• Clever 3D Notepad Art Is Actually 2D Art On A Fake Notepad

    Clever 3D Notepad Art Is Actually 2D Art On A Fake Notepad

    At first glance, these pieces look like someone was able to figure out how to emboss figures onto a lined notepad, turning out sculpted images on a simple sheet of paper in the process.  Except it really isn’t and that illusion is part of what makes 15-year old Brazilian artist João Carvalho’s works quite impressive. One, he doesn’t actually do the art on lined notepads.  Instead, he does them on regular sketch pads that he lines much later to look like […]

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  • What Would Superman, Iron Man And Captain America Wear If They Were Born In Renaissance-Era? Must See Pics!!!

    What Would Superman, Iron Man And Captain America Wear If They Were Born In Renaissance-Era? Must See Pics!!!

    If modern-day superheroes and sci-fi characters wore costumes that were appropriate during the Renaissance, turns out they’ll still look way cool.  At least, that’s the case with Sacha Goldberger’s Super Flemish collection of photographs, which documents a series of Renaissance-themed cosplay that just blows the mind. These images, which look like Renaissance-era paintings, aren’t Photoshopped, by the way.  Instead, these are actual unaltered photographs, with all the elaborate work performed (likely, by a team of stylists, hairdressers, make-up artists, models, […]

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  • Who Would Have Thought Stacking Rocks And Stones Can Look This Amazing?

    Who Would Have Thought Stacking Rocks And Stones Can Look This Amazing?

    Michael Grab’s Gravity Glue is a series of photographs that capture rocks and stones stacked together by the artist.  Sounds too simple to impress you?  Well, not till you see the kind of rock balancing he’s talking about. According to Grab, no glue or tools were used to keep the rocks balanced in any of the photographs.  Really, even those ones that look like it’s impossible the whole thing isn’t falling over without a little Sugru keeping things in place.  […]

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  • Help, My Wife Is Drawing With Sharpies On My Car! Oh Wait, It Looks Good

    Help, My Wife Is Drawing With Sharpies On My Car! Oh Wait, It Looks Good

    When Collen Kelton moved to Japan, he did what any car enthusiast would do: he got a pre-owned Nissan GT-R to trick out.  Except he didn’t like the color, so he told his artist wife, Allison, to draw over some scratches on the front bumper for fun before he gave it a fresh paint job.   Turns out, Allison enjoyed drawing on the car a little too much, so she covered up way more than scratches, which Collen didn’t mind since […]

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  • Check Out Industrial Designer Irving Harper’s Beautiful Papercraft Sculptures

    Check Out Industrial Designer Irving Harper’s Beautiful Papercraft Sculptures

    Design fans will probably be familiar with Irving Harper as the right-hand man to George Nelson, design director of the famed Herman Miller firm.  Last year, the world got to know him even better with the release of the book, “Irving Harper: Works on Paper,” which chronicled the industrial designer’s paper sculptures, a side of his life previously unknown to many.  This year, fans can see those sculptures up close at a new exhibition called “Irving Harper: A Mid-Century Mind […]

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  • “Stacked – Hong Kong” Is A Vertical Photo Series Chronicling The Mesmerizing Geometric Beauty Of Hong Kong’s Public Housing

    “Stacked – Hong Kong” Is A Vertical Photo Series Chronicling The Mesmerizing Geometric Beauty Of Hong Kong’s Public Housing

    Sometimes, you just need to look at your surroundings from a different angle to turn them into a breathtaking sight.  That’s exactly what happens in “Stacked – Hong Kong,” a beautiful look at the expanse of Hong Kong’s high-rise public housing systems and its overwhelming symmetry. A series of images from Australian photographer Peter Stewart, it uses vertical angles to capture the erstwhile common sights of densely-populated buildings as objects of hypnotizing geometry.  Seriously, these photographs are a sight to […]

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  • Grafitti Fur Roller Turns Any Carpet Into Your Personal Art Canvas

    Grafitti Fur Roller Turns Any Carpet Into Your Personal Art Canvas

    It’s easy enough to draw simple stuff on thick carpet piles, which is why some people use them as a message board.  Just run your finger through the fluffy surface and you can leave whatever impression you want as new fibers are flattened and raised, whether it’s short notes, stick figures, or basic shapes.  Try fashioning anything more complicated, however, and you’ll likely just end up with an unintelligible mess.  Unless you use something like the Graffiti Fur Roller. Designed […]

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  • Could A Single Tree Bear 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit? Well This One Can!

