressive likeness of Yao Ming – though she doesn’t have enough paper to render all 7 foot 6 inches of him.

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