Wood and resin by themselves are nothing special, but in the hands of a skilled artisan, they become these amazing rings. To be more specific, they're made from fresh wood with jewelry resin on top, then covered with beeswax and coated in special wood oils. Every ring is unique, so owning a different one for each day of the week isn't such a bad idea. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Adam Nawrot is a photographer who loves traveling, so rather than buy an expensive RV, he decided to convert an old NYPD surveillance van - 1997 Ford E-350 with 65,000-miles on the odometer - purchased off Craigslist for into a mobile home / studio. How much did it all cost? A mere $6,000, and that's including the interior, electrical work, as well as solar panels. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Various reports suggest cattle mutilations have been committed by extraterrestrials gathering genetic material for unknown purposes. Most of these hypotheses are based on the premise that earthly entities could not perform such clean dissections in such a short space of time without being seen or leaving evidence behind at the mutilation site, and around laboratory reports suggesting the use of unconventional cutting tools and other unexpected phenomena. This clever milk packaging by Imedia Creative Bureau pays tribute to this phenomena. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Architect Aibek Almassov from Kazakhstan wanted to create a living space unlike any other, and "Tree in the House" was born. "The main purpose of this project is to offer an alternative to the bustle of city life. We wanted to combine the capabilities of modern industrial design and the natural wealth and beauty. And more importantly it doesn't do harm to environment. This is an opportunity to escape from the sweltering concrete boxes and feel the present unity with nature," said Almassov. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photographer Felix Hernandez Rodriguez has always had an affinity for toys, but as he grew older, his imagination took things to the next level. Using real toys, he creates magical scenes using everyday things, like flour as snow, in real settings. A macro lens and the "focus stacking" technique - multiple photos merged to create a wider focus - are employed, in addition to post processing in Photoshop. Continue reading for more.
Sometimes, all you need is a hug to brighten your mood, and the "Free Hug Sofa" may not offer any comforting words, but it does get the job done. Created by designer Eun Kyoung Lee, this innovative piece of furniture was created specifically for A'Design Awards, and "it will hold you warm and soft like your mother, friend, and a lover." It can be twisted in many different shapes in seconds, even a lounger. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Live in a windowless space, or just want to grow plants in the basement? If so, then you'll want to pick up a Mygdal Plant Light. Unlike other planters, this one doesn't require any human care like ventilation or irrigation, but instead, it makes use of the physical similarity between LED and sunlight to perform photosynthesis. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
This is not an optical illusion, just a real attraction that has guests waking over the ocean. To be more specific, the pavilion is actually a boat of sorts, thus could remain in its location or travel around the region. Inside, you'll find a high-tech pavilion, filled with touchscreen exhibits, and even a transparent roof, so you'll be able to enjoy the show above. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Design student Amos Dudley has always been self-conscious of his teeth, and didn't want to shell out thousands for orthodontic treatment. So, he decided to use a 3D printer to make his own braces, similar to the Invisalign system. After researching how to formulate teeth realignment calculations over 12-months, he eventually made 12 sets of aligners. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
First revealed back in January, HAROW's awesome skull armchairs have now gone from concept drawings to reality. Made from fiberglass, each piece is meticulously handcrafted over the span of 3-months inside a small shop located near the south of France. The armchairs are limited to 12 individually numbered pieces and come in black or gold colors. Continue reading for more pictures of the actual armchair.