When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Awesome Art & Design

Anonymously Fixing Flyers in New York City

Anonymously Fixing Flyers in New York City

Arist and filmmaker Max Kolomatsky has been using his talent to be a sneaky Good Samaritan to his fellow New Yorkers. He makes better versions of flyers and signs posted by individuals or small businesses around the city, replacing the original ones free of charge and without telling the people who posted them.

Working Miniature Soda Vending Machine

Working Miniature Soda Vending Machine

Artist Scott Sloan previously wowed us with his 1:6-scale mini pinball machines. Now, he’s showing off a miniature vending machine that actually dispenses tiny soda cans. It’s based on a classic 1970s Dixie Narco soda machine and works just like the real thing, complete with a coin mechanism. We love the funny Q*Bert sounds it makes.

Advertisement

DIY Tiny PS5 Case Mod

DIY Tiny PS5 Case Mod

YouTuber Not from Concentrate was so disappointed with the “slim” PS5 that he painstakingly showed Sony what a truly compact version of the console should be. The result is a box with almost half the size and nearly 40% of the volume of the PS5 Slim. It even has a removable magnetic charging dock for the controllers and an external disc drive.

How Mirror Balls Are Made

How Mirror Balls Are Made

We’ve seen how they make disco balls in the last American mirror ball factory; now see how they do it in Japan. Nissho Co., Ltd. makes shiny spheres by bending sheet metal into domes, screwing them together, hand-cutting and gluing hundred of round mirror tiles then filling the gaps with grout. Note that the tiles are different sizes depending on their placement.

Sharpie Creative Markers

Sharpie Creative Markers

These recently released Sharpie markers have a brush tip and an opaque, water-based ink that goes on like paint. They can mark all kinds of surfaces, from paper to metal to glass to wood, and won’t bleed through paper. Unlike some paint markers, they don’t require priming to get the ink flowing. The price shown is for the 12-color variety packs.

Forging a Copper Katana from Pennies

Forging a Copper Katana from Pennies

Given its softness, copper is not a great material for weaponry or tools – but it sure looks awesome. In this video from Mini Katana, they teamed up with a metalsmith to turn thousands of pennies into a unique sword. But hunting down enough vintage copper pennies was only the start of their problems.

Hexaclock LED Hexagon Wall Clock

Hexaclock LED Hexagon Wall Clock

This unique clock by Bulduper displays the time on a hexagonal grid filled with 127 RGB LED hex-shaped pixels. It can also display colorful animations. Want one for your own wall? He posted a detailed build guide on Instructables, including the 3D models for its parts. The code repository is up on GitHub.

Advertisement

Retro Game Room Carpets

Retro Game Room Carpets
Buy

Turn your living room, man cave, or any room into a game room with these fun retro rugs from Dreaming Alien. They come in vibrant geometric patterns that look like they came out of a 1980s video arcade – minus the cigarette burns. Our faves are the Galactic March and Earth Bound styles. They’re available in sizes from 24″ x 36″ to 96″ x 120″.

Super Mario Bros.: 1950s AI Edition

Super Mario Bros.: 1950s AI Edition

Abandoned Films imagines what a Super Mario Bros. movie might have looked like as a movie shot in Super Panavision 70 back in the 1950s. The surreal take on Nintendo’s iconic plumbers is made extra trippy courtesy of generative AI tech. The images are by Midjourney, video by Runway, voices by ElevenLabs, and the script by ChatGPT.

Looping Pendulum Long Exposures

Looping Pendulum Long Exposures

If you attach different-weight objects to a string and hang them over a bar, the lighter object can prevent the heavier one from hitting the ground when dropped. As this happens, the rope spirals around the bar. Science teacher Bruce Yeany attached LEDs to the objects and captured long-exposure photos of this fascinating looping pendulum action.

Maram Platform Standing Desk Legs

Maram Platform Standing Desk Legs
Buy

Maram’s Platform legs are compatible with most standing desks. But they don’t just give your modern furniture a unique and more traditional look. By raising the legs and adding more rigidity, they also reduce wobble. You can choose from Victorian ash, American oak, or walnut wood, as well as four wax and oil finishes.

Cosmohedron

Cosmohedron

This incredible short film, directed and animated by Duncan Hatch, takes us on a surreal journey that travels from outer space to a cubicle farm to a colorful forest populated with weird creatures. Noah Kowalski’s sound design and Tom Ippolito’s music deliver a sense of immersion that is truly headphone-worthy.

Advertisement

Luma AI 3D Scan App

Luma AI 3D Scan App

Luma AI’s mobile app makes it easy to capture spatial 3D models of objects and even landscapes using your smartphone. You can share or embed the scan as a 3D video or export it as a 3D object. It’s fairly low-fidelity at the moment, but it’s enough to be useful. You can check out user-created 3D videos on Luma AI’s website.

Miniwood Miniature Movie Scenes

Miniwood Miniature Movie Scenes

This way-too-short film from Yeti Pictures and director Tony Zagoraios features a series of miniature vignettes inspired by classic movie scenes, including The Exorcist, King Kong, Jurassic Park, and more. The animation and modeling team did a great job making it look like it was filmed with models and action figures, but it’s all CGI.

Citizen Tsuyosa Galaxy Watch

Citizen Tsuyosa Galaxy Watch
Buy

This beautifully customized wristwatch from IFL Watches started as a stock Citizen Tsuyosa Automatic with a stainless steel case and link band. What makes it special is the enamel dotting its face, evoking tiny stars and planets. The watch has a 40mm, 21-jewel movement, and a 40-hour power reserve. Just 100 of these hand-painted pieces will be made.

Remnants: A 256-Byte Graphic Demo

Remnants: A 256-Byte Graphic Demo

A faction of the computer graphic Demoscene prides itself on creating visuals with the least code possible. Programmer Alcatraz turned up at the Revision 2024 demo party with this surreal scene – a post-apocalyptic black-and-white city created with just 256 bytes of Gopher code running on DOS. Revision posted some competing 256-byte demos here.

ADVERTISEMENT

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

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2024 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™