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Awesome Art & Design

U.S.S. Enterprise Metal Poster

U.S.S. Enterprise Metal Poster
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Displate makes distinctive wall art printed onto sheets of metal. This unique Star Trek poster features a bold and colorful representation of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. The 12.6″ x 17.7″ print features 3D line art, glossy and matte accents, and a varnish that glows under UV light or briefly in the dark — limited to 1000 pieces.

Character Toolbox

Character Toolbox
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Who says your toolbox needs to be ugly? Character believes toolboxes should look as good as they work. Their stylish toolboxes are made of 22-gauge steel with a colorful powder-coat finish, a modern look, slide-out drawers, and non-slip silicone liners. They also sell color-coordinated tool kits and organizer bins.

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Junk Yard Bubble Car

Junk Yard Bubble Car

Backyard engineer Geng Ge loves to make things out of parts he finds in the trash. Using a mix of junk and new parts, he built himself a bubble-shaped electric car that can maneuver in tight places. It features a curvy, stainless steel shell, wheels that can turn in any direction, a backup camera, and a 32″ TV for navigation.

Petrol Vibes Metal Art

Petrol Vibes Metal Art
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Petrol Vibes makes metal wall art based on the silhouettes of sports cars and motorcycles. In addition to classics like the Ferrari 250 GTO and C2 Corvette, they can fabricate custom designs. Each is made from laser-cut 2mm steel and comes in sizes from 31″ to 55″ wide. Get 10% off with coupon code THEAWESOMER.

Making a Giant Pin Art Toy

Making a Giant Pin Art Toy

You know those pin art toys that take an impression of your hand or face? I Like to Make Stuff built a super-sized version of the plaything for their Maker Alliance pal Mark Rober to put in his new offices. He used large sheets of PVC, insulation foam, and 1000 PEX tubes to create the structure and its pins.

A-Frame Tiny Tree House

A-Frame Tiny Tree House

Exploring Alternatives takes us on a tour of one of the coolest tiny houses we’ve ever seen. Created by Repère Boréal, the Uhu is a 200-sq.ft. steel home that floats 40 feet in the air. After ascending a spiral staircase, occupants cross a bridge in the trees to enter the 1-bedroom home. Inside, it has a kitchen, bathroom, and a desk.

Cursed Kirby

Cursed Kirby

Adam from North of the Border continues to sculpt a horrifying series of pop culture characters with pointy teeth. This time, he took Nintendo’s Kirby and turned the vacuum-powered pink puffball into something straight out of DOOM, bestowing the creature with a set of choppers only a dentist could love… and skin-ripping claws.

Miniature Jack Skellington’s House

Miniature Jack Skellington’s House

Devon of MechanicalFiend is an expert at making detailed models and dioramas. She builds them from paperboard, cardstock, foam board, and popsicle sticks. To get us in the mood for her amazing miniature of Jack Skellington’s house from The Nightmare Before Christmas, she kicks things off with a little musical number.

LEGO x Marvel Black Panther Bust

LEGO x Marvel Black Panther Bust
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LEGO celebrates a legendary Marvel superhero with this impressive 19″ tall bust. The model captures Black Panther’s shiny, silver-accented helmet, spiky necklace, and gloved hands in the iconic “Wakanda Forever” pose. The 2961-piece kit is designed for intermediate and advanced LEGO builders.

Building a Guitar from IKEA Furniture

Building a Guitar from IKEA Furniture

You can find all sorts of great household items and furniture at IKEA. But if you ignore the assembly instructions and make up your own, it’s possible to hack together stuff that’s not in their catalog. Tchiks guitars shows us how he used wood from various things from IKEA and turned them into a great-sounding electric guitar.

World’s Longest Domino Wall

World’s Longest Domino Wall

A team of domino builders in Michigan created a number of interconnected and creative displays, which culminated in the toppling of the longest wall of dominoes ever built. The 4-foot-tall, 54,321 domino wall measured more than 169 feet long and took 90 seconds to fall. The big wall comes down starting at 4:25.

See-Through Video Game Consoles

See-Through Video Game Consoles

Video game consoles come from the factory in opaque plastic cases. BitHead1000 gives consoles ultimate upgrade by creating custom see-through enclosures. In addition to the PS1 here, he’s built a see-through PS2, a PS4, NES, and a Sega Genesis. The videos call them glass, but we’re pretty sure they’re acrylic.

