3D Stairs Rug Art

Posted in 3D by Darrin Olson on September 4th, 2014

3D Stairs RugWe’ve seen some pretty incredible 3D street art around, and this simple rug brings some of it inside. I’ll bet you can’t casually stroll across this without at least feeling a little uneasy.

via Neatorama

Nintendo DS to enter the classroom

Posted in Nintendo DS by Conner Flynn on March 16th, 2011

Nintendo of America has announced a partnership with the National Art Education Association (NAEA) where they will introduce the Nintendo DS into classrooms in selected schools across the country. The idea is to give students a fresh, fun way to learn drawing and painting techniques.

Art teachers in elementary, middle and high school classrooms have been given Nintendo DSi XL systems and copies of Art Academy. These teachers will use the game console and the game to make classroom activities more engaging and fun. This should definitely make the classes more fun for kids.

Sega Dreamcasts get custom paint jobs

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on January 23rd, 2011

The Sega Dreamcast is still a favorite of many gamers, so it makes sense that you would want to customize it and give it a cool makeover. French artist oskunk93 has painted two Sega Dreamcast consoles with some wild custom art.

Fans of Dreamcast classic gaming titles Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio will especially appreciate oskunk93’s paint work. If you want your console painted, this is clearly the guy to give it to. Awesome work.

The Star Trek crew beams into Microsoft offices

Posted in Microsoft by Conner Flynn on May 23rd, 2010

To boldly go where no man has gone before…And occasionally beam into Microsoft. Microsoft has an amazing Star Trek sculpture in the lobby of their Studio D office, that continually gives the appearance that Kirk, Spock and the rest are materializing. How cool is that?

The illusion is simple. Beads.The installation was inspired by the classic 1967 episode “Mirror, Mirror,” and was created by Devorah Sperber, an artist known for creating illusions using unconventional materials. This artwork is made up of spools, chenille stems, and semi-translucent beads.

50 awesome papercraft robots

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on May 3rd, 2010

We’ve seen our share of cool papercraft projects around here. We just wish we had time to put them all together. Over at our robot site Botropolis, we’ve compiled fifty papercraft robots, which should keep you busy for a while.

Robots will be the death of you and I one day, so we may as well build some cool paper toys to play with and display. Many of these are as good as having an actual action figure and they cost much less.

Spoon and Fork iPhone Stand

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 8th, 2010

Here’s something different in an iPhone stand. It’s a little more creative than most. The Spoon And Fork iPhone Stand. It’s how Uri Geller uses his iPhone. These folk art type stands come from Etsy seller ForkedUpArt, who is not only good with a pun, but great at bending utensils.

If you need your iPhone stand spoon-fed to you, then you won’t mind forking over $30 each for these. They have character and more personality than other stands.

Alien sculpture made from 1,200 lbs of motorcycle steel

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2010

There are few things scarier than the Aliens from Alien, even when they are made from steel. This is the work of three artists from the Irish company RoboSteel, who gathered 4,000 pieces of steel and then welded together this “Alien Queen”.

This 8-foot sculpture would be even scarier than the one in Ridley Scott’s film, because it’s right there in your face. What’s not scary is that it is green. 90% of the Alien’s 1,200 pounds of parts are recycled from Yamaha motorcycles.

Why not decorate cables when you can’t hide them?

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2010

If you can’t hide them, you may as well decorate them. These decorative cable clips are a perfect way to do it. Once you have embraced the decoration of cables idea, the possibilities are endless.

You could have little Army men climbing them, you could give the cable a hundred legs like a centipede, etc. You are only limited by your imagination. It’s much better than just living with the mess they make.

Create a Stained Glass curtain with old film slides

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2010

Finally here’s something that you can do with your old film slides that is actually very cool. It’s hard to stop looking at it. You could even get creative and use the colors of the slides to create stained glass type images.

You don’t need to use any heavy duty tools either. Basically you drill some holes in the slides using a Dremel and connect them all using aluminum chainmail rings. Sounds pretty simple right? And the end result sure is pretty.

Resident Evil Monopoly

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2010

This isn’t your granddad’s Monopoly game. The Resident Evil version ties the popular game in with the popular board game. It was created by a guy named Nick, who spent close to 4 years creating it.

Everything from the streets to the Community chest cards have a Resident Evil theme. There are also plans to create custom die-cast game pieces and custom money. And here I thought the only place where zombies and real estate intersected was Wall Street.

Xbox 360 Transformers All Spark mod

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2010

If you want to get the attention of some giant ass robots, then do what this guy did. Turn your XBox 360 into the All Spark. Just don’t be surprised when Optimus Prime shows up at your door and reaches through your house to get it.

Oh and the All Spark is supposed to turn all of your other stuff into robots, so this probably isn’t a good idea. Unless you like your XBox suddenly walking around and shooting at you. It’s a pretty sweet mod though. I just hope this guy is still in one piece.

Casio’s Digital Art Frame redraws your photos

Posted in Digital Photo Frames by Conner Flynn on January 8th, 2010

Digital photo frames are so yesterday. Any frame can display a photo. But what about one that redraws your photo? Now we’re talking. Casio’s Digital Art Frame takes your own digital photos and transforms them into paintings. Or more precisely, digital images with special effects.

There are eight different art form effects, including oils, pastels and watercolors, and the frame will also play audio files and videos. If you fancy yourself a Van Gogh, or just want to see your images as if in a museum, you’ll want to wait for this one.

Picture table: Hide your kitchen table on the wall

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on December 20th, 2009

Kitchen tables take up so much room in our homes. And we only use them for eating, so they don’t get used nearly often enough to justify the space they consume. The Picture Table aims to cure that, letting you use the table and then get it out of the way.

The Picture Table is like any normal table, but when you are done using it and want some space back, just flip it up onto the wall and it becomes a large frame. Great idea, especially if you live in an apartment.

Audio records made from glacier ice

Posted in music by Conner Flynn on December 7th, 2009

Audio records made from glacier iceRemember that James Bond movie with the Ice hotel? The entire hotel was sculpted out of Ice and it’s for real too. Everything in the hotel is completely usable. Similarly, artist Katie Paterson taken the idea and made recordings of 3 glaciers (the Langjökull, Snæfellsjökull and Solheimajökull) of Iceland.

She pressed them into three records that were cast and frozen with the melt water from each of the glaciers. When the time came, the records were played on three separate turntables non-stop until they melted. The process took only 2 hours.

New Dragon Backpack

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2009

New Dragon BackpackNo the image above does not show a black dragon attacking that man. Nor is it dry-humping his back while he walks on unaware. The man wears the beast willingly. For it is the New Dragon Backpack. The perfect accessory to hold all of your D & D books and dice, WoW stuff etc.

Yes, it’s a backpack that looks like a dragon is humping you, while nuzzling your neck lovingly. For some reason you can even open its mouth to place your cellphone inside.