Nick Gentry is a painter who doesn't paint on canvas. He paints on old floppy disks and his art is all the more stunning because he chose a dead computer storage format to express himself. These portrait paintings wouldn't look like much on canvas, but on floppy disks, they suddenly have a whole new cyberpunk life to them.
A unique new sculpture was unveiled in London that not only looks good — it sounds good as well. The arch is made of 310 polished steel tubes channeling both light and the breeze to create an ever-changing experience for its audience standing below.
Nestled in the tranquil waters of the Nai Pi Lae lagoon on Kudu Island in Thailand is this concept-turned-awesome-reality: the Archipelago Cinema. Designed by German Architect Ole Scheeren, moviegoers trade theater seats for outsized cushions, and dark walls for an idyllic tropical vista. The floating screen and its raft of an auditorium had its first screening late last month, and utilized construction techniques "used by fishermen to construct floating lobster farms," according to the architect. This goes right up there with our favorite water-borne theatres from Germany, though the audience floats at the Archipelago Cinema, too.
Need something to get you through hump day with a smile on your face? Check out these Star Wars condoms, complete with famous characters and classic quotes to fill you with the Force.
If you woke up one day and the entire human race was wiped out, what would it look like? A little like the scenes in I Am Legend? Probably. Two artists who go only by Lucie & Simon "used a special neutral density filter that allows for extra-long exposures, which removes moving objects like people and cars. The technique, "normally used by NASA for analyzing stars" works well to create this eerily powerful photo set titled "Silent World."
Do you think you're so fashionable with your Beats and Skullcandy DJ headphones? Those headphones are tame when compared to the OneSense headphones designed Joe Doucet. These spiky headphones isolate you from the outside world, totally immersing you into your audio world.
When a TSA agent confiscates that shady grandmother's needlework scissors from her bag as you pass through security, don't breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Those scissors could come back to haunt you in the form of these metal spiders that are just perfect for putting on a shelf and scaring your ass off.
This video checks all the boxes. It absolutely adorable because of the little girl that runs across the carpet, and damned impressive for how the carpet responds to her footsteps.
Design blog Engineer Vs. Designer challenged the 3D printing community to create "the most absurd 3D-printable iPhone accessory" one can imagine (and, in turn, have a chance to win a MakerBot Replicator). The result? A whole basket-load of crazy. We're talking crazy like cases that turn your iPhone into a pair of brass knuckles or a medieval weapon. Crazy cases that say yes, the iPhone really can be used for anything, but you'd have to be a nut to use it for this. Crazy cases that uses your iPhone for unspeakable things. 180 designs were submitted. The contest ended yesterday. For the brave, here are 21 iPhone cases that are thoroughly bananas. The craziest part? There's really no reason why you couldn't print these out and use them for real. Well, except for the last one, maybe.
Designer Jeong Jaewan's UFO phone concept may look like an ordinary cellphone while at rest, but it's actually got a bending and folding modular body that unlocks all kinds of goodies. It also makes clever use of a technology that you could have in a smartphone very soon, too: in-phone projectors.