This could be the most complicated clock ever built. We cannot imagine the engineering involved in getting all of its gears, pulleys, and pendulums to work together to tell time. Mark Frank and Buchanan’s masterpiece has been under construction for over a decade.
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Steve Casino is best known for his awesome sculptures of pop culture figures made from peanuts. But he also has created a series of awesome pull toys. While we might let kids play with Jimi Hendrix, the bloody Evil Dead one is definitely for big kids only. (Thanks Ed!)
Techmoan looks back at one of the odder bits of tech that video game maker Atari created. The Atari Video Music was an analog device that could produce a lightshow on your TV using your stereo system as its input. While it wasn’t a hit, the Atari 2600 was their next release.
John Edmark has created a variety of static and kinetic objects, many of which share a common thread – spirals, which he uses because of their potential to go both infinitely small and infinitely large – a reflection of the endless nature of the universe. More here and here.
We’re not sure we’ve had enough caffeine to handle the enthusiasm of the Aussie surfer dude presenting this video from Better Homes and Gardens, but we can certainly get behind the design of this cool piece of DIY furniture, which can change forms to suit a variety of needs.
Designer Michael “DinoMike” Buxton combines two iconic Japanese images, as Gojira himself stomps through the Great Wave off Kanagawa. Available on t-shirts, notebooks, wall art, phone cases, tote bags, throw pillows, and even an awesome duvet cover for your bed.
Taiwan’s Miniwiz has devised a portable, solar-powered recycling plant which transforms plastic and fabric waste into architectural tiles. Junk is washed, shredded, melted, and molded on the spot. They plan on bringing Trashpresso to tourist areas where trash is left behind.
A brilliantly simple alternative to big standing desks, the compact (25″ x 15″) Deskview laptop desk uses giant suction cups to instantly cling to any smooth surface. Slap it up on a window for an instant office with a view – assuming your office manager doesn’t freak out.
Based on a similar, but simpler design to their airless car tire concept, Bridgestone is showing off a bike wheel and tire combo which use a series of flexible thermoplastic spokes to absorb shocks and can never go flat. They hope to put them into production by 2019.
Artist Stuart Semple has devised a paint that is so black and so light absorptive that it makes objects look almost two-dimensional. It can even cover up shiny surfaces with a couple of coats, rendering them black as a country night. (Awesome lucky cat image via rainbrolly.)
Transform your basic black Apple Watch into a wearable piece of neo-futurist art with one of Joy Complex’s metal covers. They’re available in cast bronze or silver with a patina finsh, or shiny or distressed cast copper. You can find the watch bands shown over on Amazon.
DFRobot’s OverLord ProPlus by DreamMaker printer outputs detailed models from PLA or ABS thanks to a great ventilation system and a heated bed. It’s easy to use, quiet, prints items up to 10.2″ tall, and is also a steal while it’s still on Indiegogo. Full review on Technabob.
You’ll need to take 29 minutes out of your busy life to watch the entire video, but you should at least check out the first minute as artist Shaun Hughes shows off one of his most awesome creations, a 1973 Lincoln Penny that he’s re-engraved with a skull and intricate scrollwork.
Electronic music phenom Ronald Jenkees’ music video is a tour de force of colorful retro-style pixel art, created by animator Ben Luce of Soul Proprietor, who will use funds raised by fans of the video to support cancer research. From the new album Rhodes Deep. (Thanks Scott!)
Like all things from Bang & Olufsen, their BeoSound Shape is about seamlessly blending form and function. These fabric-covered hexagons come in speaker, amplifier, or acoustic damper modules, turning any blank wall into both a visual and auditory work of art.