    Could A Single Tree Bear 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit? Well This One Can!

    While this tree looks like it’s been artificially colored to appear like nature puked a rainbow onto a single tree, it actually isn’t.  Instead, it really turns into a kaleidoscope of colors every time it blooms in the spring.  That’s because it’s part of the ongoing Tree of 40 Fruit series, which combines 40 different stone fruit branches onto a single tree trunk, creating a Frankenstein tree that’s going to stand out no matter where it rises. Created by contemporary […]

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  • Not Just Pictures Of Some Trash, These Are Wooden Sculptures Modeled Out Of Everyday Garbage

    Not Just Pictures Of Some Trash, These Are Wooden Sculptures Modeled Out Of Everyday Garbage

    While these look like packaging discards borne out of our conspicuous consumption, they’re not.  Instead, they’re sculptures that come as part of Tom Pfannerstill’s From the Street series, which painfully recreate worn out junk items using wood and paint. That’s right, someone went through piles of garbage, picked out the most aesthetically-pleasing ones, then took them back to his studio.  There, he modeled them in basswood and paint, recreating erstwhile rotting trash into fresh sculptures that can be hung up […]

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  • Gerry Judah’s Mercedes-Benz Sculpture ShowcasesTwo Cars Flying Over The Goodwood House

    Gerry Judah’s Mercedes-Benz Sculpture ShowcasesTwo Cars Flying Over The Goodwood House

    While the cars are, obviously, the highlight of every Goodwood Festival of Speed, this year’s automobiles received serious competition from the giant sculpture set up outside the event facility.  And deservedly so. Created by London-based artist Gerry Judah, the Mercedes-Benz Sculpture puts a pair of the automaker’s race cars atop an arching track that towers close to 300 feet above the ground. The track goes all the way from one side of the Goodwood House to the other, literally soaring […]

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  • These Tables From Greg Klassen’s River Collection Look Like Intricate Topographic Maps

    These Tables From Greg Klassen’s River Collection Look Like Intricate Topographic Maps

    We don’t know whether to classify the tables from Greg Klassen’s River Collection as furniture or sculptures.  On the one hand, they’re functional tables you can use for a variety of functions around the house.  On the other, they’re so beautifully crafted that your heart will probably break if you spill spaghetti sauce all over it or accidentally scratch the glass portion while moving the home theater equipment you set up on the tabletop.  Ouch. The idea is simple: Greg […]

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  • If Aquaman Carried A Firearm, It’s Going To Look Like These Shark Gun Sculptures

    If Aquaman Carried A Firearm, It’s Going To Look Like These Shark Gun Sculptures

    We don’t know what kinds of gun they carry down in Aqauaman’s hometown of Atlantis, but we will be absolutely devastated if the guards at the Atlantean Royal Palace weren’t armed to the gills with these shark gun sculptures from artist Christopher Schulz.  I mean, could any other weapon be more appropriate? Combining the deadly killers of the ocean with the deadly killers of the battlefields, these sculptures feature sharks used as bodies for each gun.  He’s got a leopard […]

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  • These Hubcap Creatures Are The Monster Sculptures Of Your Darkest Nightmares

    These Hubcap Creatures Are The Monster Sculptures Of Your Darkest Nightmares

    These Hubcap Creatures are exactly how I want my robot monster army to look like — large fangs, horrifying faces, and sharp edges all throughout their bodies. Seriously, no one in the post-apocalyptic future is going to want to mess with me. Made by British artist Ptolemy, the metal sculptures are made primarily from salvaged hubcaps, many of which the artist simply gathers from the side of the road. The hubcaps are individually cleaned, cut, and then assembled into the horrifying monster […]

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  • 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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