Friday, October 31, 2008

Crystal and wood napkin ring

Crystal and wood napkin ring by Kim Seybert. Via.

*Previously: Scrabble pillows.

*Buy books about home decorating at Amazon.

Howl's Moving Castle papercraft

I usually avoid posting complicated papercraft projects, but this Howl's Moving Castle creation is incredible. More photos here. (I'm not clear, but the artist might have modified these templates.)

*Find papercraft projects that aren't ludicrously difficult here.

*Buy the "Howl's Moving Castel" dvd, novel, and art book at Amazon.

Photo of archaeologists digging out a giant skeleton

Archaeologists dig out a giant skeleton by mzpresto for a Worth1000 photoshop contest.

*Previously: Mermaid skeleton.

*Buy "The World Encyclopedia of Archaeology" at Amazon.

Heavily modified cars from Japan

The cars in this Flickr gallery seem ripped from a cartoon. I mean, how does this guy pull out of a driveway without scraping the front to pieces? Via.

*Previously: Cars that look like sharks.

*Buy "Art Cars: the cars, the artists, the obsession, the craft" at Amazon.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fingerprint rings

I believe these fingerprint rings are custom made wedding bands. You can see more jewelry by Camille Hempel here. Via.

*See more jewelry here.

*Find great deals on jewelry at eBay.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Video of shockingly dirty play in high school football game

Taysom Hill plays quarterback at Highland High School in Idaho, has already committed to play at Stanford, and even handles kickoffs. He's so good that a player on Pocatello was directed to hit the defenseless Hill right after the kickoff:

The Pocatello coach was put on leave. Via.

*Previously: NBA stars compliment Vlade Divac on his excellent flopping.

*If you like dirty hits, buy "Slap Shot (25th Anniversary Special Edition)" at Amazon.

Watch stains disappear in these clever print ads

Clever prints ads for the Ariel Pocket stain remover. Stare at the white crosses for 10 seconds and the stains will disappear. Via.

*Previously: Giant robot runs amok in ad for travel iron.

*Buy "The Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions" at Amazon.

Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" as a sci fi epic

Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" becomes a sci fi epic for an alternate book cover contest.

*Previously: Alternate cover for Cormac McCarthy's "The Road."

*Buy "Front Cover: Great Book Jackets and Cover Design" at Amazon.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Marvel Comics paper toys

Go here to download some adorable and very simple paper toys of Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Gambit, Rogue, Jubilee, Storm, Magneto, Mystique, Professor X, and Beast.

*Find more papercraft projects here.

*Buy Marvel Legends action figures at eBay.

Plush teeth with cavities

Plush teeth with and without cavities by Mandy Jouan. On sale at Etsy and your purchase will help her pay her dental bills. Via.

*Previously: NY Giant claims to have castrated animals with his teeth.

*Learn how to make plush creatures with these books at Amazon.

Spend more time looking at your reflection with the interactive mirror

Interactive Mirror from Alpay Kasal on Vimeo.

Interactive Mirror by LitStudios and Interference Inc. Via.

Relatedly, here's a "mirror" made out of moving wooden blocks:

*Previously: Cool photo taken with a mirror.

*Buy "Best of American Dream Homes: 30 Outstanding Homes" at Amazon.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Piglet Squid photos

Piglet Squid (Helicocranchia pfefferi), about the size of an avocado, and found in deep water. Photos via these sites. (Apparently the first photo is from the Cabrillo Marine Aqaurium.)

*Buy "The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss" at Amazon.

Data Squid

Data Squid or "Datenkrake" from the "Freedom Not Fear" anti-surveillance demonstration in Berlin. High res version here. Via.

Dead Space helmet

Kotaku is holding a costume contest, where the winner will receive this Dead Space helmet. Here's one excellent entry, someone dressed as a Bioshock splicer:

*Previously: Homemade Big Daddy costume.

*Order Dead Space at Amazon.

Transformer Shopping Cart

"Shopbot" by Soreye for a Rejected Transformers Photoshop contest at Worth1000. Via.

*Find vintage and brand new Transformers at eBay.

The Ancient Book of Sex and Science

On the right, you can see a mockup of the cover for the upcoming "The Ancient Book of Sex and Science." The design is by Don Shank. The other book is the "The Ancient Book Of Myth And War," which is available at Amazon. Via.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Walt Disney Goes To War

The Hollywood Animation Archive has posted an article from Life Magazine about Disney's efforts to help America during World War II. Pictured, you can see helpful tips for where to hide if you want to shoot Hitler's tank, and also the dangers of weather for pilots. Head over here to see high res versions of the entire article.

*Buy "Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World" at Amazon.

Buy Andy Suriano's sketchbook, get a bonus sketch

Andy Suriano has 100 copies of his sketchbook to sell. $25 plus $5 shipping gets you a hardcover, 120 full color pages, and a personalized sketch by Andy. Above, you can see a few of the pages from the book, featuring Plastic Man, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars. Buy a copy here.

*Previously: Dark Knight sketch cards.

*Find sketch cards at eBay.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Toycutter updates

Recent posts at my toy customizing site include:

1. Designs for Ghostbuster and Lewis Tully Mighty Muggs

2. Ash from Evil Dead action figure

3. Boba Fett My Little Pony

4. Tinman Munny.

*Buy custom action figures at eBay.

Found item sculptures by Ann Smith

Ann Smith creates animal sculptures out of broken electronics and machine parts. The squid, ram, crane, antelope and insect are all on sale at Etsy, ranging in price from $22 to $2500.

There are also postcards on sale at her shop, featuring photos of these and other creations. Via.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Spider-Man Noir

Nice update to Spider-Man's costume on display on the cover of Spider-Man Noir #2 by Patrick Zircher. You can see all of the Marvel Comics solicitations for January 2009 here.

Kathie Olivas's Scavengers Series 2

Kathie Olivas's Scavengers Series 2 should start showing up shortly. Tenacious Toys is accepting orders, but it sounds like supplies will be limited.

*Update: Opened blind boxes are now available.

Relatedly, Steve Talkowski has posted some photos from Olivas's personal "Uninvited Guests" show at My Plastic Heart in New York.

*Previously: Vinyl toys for every price range.

*Buy the Kathie Olivas Journal at Amazon.