We know how Natsumi Hayashi does it, but photographer Rachel Hulin is keeping the trick to her son Henry’s levitation a secret, only saying that “Photoshop is involved, but only slightly.”
Julie Bender doesn’t paint with pigments; her tool of choice is heat. She specializes in pyrography – a technique that involves using a heated implement to scorch materials like wood, paper or leather.
Shepard Fairey’s famous Obey poster inspired artist Robert Mangaoang aka Doom CMYK to make this imposing poster of the Sith Lord. Printed on 11″x17″ glossy paper and limited to 50 copies.
A great present for symbolic logic buffs. Customize the text and make your own union or intersection. Posters measures 23″x23″ and are available in different color schemes.
Designed by Patrick Jouffret of French studio Agence 360, the Overade is a concept bike helmet that folds in half. Its portability is meant to encourage cyclists to carry (and wear) helmets.
We love these tiny replicas of mounted deer and bear heads by David Cole, mostly because bricks can’t be endangered. As for the LEGO taxidermy fox… isn’t that just a LEGO fox?
Art will always be remixed, but as we move to a digital age works of art lose their rarity in the process. Case in point, these hand assembled one-off comic book collages by Mike Alcantara.
Cross The Onion with Hallmark and you get Old Tom Foolery. Founders Joel Gryniewski and Lauren Weinblatt makes greeting cards that are letterpressed, sturdy and most importantly, funny.
Alert your local villain – Maximo Riera’s Octopus Chair is finally ready for purchase. The handmade chair is available in limited quantities. We’ll wait for the Walrus Chair. And a lottery win.
10:1 scale replicas of Polaroid pictures. Its frame is made of wood and it has a 5,000 lumen LED back light. Choose from stock photos or send your own images to be processed and mounted.
Jeffrey Stephenson’s latest custom computer is made of mahogany and aluminum. It has an Intel Core i3 CPU, a 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM. He’ll only make 5-10 units. Build process here.
We’ve seen a couple of novel takes on wooden flooring, but if you’d like something more unique – yet still classy – check out this one made from recycled leather belts. Also for tables and walls.
Ah, Cup Noodles – the embodiment of modern urban living. It’s not surprising that this ubiquitous snack has its own museum, where you can buy these washable, reusable, lacquered containers.
Make your greetings stand out from the Hallmark-infested deluge that your loved ones will receive this season with these pop-up cards by Alessandra Mondolfi. There’s even a card for your enemies.
Make art, not war with the Weapons of Mass Creation series by Justin Kamerer aka Angryblue. The limited-edition prints feature instruments and tools related to music, cooking and (visual) art.
Peter Norris’ concept for a Honda electric motorcyle has “a long front suspension, feet forward seating position, and a large footprint.” The anime- and chunky toy-look calls out to the kid in us.
Team Detroit spoofed anti-drug PSAs to promote the College for Creative Studies. No doubt some people agree with the faked sentiment, but that sliver of truth only makes the ads more effective.
Sick of the cluttered mess that is the modern video game cover? Browse through the Custom Cover Art thread at NeoGAF, where the forum’s members post ready-to-print alternate art for various games.
Point out badly written documents, dirty rooms, spoiled food, or add intrigue to any surface with the Tiny Police Line and Tiny Crime Scene vinyl tapes from UK-based Ain’t Rocket Science.
Equal parts game, social commentary and homage to iconic logos, the Brand Memory Game has players identifying matching cards based on the colors, style and typography of famous brand logos.
Joel Brochu made a pointilist portrait of a beagle using 221,184 nonpareil candies. He placed each tiny sphere using a pair of jewelry tweezers on a board with double-sided tape and glue.
Here’s another transforming apartment that makes good use of shelves and a cabinet to make a small area more versatile. Made by Normal Projects for Eric Schneider’s one-room studio in Manhattan.
Movie posters have to convey a lot in a small space, so designers rely on certain themes, layouts or designs. Here are a few tried and tested ones, collected by Christophe Courtois.
Arresting lamps with bases sculpted from old toys and action figures. Each lamp is given a monochrome coating and a high gloss lacquer. You can also have your own toys converted into lamps.
Trophies dedicated to the worst divers and tacklers in soccer. We could think of versions for other sports, including some for bad refereeing. Designed by Stephen Wong, 3D printed by DotSan.
True time travelers don’t just have the present in mind. Cop the 2011 calendar, or better yet pre-order the 2012 edition. It has 155 references from 95 movies, TV shows, games and comics.
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