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Making a Guitar from Nails

Making a Guitar from Nails

We’re gonna just go ahead and say it now… maker Tim Sway really nailed it with this build. While he wasn’t able to craft this electric guitar entirely out of nails, he still managed to keep its wooden core nice and small, and it looks particularly gnarly with all of those bent and rusty nails sticking out of its body.

Clamp Bookshelf

Clamp Bookshelf

Atypyk’s clever bookshelf ensures your books never fall over by clamping them in place. Simply install the two wooden brackets and place the clamp bar, then set your books into its jaws. Measures 60cm x 14cm (~23.6″ x ~5.5″).

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3D Printed Concrete Firepit

3D Printed Concrete Firepit

HomeMadeModern shows us how to use 3D modeling software and a 3D printer to create a set of silicone molds for casting a concrete firepit. Despite the complex look, the entire design you see was created from just three different mold shapes.

Floreana

Floreana

Fast forward in time to a strange and exotic place filled with all kinds of animals. But all is not what it seems on the surface of animator Louis Morton’s award winning short film, which offers a unique aesthetic and an inventive science fiction story about the future of life.

Forging a Seax Bowie

Forging a Seax Bowie

Metalsmith Freerk Wieringa walks us through the lengthy process of transforming a steel blank into an incredible weapon – an oversized bowie knife that would make Crocodile Dundee proud. The grinding and sanding sequences are especially satisfying.

Sculpting Stan Lee

Sculpting Stan Lee

Sculptor Steven Richter pays tribute to the late Stan Lee by creating a life-sized bust of the legendary creator of comic books and superheroes. The finished piece is so realistic, we’re thinking it could make a cameo in a Marvel flick.

Vök: In the Dark

Vök: In the Dark

Every frame’s a painting in director Elí’s music video for Icelandic band Vök. This beautiful work of animated art is the perfect complement to the smooth mix of powerful lyrics, danceable beats, and an infectious chorus. Kudos to the entire animation team for this one.

Pop Culture Bomber Jackets

Pop Culture Bomber Jackets

I pity the fool who doesn’t have a Mr. T bomber jacket… or one sporting the visages of Prince, Pee-Wee, Bowie, Freddie or Dolly. These bitchin’ bombers feature original art and design by Austin, Texas textile artist Kayci Wheatley. Coolest of all? There are matching undies too.

Infinite Delivery

Infinite Delivery

Over the years, Dave of sheepfilms has created some pretty wild short animations, among them this trippy loop that makes it look like a package that’s being delivered contains the front door into which it is being delivered. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Food Packaging Sculptures

Food Packaging Sculptures

Japanese designer Harukiru has an impressive papercrafting skill. He loves to take packaging from food and drinks and turn it into miniature sculptures. Check out some of his favorites in this clip, then watch him in action as he transforms a Pringles can into a Pringles man.

Rubik’s Cube for the Blind

Rubik’s Cube for the Blind

People with visual impairments could soon join in the fun and frustration of solving a Rubik’s Cube. Puzzle fanatic Bondarenkoyt peeled off the stickers of a standard cube, then created textured squares that could be felt with fingertips. To prove that it’s usable, he solved it blindfolded. Now someone should put this into production.

Sweet Curious

Sweet Curious

Filmmaker Patrick Pierson created this eye-popping visual travelogue that features wild transitions to transport us seamlessly around the globe. He pulled off the trick by replicating the same camera movements wherever his travels took him, including New Zealand, Prague, Paris, Venice, Copenhagen, and many other destinations.

Hennessy V.S x Felipe Pantone

Hennessy V.S x Felipe Pantone

A very special, limited-edition Hennessy V.S cognac, designed in collaboration with pop artist Filipe Pantone. Its white carafe stands in its center, nestled among a grid of multicolored rods which can be moved and interchanged by the observer to camouflage or reveal its spirit for sipping.

