With all the new camera gear being released, it's easy to get lost in trying to keep up with the latest and greatest, rather than focusing on improving your techniques. Photographer Skyler Adams fell into that trap and decided to get back to her roots by purchasing a Canon Sure Shot camera and an expired roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 film for $1. "I wanted to challenge my gear acquisition syndrome, so I decided to shoot with a $1 camera for a month," said Adams. Continue reading to see a few more of the photographs she captured.
Using what is known as a "conformable vinyl wrapping" material, a high-quality print or protective clear wrap can be molded to almost any and every part of a vehicle. This Volkswagen Beetle owner decided to put a Steampunk touch on their vehicle, or at least a partial design, and with a few touches of rust for added effect. Continue reading for more geeky car mods you might not have seen. Click here to view a few bonus images.
LEGO sets are nothing new, but sometimes, you're left with a bunch of a extra pieces. Before throwing them out, or selling the lot, consider turning at least a few of the pieces into functional key holders. All you'll need is: a base plate, selection of bricks / plates, adhesive putty or pads, a spirit level, and keys on a keyring or chain. Continue reading for more creative ways to use everyday things. Click here for a few bonus life hacks.
Situated near Lidzbark Warminski in Poland, this glowing blue bicycle path is illuminated by phosphor, a synthetic material that lights up after being charged by sunlight. That's right, it can emit light for 10-hours after it collects the energy that enables it to glow at night. While the luminophore particles in the bike lane material can emit a variety of colors, the designers chose blue since it seamlessly blended in with the surrounding landscape. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Richard Clarkson's "Making Weather" may look like a sculpture, or prop, but it's actually a floating cloud that not only levitates over a magnetic base, but it is also a fully-functional Bluetooth speaker and light source. Once turned on, the device rotates and bobbles above just like a real cloud. Unfortunately, this is just a prototype, so there's no word yet on if this will eventually hit stores. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how they make the sound effects for Mortal Kombat X.
VanMoof knows the horrors of shipping large fragile items, so they decided to the best way to prevent their new electric bicycles from damage was to print a flatscreen TV image in the box. "No matter who was doing the shipping, too many of our bikes arrived looking like they'd been through a metal-munching combine harvester. It was getting expensive for us, and bloody annoying for our customers. Earlier this year our co-founder Ties had a flash of genius. Our boxes are about the same size as a (really really reaaaally massive) flatscreen television. Flatscreen televisions always arrive in perfect condition. What if we just printed a flatscreen television on the side of our boxes?," said creative director Bex Rad. Continue reading for two videos of the bike you get inside these boxes, and more information.
Photographer and mother of two twins Ayumi Omori transforms nap time photos into dreamworld scenes that only make use of things laying around the house. The Ghostbusters-inspired image above only required towels and mini vacuum cleaner. Other examples include: rock party DJs, street fighters, boxers, and lots more. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.
Duffy London's Christopher Duffy unveils his latest creation, the "Abyss Horizon" table, a design inspired by the depths of the sea. Its circular design seems like an illusion at first, but as you get closer, you'll see it's made from layers of stacked wood and glass. "I was looking into sheets of thick glass at my glass manufacturer's factory, and noticed how the material darkened as they added more layers - the same way the sea does as it deepens. I wanted to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the Earth's sea bed," said Duffy. Continue reading for more pictures.
It's never too early to get started with photography, and that's why photographer Timothy Jones gave his 19-month-old son an old Canon G12 to play around with. "He wandered round the house and garden snapping away saying 'cheese' at everything. He even managed to switch the settings to 'sepia' at one point. I'm guessing he was feeling a bit pretentious and wanted to change the style of his shots. He looks through the viewfinder as well rather than use the LCD screen on the back. After he had finished and started to press all the buttons to see what they did I whacked the memory card in the MacBook and had a look at the pics," said Mr. Jones. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of The Simpsons meets Adventure Time.
Steampunk Batman is not just a fan creation, but actually exists, or at least in artist Hitoshi Kondo's world. For those who haven't heard of the term before, Steampunk basically refers to a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Continue reading to see more awesome Batman designs from alternate comic book universes, including a real Dark Knight and one from medieval times. Click here to view a few more bonus images.