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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

artist in focus: Sculpture Artist Christopher Conte

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(image credit: Dennis Blachut/Chris Conte) ‘Scarlett’ (2011) Cast bronze with stainless steel, 925 Silver, and Garnet.

Norway-born, New Yorker Christopher Conte is a self-taught biomechanical sculpture artist who creates beautiful sculptures based around future technologies, more specifically cybernetic organisms which Chris coined as Cybermechanical sculpture. having a degree in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Chris was a Certified Prosthetist for 16 years before going full-time as an artist in mid 2008. Chris often uses modern exotic materials ranging from bronze to carbon fiber combining with ancient techniques of construction for his one-of-the-kind art pieces. Continue reading artist in focus: Sculpture Artist Christopher Conte

fancy a robot to knot up your tie? Why Knot? does just that

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(credit: screenshot by mike)

i hate tying ties as much as i hate clipping my nails. often, i wish somebody would invent something to tackle these simple yet frustrating chores. thank goodness for people like Seth Goldstein, who must have shared the same perspective as myself, designed and built a machine that solve this seemingly minute issue. the machine, aptly named ‘Why Knot?’, looks more complicated than it is to knot up a tie but it certainly works beautifully. hmmm, did i see a bicycle sprocket, chain and pedal there? very intriguing and applaudable project. Continue reading fancy a robot to knot up your tie? Why Knot? does just that

designer turns iProducts into a collage of Steve Jobs

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(image credit: Charis Tsevis)

while Steve Jobs is again away for medical reasons, designer Charis Tsevis has built an perfect illustration of this legendary CEO of the Cupertino company, fusing him with the many iProducts that Jobs was credited to have a hand in – ranging from the revolutionary iPod and iPhone to the less than successful eMac (remember how the market like to put an ‘e’ in front of every tech product? yeah, this was one of them – from Apple). Continue reading designer turns iProducts into a collage of Steve Jobs