Monday, September 29, 2008

Upcoming Star Wars action figures

This is Wioslea. According to the official site, "Like all Vuvrians, she had multiple eyes located around her head, and two large tentacles coming off the top of her head."

Hercules' face stool

"Soft Hercules" stool cast in foam rubber from a bust of Hercules. The stool was made by FAT (Fashion Architecture Taste) for the From Now to Eternity show in London.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Caterpillar by Doktor A.

By Doktor A. for the The Noxious Fumes show at Rivet Gallery in Ohio, beginning October 4.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fortune Teller by Doktor A

For the MADL Citizens show opening on October 25th @ LIFT in Detroit, Michigan. You can see more photos here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thunder God converse sneakers

These Converse sneakers are designed by Dustin Amery Hostetler for Converse.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite desk

By Tom Spina Designs.

Kungfu, the restaurant

Kungfu is the name of a chain of fast food restaurants in China that feature Bruce Lee's likeness. Here's shots of a few Kungfu exteriors:

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And the interior:

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And the food:

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If you'd like to know more, head over here for a detailed description of the food served at Kungfu. Via.

Meanwhile, here's a photo of a completely different restaurant named Kung Fu. The style is just about as different as could be.

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*Previously: Mecha Bruce Lee.

*Fast Food Nation is 32% off at Amazon.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Best teabags ever

Teabag featuring a mountain climber designed by TBWA, Istanbul, Turkey for The House Cafe, a chain of restaurants in Turkey.

Via these sites.

*Previously: The mixed drinks of Mad Men.

*Buy great advertising collections at Amazon.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chris Judge shows how to make money drawing portraits

Offer to draw "non-flattering" portraits. More here.

Relatedly, "portraits of famous people tend to look like the painters because the artists were all simply depicting themselves, according to new research." Link.

*Previously: Annie Leibovitz photographs Michael Phelps and Julianne Moore as mermaids.

*Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images is 37% off at Amazon.

Tree growing in a light bulb

Beautiful art by Jochem van Wetten. Via.

*Previously: The lamp that wasn't there.

*Buy Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography at Amazon.

Chuck Taylor Computer Mouse

Spotted at Flickr. Per the comments, some spraypaint and masking tape turned a wirless mouse into a Converse All-Star.

*Previously: Obama Force One sneakers.

*Buy Nike Culture: The Sign of the Swoosh at Amazon.

Panos 2013 Fake Streetsigns

Panos 2013 Fake Streetsigns:

a collaborative project that takes the work of artists from around the world, in the form of fake road signs, and turns the streets of Lyon, France into an enormous gallery without walls.

The round red and white signs look enough like real European traffic signs that you might take them for granted, but weird enough if you notice them to make you stop and think.

This project has a delightful sense of humor, lots playful absurdity and a wonderful scale.

Panos 2013 is the second edition of this project. You can have a look at the first edition in the Panos 2004 section.
Here's two of my favorites:

Designed by Steven Harrington

Designed by kozyndan

*Previously: Crocheted Bunnyfish by kozyndan.

*Buy kozyndan's book at Amazon.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Threadless T-Shirt Design: Skulls and crossed microphones

Skull and Crossphones t-short design by Flashback1981 for Threadless.

*Previously: Cupcake and crossbones t-shirt.

*Find great books about pirates at Amazon.

Adorable robot papercraft

Go here to download the template for Wilson the Robot papercraft. There's also step by step photos if you're having trouble assembling it.

*Find dozens of papercraft projects here.

*Buy vintage tin robots at eBay.

This phone is tapped

Wiretapped phone spotted at Flickr.

*Previously: Payphone/plastic cup gag.

*Buy the thriller Hell Phone at Amazon.

How to make creepy specimen jars (cheap)

Go here for tips on making creepy specimen jars: Shrinking Potion Test Subject, Octopus, Snake. Via.

*Previously: Wonderland specimen case.

*Find great deals on craft books at Amazon.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Forget ice, cool your drink with Nordic Rocks

Nordic Rock is mined from ancient Swedish pollution-free base rock. It is the purest way of cooling your drink - literally 'on the rocks'. Stone does not melt, which means no unclean water in your glass. They are also reusable making them very eco-friendly.

To use, simply place the stone ice cubes in the freezer for approximately one hour before use. For a normal glass, two or three Nordic Rocks will be fine. They give off their cold gradually and equally.

For maintenance, rinse your stones under clean water and store them in the leather pouch provided. They are then ready to serve you again any time to your fullest satisfaction.

Nordic Rock - no better way of cooling your drink.
Comes as a set of ten complete with leather storage pouch.
On sale here.

Fantastic Fest 2008 poster by Jon Smith

Fantastic Fest 2008 poster by Jon Smith on sale here. Via.

*Previously: Ultraman concert poster.

*Buy a collection of vintage ray guns at Amazon.

Golden Age Batman, Superman, Flash papercraft

Batman, Superman and Flash papercraft toys. Batman is by Chris Ware, and Superman and Flash are by Professor Plastik, using Ware's template with permission. Go here to download all three templates. Via.

*Find previously posted papercraft projects here.

*Buy Japanese Batman toys at eBay.