Product designer Sebastian Maluska came up with the Nest Tent, a simple and lightweight rooftop tent inspired by sailboats. It’s made of aluminum and waterproof sailing fabric. It can be installed in nearly any vehicle and acts as a rooftop rack when folded.
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Encyclopedia Pictura’s series of vignettes about a group of young friends is wildly inventive, from its adorable environments, to its character design, to its lighthearted story and dialogue, to its great voice acting. Animation junkies will definitely want to check this out.
Unlike most digital displays, Canvia adjusts its screen based on ambient lighting. The result is that its high resolution artworks look incredibly real. The app lets you choose from thousands of curated pieces for free, and there’s also a premium tier for even more choices.
Video artist, music and comedy producer Nick DenBoer’s wild and crazy CG animation work can be seen in TV shows, music videos, and commercials. His latest showreel is packed with so much insanity that we couldn’t resist sharing it as a standalone work of entertainment.
Maker of cool stuff Ollari’s shows us how to turn plywood into a sweet modern ceiling lamp which has a shade made from bent slats placed around its circumference. It actually doesn’t look that hard to do yourself with a little time, effort, and the proper tools.
Up for a fun and challenging project with a satisfying result? Look no further than this wooden model of a London-style double decker bus. Once you assemble all 216 laser-cut parts, you’ll have a working vehicle that can actually move up to 12 feet on rubber band power.
MARS Bioimaging has an X-ray scanning machine that can generate full color 3D images. Their technology allows for different materials to be clearly seen, including bone, tissue, fat and metal. The company hopes to have a human-scale version up and running soon.
Japanese artist Wakuneco shows us how she transforms wool into an intricate, nearly photorealistic sculptural portrait of a cat’s head. Anyone can learn the art of needle-felting, but it requires tremendous precision and persistence to get these sort of results. More here.
Anyone who has every played Tetris knows that the game’s shapes are as straight-edged as they come. But animator C4D4U decided to see what the game might look like if the pieces were made out of Jell-O. We’d only wish we could play this bouncy, squishy version of the game.
CeramicSpeed is working on Driven, a bicycle drivetrain that uses a pinion-style driveshaft instead of a chain and a derailleur. The company claims that Driven creates 49% less friction than chain and derailleur setups, leading to a more durable and more efficient system.
Lightform’s upcoming system allows anyone with a computer and a projector to create the sort of projection mapping visuals heretofore reserved for the pros. It can scan objects, then generate intricate projected images that perfectly match their surfaces. More on Tested.
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