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Art & Design

Wanna Kicks for iOS

Wanna Kicks for iOS

Here’s something that all online shoe stores should have. Wannaby’s Wanna Kicks is an augmented reality app for iOS. It projects 3D models of commercially available sneakers on your feet. The models are sized to your feet and accurately change perspective when you move.

The Block Tower

The Block Tower

If you’ve been to Hong Kong, you know the city is packed with tall and skinny apartment buildings. Filmmaker Toby Harriman captured aerial images of these immense housing structures, leaving us to imagine the lives of the millions inside. Still photos and prints here.

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Super Saiyan Blue Spray Paint Art

Super Saiyan Blue Spray Paint Art

You don’t have to speak a word of Spanish to get the fire and enthusiasm of artist Porfirio Jimenez, who creates wonderful pop art paintings using spray paint and stencils. He may have talent, but his real super power is not getting any paint on his white t-shirt.

Wacom Cintiq 16

Wacom Cintiq 16
$650  Buy Link Comment

Wacom’s entry-level Cintiq 16 has a 15.6″ 1080p non-touchscreen display. It has an anti-glare parallax coating to mimic the look and feel of paper. It comes with the Pro Pen 2, which has 8,192 levels of sensitivity, low activation force and tilt recognition.

Black 3.0 Paint

Black 3.0 Paint
~$33+  Pledge Comment

Stuart Semple’s Culture Hustle is known for making the pinkest pink paint available. He sells it at an affordable price too. Now he’s helping make the blackest commercially available black paint, and wants everyone to get their hands on it as well.

Useful Charts

Useful Charts
$25  Buy Comment

Matt Baker’s Useful Charts are 24″x 36″ prints that provide a great overview of a variety of historical and educational topics, including world history, ancient and fictional family trees and evolution. You can learn more about the topics on Baker’s YouTube channel.

The Parting of the Plastic Sea

The Parting of the Plastic Sea

“A straw used for just minutes exists for 450 years. By 2050, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.” Artist Von Wong worked with Zero Waste Saigon, Starbucks Vietnam and dozens of volunteers to gather and turn 168,000 used straws into an art installation.

Pix-It-Up

Pix-It-Up
~$70+  Pledge Link Comment

Pix-It-Up is a reusable magnetic puzzle that lets you create pixelated monochrome portraits out of a digital photo. Use the Pix-It-Up website to pixelate a photo and generate instructions. Then arrange the magnetic pieces over the steel frame to mimic the pixelated photo.

Singularity Simulated Black Hole

Singularity Simulated Black Hole
$38-$51  Pledge Comment

How much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black. This desktop curiosity is made using a carbon nanotube array to absorb 99.% of visible light, so when you look into it up close, it’s the darkest void you’ve ever seen. Available in 2.5cm and 4cm sizes.

Cubelets

Cubelets
~$43-$50  Buy Comment

Each of these 4″ cubes contains a length of electroluminescent wire that’s been bent into a unique, abstract shape. Thanks to the reflectivity of the box, the light’s pattern repeats itself, creating a great sense of depth. Runs on battery or USB power.

Hedgehog’s Home

Hedgehog’s Home

Director Eva Cvijanović’s award-winning stop-motion short film offers up a charming tale of a hedgehog who loves his home to no end, and a pack of hostile woodland predators who don’t understand the value of a happy and cozy place to call their own.

Daldøs & Hnefatafl Board Game

Daldøs & Hnefatafl Board Game
$79  Buy Comment

Based on two traditional board games from Scandinavia, this set is as much of a tabletop work of art as it is fun to play. It’s played with unique 4-sided dice, and its playing pieces are stored on a miniature Viking ship. Made from laser-engraved plywood and beech wood.

Product Wars

Product Wars

(PG-13: Language) Writer/director Stephan Zlotescu and cinematographer H1 teamed up to create this short film that envisions an insane future in which our obsession with commercial goods has driven corporations to genetically engineer real-world versions of their mascots.

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Fologram

Fologram

Fologram combines computer-aided design with the holographic capabilities of Microsoft’s HoloLens headset to help in assembling even complex objects. The hologram can overlay exactly where each piece of the build should go, as well as an outline of the finished product.

Robomart

Robomart

Robomart is an automated platform that combines food delivery with ride-hailing systems. The idea is to have autonomous vehicles carrying produce or meals roving around, ready for nearby customers to hail them. Stop & Shop will test the system in 2019.

Instant Coasters

Instant Coasters
$12/4 pcs.  Buy Comment

Mustard’s Instant Coasters look like blank instant camera photos. Each one has a slot where you can insert a 3.3″x 3.3″ photo, so you can personalize and change it up whenever you want. They also come in gold.

