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Swarovski encrusted AK47 among other gruesome find

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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

Car Design Fetish’s Batmobile Design Competition winners

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Batmobile has been the fantasy ride for both kids and grown ups alike. the crime-busting superhero’s ride has inspired awesome real life replicas such as the Tumbler, BatPod and even the 60s classic batmobile. as with all iconic things in life, fans have their ideal take of the ride for the Dark Knight – even one that is destined for use when the cape crusader retires. Car Design Fetish’s Batmobile Design Competition is a testimony of this. the competition saw hundreds of designs from artists from around the world, covering a wide spectrum of genre. Continue reading Car Design Fetish’s Batmobile Design Competition winners

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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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

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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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