Category Archives: ART

Shopping Cart Lounger: lounger made out of a shopping cart

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(credit: Mike Bouchet / Nathanlie Karg)

if you love shopping at supermarkets and also has the love for chilling on a lounger, American-born Frankfurt-based artist Mike Bouchet has a perfect solution for you: the Shopping Cart Lounger. Mike takes an everyday shopping cart and transformed it into a lounger. as you can see from the image, it still retains the look of the shopping cart that you love, complete with the cart’s wheels still intact. Continue reading Shopping Cart Lounger: lounger made out of a shopping cart

it took 270,000 bricks to create this great wall of LEGO

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(credit: Lene Rønsholt Wille)

when i did the 3,000+ pieces LEGO Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer, i’d thought it was a massive piece but that was probably nothing compared to Lene Rønsholt Wille immense circular wall structure entitled “Metaphorical Horizons“. it took Denmark-based Lene Rønsholt Wille six weeks to complete this 270,000 white LEGO bricks structure at the Central Hall of World Trade Centre in Amsterdam. Continue reading it took 270,000 bricks to create this great wall of LEGO

Panna is an extraordinary Foosball table cast in concrete

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i am not a huge fan of soccer but for some reasons, foosball never fails to attract me. it is unexplainably addictive and i would think, it is a game that will never go out of style. that said, it is only natural that a foosball table cast in concrete that reminisces of a street soccer game has my attention in an instant. instead of the usual wood or MDF board materials, the Panna Foosball Table is cast in concrete and has a 2-a-side set-up. Continue reading Panna is an extraordinary Foosball table cast in concrete

Swarovski encrusted AK47 among other gruesome find

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(credit: Reuters)

Swarovski crystals are usually associated with jewelries and more recently, it has been used to bling up gadgets. however, artist Nicola Bolla has a different idea on how Swarovski crystals can be applied to, albeit being a little ‘alternative’. these ‘alternative’ objects include an AK47 assault rifle and human remains which were exhibited at the Milan Design Week last week. Continue reading Swarovski encrusted AK47 among other gruesome find

make robots a part of your green life with robo planters

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(credit: M.C. Langer)

recently, i’m kind of into this thing called Terrarium. naturally, M.C. Langer instructable on how to create a robo-planter attracts my attention 100%. if you are into desktop gardening, so to speak, you might as well make your desktop garden stand out with unique, one-of-the-kind look planters. brown plastic planters are so passe, don’t you agree? in fact, this series of robo-planters are not the first from M.C. Langer. he had earlier posted instructions on making a rare planters re-using home junk but i thought the latest robo-planters look way cooler. Continue reading make robots a part of your green life with robo planters

old trumpet turned into a power-free iPhone amplifier

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(credit: Christopher Locke) Analog Tele-Phonographer | US$400.00 | heartlessmachine.com

don’t know what to make out of an old trumpet? artist Christopher Locke has a brilliant idea: turn it into a natural-amplifying speaker for your iPhone. check out the video after the jump to see the amplification in action. not that we are blowing the trumpet for Chris but it does work as it should and besides, it should be one heck of a conversational piece. aside from the obvious brass trumpet, the rest of this art gadget is constructed from steel and stainless steel. steel parts are coated with brown patina and the whole unit has been coated with a gloss clear coat, which explains its irresistible glossiness. Continue reading old trumpet turned into a power-free iPhone amplifier

steel legend turns scrap metals into Transformers sculptures

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(image credit: ZCOOL/’Steel Legend’)

remember the Chinese guy who build a Megatron tank out scrap metals? what we didn’t know was, he actually had a slew of other Transformers created out of scrap metals prior to creating the Megatron tank sculpture. pretty cool, huh? these include the recognizable Optimus Prime, Bumble Bee, the Fallen and Jetfire – all created out of scrap metal parts. check out more images after the break. our favorite would be Jetfire and we thought Steel Legend did an excellent job for the scrap metal Jetfire. the movie version’s Jetfire was quite a looker as compared to the more boxy classic Jetfire. Continue reading steel legend turns scrap metals into Transformers sculptures

Steampunk cufflinks are also 8 GB USB flash drives

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(image credit: Artype/Rob) Mechanical Memory USB Cufflinks | US$sold | artypedesign.co.uk

we are a little slow on this. at the time of this posting, this beautiful item are already sold but it is still worthwhile posting it. why? just check out the images after the break and you will probably agree with me. this would be a must-have for all steampunk fans. conceived and handmade by British designer Rob of Artype Design, this pair of cufflinks are handcrafted out from walnut and features no less than 30 individual parts from old pocket watches intricately embedded. this cufflinks not only serves as a fashion statement but also doubles as an USB flash drive with 8 GB capacity, wait… it’s actually 8 GB on each cufflink. Continue reading Steampunk cufflinks are also 8 GB USB flash drives

mobile platform’s favorite avian gets superhero makeover

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(image credit: bite.ca)

it is hard for mobile platform game to grow beyond where it belongs: the mobile device but as for Angry Birds, it is not destined to be caged within it. it has gone from Halloween Angry Birds costume to Angry Birds birthday cake, to gracing the cover of mobile devices case. television network Bite, is not about to keep mum about the popularity of this accidental angry avian hero. its creative designers, Daniel Halyburton and Jennifer Herd gave the perpetually furious avian and friends, the superheroes and villains makeover. the superheroes and villains are none other than the cast from Batman. Continue reading mobile platform’s favorite avian gets superhero makeover

enough of action figures, time for some inflatable fun

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(image credit: Blimpus) Blimpus, An Inflatable Character Canvas | from US$20.00 | www.blimpus.com

love collecting cute, arty stuff including vinyl figurines? then you should be familiar with vinyl collectibles such as bearbrick, munny, dunny et cetera. physically, these vinyl figurines look the same but what set each of them apart is the awesome graphics that each toy sports. that said, we want to introduce you to a whole new world of collectibles: the Blimpus. Blimpus differs with the rest of the collectibles in two major ways: first, it is not a solid vinyl – it is an inflatable PVC vinyl canvas and second, it comes as a flat blank canvas which makes creating design much easier. Continue reading enough of action figures, time for some inflatable fun