Stainless Steel Rocks

Stainless Steel Rocks

CAPRON Designs’ “Rocks” are shiny stainless steel cubes you can chill, then float in your beverage in place of ice, keeping your drinks cool, without melting and diluting your precious booze.

Flight Patterns Visualized

Flight Patterns Visualized

Aaron Koblin took data from FAA flight traffic control and ran it through a Processing application, After Effects and Maya to produce these incredible images of airplanes’ nerve-like interconnections.

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Great Cinema Showdowns

Great Cinema Showdowns

San Francisco artist Scott Campbell has created a playful chronicling of some of the greatest confrontations in film history, presented in ink and paint at his website The Great Showdowns.

Funny: I Am The Hammer

Funny: I Am The Hammer

Atty. Lowell Stanley is The Hammer. The nails? Slow-paying insurance companies. We’re not sure so about his skills, but The Hammer sure is intense. Urlesque has more awful lawyer ads.

App: Camera+

App: Camera+

Turn your iPhone into a mean picture-taking machine with Camera+. It’s chockful of features, from the useful grid and stabilizer to the effects, scene modes and borders. It even has digital flash.

Word Series T-Shirts

Word Series T-Shirts

Represent your favorite writers and characters with the Word Series shirts. The Moby Dick shirt is full of win, even if you’re no bookworm. Also the Vonnegut shirt, if you know what his logo means.

Video: 24 Hours of Nürburgring

Video: 24 Hours of Nürburgring

Tim Hahne covered the whole of the 2010 24 Hours Nürburgring using his trusty Canon 5D MK II. The result? 15,900 glorious frames of automotive porn from start to finish. Watch it in HD if you can.

The Oostvaardersplassen Preserve

The Oostvaardersplassen Preserve

A short train ride north from Amsterdam will bring you quickly to the Oostvaardersplassen, one of Europe’s most important nature preserves, filled with abundant grazing herds (and no predators).

Mega Robot Animation

Mega Robot Animation

Kaktus Film’s Mega Robot animation is only 24 seconds long, but the incredible photorealism in this short clip gives us new-found appreciation for CGI artists. Kaktus, feature-length flicks, please!

Hairy Bikers Potato Chips

Hairy Bikers Potato Chips

We’re enjoying Here Design’s packaging on these potato chip bags from the Hairy Bikers, and are also intrigued by their alluring flavor combos like prosciutto-blue cheese and lemon-olive tagine.

Alfa Romeo Art Collection

Alfa Romeo Art Collection

The Centennial Alfa Romeo Art Collection is a cool journey into the company’s 100 year history, freely interpreted through 100 works by 100 artists, offered in limited editions of 100. (Thanks Ron!)

Lightleafs OLED Bookmark

Lightleafs OLED Bookmark

Valentina Trimani’s brilliantly simple concept design combines the utility of a bookmark with low-voltage OLED illumination, so you can read your books while lying in the darkness of your bedroom.

The Shrub Rover

The Shrub Rover

We don’t know why he built a car inside of a bush, but Justin Shull’s Terrestrial Shrub Rover makes us think of Monty Python. Perhaps it’s a good way to meet those Knights’ shrubbery demands. Ni!

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Green Float Environmental Island

Green Float Environmental Island

Japan’s Shimizu Corporation recently unveiled plans for a self sufficient floating ecotopia covered in vegetation that generates its own power, grows food, manages waste and provides clean water.

Animated Optical Illusions

Animated Optical Illusions

Play tricks with your eyes in these animated optical illusions from brusspup, who created them with Photoshop and Lightwave 3D. Hang in there for Pac-Man’s grand entrance. (Thanks Jansen!)

Mitusoka Orochi Premium Gold

Mitusoka Orochi Premium Gold

This limited-edition car from Japan’s Mitsuoka features, um, “exotic” Asian styling, and an unexciting Toyota 3.3L V6 under the hood. Still, they won’t miss you coming down the block in one.

Casa de Karton Installation

Casa de Karton Installation

Don Lucho’s Casa de Karton, an apartment built entirely with carton and paper, includes furniture and other items found in a typical home. A carton car wreck can be found outside the installation.

May28th Architect Watches

May28th Architect Watches

Disappointed with the scarcity of quirky, yet affordable timepieces, Agni Tilla founded May28th. If her one-of-a-kind Architect watches are anything to go by, we’d say she’s on the right track.

Mortal Kombat Rebirth

Mortal Kombat Rebirth

Video hit the web today of what looks like a reboot of Mortal Kombat, going with a gritty, real-world take on the classic franchise. We’re not sure if it’s for a game or this movie, but it looks awesome.

Trailer: Winnebago Man

Trailer: Winnebago Man

Ever wonder what happened to Jack Rebney, the hilarious NSFW Winnebago Man? Fortunately for us, the Winnebago Man documentary is due out next month, so we’ll be able to get an update.

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KRE House

KRE House

Japanese architect Takuya Tsuchida was charged to build a home with a central atrium with potted tree, a 9 car garage for the owner’s auto collection and a view of the cars from the living room.

Funny: Fabulous Optical Follies

Funny: Fabulous Optical Follies

Zach Weiner, creator of webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (NSFW), created a book of optical illusions, in which the illusions are illusions because they’re not really illusions.

Bing Destination Maps

Bing Destination Maps

Going on a road trip? Someone coming over to visit? Then you should check out Bing’s Destination Maps feature. Use it to make custom maps that are easy to read and fun to look at.

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS90NC

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS90NC

Audio-Technica’s ATH-CKS90NC noise-canceling earphones can block out up to -22dB of noise. The noise canceling function runs on a single AAA battery for up to 50 hours of sweet aural nirvana.

Oris Great Barrier Reef Watch

Oris Great Barrier Reef Watch

Produced in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces, the proceeds from the sale of each Oris Great Barrier Reef watch will go to support ocean conservation and Australian marine and reef preservation.

Veilance Field Jacket

Veilance Field Jacket

The waterproof and windproof Arc Teryx Veilance Field Jacket features a microseam allowance to reduce weight, watertight zippers, articulated elbows and lots of pockets to keep your stuff dry.

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