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Tag Archives: Art

This Business Card Doubles As A Ring Sizer

Business Card - Ring Measure

The road to the perfect proposal is a tough one. But before you drop down to one knee, there’s the matter of getting the ring made. Obviously asking for your significant other’s ring size gives everything away, so German ring maker Marrying and ad agency Jung von Matt/Alster teamed up to created the Ring Stick.

It looks like a business card, so you can carry it around 24/7 without raising suspicion while waiting for the opportunity to roll it around her finger so you can get her ring size. Continue Reading

Only For the Gutsy: Blood and Guts Tent

Blood and Guts Tent

This tent by artist Andre Hasler wins the award for World’s Goriest Tent, hands-down. Even people who would normally opt for comfort and protection from the great outdoors would probably opt to sleep outside of it, because it’s really too grotesque for words. You could say it’s literally a pile of raw, bloody, gunky-looking goo.

Well, that and the fact that it’s made from sculpted fiber glass that’s coated with wax, because what’s the point in freaking yourself out if it isn’t comfortable at all? Hit the break for more pics of the tent.

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Big Bloom Vase For When Your Rose Is Just Too Small

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This has been around since 2009, but we just stumbled on it today. Talk about cutting edge! Anyway, the Big Bloom Vase is a creation of Charlie Guda and his work (though we’re not sure if that includes this vase) was featured at the Museum Of Modern Art as part of the exhibition called Design and the Elastic Mind. The Big Bloom Vase features a Fresnel lens placed in front of a test tube, both of which are connected by a rod. This allows you to magnify the appearance of the flower placed in the test tube, and simultaneously amplify the amount of love it is meant to represent. Because everyone knows bigger is better and only the biggest flowers represent true love. Or something. Right?

Yeah. I failed art class.

But you can own this for $40.

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Rockin’ Bricks: 20 Famous Bands Recreated In LEGO

LEGO Bands

What you can make with LEGO bricks is limitless, especially if you’re creative and have the ability to envision while you put them together, brick by brick. These are qualities that LEGO builder extraordinaire Adly Syairi Ramly doesn’t have a shortage of, which his latest work clearly shows.

Adly has recently unveiled a gallery of twenty iconic bands recreated using nothing but LEGO bricks, including the likes of the Beastie Boys, Beatles, Smashing Pumpkins, and Foo Fighters.Continue Reading

Look Closer: This Parrot is Actually a Woman

Bodypainted Parrot Lady

 

Not everything is at it seems. The title of this post isn’t meant to fool you, but unless you’ve got a really sharp eye, then you probably think you’ve been had because the picture is clearly that of a bird, not a woman–or is it?

It honestly took me a few minutes and several double-takes before I saw her. It’s so seamless that it’s easy to un-see even when you’ve already seen her. This work of impressive body painting art was done by artist Johannes Stoette, who’s eye for detail is truly something else. If you still haven’t spotted her, here’s a hint: check out the parrot’s tail first.

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Is This The World’s Oldest Smart Ring?

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This is a ring straight out of China’s Qing Dynasty era. It’s 1.2 centimetres (0.47in.) long, 0.7cm (0.28in.) wide, and happens to have a fully functional abacus on it. That’s right, the Chinese were doing arithmetic on a finger-mounted “smartring” long before the gesture sensitive rings of today.

This ring was in fact too small to use with your fingers, but a needle or other sharp pointed object would take care of that. We like to think of this accessory as a prototypical stylus, long before Steve Jobs was even around to be able to hate them.

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The Force is With This 30-Foot ‘Star Wars’ Tapestry

Star Wars Tapestry

If you love something, then whatever you do, no matter how tiring it is, becomes a labor of love. This is the case with artist Aled Lewis and the Coruscant Tapestry, the 30-foot Star Wars-themed tapestry that he knitted over a span of six months. It’s crammed with Jedi goodness and loads of Wookies, droids, wampas, Sith Lords, and of course, everyone’s favorite grand master Jedi, Yoda, along with highlights from the franchise that die-hard fans will be able to identify in a jiffy.

Every stitch on the Klostern fabric was made by hand and Aled’s attention to detail is amazing. Not only that, but he also sewed in some quotes written in Aurebesh.Continue Reading

There’s No Data Like Home: The Motherboard of Shoes

Motherboard Shoes

Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers took her home if she clicked her heels thrice and repeated, “There’s no place like home.” While this pair of shoes by Steven Rodrig won’t take you home no matter how many times you click your heels, it’s the pair that all geek girls who have a passion for data will want to have. Not because they want to wear it or anything (because it looks incredibly painful if they were to do so) but because they just want to marvel at the awesomeness of it.

Steven used old printed circuit boards from discarded computers and electronics to create this unique pair. He’s actually well known for his PCB art, and these shoes dubbed as “There’s No Data Like Home” have been featured numerous times. In fact, it was displayed at an exhibit recently in New York before Steven finally decided to part with it and listed it on his Etsy shop.

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Droolin’ Over Bricks: LEGO Food That Looks Good Enough to Eat

LEGO Food

Above is what pancakes slathered in syrup and topped with butter would look like if we lived in a pixelated world. We don’t, but that didn’t stop master Lego builder Sachiko Akinaga from putting together this gallery of scrumptious-looking dishes using nothing but Lego bricks. It’s hard enough–at least, for me–to build something from sets that contain actual instructions, so what Sachiko achieved here is no small feat.

Aside from the most common breakfast food ever, he also built a banana (that has just been peeled), some sushi, and even a burger. Hit the break to check out the rest of his work.Continue Reading