Vietnamese shop Wood Marble Machine shows off one of their super cool kinetic toys, a modular machine which sends dozens of marbles rolling around in perpetuity. It looks like you can even order their machines, though we’re not sure if they ship internationally.
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Kelli Anderson’s This Book Is a Planetarium, features six usable pop-up constructions, including a tiny planetarium, a Spirograph-like drawing machine, a secret decoder ring, and an acoustic amplifier. Each object is accompanied by an explanation of the science behind it.
Grim Berge and Sven-Erik Knoff of Natural Light Earth take us on a fantastic voyage through some of Norway’s most dramatic locales, from vibrant cities to some of the most unspoiled nature on the planet. If Norway’s tourism board isn’t already using this film, they should be.
From the guys who brought us the awesome Pixelstick comes a versatile compact lighting tool for photographers and videographers which adds a splash of color to any scene, and can animated colors for a variety of effects like police lights, strobes, flames, and more.
Illustrators Josan Gonzalez and Laurie Greasley follow up their amazing The Raid poster with an equally chaotic print based on the hit FPS Overwatch. Officially licensed by Blizzard, the 36″x24″ Hanamura Showdown sees the game’s characters battling robots in a Japanese mall.
Builder Peter Brown takes a hunk out of a log of worm-eaten walnut wood and gradually lathes and shapes it into a beautiful work of art. The defects in the wood make working with it much harder, but result in a stunning organic look to the finished piece. Needles to say, it won’t hold cereal milk.
A truly unique desktop lighting fixture, the Heng is activated when you lift its lower wooden sphere and place it in proximity to the upper one. Magnets cause them to attract, levitating the lower ball, and switching on the lamp. Available in beech wood or colored plastic.
IKEA’s Place is a new app that takes advantage of iOS 11’s exclusive augmented reality features. Scan a space, then browse for furniture. Your chosen product will pop up on your iOS device’s screen, accurately scaled to your room. You can even go around and zoom in on the furniture.
Rick and Morty fans will grin ear to ear over never before seen concept art and a fun glow in the dark cover in this pleasing art book. It drills deeper into character creations and also offers intimate commentary from the show’s creators. If you aren’t already a fan, you soon will be.
Artist Kasey Golden issued herself a challenge – to see just how small she could draw an image. She starts out sketching her character “Hatch” on a 5″x7″ sheet of paper, then draws it on progressively smaller and smaller pieces, which eventually need a magnifying glass to be seen.
Perfect for shared workspaces, Poppin’s cozy chair provides a degree of privacy while checking emails or just vegging out. Comes in a variety of solid and two-tone colors, and offers an optional power module for keeping charged up. Also, check out the matching ottoman.
A look inside the studio at OVi Watch, where they use a combination of CNC carving and hand finishing to create sculpted timepieces from blocks of elm, cherry-tree, walnut, or teak wood. With a sapphire glass crystal and Swiss movement, they’re a steal, at under $200 each.