Tag Archives: Art

Millennium Falcon Violin Makes For A Vibrant Conversational Piece

If Han Solo plays violin, it will probably look like this Custom Millennium Falcon Violin. However, it will probably have strings on it which this sculpture here does not have. Then again, in a galaxy far, far away, they probably need no strings to make music because, sci-fi. Or perhaps, it is powered by miniature SRB42 sunlight engines, heavily modified, of course, which explains the blue LED glow it has at the bottom side of the lower bout. With the galaxy so massive, it is hard to imagine what kind of tech they have. This earthly creation by Etsy seller Richard Symon’s Art, on the other hand, is not loaded with mysterious galactic tech and therefore it will not create any harmonious notes even if you are Vanessa Mae of the galaxy far, far away because of the obvious lack of strings. Continue reading Millennium Falcon Violin Makes For A Vibrant Conversational Piece

How To Fold An Origami Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter. Yes! It’s Possible!

Believe it or not, it is possible to fold a Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter out of a single piece of square paper. I know right. Considering how complicated a X-Wing is, you’d be forgiven for being skeptical that it is even possible, but as it turns it, you can actually do that. Well, that’s the wonder of origami, my friends. It seems like nothing is quite impossible with a sheet of paper when in the hands of everyday geniuses like origami enthusiast Joe who also run a YouTube channel aptly called How To Origami. Joe posted a video with detailed instruction on how to fold an origami em>Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter to go with a detailed written instruction on Instructables. Continue reading How To Fold An Origami Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter. Yes! It’s Possible!

Japanese Artist Sharpened A MacBook Air, Used It To Cut Through An Apple

Apple MacBook Air is super thin. With the thinnest edge measuring a scant 0.11 inch (0.3 cm), it almost feel like a knife capable of slicing and cutting, and it actually could. However, it can’t really do it cleanly and without the laptop closed. Wait. Actually it kind of can, as proven by Japanese artist Shimabuku. The artist deliberately sharpened the already thin edge of a MacBook Air with a sharpening stone manually, and affixed it onto a wooden handle, creating an image of a knife (or axe, if you will, but it looks more like a chopper to us). Continue reading Japanese Artist Sharpened A MacBook Air, Used It To Cut Through An Apple

This Revolutionary Tattoo Contains Audio Playable Using A Smartphone

There are many reasons why people chose to have tattoos and not surprisingly, remembrance ranks high on the list. Remembering someone, or paying tribute to a person you love or respect, by inking his or her portrait on the skin seems like the closest thing someone can do, but one company is taking this ‘in memory of’ thing to a whole new level. Skin Motion has developed a new tattoo method like you have never seen, or more correctly hear, before. This revolutionary tattoo, aptly called Soundwave tattoo, goes beyond visual remembrance; it lets you playback up to a minuted of pre-recorded audio using an app on your smartphone. Continue reading This Revolutionary Tattoo Contains Audio Playable Using A Smartphone

Razer’s CEO Asked How Razer Chroma Frap Might Look Like, Here’s Our Take

You know all the fad about Starbucks’ newest seasonal drink, the Unicorn Frappuccino. I am sure you also read about how it is “not as advertized,” but we are not going talk about how it is, or it is not “as advertized.” We are at it because about a day ago, Razer’s CEO posted a question on his Facebook page. He commented that since Starbucks has their Unicorn frap, he wonder what would a Chroma frap from Razer look like? Continue reading Razer’s CEO Asked How Razer Chroma Frap Might Look Like, Here’s Our Take

Extremely Dirty Vehicles Are Canvases For This Talented Artist

You know what separate artists with the talent to adapt from other ‘regular’ artists? It would be the ability to improvise and turn out amazing illustrations in situ. No paints, no brushes, no nothing, and such is what Moscow-based artist and illustrator Nikita Golubev AKA ProBoyNick has demonstrated. How? Well, it turns out that extremely dirty vehicles found on the streets can also serve as perfect canvases for this very talented, adaptive artist to showcase his (or her?) work of art. What Golubev did was “etching” images of animals on them (the dirty vehicles) with a process which involves “cleaning” the dirt to create an image. Continue reading Extremely Dirty Vehicles Are Canvases For This Talented Artist

The Art of Ghost In The Shell: The Visuals That Made The Movie Possible

Yeah. We heard and read about the fiasco regarding the live action movie adaption of one of Japan’s most iconic sci-fi anime, Ghost in the Shell. I am a sci-fi nut (short of being a futurist) and so I am not going to be bothered by the so-called ‘white-washing’ or whatever it is that people are debating. But the name change there is kind of weird though (seriously? Major Mira?). Anywho, if you are all pumped up about Ghost in the Shell, well, then Insight Editions may have just the right stuff for you: The Art of Ghost in the Shell (ISBN-13 978-1683830009) by David S. Cohen. Continue reading The Art of Ghost In The Shell: The Visuals That Made The Movie Possible

These Furniture Are Arts Inspired By Hong Kong’s Dense Urban Landscape

Hong Kong-based Italian designer Andrea Ponti is best known for beautiful, practical designs ranging from air purifier to smartwatch to suitcases, but little known to us consumers is, he is very much a man of art and thus he does what he does. And that, my friends, bring us to an exciting news. Andrea’s studio, Ponti Design Studio, is hitting up Milan Design Week, happening from April 4-9, with a wonderful and representative art project called Shadows in the Windows. Continue reading These Furniture Are Arts Inspired By Hong Kong’s Dense Urban Landscape

These Toy Figures Photos Are The Best Thing To Happen To Plastic Toys

Toy action figures you find at retail stores like Toy’r Us are, well, just toys. Unlike those coming from Hot Toys, they are designed to be played with (or should we say, ‘toyed’ with) by kids and sometimes, grown ups like myself. In other words, they are hardly worthy of collectors’ time. I guess we can blame it on its mass-produced, less-than-idea quality, but one Japanese Instagrammer, Hot.Kenobi, changed the way we look at these ‘toy-quality’ action figures. Continue reading These Toy Figures Photos Are The Best Thing To Happen To Plastic Toys

Look, Chevrolet Built A Life-size The LEGO Batman Movie’s Batmobile

During the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) last month, American automaker surprised visitors with a unlikely ‘concept car’: a life-size LEGO Batmobile straight out of LEGO animated flick The LEGO Batman Movie. Created in collaboration with students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion and First LEGO League, this bricksomeful crimefighting vehicle, which stretches 17 feet long (a little shorter than Sawaya’s creation), measures 9.25 feet across and stands 6.92 feet tall (about 5.2 x 2.8 x 2.1 meters), is made up of a whopping 344,187 LEGO bricks and weighs in at a hefty 1,695.5 pounds (769 kg). The tires alone account for 400 pounds (181 kg), each weighing no less than 100 pounds (45 kg!). Continue reading Look, Chevrolet Built A Life-size The LEGO Batman Movie’s Batmobile