R2-D2 Observatory

R2-D2 Observatory

Students at Minnesota’s Carleton College decided to dress up their campus observatory in the largest R2-D2 costume we’ve ever seen. C-3PO was nowhere to be found on campus.

Jeff Koons’ BMW Art Car

Jeff Koons’ BMW Art Car

BMW has announced that the 17th Art Car created by Jeff Koons will race where the first art cars did – at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France on June 12th and 13th. Koons’ canvas is a BMW M3 GT2.

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Acer Liquid E Ferrari Phone

Acer Liquid E Ferrari Phone

Exclusive preloaded Ferrari content is part of the new Acer Android-powered smartphone; specs are identical to the original Liquid E: 3.5″ touchscreen, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and Snapdragon processor.

Union Jack Watch

Union Jack Watch

French watchmaker Bernard Richards has created the racing-inspired Union Jack watch as a tribute to the UK, with automatic movement, polished stainless steel case and 100m water resistance.

Rubber Bandit Concept Toy

Rubber Bandit Concept Toy

Instead of creating scary rubber guns, Andy Mangold went for a classy, old west look for The Gentleman’s Rubber Bandit, although we’re not sure if the Old West already had such fancy fonts.

Machinima: Jordan vs. Jordan

Machinima: Jordan vs. Jordan

GameTrailers member MessenjahMatt re-created the classic Jordan Vs. Jordan Gatorade commercial using the practice arena replay mode in NBA 2K10. A side-by-side comparison shows how close he got.

BP Public Relations Billboards

BP Public Relations Billboards

The fake BP Public Relations Twitter account has been dishing out oil spill snarkiness left and right. I Ride The Harlem Line expands the PR schtick by making billboards out of the tweets.

Applied Physics by Acquacalda

Applied Physics by Acquacalda

Italian design company Acquacalda has an unusual kitchen gadget collection called Applied Physics, including a glass with measuring reservoir, bowl for weighing food in water and 4 glass wine dispenser.

Video: Let’s Colour

Video: Let’s Colour

If you doubt that color can be powerful and uplifting, you may change your mind after watching the 2 minutes of Let’s Colour, a worldwide initiative from Dulux to spread color all over the world.

Puma Chalk Ping Pong Table

Puma Chalk Ping Pong Table

The stylish Chalk ping pong table by studio Aruliden for Puma features a chalkboard surface to record trash talk scores and convenient drink compartment underneath. Available this month.

Putting Candy In The Jar

Putting Candy In The Jar

You might not want to watch this if you’re eating: Jonah Hill and director Nicholas Stoller discuss the intricacies of the, uh, “Drugs Up The Rectum Scene” in the upcoming film Get Him To The Greek.

Hand-Crank Eco-Twinkle Light

Hand-Crank Eco-Twinkle Light

Australian designer Kenan Wang based the hand-powered Eco-Twinkle light on old school manual pencil sharpeners. The light can be suspended from a string and has a foldable handle.

Deli Garage Powerfuel Vodkas

Deli Garage Powerfuel Vodkas

We dig these flavored vodkas in melon-mint, ginger-coriander and espresso in truly hip flasks with monster illustrations. Too bad they’re only available in Germany, so gut trinken to you guys.

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Space Chimp

Space Chimp

Created by Leo Burnett and musician Ben Lee for the World Wildlife Fund, this brilliant short film is the perfect antidote to Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes. Go behind the scenes here.

Tortilla Lime + Salt Chocolate Bar

Tortilla Lime + Salt Chocolate Bar

The Tortilla Lime + Salt bar from Komforte Chockolates balances a difficult combo of tangy lime, small tortilla chips bits and a base of rich milk chocolate, all nicely punctuated by a hit of salt.

Coke Zero and Mentos Car

Coke Zero and Mentos Car

Yeah, yeah, we know the Diet Coke and Mentos meme is so 4 years ago, but since this is the first time we’ve seen a vehicle powered by the fizzy stuff, we had to look. So should you, in 3-D.

Aquariva by Marc Newson

Aquariva by Marc Newson

Working with Officinal Italiana, Aussie designer Marc Newson has created this gorgeous luxury boat for Italy’s Riva. Only 22 will be sold, starting this September from Gagosian Gallery.

Lightspeed

Lightspeed

If you’re into science fiction, you might want to swing by this brand new online magazine which features free original fiction each week, along with monthly ePub and Kindle editions for a small price.

Creative Test Answers

Creative Test Answers

With answers like these, we hope the teachers weren’t driven insane by their students. Check out the link for a couple more, including one answered “C” for all items – in an “A” or “B” multiple choice.

A Separate Reality

A Separate Reality

Artist Alex Andreyev’s evocative paintings envision a slightly askew world filled with zero-gravity vehicles, gigantic dirigibles and tentacled creatures. We’re not sure it looks like a fun place to live.

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Flat Light Poster Lamp

Flat Light Poster Lamp

Made by UK-based artist Finn Magee, Flat Light has an embedded LED that makes it light up. Originally part of Magee’s Flat Life series, Flat Light is now on a limited edition run at the Moss Gallery.

B&R BR01-94 Commando

B&R BR01-94 Commando

Bell & Ross keeps dishing out more aircraft gauge-inspired designs with the release of the BR01-94 Commando, which has a 3-counter chronograph dial. The watch is limited to 500 pieces only.

Stop Talking Cards

Stop Talking Cards

One of the classiest ways to get someone to shut their mouths, or at least poke fun at a talkative friend. These could also get you punched in the face though, so don’t hand ’em out willy-nilly.

Sony Billabong Vaio

Sony Billabong Vaio

This VAIO W collaboration between Sony Australia and Billabong features a splashy “Imperial Lime” colored lid and preloaded Billabong content. Available in Australia this month for $749.

Folded Paper Art

Folded Paper Art

Cologne-based artist Simon Schubert has perfected the art of paper folding with these highly detailed paper works that showcase intricate architectural details in European buildings.

Casio Exilim EF-FH100

Casio Exilim EF-FH100

On the surface, Casio’s 10MP camera looks rather ordinary, but has a 10X optical zoom, a 3″ LCD, shoots hi-res stills at 40 fps, and slow-motion video at an astounding 120 to 1000 fps at low resolutions.

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