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Matchstick Armada

Matchstick Armada

79-year old Philip Warren started making matchstick versions of the Royal Navy’s ships when he was just 17, way back in 1948. So far he’s made 432 ships. More pics here and here.

Flying Carpet Sofa

Flying Carpet Sofa

Made by Tonio de Roover, East meets West are a couple of sofas made of steel, plywood, velcro and Persian carpets. We’re wondering how comfortable they are to sit on – or if they can really fly.

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newt: The Lost Pixar Flick

newt: The Lost Pixar Flick

We often assume Pixar can do no wrong, but every once in a while they get all human on us and fail. newt was in the works for a while, and never made it to the screen. More concept art here.

Wookie The Chew

Wookie The Chew

Chewbacca plays Winnie in James Hance’s mash-up of Winnie the Pooh and Star Wars. Han Solo is Christopher Robin and R2D2 is Piglet. Guess who (or what) plays Eeyore. More art here.

Morbid Plush Dolls

Morbid Plush Dolls

Think plush toys are too sappy puke puke cute? We believe you’ll reevaluate that conclusion after checking out these bloody and subversive ones handcrafted by Berlin-based artist Patricia Waller.

U.S. Open Women in Action

U.S. Open Women in Action

Dewey Nicks’ dynamic photo series for the New York Times celebrates the athleticism and beauty of female tennis players with spectacular slow motion video and stunning photography.

Hipster Dinosaurs

Hipster Dinosaurs

Do you think the cooler-than-thou ways of hipsters should be extinct? Then you’ll love Molly Lewis’ dinosaur coloring book shenanigans. Although to be fair, Elliott Smith was a genius.

Postertext

Postertext

Postertext creates book posters that you can admire and actually read. Each poster has an image silhouetted against the actual text of a book or story. Check back weekly for new posters.

Trespass: Urban Art

Trespass: Urban Art

TASCHEN’s beautiful 320-page hardcover book chronicles some of the most original and creative graffiti and urban art around the world. Get a sneak preview of the book here.

Plastic Utensil Skeleton Art

Plastic Utensil Skeleton Art

British designer Elliott Mariess utilizes plastic forks, spoons and other similar recycled materials to create his amazingly frightening skeletal art, collectively dubbed as Waste. (Thanks Mudit!)

Paper Effigies

Paper Effigies

Au Yeung Ping Chi’s papercraft items are burned at grave sites to be “delivered” to the dead. For those who died young, Au Yeung makes effigies of gadgets and designer shwag.

Ink Cartridge Art

Ink Cartridge Art

The talented Faith Pearson was challenged with incorporating old ink cartridges into her artwork. She transformed them into geeky, humorous works of art with heavy sci-fi and pop culture references.

Painting with Veggies

Painting with Veggies

Chinese artist Ju Duoqi likes to play with her food, recreating classic paintings using precisely diced and sliced veggies. With such knife skills, she’s our write-in nominee for Top Chef.

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Vintage Tokyo Subway Posters

Vintage Tokyo Subway Posters

Japanese subways are filled with posters reminding commuters of proper manners. These posters from the 70s and 80s are done with a variety of styles. Can you guess what they’re saying? More here.

Sentinel Playing Cards

Sentinel Playing Cards

These Sentinel playing cards, a collaboration from theory11 and Hatch, are absolutely gorgeous inside and out, from the original art on the cards to the metallic accents and on the sleek and sturdy box.

Starships

Starships

Bernard Gigounon’s child-like imagination turns seafaring vessels into spaceships simply by use of mirror-images and appropriate backgrounds. This would go well with the Star Wars soundtrack.

Law and Order: Artistic Intent

Law and Order: Artistic Intent

Even though Law and Order has been canceled, we still love these artist interpretations of the one-line episode summaries for the show. Wish we could have seen this exhibition live. (Thanks Kevin!)

The Land Of Giants Concept

The Land Of Giants Concept

Choi+Shine‘s entry in the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition turns pylons into statues. Frankly, we’re more surprised that there’s a pylon design competition.

52 Bad Dudes Posters

52 Bad Dudes Posters

Adam Sidwell draws a pop culture bad dude every week, and all of his work has been wicked so far, from Tyler Durden to Sam Fisher. Buy his posters and inject a heavy dose of bad-ass to your life.

WORDS (Short Film)

WORDS (Short Film)

A beautiful short film made by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante for Radiolab’s Words podcast, WORDS plays a game of word association while barely using any spoken language.

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DeviantART Muro

DeviantART Muro

The guys over at DeviantART have released this simple, elegant HTML5 painting application which even offers support for Wacom tablets. Start playing now for free, extra brushes cost points.

The Ultimate Papercraft Car

The Ultimate Papercraft Car

Done a promotional stunt for Epson, this full-scale replica of an Acura NSX race car was made entirely from paper (and maybe a little glue). We’d be more impressed if they could make it drive.

Eyes Up Close

Eyes Up Close

Suren Manvelyan took these close up shots of eyes, capturing their strange and unfamiliar appearance. Beautiful, intriguing and slightly creepy. More pictures at Photography Served.

Kris Kuksi Sculpture

Kris Kuksi Sculpture

Kris Kuksi is an American artist whose distaste for typical American life and pop culture shows in his extraordinary, grotesque sculptures, which focus on the fallacies and fragility of mankind.

Desert Indoors

Desert Indoors

Photographer Alvaro Sanchez-Montañes shot these incredible pics of ghost towns and abandoned properties throughout the Namib desert. The images are at once haunting and beautiful.

Macula: Super Menace

Macula: Super Menace

Urban projection experts Macula used the facade of the Hilton hotel in Prague as the canvas for their hypnotizing light show. Check out more of Macula’s magic on their website.

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