The Vinyl Factory takes us inside Third Man Records‘ recently opened record-pressing plant, located in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. The facility combines efforts of man and machine to create unique vinyl discs and album covers, and helps preserve what was nearly a lost art.
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Console modder Ed Zarick made a replica of the Iron Man-themed Xbox One that Xbox France gave away in 2016. He designed and 3D printed the raised parts as well as the arc reactor. Check out his build log here. You can grab the design and 3D files on his blog.
Brooklyn design studio RockPaperRobot invented this cool chair that folds flat when not in use, but still has a stylish and comfortable design when opened. The trick is the use of a flexible sheet of wood slats that form its back and seat, and sit atop a hinged aluminum base.
Kintsugi or kintsurukoi is a traditional Japanese art form that involves repairing pottery with lacquer and precious metals, reminding us that flaws and deterioration are parts of life. Artist Rachel Sussman put an urban twist on kintsurukoi by using it on pavement.
Over 150 vehicles were made for Mad Max: Fury Road. Many of them got wrecked in the process, but photographer John Platt was able to take beauty shots of some of the cars, trucks and motorcycles in their pristine state. More on his website and Behance page.
Phighter Images’ aviation-themed tables are custom built from the ribs of airplane wings integrated with a sturdy metal base. Sizes range from a 4 ft coffee table ($5500+) or 6 ft desk ($7700+) to a massive 28 ft conference table, and can be embellished with custom artwork.
Artists Cliff Haynes and the late Michael Farrell built a camera comprised of 32,000 drinking straws which act as light paths in front of a sheet of film. When exposed, they result in an ethereal pointillist image. The project is documented in the book Straw Camera.
A while back, we featured Taybles’ awesome, but pricey cassette tape coffee table. They recently launched a Kickstarter to bring down the cost so more of us can enjoy one, complete with the hidden compartment, drink holders, and dry erase top for customizing your mix.
UK pastry chefs Angie Scott Cakes created what would normally be a basic box-tier cake, but its plain white surfaces quickly come to life through the wonders of projection mapping tech. The only thing better would be if you could actually play Pac-Man and Angry Birds on it.
This ancient Turkish art form involves dripping dots of ink into a water-filled basin, then laying in a sheet of paper. Garip Ay’s approach lets the dark water speak for itself. He was recently commissioned to create a series of images for The Crown, Stranger Things, and Narcos.
This unique wall or table clock uses the power of magnetic levitation to float its hour hand (er, hour sphere) off its surface, creating a dramatic and minimal display as it casts a shadow on the wooden surface beneath. Want the exact time? An LED matrix display hides beneath the wood.
Brooklyn outfit American Heirloom makes this series of sustainably-forested bamboo plywood cutting boards in the shapes of all 50 U.S. states, as well as Puerto Rico and Washington DC. We wonder if you collected them all if you could make a giant puzzle of the U.S.
EcoCapsule’s bubble-shaped off-grid living spaces contain a small bedroom, work area, kitchen, storage, and bathroom. Solar panels on the roof and an external windmill supply electricity, and its shape is designed to maximize rainwater capture. (Thanks Linda!)