Levimoon is touted as the "world's first levitating moon lamp", and it will definitely light up any room. Made using 3D printing technology, it sits securely on a beautiful wooden display, and the moon can be lit up white or a harvest orange at various brightness levels. Product page. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Let's face it, running efficiently in flip flops is near impossible with today's designs, but iGUANEYE aims to change that with their 3D-printec creation. Simply put, it's a 2-piece rubber ergonomic sole that perfectly conforms to the contours of your feet. The 3D model was first created in Rhinoceros 3D, and then, with the help of Inpact, a prototype developing company based in Leiria, Portugal, the intricate design became a reality using a 3D System SLS printer. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Photographer Mitchel Wu specializes in capturing toys, and combines them with practical effects to create 'alternative universes' where fantasy and reality become one. "Many of Wu's photographs combine characters from different universes, creating bizarre crossover storylines. Thanks for the popularity of his work, Wu has been hired by clients ranging from Warner Bros to Mattel," according to Peta Pixel. Continue reading for more pictures.
The Ox flat-pack, slab-sided truck designed for developing countries is now going into production, according to Shell. The company has commissioned a pre-production prototype of the Ox currently that is headed to India to assist in outreach programs. Thanks to its IKEA-like design, a team can break the vehicle down to just 60 parts in 12-hours, enabling it to be easily shipped anywhere in the world. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Many theaters in Africa were not able to get their hands on the official movie posters of Hollywood blockbusters, like "The Matrix", so they tasked real artists with the job. Sure, they may not look exactly like their professionally designed counterparts, but they're quite interesting to look at to say the least. "These posters appeal to people because they invite this really incredible dialogue - a comparison between what you know of a film and how the painter imagined it. And they're also just really good art," said Los Angeles-based art dealer Ernie Wolfe to The Atlantic. Continue reading for more.
Japanese art graduate Tsutamoto Dawikihas become famous on social media for his copper and brass wire sculptures, all of which have not been digitally enhanced in Photoshop. This year, his most notable project is the giant snake that you see above, which is fully flexible, and can even coil around itself since the wire scales are mobile too. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Los Angeles-based artist Marisa Livingston is a big fan of the show "The Office", and what better way to pay tribute than by reimagining the characters in an animated series? Whether it be Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, or Stanley Hudson, you'll find them here. However, she isn't the first character designer to put them in cartoons, as Cartoon Network did something similar a while back, but with the X-Men added in. Continue reading for more.
Most digital artists use Adobe software (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) to create masterpieces, but 87-year-old Concha Garcia Zaera uses MS Paint, as she discovered the program after her children gifted her a computer. Each one of these paintings takes approximately 2-weeks to complete. "My husband fell ill and I had to take care of him, so I couldn't go out very often. I began painting little things: first, a house, the next day I'd add a mountain...Step by step, I was adding details, and in the end, the result was a very pretty thing. I have no imagination at all, so I get inspiration from the postcards that my husband used to send me or drawings that I find and like," said Zaera. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Sure, the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones may not air until 2019, but fans at Comboe Studio have found a creative way to pass time. Two artists, Fernando Mendonca and Anderson Mahanski, decided to give many of the series' most popular characters a Disney-style makeover, like the whimsical Daenerys above. Continue reading for more.
Digital artist Mike Winkelmann has created one surreal image each day for the past 10+ years to help improve his skills, and the ensuing images are amazing to say the least. "I am currently on my 11th round of everydays...This year I'll be doing a render everyday using Cinema 4D and mostly Octane, instead of trying to learn new software, will be focusing on some of the fundamentals like color, composition, value, etc.," said Winkelmann. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus video.