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Tag Archives: Art

These Tables Look Like Animals Peeking Out From Underwater

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Once you free your mind from the notion that a table needs to be a flat surface held up on four legs, a world of opportunities opens us. No one seems to understand this better than artist Derek Pearce, who makes a series of coffee tables called “Water Tables”. They depict various animals partially submerged in water, where the glass surface represents the water surface. From hippos to seals, and frogs to dolphins, Derek’s tables have become collector’s items. Like any good collector’s item, the tables are expensive, ranging in price from $4,800 to $5,500. But hey, if you’ve got that kind of cash burning a hole in your wallet, we’re pretty sure that’s as good of a conversation piece as anything.

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Secret Wood Rings Are Otherworldly

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Rings and other jewelry, as you well know, don’t necessarily have to be made from precious metals and cost a fortune. In fact, some of the most eye catching pieces are made from mundane materials. The rings from a company called Secret Wood are made from resin and wood, and we’d pick them over fancy designer jewelry any day. They take a piece of wood, split it, and fold it into a ring shape, then cast the splintered ends into a clear resin. It’s the splintered bits of wood that create the otherworldly landscape, and since each one is hand made and no two pieces of wood split quite in the same way, each ring is unique. It’s a cool idea, and one you’ll have to pay between $90 and $180 to own, but you’ll have quite the conversation piece on your finger for your troubles.

Hit the jump for a gallery.

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Rocket Coffee Table Is For Adult Children

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Cyprus based artist Mousarris makes some cool furniture. Previously we featured his Wave City Coffee Table inspired by the movie Inception. And now we bring you news of the Rocket Coffee Table. Using a combination of 3D printing, resin casting and traditional hand carving, each leg looks like a rocket taking off. They’re not attached to the glass top, so the owner is able to use them as he wishes, although if you’re going to pay the $5,645 asking price, you might as well use it as-is.

“I have been collecting toys and action figures and anything nostalgic from my childhood until this day,’ says Mousarris on his website. ‘Every time I take a look at my collectibles I remember my childhood, when I used to play for hours on end without a care in the world. I wanted to recreate that feeling of carefreeness and nostalgia with the Rocket Coffee Table.”

We feel you, brother, we feel you. And if we had $5k burning a hole in our wallets, we might’ve already placed an order.

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Set Of Pistols Crafted From 4.5 Billion Year Old Meteorite

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A really long time ago, a meteorite landed in what is now Gibeon, Namibia. The space rock itself is estimated to have been formed around the same time the Earth was: 4.5 billion years ago. And now, a US company called Cabot Guns took a 77 pound fragment from the impact, and used that to forge two classic M1911 pistols, originally made by none other than Colt. Their creation looks stunning, clearly highlighting the otherworldly nature of the material that forms it. It’s called the Big Bang Pistol Set, and it’s a one-of-a-kind item that is expected to be worth around $5 million. They’re not only decorative either:

The pistols are fully-functional – and resultant of their National Match barrels, accurate; verified both on the rest and in off-hand shooting. Leaving nothing to chance in terms of functionality, our engineers used electron beam technology to meticulously add bimetal support only to the frame/slide rails, hammer, guide rod and extractor of the Big Bag set. – and the pistol’s components, down to the barrel bushing and trigger – are 100% Gibeon meteorite.

That’s really all there is to say about this, so come on over the fold and admire this work of art in a series of fascinating photos.

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Poor Leo: There Now Exists A Vitruvian Man Action Figure

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Sometime around 1490, Leonardo Da Vinci drew the Vitruvian Man, a depiction of the ideal body proportions as suggested by the architect Vitruvius. The drawing shows two superimposed men with arms outstretched, inscribed within a circle and a square. You’ve seen it; it’s an iconic piece. And now, well… now you can also play with the Vitruvian Man action figure. It’s made by Figma, a Japanese toy maker who also produces the Venus de Milo and Michelangelo’s David. It’s kind of creepy considering it has four legs and four arms, but then again it wouldn’t be the Vitruvian Man if it didn’t. It’s $59.

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The Alien V. Predator Wood Burning Stove Has Personality

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Look, you can burn some wood the old fashioned way, in a good old classic wood burning stove. Or you can spend a not-too-ridiculous amount of money and do the same thing in something that’ll at least get you a couple of amused nudges at your next garden party. Or wherever it is that you’d wanna use and display this thing. It’s made by a company called “Burned by Design LTD”, and each stove appears to be carved out of a propane tank, with metal pipes and bits welded on. Prices start at $460, and go up to $995 depending on the design, which include Storm Trooper, Boba Fett, R2D2, and Alien Xenomorph, as pictured. That one’s $995, incidentally.

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This Backpack Is An Aquarium

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Kids carry books in their backpacks, or at least we think they still do… are school books even still made from dead trees? Anyway, they certainly won’t be carrying any of those in this $500 Aquarium Backpack from Etsy seller ‘uvproductionhouse’. It’s, well, exactly what the name suggests: an aquarium in the shape of a backpack. There’s precious little information on it, and we’re sort of doubting it’s even real. Wouldn’t the weight of the water distort what appears to be a clear plastic shell? Perhaps it’s just shaped to look like a backpack, when it’s in fact glass. That would make more sense and match the asking price. It’s claimed to be self-cleaning, and comes with goldfish, rocks, snails, and plants. Yeah… we’re totally calling shenanigans on this, but we won’t spend $500 to find out if we’re right.

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Vincent Van Gogh Plush Doll With Removable Ear

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Well then… that’s a little creepy. But interesting nonetheless, in a “I-like-creepy-shit” kind of way. You’re looking at the Vincent van Gogh Little Thinker, by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild. It’s an 11 inches tall plush doll with a frowny Van Gogh, and more importantly, a removable ear! It sticks with velcro, so you can spend your days taking it off and putting it back on, wondering how life must have been for the tortured artist. The story goes that Vincent cut the ear off “after an argument with fellow painter Paul Gauguin, and left it with a prostitute at a brothel the two frequently visited. There is speculation whether the ear was meant as a memento for Gauguin, a prostitute lover, or if Van Gogh was just batshit crazy.” We’re siding with batshit crazy, but only because that’s the kind of crazy that makes for the most amazing art. The doll is $19, and currently unavailable.

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Alice In Wonderland Shoes

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The company Irregular Choice makes some pretty eye catching shoes. Just take the Star Wars shoes as an example. Well now they’re back with their latest creation, for which they’ve teamed up with Disney. The Alice in Wonderland shoes are simply psychedelic, which as we all know is perfectly fitting with the Alice in Wonderland theme. They’ll set you back anywhere between $184 and $381, and come in different styles, from Alice, to Cheshire Cat, to Teapot. Each pair is intricately adorned, and if you’re really into novelty tricked out shoes, seems worth every penny.

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