Category Archives: ART

Cindy Sherman print sold for a record $3.9 million

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(credit: Cindy Sherman via Popular Photography)

believe it. what you see here is the image of the most expensive photograph ever to be sold in an auction. the photograph in question is Cindy Sherman‘s “Untitled #96” from 1981 which was sold at a record breaking $3.89 million to art dealer Philippe Segalot at the Christie’s auction last week. so what’s Mr. Segalot going to do with this $3.9 million photo? flip it? or keep it? whatever it is, it better be well shield and protected. Continue reading Cindy Sherman print sold for a record $3.9 million

the Log Chop Bench is literally carved out of a real log

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(credit: David Long & Antoine Morris)

the idea is simple and unconventional at the same time: take a piece of natural piece of log (a huge one, that is) from a dead tree and had a professional Lumberjill carve out seats with brute strength and surgical precision. the resulting crude seats are then mediated by fine, hand-sewn upholstery by a motorcycle saddle maker. all these were done without any drawings, much less any concrete final plan. well, you could say it is a part abstract, part impromptu sculpture. Continue reading the Log Chop Bench is literally carved out of a real log

meet Ollie, the autonomous robotic blimp with flapping wings

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(image credit: pritika.16 via Instructables)

we didn’t get to feature the remote controlled blimps that were quite an attraction during the last toy show but here’s one that you can make yourself while taking it a notch up. meet Ollie, the autonomous and ambient robot that has an Arduino for its brain, microphone for its ears and cute, undersized wings for maneuvering. Ollie is very much alive. he floats around, reacting excitedly by flapping his wings when you speaks or claps. Continue reading meet Ollie, the autonomous robotic blimp with flapping wings

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