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Tag Archives: Art

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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USA Beer Cap Map For The Craft Beer Lover In Your Life

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You can either drink beer to get drunk, or you can drink it because you appreciate it and can take in the subtle differences between the myriad craft brewers across the country. If you or a loved one falls in the latter category, you’ll probably appreciate the USA Beer Cap Map. It’s a 37″ wide US-made board with 177 holes for the various beer caps you’ll collect as you try different brews from different parts of the country. It’ll look great on your wall, and the included hanger kit creates a striking 3D effect. At $75, it’s priced just right.

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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.

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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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