Gaming rigs may be all about the guts on the inside, but some folks turn their powerful machines into little monuments that celebrate the hobby. At the Computex tech expo in Taipei, tons of fetching mods were on display, from professionally done game and movie tie-ins, to custom hack jobs. Up top is a good example of the weird shapes a computer case can take. Down in the gallery are some more: from Iron Man to Borderlands 2, and even a case that adds what we can only guess is an anti-physical media missile array.
What do you do after playing as much Portal as you can? You make one for real. At least that's what this one gamer did when he created a portal loop in his bedroom courtesy of some Ikea mirrors and LED lights.
It's been quite a year for artificial plant life, but Singapore has really branched out with its garden of solar-powered super trees that will reach up to 50 meters high. The Bay South garden, which is filled with 18 of these trees, will open on June 29.
It's here. The self-making bed. Whether it is because you don't have time to make things tidy, or you can't be bothered to do it yourself it doesn't really matter. This bed will make itself in a mere 50 seconds.
These lights defy description, and I love that. They aren't traditional sculptures, they aren't quite lamps, or steampunk, or modern. They are all of that in one. They are incredible, handcrafted art each made of up to 200 individual steel and brass parts. They are "Machine Lights."
If you're like me, then after seeing Pixar's Up, you've thought about how many balloons it'd take to float your abode off to some distant paradise. French artist Laurent Chehere wasn't able to round up enough balloons, but he does have a camera and some photo manipulation chops.
Aviation buffs are going to want to get their hands on one of these for their man caves this summer. It's a 1:6 scale Hughes MD 500 helicopter that, courtesy of its upside-down landing on your ceiling, allows its propellers to cool you off.
Sometimes if you can't decide what you want to be when you grow up, the best plan is to combine two things. That's what artist and former microbiologist Zachary Copfer has done, combining his fascination with science with his artistic streak to create a new form of art he calls "bacteriography."
It's like a car accident; you don't want to look but you can't turn away. The idea of dropping your iPad into batter and then into oil is a terrifying thought…and yet you are wondering. What would it look like? Thanks to photographer Henry Hargreaves you don't have to wonder any more.
Borrowing the shape of the long, twisting bodies of China's iconic dragons, "Sity" is a building concept we're still trying to wrap our heads around. It's designed to snake through a swathe of Shanghai and includes a man-made river and park underneath it. While the structure looks impossible to navigate, the designers have actually put some thought into how you could live and work in this thing, too.