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Tag Archives: Art

‘Project:HumanHelmet': Custom-Made Helmets Of Your Head

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Not a fan of the helmets currently available to motorists? Then you should have a word with Jyo John Mulloor, who disliked them so much that he sought to design his own. Dubbed Project:HumanHelmet, his lightweight helmet features a very unusual (and personal) design: your own head. An image of your head is basically taken and used to “design” the helmet, so it’ll look like you’re not wearing one.

Enforcers checking if you’ve got a helmet on or not might not be fans of this, but motorists who appreciate a unique design might.

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Gallery: Japanese Artist Created Staggering Array Of Balloon Animals

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Japanese balloon artist Matsumoto-san must be very popular at kid’s birthday parties. The balloon animals he creates are just mind blowing. Mind altering. Eye opening. Reality shattering. Well… they’re very freaking impressive, is what we’re saying. Impressive enough that we saw it fit to include like 50 images, after the jump. For the record, that’s a lot of images on one article. But it’s worth it. This stuff… like, we didn’t even freaking realize you could do things like this with balloons! So yeah, hit the jump and gaze in amazement at how much more talented another human being is than you. And let us know which one is your favourite!

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Sketchbook Made From Synthetic Skin For Tattoo Artists To Practice On

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Everyone has to start somewhere, but when it comes to tattoos, you’d hope your artist wouldn’t start on you. Like anyone else developing a craft, they need practice, but low-standards Guinea Pigs are hard to come by. That’s why we’re really digging Tattoo Art Magazine’s initiative to create “The Skin Book”, a sketchbook made entirely of artificial skin, as part of a marketing push made in partnership with Brazilian ad agency Lew’Lara TBWA. Each page is made to feel just like a different part of the body, such as knuckles or a man’s chest. Artists can practice their craft while using real ink and needles, which we imagine behave differently than pencils.

There’s no word on whether The Skin Book will ever see the light of day as a product you can purchase, or if it is to remain a marketing prop. But now knowing it exists highlights the fact that this is very probably a product that would find a market in no time, and should consequently be taken seriously as more than just a conversation piece.

VIA [ Gizmodo ]

WINKpen Can Use Any Liquid, Even Wine, To Write

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We live in a disposable society, or at the very least a society that seems too comfortable with the idea of throwing away things once they’ve outlived their apparent usefulness. But Portland-based designer Jessica Chan created the WINKpen as a way to go against our throwaway trend, and promoting sustainability, by creating the WINKpen. The writing implement can use any staining liquid as ink, like beer, tea, and even wine.

Unlike other fountain pens, where the ink usually comes out of a metal nib, WINKpen’s nib is made of glass. Spiraled grooves in the glass nib feed “ink” to the paper, producing a more pleasant aesthetic effect. Additionally, using glass offers the advantage of avoiding corrosion, plus it’s easier to clean.

It’s an interesting concept, if only a little unnecessary and unfortunately a bit overpriced. A WINKpen will cost you a rather hefty $60 pledge.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

Forever Alone: The Selfie Arm Makes It Look Like You Have Friends

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Oh, what a sad lonely world we live in. Think about it. There’s a product out there made specifically for you to take selfies while making it look like you’re in someone’s company.

Or not. There isn’t. Thank God. The Selfie Arm is actually a piece of art by Aric Snee and Justin Crowe.

It’s the sarcastic solution to a quintessential problem — nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves — the product conveniently provides you a welcoming arm. and better yet, it doesn’t talk or have emotions of any sort. you can even create fake accounts and use its finger to like all your images; its not you its the hand! ‘selfie arm’ is made of fiberglass, is lightweight and portable, and fortunately only a prototype. the collaborative project is a direct commentary on the growing selfie stick phenomenon, and the constant, gnawing need for narcissistic internet validation.

But of course, this kind of art is likely to be nothing but inspiration to some company turning the idea into actual product you can buy. Mark our words, it’s just a matter of time before this is a thing, at least as a gag item. If it isn’t already.

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[ DesignBoom ] VIA [ IncredibleThings ]

Ceramic Jellyfish And Squid Plant Holders Are Awesome

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If you’re going to have plants in your living area, you can be boring and put them in an ole’ clay pot. Or you can get creative and purchase one of California-based artists Cindy and James Searles’ many creations. Their hanging plant pots are shaped like jellyfish, squids, and other cephalopods, and they create a whimsical environment that looks like these creatures are swimming through the air in your apartment. They made them in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors, and the prices are more than reasonable, starting at around $30.

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Beautiful And Functional Turntable Made Out Of LEGO

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We never cease to be amazed at other people’s talent, patience, and dedication. To craft a fully-functional turntable out of LEGO bricks, Hayarobi, a Korean lego enthusiast, used up 2,045 pieces. The only non-LEGO parts are the Audio Technica phono cartridge. It’s even “powered by a LEGO Power Functions Battery Box and uses a LEGO Power Functions M-Motor.”

The creation is called ‘The Planet’ and was displayed at the 2014 Seoul Brick Pop Art Exhibition. Make sure to follow the link below for a ton more pictures.

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[ Kayarobi’s Page ] VIA [ BoingBoing ]

Round Ping Pong Table Belongs In Our Offices

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It’s not that we’re huge fans of Ping Pong or anything, but the thought of a bunch of us being able to play on the same table at the same time is kind of appealing. We’re guessing it’s the same train of thought that got Singapore artist Lee Wen to make the above Ping-Pong Go Round table… back in 1998. He’s been exhibiting it at various art galleries across Asia since, going so far as making a few models for some museums that were requesting them. It accommodates up to 15 players, although we imagine those in the middle might feel a little crowded. And it also apparently isn’t being manufactured so you can’t get a game on unless you travel to one of the few places where it is still being exhibited. Still, the concept is interesting.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ NeatoRama ]

Edible Art: Candy Craft Pen Uses Chocolate Ink

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The pen you’ve dreamed of having ever since you were a kid is now a reality. Sure, a lot of folks are working on 3D chocolate printers and food printers. Most of them cost an arm and a leg, so if you’re just a typical foodie with a sweet tooth, then the Candy Craft Pen is a worthwhile alternative.

Instead of ink, the pen uses chocolate, so you can “draw” all sorts of sweet and delicious creations and eat ’em all afterwards.

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