Cyberpunk City Gaming PC

Cyberpunk City Gaming PC

Nerdforge previously built a computer that looked like a medieval house. Now they’ve gone in the opposite direction by creating this awesome work of art – a gaming PC that looks like a neon-lit cyberpunk city. After finishing the exterior, they flew from Norway to Canada to let Linus Tech Tips trick out the insides of the rig.

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1000 Design Classics

1000 Design Classics
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This compendium from Phaidon combines and updates the three-volume Phaidon Design Classics into a single 592-page hardcover book. A must-own for appreciators of industrial design, the book showcases the most iconic and influential products and objects from the 17th to the 21st century.

Wooden Claw Finger Extensions

Wooden Claw Finger Extensions

Are your fingers not long and creepy enough? Perhaps you could use some finger extensions. Maker The Q took a bunch of wooden popsicle sticks and glued them together to make a sort of plywood that he cut into claw shapes. He then cut out a cavity for his fingertips, and added a hinge mechanism to make them move.

Jupiter Rotates in Real Time

Jupiter Rotates in Real Time

Are you ready to slow down and breathe? Well then, click play on this video and observe one full rotation of Jupiter. Interplanetary posted this relaxing footage captured by NASA and ESA’s Hubble telescope. It takes 9 hours, 55 minutes, and 30 seconds to complete the taks, the fastest of any planet in our solar system.

Wall-Climbing Illusion

Wall-Climbing Illusion

Artist Leandro Erlich is known for large-scale installations incorporating optical illusions. This simple yet effective illusion combines an image of a building with mirrors at a 45º angle, turning visitors on the floor into wall-climbing Spider-People. It’s on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through 9.15.22.

Oslo in Miniature

Oslo in Miniature

Photographer Joerg Daiber of Little Big World travels the globe capturing tilt-shifted aerial video of the places he visits. This time, he headed to Norway’s capital, Oslo, and transformed the beautiful and bustling city into a miniature wonderland. The equipment at the shipping docks really does look like a model.

XM Studios Maestro Premium Collectible

XM Studios Maestro Premium Collectible

Singapore’s XM Studios makes incredible collectible toys. Among them is this 1/4-scale Maestro, a super-smart and super-strong version of The Hulk from the future. The deluxe variant of the hand-painted polystone model features Maestro sitting on a throne made from a sentinel head, surrounded by the spoils of his conquests.

Making a Robot Arm from Chocolate

Making a Robot Arm from Chocolate

Pastry chef Amaury Guichon continues to wow us with his epic chocolate creations. For this build, he created a 3.5-foot-tall sculpture of a robotic arm out of 90 pounds of dark chocolate. Not only does it look awesome, its hinges move, and its gripper has mechanical gears.

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Wally Bar Cart

Wally Bar Cart
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This wheeled bar cart from Urban Outfitters features a playful mid-century modern design. Its swoopy iron structure is coated in a bright green finish and has two glass shelves for storing your favorite spirits and barware. If you’re ready to go all-in on 1970s style, they sell a matching coffee table, floor mirror, and side table.

A Satisfying Waterfall Fountain Made from PVC

A Satisfying Waterfall Fountain Made from PVC

V. Idea shows off a fun and creative project they built using PVC pipe. The tabletop fountain pumps water over a spinning wheel which drive a couple of little plastic guys on the sides to make it look like they’re cranking its mechanism.

Forging a Trident

Forging a Trident

We’ve seen many different tools and weapons crafted by blacksmiths, but we’re guessing they don’t often get requests to make a trident. Rigoni Ironworks walks us through the satisfying process of forging, hammering, and shaping a steel rod into the kind of three-pronged implement that Aquaman or Neptune might wield.

Forging a Titanium Hammer

Forging a Titanium Hammer

Titanium is just as strong as steel but weighs about 45% less, making it ideal for pocket tools. But hammers depend on their heavy steel heads to drive nails effectively. Regardless of the reduction in driving force, Timothy Dyck’s titanium framing hammer looks amazing, especially with its accidental rainbow anodized finish.

Art from Trash

Art from Trash

Artist Deniz Sağdıç creates amazing works of art out of recycled junk. She has used everything from wire to bottle caps to integrated circuit chips to buttons to create her works. Every single one of her portraits is incredible, but the one of Steve Jobs is our favorite. The images in the video were on exhibit at the Istanbul Airport.

Making a Hidden 4-Player Arcade Cabinet

Making a Hidden 4-Player Arcade Cabinet

Arcade machines are lots of fun, but they aren’t typically living room friendly. Bob from I Like to Make Stuff shows off a piece of furniture that combines a storage unit with a Raspberry Pi arcade, and four sets of arcade controls in a hidden, slide-out shelf. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can buy the plans to build your own.

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