Think you know all there is to know about Star Wars toys? Think again. These unofficial toys made by Etsy sellers Brad and Stacey Rader would definitely never get the Lucas seal of approval.
From Japan's Hum design studio comes this little gem, the "hum blank." Looking at this, do you see a bottle that's completely empty, or one that's filled to the brim? Both perceptions are correct, and are right at the same time. Whoa.
What do 8-bit characters do when the TV turns off? Well, according to a Californian high school student, they have entirely separate lives of their own. A life that, apparently, is modeled after skate punks from the '90s.
It may be an impossible question to even fathom for you and me, but the folks over at Berlin's Pinkcloud.dk design studio are asking what our world will look like when we're not so fixated on oil. The estimated 49,000 oil silos worldwide, the group argues, could be transformed into some pretty futuristic-looking homes.
You know how you know you've made it in life? When you're rich enough to afford not one, but two penthouses in New York's East Village and then have an architect come in and erect a steel slide to connect the two homes together. That's how.
Artist Dominic Wilcox earned himself a permanent place in my nightmares with this face-mounted "nose" stylus. (Nightmares which I'm now reliving so I could hunt down that link for you, dear reader.) With "Moments in Time," a series of small scenes created by mounting figurines to watch hands, Wilcox clearly wants to make amends. Up top is "Love and Protest," with a sign-holding protester and an armed soldier kissing. These little art pieces are thoughtfully done, oddly touching and just plain snazzy.
Commuters might look at subway maps and see colored lines and stations, but to an artist, the map itself can contain hidden art. Paul Middlewick's "Animals on the Underground" is an interpretation of the map of London's subway system, the Underground, that pulls animals out of existing station path lines.
Wallpaper just got a makeover from chic to geek with a shiny computer chip pattern augmented with tiny LED accents.
Art and the art of marketing have collided with the creation of a sculpture of the mythical winged horse Pegasus. 3,500 smartphones help Pegasus take shape outside the entrance to the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona.
We've seen a lot of new eco-friendly designs pop up in street-lights these days. Designers and urban planners are fast figuring out that street-lights are a drain on a city's electrical grid, so why not try alternative resources. Do you think a light powered by a giant swing set is alternative enough?