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These Unique Clothes are Made from Rubber Bands

These Unique Clothes are Made from Rubber Bands
As far as I know, most clothes are made out of fabric like cotton, polyester, leather, or nylon. But this unusual fashion line is made entirely out of rubber bands. Student Rie Sakamoto designed the stretchy clothes as part of her Integrated Design thesis project at Japan’s Tama Art University.

UnAlice: An Awesome Keycap Set Inspired by Alice in Wonderland

UnAlice: An Awesome Keycap Set Inspired by Alice in Wonderland
Head down the rabbit hole every time you use your computer. That’s the notion behind this keycap set that features imagery inspired by the Lewis Carroll classic “Alice in Wonderland.” Designed by keyboard enthusiast Rafal Hrynkiewicz, the UnAlice keycap set comes in a creamy Winter White color, with a skinny, easy-to-read typeface.
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KFC Teams up with Crocs to Make the Weirdest Shoes Ever

KFC Teams up with Crocs to Make the Weirdest Shoes Ever
KFC’s marketing folks have some really strange ideas. Over the years, they’ve made chicken-scented fireplace logs, gravy-scented candles, and a Colonel Sanders bearskin rug. They’re either insane or creative geniuses, because they’ve got me talking about their brand yet again.

Artist Makes Giant Jet Engine Ceiling Fan for Rolls-Royce

Artist Makes Giant Jet Engine Ceiling Fan for Rolls-Royce
A couple of years back, I came across some unique ceiling fans designed to look like the fan blades from a jet engine. Now, the artist behind these awe-inspiring fans is back, and he’s showing off his biggest build yet.

Laser-cut Orrery Puts the Earth, Sun, and Moon on Your Desktop

Laser-cut Orrery Puts the Earth, Sun, and Moon on Your Desktop
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “orrery,” it’s one of several words used to describe a mechanical contraption that simulates the orbit of planets, moons, and stars. Some variants are also known as a “tellurium” or a “loxocosm,” all of which are harder to pronounce than “planet machine.” Basically, these machines demonstrate the relationship between planetary orbits and speeds by using a complex series of gears.

Pixels + Taxidermy = Pixidermy

Pixels + Taxidermy = Pixidermy
The idea of having a real taxidermy animal head on my wall creeps me out. I think it would just stare at me all day long, thinking I was the one who had it stuffed and mounted.

Reveal Window Light Projects Imaginary Shadows onto Your Wall

Reveal Window Light Projects Imaginary Shadows onto Your Wall
Do you spend time working or living inside of a windowless room? Well rather than just sit there in the dark, consider brightening up the place with one of these imaginary window projectors. No, it’s not an imaginary projector, it’s a light that projects imaginary windows. Made by Adam Frank Incorporated, the Reveal lighting system projects an image that looks like the shadows that might be cast by a window and the trees beyond its frame.

This Angel Statue Was Made from 100,000 Knives

This Angel Statue Was Made from 100,000 Knives
What is the deadliest statue ever? All of them, because they can fall and crush you. But one is even deadlier than the rest. This Knife Angel statue was built from over 100,000 knives which were confiscated by UK police.

smART Pixelator Turns Your Images Into Pixel Art Templates

smART Pixelator Turns Your Images Into Pixel Art Templates
I have a very soft spot in my heart for pixel art, having grown up in the 1980s with rudimentary 8-bit and 16-bit video games dominating my formative years. So I really love anything that encourages the creation of pixel-based designs.

Making an LED Clock from Ping Pong Balls

Making an LED Clock from Ping Pong Balls
Hey kids, what time is it? Better check the ping pong balls to find out! When turned off, this unique clock looks like a bunch of ping pong balls in a picture frame, but when activated, it turns into a bright and colorful digital clock. Instructables contributor thomasj152 put this cool looking timepiece together by assembling a grid of 128 individual ping pong balls, with each of them backlit with an RGB LED from a strip light.

DIY Zip Tie Lamp: Modern Art on the Cheap

DIY Zip Tie Lamp: Modern Art on the Cheap
If you set your mind to it, you can make a lamp out of just about any material you can think of. While I was perusing the pages of Instructables, I came across this unique and eye-catching modern ceiling lamp, made almost entirely out of zip ties. Instructables Community Manager Audrey Obscura created this wild hanging lamp from roughly 1200 red 8″ zip ties.

Levitating Moon Lamp: See You on the Light Side of the Moon

Levitating Moon Lamp: See You on the Light Side of the Moon
There’s something about the cratered surface of our moon that gives it such a wonderful appearance as the sun reflects off of it in the night sky. Now you can experience that wonder every day – whether or not it’s cloudy outside – with this nifty Levitating Moon Desk Lamp. Unlike the actual moon, this one is illuminated from the inside out, but it still looks pretty awesome.

A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars

A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars
In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Get your ass to Mars!” Now you can, each and every day with this awesome desk toy inspired by the dust storms on the red planet. Created by toy designer Dan Abramson, the Mars Dust Globe offers a truly unique take on the classic snow globe.

FLUX Beamo Review: An Easy and Compact CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver

FLUX Beamo Review: An Easy and Compact CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver
Ever since I saw a CO2 laser cutter in action at a maker space I visited, I always wanted to have one for my own workshop. The ability to cleanly cut and engrave materials with laser precision has all kinds of uses, from cutting out flat-pack models and puzzles, to adding logos and personalization to objects.

The Chocolate Cubes Keyboard Looks Good Enough to Eat

The Chocolate Cubes Keyboard Looks Good Enough to Eat
Do you love chocolate? How about computers? Well if you enjoy both, I don’t recommend getting chocolate all over your keyboard, as it’s really hard to clean off. Instead, why not go for this keyboard that looks like chocolate instead? The Ajazz Chocolate Cubes is a full-size mechanical keyboard that looks absolutely delectable.

This Book Celebrates Classic Arcade Fonts

This Book Celebrates Classic Arcade Fonts
Do you love retro arcade games? I certainly do. While the pixel art character sprites get a whole lot of love, the fonts used to display your score and life status deserve much more appreciation. Typeface designer Toshi Omagari’s book catalogs dozens of the chunky pixelated fonts used in arcade games from the 1970s through the 1990s.
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