Rather than use crayons purely for coloring, artist Hoang Tran takes them and transforms the sticks of colored wax into amazing sculptures, like the Star Wars characters you see above. The artist says he was inspired to create these after seeing the artwork of Diem Chau, with each piece taking few hours to carve depending if it's a first attempt or a duplicate. Continue reading for more.
These look like normal steps at first, but when combined, it's actually a 230-foot sea-organ in Croatia, which harnesses the energy of the winds and waters of the Adriatic sea to create hypnotizing, yet harmonized notes. The device was made by the architect Nikola Basic as part of the project to redesign the new city coast (Nova riva), and the site was opened to the public on April 15, 2005. In addition, white marble steps leading down to the water were built later. Concealed under these steps, which both protect and invite, is a system of polyethylene tubes and a resonating cavity that turns the site into a large musical instrument, played by the wind and the sea. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
These Cracked Log Lamps look normal at first, but at the flip of a switch, they illuminate everything around you with LED lights. Created by Duncan Meerding, these creative pieces are made from real pieces of wood, and can also be used as a stool or table, in addition to a light source. One caveat: one of these lamps will run you about $780, due to each piece being handcrafted to order. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cool-looking kinetic machine that serves no real purpose.
There are compact cameras, DSLRs, action cams, and then this SlingShot Camera, which ditches the traditional shutter button in favor of an elastic band. That's right, users will need to pull back on the elastic band to take photos, and possibly launch something at a co-worker / friend / etc. while they're at it. A flash is built into one of the arms and to download the images, simply plug it directly into your computer via USB. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Sure, Star Wars and Classical Greece aren't synonymous, but Parisian performance artist Travis Durden has combined the two for his latest series "Contra Attaque". Right now, you can find these Greco-Roman Star Wars statues on display at Galerie Sakura in Paris until January 15, 2016. Characters include Master Yoda, Darth Vader, Captain Grievous, Boba Fett and more. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a robotic snake that doubles as a lamp.
Fit for a Bond villain lair, this hidden pool consists of a platform that is lowered to any depth from 1-inch to 6-feet. The water is kept in reserve and is pumped into the pool bed. When the platform is raised up, it forms a decorative patio perfect for a picnic table or lounge chairs. However, at the push of a button, the platform can be lowered in 2-minutes. Continue reading for more clever designs that actually exist.
You'd think tool manufacturers would have already come out with an all-in-one wrench that doesn't require an entire set of bolts, and that's where the Aperture Wrench comes in. This tool sports a head - controlled with a dial - that can manually expand and contract in the center to fit a wide range of nut sizes. It also has a unique light ring around the aperture that activates at the push of a button when in areas of low light. Continue reading for more.
Alexey Kondakov, an artist from Ukraine, combines past and present into one with his "The Daily Life of Gods" series. These quirky photo manipulations place characters from classic paintings into the modern world, all thanks to the magic of Photoshop. "I realized that the heroes of these masterpieces were simply looking to spend quality time [together], like us," said Kondakov. Continue reading for more examples and information.
The Darth Vader Oven Mitt is not only officially licensed, but is made entirely from high-grade silicone and can withstand temperatures in excess of 445° F. "Big enough to fit any officer's right hand, it's designed to withstand thermal exhaust and has ridges on underside of fingers for better grip. Because there's nothing more embarrassing than tossing your Dark Side cookies," according to ThinkGeek. Get one here now. Continue reading for twenty-two more clever gadgets that are borderline genius.
No, this isn't the actual suit they used in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, just an incredible homemade costume. You read that right, talented mother Christina Borchardt spent weeks making her son Chase a costume based on the film's furry creature, and even attracted the attentions of the film's director James Gunn after posting photos as well as videos onto Facebook. She had to make a plaster of paris mould of her son's head in order to make the mask fit perfectly. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.