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Meninos Hard Drives Turn Storage Into Mini Works of Art

Meninos Hard Drives Turn Storage Into Mini Works of Art
When is a hard drive not just a hard drive? When it’s a tiny work of contemporary desktop art, of course. The artists of Brazil’s Meninos design studio first started out making these custom pop art hard drive cases for their friends.

Your Old Hard Drives Reborn as Wind Chimes

Your Old Hard Drives Reborn as Wind Chimes
Do you have loads of old hard drives laying around your house? Do you love the sweet tinny tones of wind chimes clinkity clinking on your back porch? If so, this is a great project for you- you can turn your old, unused or crashed hard drives into this set of aluminum wind chimes. To learn how to make your very own set, check out this instructional video.
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Space Invaders Cupcakes Attack Earth With Deliciousity

Space Invaders Cupcakes Attack Earth With Deliciousity
What could be better than the yummy, sugary goodness of cupcakes? I’ll tell you. Yummy, sugary, Space Invader cupcakes, that’s what! Pixel baker extraordinaire Hello Naomi is at it again with her video game baked goods.

Cassette Tape Skeleton: Honey, I Made You a Mix Tape

Cassette Tape Skeleton: Honey, I Made You a Mix Tape
This oooey-gooey delicious skeleton is made from the melted down old carcasses of cassette tapes. Artist Brian Dettmer created these guys for an exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science, right here in my hometown of Chicago. While the full-sized skeleton looks like it’s inspired by 80s greats such as R.E.M.,

Cuddle Up With This Fleece Galaga Fighter Pillow

Cuddle Up With This Fleece Galaga Fighter Pillow
This Galaga pillow is sure to liven up your bedtime by adding a touch of pew pew pew! to your nightly ritual. The fleece pillow is handmade by CrazyOwl and sports a fighter from one of the mostest awesomest video games of all time, Galaga.

Excel Art is Lots More Fun Than Formulas and Functions

Excel Art is Lots More Fun Than Formulas and Functions
Artist Danielle Aubert creates pixelated masterpieces using Microsoft Excel, with surprisingly dazzling results. About the project, she says, “…the drawings are a part of a series that I executed on an irregular daily basis for 16 months.

Star Wars Characters Get Plush, Deformed

Star Wars Characters Get Plush, Deformed
There’s no reason that the pillows on your couch have to be square, round or rectangular. Why shouldn’t they reflect your Star Wars addiction like anything else? These plush versions of classic characters from the Star Wars universe are just too cool.

LEGO Sushi Looks Stacky and Scrumptious

LEGO Sushi Looks Stacky and Scrumptious
Too bad this Lego sushi is inedible, because it looks oddly delicious! I love the wasabi- that’s got to be a specialty color. I must be in serious need of a snack because I actually drooled a little bit when I saw these pictures.

‘Portal’ Companion Cube Cookies- Obscure but Tasty

‘Portal’ Companion Cube Cookies- Obscure but Tasty
I recently spotted these ‘weighted companion cube’ cookies from the somewhat obscure (or maybe that’s just me?) video game Portal. I’ll freely admit I’ve never even heard Portal until about 15 minutes ago when I saw a picture of this cookie, but I did some reconnaissance and learned that in the game you get a weighted companion cube as some kind of reward.

Space Invaders Quilt Lands on Planet Earth

Space Invaders Quilt Lands on Planet Earth
While the daytime is warm and summery around these parts, it doesn’t stop me from catching the occasional chill at bedtime. So what better way to keep warm but with a Space Invaders quilt? Emily from Carolina Patchworks is at it again with another one of her pixel-y good video game quilts, this time with those pesky monochrome 8-bit invaders coming in for a landing. The Space Invaders throw measures in at 48 x 67 inches, making it just big enough to keep your kneecaps cozy and warm while you sit on the couch playing one of your newfangled “next-gen” video games. Each throw is custom made to order, and retails for $250.

Famicase: Artists Make Up New NES Game Cartridges

Famicase: Artists Make Up New NES Game Cartridges
What better canvas for your creative expression than an old 8-bit NES cartridge? That’s what the recent Famicase art exhibition in Japan was all about. Satoshi Sagagami, who runs retro game shop Super Meteor, organizes the annual event which asks over 50 designers, illustrators, authors and game creators to create their own imaginary games and artwork using old NES carts.

Ann P Smith’s Robot Sculptures: Upcylcled Wonders

Ann P Smith’s Robot Sculptures: Upcylcled Wonders
Got a bunch of old electronic parts lying around? While they might end up in the trash heap for many of us, artist Ann P. Smith sees new life in old junk. Smith takes broken down electronics and machine parts to create her amazing menagerie of animal and insect sculptures. While they aren’t mechanical works themselves, many of her “robots” do feature posable joints, which she’s used to produce stop-motion animation of her critters. Ann’s works are sold in galleries and shops around the US, and have been featured as illustrations in a number of magazines and other publications. Find out more about Ann and her art over on her website burrowburrow.

Papercraft Batmobile: the Dark Knight Gets His Car Back

Papercraft Batmobile: the Dark Knight Gets His Car Back
I don’t know if any of you heard, but there’s an itty bitty low-budget movie about some sort of winged superhero that just hit theaters this week, and maybe at least a few of you managed to go and see it.

Pac-Man Ghost Hats Gobble Heads, Not Dots

Pac-Man Ghost Hats Gobble Heads, Not Dots
I can’t decide if these Pac-Man skull caps are awesome or just weird. Let’s just go with awesomely weird. The colorful ghosts of video games past make yet another appearance, this time as crocheted hats. Crafter ShadowsInTheNyte hand knits these goofy ghost hats to look like familiar video game characters.

Link Knit Amigurumi: Cuter Than a Bowl Full of Kittens

Link Knit Amigurumi: Cuter Than a Bowl Full of Kittens
Looks like hero of Nintendo’s Zelda Juggernaut has gotten yet another makeover. This time, he’s been immortalized in adorable knitted amigurumi form. Crafter Artoo1121 of Geek Central Station has really gone the extra mile with this amazingly detailed little Link.

Soft and Snuggly Sound: DIY Stuffed Animal Headphones

Soft and Snuggly Sound: DIY Stuffed Animal Headphones
Instructables contributors never cease to amaze me with the wonders they conceptualize and create. We may have reached the craftastic zenith with these DIY stuffed animal headphones. I myself have never felt the urge for my ears to cuddle up with my headphones, but maybe I’m missing out. The project was posted by the aptly named Wurlitzergirl (who presumably cranks old-timey organ music through those those cuddly koala bears.)
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