• Soundwall Is A Large Speaker Guised As Wall Art

    Soundwall Is A Large Speaker Guised As Wall Art

    Sure, there are plenty of options in gorgeous-looking home speakers, especially when you get to the higher-end of audio gear.   But it’s still going to be quite the chore trying to find something that can go with your existing home design.  The Soundwall eliminates the need for that by integrating all the audio hardware with the art that’s mounted up your wall. From the outside, it looks like a regular art print housed inside a picture frame with speakers hidden [...]

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  • SUUMO Brings Authentic Street Art Into Your Home

    SUUMO Brings Authentic Street Art Into Your Home

    There are plenty of options when searching for art to adorn your living room walls.  You can go photographic, nerdy, pixelated, and everything else in between.  If your boring home has been begging for some urban aesthetic, we can’t imagine a more exciting option than SUUMO’s Street Art Wall Murals. No, these aren’t some random graffiti designs fashioned by some dude for selling as prints.  Instead, these are mural-sized photographic reproductions of real graffiti captured in the wild that are [...]

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  • These Plates Are So Gross And Creepy, You’ll Skip Meals And Lose Weight

    These Plates Are So Gross And Creepy, You’ll Skip Meals And Lose Weight

    Remember when the year started?  Yes, when you promised to eat less and lose weight.  Well, that didn’t happen.  And now that the year is ending, you’re feeling bad about losing another year of opportunity to get healthy.  Well, there’s still hope.  And we have a feeling these DISH Series Plates can help tone down your appetite. Created by the NYC-based Patella Bros, it’s a limited edition series of ceramic plates screen printed with realistic-looking unappetizing fare.  And, no, we [...]

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  • Isabella Morawetz’ Breaking Bad Fine Art

    Isabella Morawetz’ Breaking Bad Fine Art

    Missed out on the Breaking Bad Prop Auction?  Yeah, there were definitely some treasures in there.  If you simply want to honor your favorite TV show now that it’s relegated to the annals of history, however, you don’t need to get your hands on a genuine prop.  Hanging an art print of your favorite scene from the show’s five seasons will do just fine.  And if you’re looking for a particular piece to hang, may we recommend taking a look [...]

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  • Seung Mo Park’s Amazing Aluminum Wire Sculptures

    Seung Mo Park’s Amazing Aluminum Wire Sculptures

    Sometimes, you see a beautiful sculpture and you imagine how the artist put everything together.  You picture the craftsmanship, the attention to detail, and the hours upon hours that have been dedicated upon it.  Then sometimes, you see a beautiful sculpture and you imagine how the artist put everything together.  Except you can’t.  Because you’ve never seen anything like it.  That’s exactly how I felt when first laying eyes on the lovely wire sculptures that come as part of Seung [...]

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  • Cool Reads: Great Design Book

    Cool Reads: Great Design Book

    If you’re going to act like a design guru on internet forums, you might as well sort of know what you’re talking about.  And when it comes to great designs, we can’t imagine a better curator than the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex.   So if you’re going to brush up on the best designs of the last 100 years or so, we’re guessing it’s hard to do better than the Smithsonian’s Great Design. Subtitled “the world’s [...]

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  • Displate: Steel-Printed Art Posters For Drill-Free Mounting

    Displate: Steel-Printed Art Posters For Drill-Free Mounting

    God invented posters so you can hang art on your apartment without breaking the terms of your lease.  The sucky part?  Unless you’re a kid in school, hanging unframed posters just makes your home look juvenile as heck; but when you start using frames, you’ll need to install mounting hardware and, pretty much, give up your security deposit.  Fortunately, those aren’t the only options with Displate’s full metal prints. Instead of putting the images on stock poster paper, the company [...]

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  • This Nintendo 64 LEGOformers Kicks All Your Custom LEGO Projects’ Ass

    This Nintendo 64 LEGOformers Kicks All Your Custom LEGO Projects’ Ass

        Looking to get fresh ideas for a custom LEGO project?  Stoke the flames of your imagination (and be disappointed when you realize you won’t be able to figure it out) with these Nintendo 64 Legoformers. Made by New York-based LEGO artist Baron von Brunk, the set recreates a full-size Nintendo 64 game console, a controller, and a couple of game cartridges.  And since that’s not difficult enough for von Brunk, every single one of the builds can morph [...]

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  • Turns Out Flattened Fiat 500s Make For Amazing Wall Decorations After All

    Turns Out Flattened Fiat 500s Make For Amazing Wall Decorations After All

    While the idea of pancaked cars sounds more painful than breathtaking, we can’t argue about the visual appeal of these flattened Fiat 500s. And though they look like junk yard fare more than decorative wall pieces, these totaled vehicles actually serve as the latter as part of an art show called In Reverse. Made by Ron Arad, there’s nothing subtle it: just a handful of real Fiat 500s, crushed using whatever large object the artist decided to take to it.  [...]

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  • Max Zorn’s Packing Tape Art

    Max Zorn’s Packing Tape Art

    Packing tape is great — it seals your boxes shut and keeps them that way until somebody takes a chainsaw key to slice it open.  Turns out, the humble utilitarian tape can also make for excellent art pieces and Max Zorn shows us how with his Packing Tape Art. Being the largely uncultured (and oftentimes drunk) fellow that I am, I haven’t really been exposed to tape art before.  As such, these incredibly gorgeous creations, which come out as sepia-toned, [...]