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Stop-Motion Cake Slicing

Stop-Motion Cake Slicing

Animator Kevin Parry spent an absurd amount of time baking in the kitchen to put together this mouth-watering stop-motion clip. It features a hypnotic sequence of colorful cakes gradually being cut away, slice-by-slice. Now we really are in the mood for dessert. Thanks, Kevin.

Artist Hoodie

Artist Hoodie

Wear your favorite art icons on your sleeves with the Artist Hoodie by Austin-tacious indie designer Kayci Wheatley. This pop art ode to Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Andy Warhol is a limited-edition microfiber pullover with a drawstring hood, front kangaroo pocket, and elastic waistband and sleeve cuffs.

Take the Five

Take the Five

Filmmaker Conner Griffith is a master of tying together sound and motion. In this clip, he takes us on a speedy ride along California’s Interstate 5, precisely edited to the tune of Richard Tee’s rousing piano version of Take the A-Train.

Airplane Fuselage Doors

Airplane Fuselage Doors

MotoArt creates furniture and interior pieces using parts from actual retired aircraft. One of the largest items they make is a conference room wall and sliding door from the fuselage of a Boeing airplane. The exposed aluminum looks amazing in matte or polished mirror finishes. Requires a minimum 25-foot expanse.

Shaving Fibonacci Spirals

Shaving Fibonacci Spirals

Master woodworker Paul Sellers posted this brief, but hypnotic clip of him carefully using his razor-sharp chisel to create perfect spirals of wood. We wonder how far he could go if he had a really long piece of wood.

MezmoTop

MezmoTop

Designed by serial crowdfunder Kristaps Krišjans, this unique spinning top mimics the look of a droplet of water splashing into a pond. Its lower part resembles pond ripples whether at rest or in motion. Available in CNC-machined stainless steel or titanium, polished or matte finish, and with or without a matching base.

Froot Loops Candle

Froot Loops Candle

Etsy store Candlelit Desserts makes candles and soaps that look like a variety of food. Its bestseller is this candle that not only looks but also smells like Froot Loops. The 12oz candle comes in a 6″ bowl and has a spoon embedded in it. Not part of a nutritious breakfast.

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Loupedeck Creative Tool

Loupedeck Creative Tool

We use a LoupeDeck+ in our daily workflow. Their Creative Tool is more compact, has 12 virtual touchscreen buttons, a dial control with a touchscreen display, and six knobs with displays next to them. It currently works with Ableton Live (v10), Lightroom Classic, Illustrator, Photoshop, Camera Raw, Premiere Pro, and FCPX (MacOS).

Moon Rugs

Moon Rugs

Take a walk on the surface of the moon – without leaving your living room or bedroom. These fun circular carpets feature a printed image of the moon on a high-density Polyester fiber pile. It’s comes in sizes from 60cm (~2′) to 180cm (~5’9″), in grey or blue. The Earth is also available in rug form.

Can’t Stop the Beat

Can’t Stop the Beat

Animation studio Kara Kuta presents a series of playful CGI animations, each grooving to a 135 BPM soundtrack, and that look like they were made from cardboard. The Chiang Mai, Thailand studio has a wonderfully whimsical aesthetic throughout all of their work.

LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure

LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure

LEGO pays tribute to its iconic minifigure with a 5:1 scale version carved from FSC-certified oak with adjustable plastic hands. The 7″ figure looks great as-is, though its surface encourages customization. Includes a gift box, 29 bricks, and a 28-page minifig history leaflet. Available 11/3/19 to LEGO VIP members, then 11/8 for everyone.

Light-up Donut Sign

Light-up Donut Sign

Celebrate your love for deep-fried, sugar-glazed dough with this colorful and festive light-up wall art from Elmarto. It’s handmade from flexible LED tubes that look just like neon, but without the high voltage or fragility. Ships from Russia, so allow plenty of time for delivery. Measures 500mm across (~19.7″).

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