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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.”
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

French Fry Guitar: Would You Like Strings with That?

French Fry Guitar: Would You Like Strings with That?
Out of all of the fast food french fries out there, McDonald’s still makes some of the best. They’re skinny, crispy, salty, and delicious. If you like Mickey D’s fries and know how to play guitar, you might want to pick up this rare instrument that looks just like a box of yummy french fries.

Recycle Bin Bag Reminds You to Empty Your Purse

Recycle Bin Bag Reminds You to Empty Your Purse
Ladies, do you have a ton of junk you carry around in your purse? Well, why not just admit it, and buy a bag that suits its contents? This Recycle Bin Bag should do the trick.

Amazing Miniature Structures by Takanori Aiba

Amazing Miniature Structures by Takanori Aiba
Artist Takanori Aiba has elevated the art of miniature sculptures to a new level. His intricate structures replicate dreamlike architecture, complete with tiny vehicles, umbrellas, street lamps, flags, and other details. Takanori crafts his models from paper, plastic, acrylic resin, paint and rocks.
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