Jeremy Hutchison wrote to manufacturers that mass produce items and ordered one of their products, with a special request: let one of their workers deliberately screw it up. More at the link.
Pixbags are padded SLR camera bags made by Chocmuf. What they lack in protection, they make up for in style. There are dozens of designs and supported camera models.
Artists Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle have developed the unique art of “airigami”, which they describe as a combination of sculpture, puppetry and origami. Check out their website to see more.
If you’re a closet graffiti artist, avid doodler or if you just hate blank paper, the Walls Notebook is for you. Has 80 pictures of New York City walls waiting to be your page, board or canvas.
The winner of the 2011 Nokia Shorts Competition, JW Griffiths’ Splitscreen: A Love Story was shot entirely on a Nokia N8. Hardly a new concept, but still well executed. Making of video here.
These highly detailed, sleek and sexy hand made slip-cast ceramic lamps are created by Ryan Weigner. Features 9mm and AK-47 lamp stems and bodies. Fixture, shade, cord and plug are included.
See that loose brick in the middle? Stuart Ashen stumbled upon this wall in Jurnet’s Bar in Norwich, UK while shooting video for a project. Prepare your best Xzibit impersonation and watch the vid.
Suppose Design Office imbued the Cafe/day coffee shop in Shizuoka, Japan with a spacious feel mainly by extending road lines and symbols to the shop’s floor, which is also made of asphalt.
This detailed (pre-rocket damage) Garrus costume was made by Robert Rodgers. It has a total of 75 LEDs, the Turian’s trademark visor and a moveable mouth. Contact Rodgers if you want to order one.
Kirby Ferguson reminds us of the importance of copying and emulating in innovation and progress, as counter-intuitive as that may sound. Help him complete the documentary by donating here.
Lomography’s limited-edition La Sardina collection is inspired by the humble sardine can. Each 35mm camera has a 22mm wide-angle lens, a multiple-exposure switch and a rewind knob for effects.
Ship in a bottle? Pfff. Tim Hawkinson’s MÃ¶bius Ship twists in upon itself, a visual metaphor for Moby Dick‘s Capt. Ahab’s all-consuming obsession with the titular whale.
Do you love spatial mazes and puzzles? Did you name your man cave “Johnson”? Then you’ll love this 4-pack of Portal 2 posters, each filled with humor, in-game references and of course science.
Damn right it ain’t. Fight for your fee and promote getting paid with these bold and bright 10″ x 13″ letterpressed posters by Mikey Burton and Cranky Pressman. T-shirt coming soon.
Designed by MÃ¥rten & Gustav CyrÃ©n, The Cabin is one of the five treetop rooms of the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden. It’s accessed via a footbridge from a hill to the top deck. More pics here.
Hone your tagging skills and divert your inner rebel with Trains of Fame miniature train cars. Each car measures 20x4x2 inches and is made of ABS plastic. Tiny spray paint cans not included.
I Draw Cars is a sketchbook and reference guide for students, designers and anyone interested in automotive design. Contains templates, tips and information on design schools and brands.
Built in just 17 days and costing nearly $500,000, this skate park in West Auckland, New Zealand looks like a huge pinball machine, complete with a scoreboard and a plunger launcher for skaters.
Time-lapse video of the talented graffiti artist Jim Vision creating a 65-foot Tron: Legacy mural in London. The video was shot over 4 days using two Canon 5D MK 2 cameras and a 3D rig.
Limited edition prints by Harshness featuring gangsta hip-hop Star Wars characters with names as dope as their style, like Boba Phat, Han Cholo and our favorite – OG1 Kenobi.
Chanced1’s replicas of the Pip-Boy 3000 from Fallout 3 are so well made you won’t notice they’re made of paper unless you look closely. It uses an iPhone for its display, similar to this hack.
Animated steampunk music video of Lovett’s song Eye of the Storm, from his debut album Highway Collection. Written and directed by Christopher Alender. Watch the making of video here.
(Slightly NSFW) Pin-up paintings of female Team Fortress 2 characters made by UK-based illustrator Assim Heetun aka Agent Melon. Screw the hats Valve, we’d rather pay for these.
Crude, grotesque and surreal, these hand-painted posters were made in the late 80s by mobile cinema operators in Ghana, whose offerings were mostly horror, action, kung-fu or Bollywood flicks.
Ditch that Ecard you lazy ungrateful bum, actual greeting cards are still the best. Check out these unique and funny cards from Etsy seller Dude and Chick, printed using vintage letterpress equipment.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Ogilvy Brazil asked the perennial question to kids in this ad for the Red Balloon English School and turned their answers into business cards.
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