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Tag Archives: Art

These Zombie Mugs Are Ultra-Realistic, Whatever That Means

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I mean… as much as we like to imagine they’re real, zombies don’t exist. Ok? I don’t wanna burst anyone’s bubble, but it’s true. So, you know, that “realistic” tag is kind of funny… But if they were real, sculptor Turkey Murck’s Slow Zombie mugs would be as realistic looking as I’ve ever seen. They’re all cast from a hand-made mold, made out “of stoneware, coated in a food-safe glaze and fired to 2200 (F) degrees to ensure it is completely functional, durable and safe to drink from. All cast mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe.” They’re also not cheap, at $220 a pop. They’re completely sold out, but Turkey is planning to release a second batch in February. You can sig up on his website to signal your interest.

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Famous Cities Skyline Rings

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Jewelry can say a lot about you. If you’re carrying double digit carats and more gold than you can find on the Sistine Chapel, there’s a chance you’re trying to tell the world you have money, and would like them to know it. But if you’re donning these Cityscape Rings from Etsy seller Shekhtwoman, you’re saying you have an appreciation for art, metropolitan architectural artistry, and have generally have good taste. At least we think so. The rings represent famous skylines from cities like Paris, New York, San Francisco, and Boston, as well as some more obscure ones like Charleston or Edinburg (not saying Edinburg isn’t famous, but… well, it’s not quite as recognizable now is it…)

The rings start out at $69 for the Bronze and Brass versions, but sadly many of these cheaper ones seem to be sold out. If you’ve got $1,359 burning a hole in your pocket, the Platinum versions are still generally available.

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Not Sure That’s Really The Tattoo You Want? Now You Can Test Drive It For A Few Days

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Committing to a tattoo is a big decision. How will you feel about that barbwire rose on your bicep in a few years? How will you even like it the day after? Well now a company called Momentary Ink can help you decide. They can take any design you’re considering as a tattoo and make it into a temporary tattoo that you can wear between 3 to 10 days, depending on how much friction the chosen body part gets. The tats are designed to look like the real deal, not shiny or wet like other temporary tats, and their cost ranges depending on size: “Tattoos between 0-3 inches run between $15-$18, and tattoos between 8-10 inches will vary between $25-$30. Prices for using the in-house tattoo artist will vary based on the size of the tattoo and the amount of detail required.”

It’s a cool idea, and we expect Momentary Ink to do brisk business now that the world knows about them. So brisk in fact that it seems their website is offline, probably due to being flooded with too much traffic.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Mashable ]

Chameleon Pen Blends Colors On The Fly, Creates Awesome Gradients

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Drawing with an actual pen and ink is a thing that people still do, no matter how much digital drawing tablets have evolved. The Chameleon Pen is an interesting new type of drawing tool that allows you to produce multiple color tones, stunning gradations, highlights, shading & seamless blends, all with one pen. It does this by a process they call “fusing”, during which the nib of your pen enters into contact with the mixing nib of another flask containing coloured toning medium; the longer these two stay in contact, the stronger the gradient will be. The toning medium basically flows into your pen when the nibs touch, mixes in the nib, and then flows back out smoothly as you draw. It’s rather complicated to explain properly, but watch the video below and you’ll see the beauty.

Prices start at $5 for one random colored pen, and $25 for 5 skin or gray toned Chameleon Pens.

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Modern Art: Explained

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File this one under “pop culture”, or even just “culture”, but we’ve come across a handy image that we’d like to share with you all, even if it has absolutely nothing to do with tech or gadgets. It’s a drawing by John Atkinson, and it does a decent job of explaining the fundamental differences between the different types of art styles. From cubism to surrealism, this little guide will help you sound a little more cultured next time your girlfriend drags you to the museum.

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Critter Fingers? Totally

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We suppose these are just one step removed from Crazy Cat Lady status, and that just may be enough to motivate some of you to get them. These handmade animal rings are made by Japanese artist Jiro Miura and come in almost endless varieties. They’re made to order, which could mean that it’ll take a while to get your order, but the website is in Japanese and Google Translate isn’t cooperating. So explore, poke around, and discover if you’ll be able to place an order for a set of Animal Rings.

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Some Guy Makes A Batsuit Out Of Tree Bark

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Artists make pretty things; we get to look at them, say “gee whiz, look at that”, and then once we’re done, we just move on. That’s what we’re expecting will happen when you read about French artist Christophe Guinet’s work here. It’s a Batman suit made from tree bark, and well, it looks pretty neat-o.

Together with Warner Bros. France and the Splendens Factory, the artist has designed the iconic batman suit primarily out of tree bark, vegetal moss, lichen and fungus. A foam mold of the batman suit and helmet has been carefully wrapped and covered in layers of tree bark, forming the suit’s distinctive pointed ears, opening for the mouth and nose, and defensive shoulder covering.

Why? Apparently it’s Christophe’s thing, to appropriate plant life and create familiar objects. We suppose that in art, that’s as good a reason as any.

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Deal Of The Day: 3Doodler 2.0 Exclusive Bundle

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3D printing has made a lot of impossible things possible. If you’re not ready to invest in a 3D printer but want to delve into the awesomeness that is 3D printing all the same, then you might want to consider getting the 3Doodler 2.0. It’s the updated version of the 3D printing pen that was successfully funded on Kickstarter a couple of years ago.

The new 3Doodler sports a sleeker, more compact design, making it easier to use and handle. The best part? For a limited time only, you can get it bundled with 125 strands of plastic “ink” for $129.99.

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‘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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