Sivan Talmor: Sad Heart

Sivan Talmor: Sad Heart
$1.29  Buy Link Comment

The music video for Sivan Talmor’s emotive track Sad Heart is filled with incredible imagery that has a handmade feel, despite being computer animated. Unlike most CG animators, directors Karni and Saul embrace imperfection as part of their aesthetic.

Harmony Collection Playing Cards

Harmony Collection Playing Cards
$15 ea.  Buy Comment

A series of four unique decks designed by award winning artist Mauro Martins, featuring modern and lighthearted imagery of sea, land, air, and space. For each deck sold, seller Art of Play will plant a tree.

DIY Beer Keg Sidecar

DIY Beer Keg Sidecar

Maker Laura Kampf turned an old beer keg – which was filled with what we hope was expired beer – into a sidecar for her electric bicycle. She made a custom frame and used an angle joint to help the sidecar handle uneven terrain.

Painting a Hyper-realistic Fish

Painting a Hyper-realistic Fish

Artist Young-Sung Kim captured time-lapse footage over the course of ten months, as he painstakingly created a hyper-real oil painting of a fish. Everything looks so incredibly shiny, we just want to reach out and touch it. The painting is currently for sale from Saatchi Art.

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Carbonara Pencil

Carbonara Pencil
$74+  Pledge Comment

We love the minimal look of this lightweight carbon fiber pencil, which is designed to suspend a 2mm lead in its center. The lead can be released by pressing on the body of the pencil. Each one includes 12 graphite leads, a red lead, a mini sharpener, and an eraser.

Bashton & Megalopolis: Scandal

Bashton & Megalopolis: Scandal

Filmmaker Pablo Mengin (aka Megalopolis) created this intense and surreal music video for NYC rapper Bashton by painting 2000+ images over the course of 18 months. Each of the video’s individual frames could serve as a framed work of art all on its own.

PANTONE Deneb Pendant Lights

PANTONE Deneb Pendant Lights
$60  Buy Comment

Add a splash of color to your space with these minimal pendant lamps. They come in colors like Cardinal, Sargasso Sea, Forest Biome, and Pewter, each corresponding to an official PANTONE color. Matching lampshades are also available, but we prefer the bare bulb look.

Saur

Saur

Fly among the dinosaurs in Robert McIntosh’s latest short film, which takes us on a rapid tour of the Natural History Museum of Utah, courtesy of a 2″ micro drone and a GoPro Hero 6 camera, carefully piloted through the bones of Earth’s prehistoric residents.

3D Makeup Illusions

3D Makeup Illusions

Professional makeup artist Luca Luce has an ongoing series of amazing illusions that play with the dimensions, texture and shape of his head. The illusions probably work only from a very narrow angle, but they’re still messing with our heads.

AI Generated Content

AI Generated Content

These days we have to watch out for images edited by software. In the future, we’ll be swarmed not just with images but also artificial music and videos. And they won’t be edited by humans; computers will make them from scratch. AsapScience presents a few examples.

Mojow Inflatable Chairs

Mojow Inflatable Chairs
~$221+  Buy Comment

Mojow offers flat-pack seating with inflatable cushions. The cushions come in a variety of colors and in opaque or transparent. Depending on the size, they can support between about 265 lb to 529 lb. Some items are on sale at Touch of Modern as of this writing.

DeskSpace Solar Sun Mood Lamp

DeskSpace Solar Sun Mood Lamp
~$99+  Pledge Comment

Deskspace’s Solar Sun is a mood lamp designed to look like the Sun. It’s made of golden calcite, which gives the light a warm and soft glow. There’s also a non-lighted version, and you can also get a set that comes with their gemstone planets.

Zoetrope Pottery

Zoetrope Pottery

Artist Kenny Sing of Turn Studio first mapped out a series of geometric patterns on his computer, then carefully cut them out from a ceramic bowl before firing it. Once completed, spinning the piece on a potter’s wheel creates the illusion of movement.

Xiaomi Foldable Phone Concept

Xiaomi Foldable Phone Concept

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin teased the company’s prototype for an OLED phone that folds on both sides. This allows it to transition from a mini tablet to a smartphone with no bezels on the side. It’s certainly impressive, but its palm rejection better be on point.

Distortion

Distortion

Animator Guldies Konst’s latest stop-motion animation was made using 2500 individual still images of painstakingly-shaped Plastilina clay. Combined with the clever use of sound effects, each element of his surreal short film takes on a sense of mass, material, and scale.

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