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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

pocket watch parts + old bullets = Steampunk Bullet Insects

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(image credit: Tom Hardwidge)

if you love steampunk, you are definitely going to dig these. created by England-based British Artist, Tom Hardwidge, these sculptures are designed and hand built by Tom in his humble abode – on the dinning table, to be exact. these sculpture mostly started out their life as deactivated ammunitions layered with sheet copper, brass and aluminum on which wings and limps of the similar material are attached to. the addition of parts from old pocket watches complete the steampunk look, which we thought look pretty damn awesome. though, Tom’s works bear resemblance to the real world creepy crawlies, these sculptures aren’t as tiny. Continue reading pocket watch parts + old bullets = Steampunk Bullet Insects

Oscar Best Picture nominees movie posters just got bricked

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(image credit: CCC via 9GAG)

when it comes to movie posters, there is nothing like one that’s done in LEGO style. call it a spoof or whatever, these are posters of the ten Oscar nominees for Best Picture presented in awesome LEGO-style. starring… minifigures, who else? my personal favorite would be 127 HOURS, cos’ that’s the only one that shows the bricks. i’m such a traditionalist. no bricks, not a LEGO. sure, minifigs are LEGO too but there aren’t truly complete without the good’ol bricks. hit the jump and check out the rest of the posters. despite me being pro-bricks, they are still awesome works! Continue reading Oscar Best Picture nominees movie posters just got bricked

Mercedes Benz F1 deconstructed and hung for display

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(image credit: Mercedes-Benz)

we are familiar with ‘exploded view’ of vehicle in illustration for prints, but what about an ‘exploded view’ in real life? well, this was what exactly Dutch artist Paul Veroude has done to a Mercedes GP Petronas F1 car in his installation art, entitled “View Suspended II.” this particular Mercedes GP Petronas F1 was deconstructed and its 3,200 components hung in an exploded view display at Mercedes-Benz World exhibition in Surrey, UK. it is indeed a sight to behold, especially to all racing fans (F1 fans in particular). Continue reading Mercedes Benz F1 deconstructed and hung for display

Megatron appears in a scrapyard somewhere on earth!

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(image credit: ZCOOL)

we read about a Chinese man who built a homemade tank (without the artillery, of course) but perhaps, that’s was nothing compared to what this man who called himself, Steel Legend, did. Steel Legend actually built a junkyard version of Megatron from the movie Transformer 2 with nothing but scrap metals. this Megatron serves as a metal sculpture and measures 4.5 m long, 3.2 m wide, 2.5 m height, and weighs a hefty 5 tons. just check out the intricate tracks which reportedly had at least ten modifications before its final form. i’m totally awed. Continue reading Megatron appears in a scrapyard somewhere on earth!

the world’s smallest aquarium contains only 10ml of water

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(image credit: Anatoly Konenko)

meet the world’s smallest aquarium that despite its miniature size, still gives the tiny fishes a ‘full featured’ aquatic experience complete with multi-colored pebbles, seaweed and even an aeration device. the miniature tank created by Russian artist Anatoly Konenko, measures just 30 x 24 x 14 mm and holes a 10ml (0.34 oz) of water. check out the setting up of the miniature aquarium video (with a rather haunting soundtrack) after the break. Continue reading the world’s smallest aquarium contains only 10ml of water

artist in focus: Graphic & Sculpture Artist Jason Freeny

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(image credit: Jason Freeny/Moist Production) Cutaway 7″ Anatomical Mickey Mouse (Modified Vinyl Action Figure)

you must be wondering why would a tech-related blog dwells on art-matter? if you haven’t already notice, this is a fusion blog from the very beginning. it has a wide variety of focuses like most of us do in real life. some of us live and breathe tech for a living but on the other side of our life we have keen interests in lifestyle such as art appreciation or fashions. in our second installment of ‘artist in focus’, we put our focus on a very talented individual by the name of Jason Freeny. Freeny is an industrial designer by education, an interfaced designer by day and an artist by night. Continue reading artist in focus: Graphic & Sculpture Artist Jason Freeny

Star Wars characters given a new age steampunk treatment

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(image credit: Bjorn Hurri)

we love all things arty and futuristic, and these Steampunk-inspired Star Wars characters by professional game and fantasy art illustrator Bjorn Hurri, definitely had us drooling with mysterious goo… well not really goo but the drooling is almost certain. strangely, the illustrations remind me of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Paramount Pictures, 2004) and the brassy colored tone exudes a sense of old-world futuristic perspectives. what can i say? i’m totally captivated by Bjorn’s Steampunk Princess Leia, but i can’t say the same for the mustached Han Solo. Continue reading Star Wars characters given a new age steampunk treatment