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LEGO cargo ship encrusted with Swarovski Crystals

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(photos: Cimon Art) “Love To The Rescue” Swarovski Cyrstals encrusted LEGO Cargo Ship | US$auction | cimon-art.com

New York-based Australian artist Cimon, created this one-off special LEGO Cargo Ship that is said to be inspired by the efforts by the people around the world to help the tsunami devastated nation of Japan. the ship is no ordinary LEGO item, it is sculptured out from ‘metalized’ LEGO bricks and embellished with Swarovski crystals. the ship, aptly entitled “Love To The Rescue“, carries a cargo of hearts (in crystals, no less) in various sizes and colors, while staying afloat on a glittering sea. the details that went into this stunning LEGO sculpture is impeccable. even the ‘sea’ are not spare from the crystallized treatment and it even has a varying blue hue to it that makes the overall sculpture even more majestic. Continue reading LEGO cargo ship encrusted with Swarovski Crystals

Made.com presents Peter O’Toole Collection

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(credit: Made.com) Peter O’Toole Collection | £59.00 | www.made.com

stop lamenting about the plain white wall in your humble abode and put up a few of these illustrations from British illustrator Peter O’Toole Collection that depicts iconic imagery, familiar faces (aka famous people) and nostalgia from the good old sixties through to today. i don’t know about you. these illustrations capture my heart with its vividly mixed of pop culture and icons of our times (ahem, maybe not the 60s one though), which tickles the (sometimes) fond memories deep in my ROM. the Peter O’Toole Collection is available now from Made.com for a modest sum of £59. lovely. Continue reading Made.com presents Peter O’Toole Collection

The Vader Project – Vader’s helmet like you never seen before

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(credit: DKE Toys)

started back in 2007, The Vader Project was DKE Toys’ initiative to ‘re-imagine’ the dark sith’s iconic helmet. nearly 100 of the 1:1 scale prop replica of Darth Vader helmets curated by Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys were given out to participating artists, surrealist painters, designers to tinkle with. the resulting work of art was Vader’s helmets in very contrasting design, if not un-dark sith like. the helmets when on a travel exhibition starting from 2007, through to 2010, and finally they were put through an auction process. Continue reading The Vader Project – Vader’s helmet like you never seen before

5 Million Dollars, 1 Terabyte – an art or freedom of piracy?

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(image credit: Art 404)

as we go full-on into the digital age, art form takes on a whole perspective. case in point: a hard drive with a capacity of 1-TB sits at one corner of Art 404 Gallery as an art installation. however, the highlight of this art installation is not the hardware itself but rather, it is the content within. it turns out that within this seemingly harmless external hard drive, it has $5 million ($4,971,760, to be exact) worth of stolen digital materials, including Adobe Font Collection, Adobe Creative Suites, 124 GB of music collection, more than 270 GB worth of ebook and among the many others. Continue reading 5 Million Dollars, 1 Terabyte – an art or freedom of piracy?

engagement photo shoot wrecked by zombie [photos]

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(image credit: Amanda Rynda)

i am no photography critics but these photos entitled “Zombie Engagement Photos” by photographer Amanda Rynda really caught by eyes. you know what they say about good things never go unnoticed? yea, this is one those good things. it all began when a Juliana approached Amanda about her (Juliana’s, of course) somewhat morbid concept of embracing each other after surviving a zombie attack. sweet stuff. the photography part, not the zombie. here’s what Amanda has to say: Continue reading engagement photo shoot wrecked by zombie [photos]

exclusive selection of art collector Russell Blackmore

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(image credit: Made.com) Made.com’s Academy Collection | £99.00 | www.made.com

let’s face it. no one love to stare at a plain white wall. in this respect, we can either choose to decorate it with wallpaper that’s probably going to peel off in a few years or so, or we could hang a couple of these beautiful images of icons of the stage, screen and ring. among this exclusive selection of art collector Russell Blackmore includes sports legend Muhammad Ali, silver screen goddess Marilyn Monroe, and music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Who – just to name a few. Continue reading exclusive selection of art collector Russell Blackmore

Olaf Mooji’s Braincar – giant brain sculpture fused onto a car

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(image credit: Olaf Mooji)

on the first glance, you may think this is just a mobile sculpture of a giant brain fused into an used car but it is more than that. created by The Netherlands-based artist Olaf Mooji, the Braincar, as it is called, has a camera perched on top of the ‘brain’ that captures and stores images and videos as it travels around in the day, and as night falls, these footages are ‘remixed’ and projected from within this giant brain sculpture. the Olaf Mooji’s Braincar poses the question: what if the car itself has its own conscious? interesting thoughts there. don’t you think so? Continue reading Olaf Mooji’s Braincar – giant brain sculpture fused onto a car

awesome Star Wars-inspired furniture created by R9

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(credit: R9) 70’s Falcon and Carbon Freeze Coffee Table | from £950.00 | www.r-9.org.uk

if you are a true-blue Star Wars fan, then you probably would want everything around you to be Star Wars related. how about adding a coffee table or two to the list? let’s face it. LucasArt will never dish out such a product, let alone furniture for our Star Wars fix but thankfully, we have R9 – a UK-based designed studio that specializes in “science fiction based sculpture and functional art” – to quench our thirst for Star Wars inspired furniture. on list of the aforementioned work includes Carbon Freeze coffee table and the 70’s Falcon coffee table. Continue reading awesome Star Wars-inspired furniture created by R9

Ayrton Senna’s 1991 McLaren turned into an art installation

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(image credit: Adam Jacob/Coys) 1991 McLaren MP4/6 – Ex Ayrton Senna Championship Winning Car S | €auction | www.coys.co.uk

most of us knows that Formula One cars are used for one season but do you know what happens to the used Formula One cars. well, what you see here is one example how old cars are being used. in this case, this 1991 McLaren MP4/6 – Ex Ayrton Senna Championship Winning Car S was taken apart and given to artist Jay Burridge by McLaren International sometime in 1991 to create a sculpture out of McLaren cars. the result? the car given was transformed into a life-size model kit that would certainly make any grown man weep with joy. Continue reading Ayrton Senna’s 1991 McLaren turned into an art installation

Miya Ando dressed steel skateboard with 24k gold leaf

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(credit: Miya Ando) Miya Ando Steel Skateboard with 24k gold leaf | about $5,000.00 | miyaando.com

nobody would actually skate with a gold leaf covered skateboard, much less a steel one but that doesn’t stop artist Miya Ando from creating this beautiful steel skateboard with 24k gold leaf covering its underside. yes, it is the side where we board grinds. ouch. obviously, this is more of a work of art, a steel sculpture if you like, then a real usable skateboard but no one’s stopping you from using it if you think the price tag of about $5,000 is small money. on a second thought, i think it would be too heavy to do any real tricks but it would certainly look cool on a nice display stand – preferably with acrylic rod as the stand so that both the industrial look steel surface and the gold leaf can be seen in its full glory. Continue reading Miya Ando dressed steel skateboard with 24k gold leaf