light4dark’s wall clock plays with our expectations by moving the dial off-center from the typical circular background. It’s made from powder-coated aluminum and a sheet of clear acrylic to let your wall show through.
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Director Douwe Dijkstra presents a transportive short film in which a man travels the streets and beaches of Brazil carrying a portable green screen. After capturing the vignettes of modern life, he replaced the contents of the screen with other scenes from around the country.
A new take on building blocks, the uniquely-shaped NoilzBox are made from colorful bits of silicone, allowing them to be stacked and flexed into shapes that would be impossible to create with traditional squared-off bricks. Also, they won’t hurt if you step on them barefoot.
By laser-cutting repeating patterns into a sheet of plywood, it can be made pliable enough to bend around a corner like a sort of hinge. Laser Artisan shows off a number of hinge patterns and tests them to see which ones are most flexible. Skip to 1:37 for the bendy bits.
Artist Rene Eisenbart demonstrates Ebru, a wonderfully-satisfying technique which uses paints floated in liquid suspension. After dropping colorful pigments into the vat, she uses a giant comb to create marbled patterns for printing. Learn more about Ebru here.
For those of you us spend a lot of time in Photoshop, you know how useful the Spot Healing brush is for touching up images. But we’d like to get our hands on this software from NVIDIA researchers who came up with a more sophisticated method using deep learning tech.
LoreCraft creates intricate sculptures, and his latest build is as good as any we’ve seen. We were glued to our video player for all 9 minutes as he turned a blob of clay and sticks into a detailed replica of our favorite arboreal hero. Bonus points for the Marvel-inspired titles.
BOSSlaser shows off a slick design – a decorative bowl that can be cut from a single sheet of plywood or acrylic. It comes into shape as it stretches like a giant spiral Slinky onto its stand. Gorgonaut’s original template is available on Thingiverse for download.
The latest in illustrator Steve McDonald’s series of intricate coloring books features an array of wondrous mechanical and solid state creations, including a space station, submarine, jumbo jet, and a pinball machine. Be sure to grab the matching set of colored pencils for gift giving.
Artist Noah Deledda creates amazing sculptures from ordinary soda cans. He first sands off the paint, then painstakingly forms intricate geometries with his fingertips. Check out his YouTube channel for a number of his designs. His works are available for purchase here.
A simple, yet effective use of HAL 9000’s iconic red eye-light, printed as the face of an analog wall clock. While we wish it had an actual domed cover, the simulated reflections in the image provide an effective illusion of depth. Measures 10.25″ diameter x 2″ deep.