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MÖBIUS Stop-Motion Sculpture

MÖBIUS Stop-Motion Sculpture

While the average person passing this geometric green sculpture might admire its looks, they would have no idea that it was actually slowly changing form, unless they saw this final stop-motion film.

Natsumi Hayashi: Levitation

Natsumi Hayashi: Levitation

Natsumi Hayashi thinks that she is the opposite of the person who has her feet firmly planted on the ground, hence the pictures. Her secret? A fast shutter speed and lots of jumping.

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See Something or Say Something

See Something or Say Something

Eric Fischer made this set of maps featuring geotagged Flickr and Twitter posts. Red dots are for Flickr posts, blue dots are for Tweets and white dots are for both. Check these out too.

Homeless Cop Pilot

Homeless Cop Pilot

Homeless Cop did such a good job on the bumpers he made for [adult swim] that they asked for a TV pilot. Now he just needs your help to make a stoner comedy with his distinctly cool style reality.

Squiggle Inception

Squiggle Inception

YouTube entertainer/mathematician Vi Hart convinces us that we could be getting much, much, much better use out of our time next time we’re sitting in a boring meeting or lecture.

Stacked Puzzles

Stacked Puzzles

If you’re a neat freak you’re going to love Michael Johansson’s work. He loves to stack objects into neatly packed and color-coded arrangements, sometimes even filling odd spaces with his stacks.

Zombie Head Bowling Balls

Zombie Head Bowling Balls

Like the Stationery of Horror before them, these gruesome, yet awesome decapitated zombie heads were created by Jung von Matt AG, to promote Germany’s 13th Street horror/sci-fi TV channel.

Translucent Ants

Translucent Ants

Not only are these photographs of ants drinking colored liquid awesome, until now, we had no idea there were see-through ants out there. Scientist Mohamed Babu captured these incredible pics.

Game of Thrones: Special Effects

Game of Thrones: Special Effects

(SPOILERS) It’s expected for a series with medieval and fantasy elements to employ special effects. Nonetheless, you may be surprised and impressed with the work that BlueBolt has done.

Largest Stop-Motion Animation

Largest Stop-Motion Animation

Aardman’s Sumo Science shot this massive animation on an 11,000 sq. ft. set, using tons of sand and life-size props then shot every frame with a Nokia N8 (as a promo for the N8, of course.)

Andrea Chénier Opera Set

Andrea Chénier Opera Set

The Bregenz Festival has been creating floating opera sets since 1946, but this set for Umberto Giordano’s thriller takes the cake, with a huge bust floating in the waters of Austria’s Lake Constance.

Hair Castles

Hair Castles

Agustina Woodgate used human hair to create two medieval structures. She molded the hair into bricks to create the Tower, while she combined them into massive clumps for the Sand Castle.

Tilt-Shift Camera

Tilt-Shift Camera

Many digi-cams let you simulate tilt-shift images, but the real deal looks much better. Now you can snap true tilt-shift images with this lo-fi (5mp) pocket camera with a built in tilt-shift lens.

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Mona Lisa Connect the Dots

Mona Lisa Connect the Dots

While artist Thomas Pavitte’s finished Mona Lisa doesn’t look exactly like da Vinci’s original, you have to give him credit for solving this connect-the-dot image with a mind-numbing 6239 dots.

Levi’s: Now is Our Time

Levi’s: Now is Our Time

Levi’s Europe let Portugese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, be the creative mind behind their Now is our TIME! campaign launch in Berlin. Looks like he had some pretty explosive ideas.

Video Game Travel Posters

Video Game Travel Posters

Julia Lepetit put together these unfortunately fictional travel posters promoting getaways to some of our favorite video game locales. Check out the comic book counterparts here too.

Alcoholic Milk Cartons

Alcoholic Milk Cartons

While these aren’t actual containers for booze, it might be fun to show up at your next party taking a swig of Jagermeister, Jack or Absolut from a milk carton, as envisioned by artist Jørn.

Eyrie

Eyrie

A young boy works diligently to protect his sheep from a predator in this poetic short animated film by David Wolter, a recent Dreamworks hire. Stick around for the surprising twist ending.

Glow Stick Blender Art

Glow Stick Blender Art

Bon Yurt’s viral yogurt ad features a group of artists possessing blenders, paint, and 700+ glasses; they build an insane equalizer type of contraption with tons of neon glow stick goo.

Kinetic Wave Sculptor

Kinetic Wave Sculptor

We’ve featured an installation from Reuben Margolin before, but this profile from MAKE: Television gives us all the more reason to praise his mesmerizing techo-kinetic wave sculptures.

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People in Places

People in Places

Artist Ingrid Dabringer discovers hidden forms of people in paper maps. While they’re not always the most realistic human images, each one brings unique character and charm to its locale.

Electron Microscope Food

Electron Microscope Food

Using an electron microscope, photographer Caren Alpert shot these incredible images of food magnified to reveal details you’d never believe were hidden in such common edible items.

Zip-Tie Massimal

Zip-Tie Massimal

d.o.t.s.’ ephemeral polar bear-looking creature looks like he stuck his paw in an electrical outlet, but the reason he’s so spiky is that he’s made from 20,000 plastic zip-ties. (Photos: GLINTstudios)

A Different World Wall Stickers

A Different World Wall Stickers

Designed by Sunny Side Up, these vinyl wall stickers offer a clever typographic take on the traditional world map. It’s not a wholly original idea, but we still like it. Available in 27 colors.

Miniature Tree Carvings

Miniature Tree Carvings

Artist Kylie Stillman breathes new life into dead books by skillfully carving out silhouette-like tree designs. It’s all the more interesting when you remember where paper comes from.

Villafranca Fantasy/Sci-Fi Statues

Villafranca Fantasy/Sci-Fi Statues

Steampunk? Check. WOW-esque fantasy? Check. Old-school Sci-fi? Big check. Californian artist Vincent Villafranca’s cast sculpture work appeals to all sides of your most base nerd.

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