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  • Colin Selig Recycles Propane Tanks Into Beautiful Chairs And Benches

    Colin Selig Recycles Propane Tanks Into Beautiful Chairs And Benches

    Ever seen one of those large propane tanks they keep in warehouses or transport using big trailer trucks?  Those have really limited life cycles because once they start to corrode or get damaged, they’re, essentially, thrown out — repairing them is rarely allowed because of the critical nature of their function (i.e. holding gas under pressure).  We’re not exactly sure what happens to those tanks when they’re discarded, but somebody has started using them to build fine-looking Propane Tank Chairs. [...]

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  • Cinematographics Murals Bring Movie Graphics To Your Walls

    Cinematographics Murals Bring Movie Graphics To Your Walls

    Unless you’re a teenager or a movie buff, movie-themed decals just seem a little too unsophisticated for adorning your home’s walls.  Still, I can’t help but gush over just how pretty these Cinematographics Wall Murals are. Made by Pixers, the collection consists of high-quality decals, each one based on a popular film.  Available in a variety of custom sizes from small to huge, the adhesive murals can cover up entire walls in any part of your digs, whether you plaster [...]

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  • Painted Animal Skulls: Manly Décor Can be Pretty, Too

    Painted Animal Skulls: Manly Décor Can be Pretty, Too

    Putting up roadkill skulls as trophy head displays doesn’t seem like the most appropriate way to dress up your urban chic apartment.  There’s just something very 90s industrial metal about it — not the kind of thing a sophisticated man of the 21st century will use for decor.  Unless, of course, they get finished in bright colors like these Painted Animal Skulls. Made by Stephan Alexandr, these are real skulls retrieved from animals who passed on.  Some are partial, some [...]

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  • Zombie Slayer Axe Boasts Gorgeously Barbaric Chain Link Handle

    Zombie Slayer Axe Boasts Gorgeously Barbaric Chain Link Handle

    I always thought zombie-slaying weapons needed to look more like handheld bladed weapons from barbarian movies of old.  Post-apocalyptic bandit gangs just don’t look half as awesome when they walk around with the same crossbows, axes and jungle bolos as everybody else.  The Zombie Slayer Axe doesn’t suffer from this problem. Made by blacksmith Stephen Heeney, it’s an axe designed specifically for hacking zombie skulls.  The creator, in fact, recommends not bothering to use it to chop wood, as it’s [...]

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  • Boox: A Display Frame For Your Favorite Books

    Boox: A Display Frame For Your Favorite Books

    Those shirts you’ve outgrown but can’t bear to throw away now hang on T-Frames up on your wall.  Now, if only you can find a way to do the same to those half-dozen books you’ve hung on to all these years because they changed your life in such meaningful ways.  Well, turns out that’s what the Boox is for. An acrylic glass frame, it’s sized and shaped to hold magazines and books, allowing you to show them off mounted up [...]

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  • Galaxy Chair Mats Put The Universe At Your Feet

    Galaxy Chair Mats Put The Universe At Your Feet

    Chair mats are plenty useful if you want to protect your flooring or carpet from being ravaged by your favorite Steelcase Gesture Office Chair.  Most of what you can get at Office Depot, though, are just plain boring.  Bring a little out of this world inspiration into your workspace with Underfoot Media’s Galaxy Chair Mats. Printed with images from the NASA Hubble Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope, the chair mats let you enjoy stunning snapshots of majestic scenes from [...]

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  • Blackprints: Stylish Vehicle Prints For Classy Gearheads

    Blackprints: Stylish Vehicle Prints For Classy Gearheads

      Looking for automotive prints to hang on that blank space on your wall?  Skip the gawdy poster prints and grab yourself one of these stylish Blackprints from Sabrina Chun. Designed to adorn your wall without the usual gearhead aesthetic, the photographic prints use inverse black and white imagery to capture a minimalist visual.  None of the loud colors and tacky flashiness of the supercar posters that adorned your dorm room back in the day; instead, these prints will look [...]

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  • LumiLor Turns Everything Into An Electroluminiscent Object

    LumiLor Turns Everything Into An Electroluminiscent Object

    Electroluminescent (EL) wires make for some amazing light displays.  While there is plenty you can do with them, those thin strands do put a lot of limits on what you can turn into a glowing mass.  The LumiLor changes that. Made by Darkside Scientific LLC, it’s a coating you can layer on any object to give it an electroluminescent surface.  Like EL wires, the coating will illuminate with a glowing light when a current is passed through, making it possible [...]

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  • Pearce Knives Offer Blades With Unique Handles

    Pearce Knives Offer Blades With Unique Handles

    You can buy knives most anywhere.  If you want a knife you can impress your buddies with when they come over, though, you’ll probably need to commission a relatively expensive custom from a knifemaker.  Alternatively, you can jump over to Pearce Knives and get yourself one of the unique bladed weapons in their inventory. Ran by Logan Pearce, a third generation knifemaker, the creations feature some of the most unique knives we’ve seen.  It’s not surprising since Logan learned the [...]

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