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This Animated LEGO Joker Funhouse is Just Awesome

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The Joker’s funhouse is more madness than fun, but what else would you expect from the Joker aside from his signature scares that go from funny to deadly in an instant? Master LEGO builder Paul Hetherington decided to take on the Joker’s funhouse for his next project and the results are nothing short of amazing.

The most impressive part? Some parts of the funhouse are actually animated, from the googly eyes and gated entrance to Robin and Batman, who’s twirling by the entrance non-stop.

You can check out a gallery of various views of the funhouse here. A video of the funhouse in motion is available after the break.

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Awesome Reversible Scarf Tells The Story of ‘The Hobbit’ On Both Sides

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So The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug still reigns supreme in the box office. Whether you’re going to watch it for the first, second, or nth time, why don’t you show a bit of support and lots of love for the franchise by wrapping this Hobbit-inspired scarf around your neck? The images on the scarf might seem random at first. But if you look closely, then you’ll notice that it’s actually a graphic retelling of The Hobbit.

The imagery on the scarf begins with Bilbo Baggins’ journey from the Shire and back again. Get your knitting needles out and start knitting this as if Smaug were after you.

The pattern is available at Ravelry for $5.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ io9 ]

2013 Year In Review, Play-Doh Style

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Looking back on 2013, would you say that it was a good year or a bad year? For most people, I think the good stuff and the bad stuff balance out in the end. If there was more good than bad, then good for you. If there was more bad than good, then here’s to hoping you’ll have better luck in 2014.

Presenting some of the most memorable moments of 2013 is Play Doh with their Year in Review series that you can check out on their social media pages: FacebookTwitter and Instagram. For starters, we all learned what sound the fox makes (no thanks to Ylvis). Hit the break to check out more notable events from 2013 done up in Play-Doh style.

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These Photoshop Parody Ads Are Spot On

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Every day, people look at their reflections on the mirror and mentally list down everything that’s wrong with their faces. Their pores. Their eyes. Their skin. Their hair. Their eyebrows. Their nose. The picture-perfect mugs of celebrities and models in magazines certainly don’t help any. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that most of them look like that thanks to PhotoShop. Sure, there are a lot of natural beauties out there, but most images that appear in print media are retouched in one way or another.

Highlighting the features of the image-editing software in a tongue-in-cheek manner is artist and photographer Anna Hill  with her series of parody PhotoShop ads called “Beauty is Only Pixel Deep.”

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The Year 2013 In Review, In a Single Cartoon

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Check out the larger version of the image here.

A lot of things happened in 2013. Athletes got injured, while some sporting events gained traction. New video games were released, and several consoles went head to head shortly after their releases. Some epic TV shows ended, but some pretty awesome new ones quickly took their place. There was the rise of a leader and the fall of several. Some important revelations were made by a whistleblower who’s still on the run. This made headlines at first, until some celebrities antics onstage distracted the world from the news that mattered.

Tasked by Beutler Ink with cramming as much of this as possible into a single image is artist Mario Zucca. The result is the drawing above, which is pretty impressive in itself. You can check out Mario’s site for some behind-the-scenes info and for a list of the events depicted in the image.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Sebastian Errazuriz’s ’12 Shoes for 12 Lovers’ are Wearable Art With Rich Backstories

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Relationships, regardless of how serious they are, will impact your life in one way or another. This is specially true in Sebastian Errazuriz’s case, who used his past relationships and experiences with ex-girlfriends as inspiration to create 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers. It’s essentially a collection of twelve shoe sculptures that capture the essence of the women and the relationship that he had with them.

For example, the shoe pictured above, “Cry Baby” Alexandra, is about a weeping girl who came to him after a particularly bad break-up. Another shoe in the series, “Gold Digger” Alison, is about a girl who left him for her rich boss (exactly what the name implies.)

You can find the rest of the shoes in the series after the break.

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This Is What Happens When 3D Printing Meets High Fashion

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Joshua Harker describes himself as an “artist, sculptor, musician, digital adventurer, imagination architect, troublemaker.” It seems that one of the duties an ‘imagination architect’ has is to put together fashion shows, and it’s in this context that he created the above Quixotic Divinity Headdress. Here’s his description:

Exploring the limits of the 3d printed medium & inspired by traditional Native American, Latin, African, & Asian headdresses & masks, this piece celebrates the symbolism & ceremony of human adornment. Revealing the wearer’s identity, the face mask hangs in position as a floating bodice symbolizing the freedom of the spirit from the body. The piece has nearly 200 hours of design time & was built by EOS on their largest format SLS printer in polyamide, filling its build envelope to full dimensional capacity.

Yes, it’s an eyeful to look at, but that makes it all the more interesting as we’re able to see just how intricate an object today’s printers are able to achieve. Granted, it’s probably beyond the capabilities of many of the lower budget machines out there today, but since the field is still in its infancy we’re curious to see what the near future holds. Josh’s piece will debut stateside as part of the 3DPrintshow in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion, February 13-15 2014>. This show appears to be a showcase of printed objects and might be worth checking out for anyone in the area.

Hit the jump for a bunch more pictures.

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Spiky Vest To Preserve Personal Space In Public Transport

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An enduring bastion of the socialist utopia, public transport also represents an essential infrastructural element of any major metropolis. And for those slightly xenophobic daily commuters that have to endure being crammed right up against other human beings for a short while, it can be an unnerving experience. Design student Siew Ming Sheng from Singapore recognized this and created the above jacket to address the situation. Called Spike Away, the non-piercing and non-dangerous rubber spikes are meant to encourage others to stay away and give you your personal space right back. It’s made from a product which is normally used to keep pets away from plants (perhaps fittingly?), attached into a vest shape through zip-ties.

It’s intriguing at the very least, if not appropriate or even practical. Space considerations are the main drivers for overcrowded train wagons, and if everyone wore one of these, the efficiency of the entire public transport system would be greatly affected. Still, it does make a statement about one of the indignities of modern urban life and serves as a visual reminder that efficiency often comes at a price.

There doesn’t appear to be any plans for commercialization, thankfully.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ NoPuedoCreer ]

Foldio is the First Foldable Studio for Smartphones

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Most smartphones are equipped with shooters that rival digital cameras. In fact, some phones capture images that are better than those captured using digital cameras, giving rise to something called Phoneography. Studios are built for standalone cameras, so isn’t it high time for smartphone camera subjects to have their own studios, too?

Orange Monkie seems to agree with this, which is why they came up with Foldio. It’s dubbed as the “first foldable studio for smartphones” and its creators boast that users will be able to take studio-quality pictures with the ultra-portable studio.

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