None of these images have been Photoshopped, including the one above. Artist Michael Grab specializes in making these impossible balanced rock towers that seem to defy the laws of physics. He says, "Over the past few years of practicing rock balance, simple curiosity has evolved into therapeutic ritual, ultimately nurturing meditative presence, mental well-being, and artistry of design." In other words, they require intense concentration and meditative focus. Continue reading for more images.
At first glance, this looks like a giant bird's nest, but in reality, it's a real piece of furniture. Designed by Israel-based Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zahr of OGE Creative Group this circular wooden structure is loaded with soft, egg-shaped pillows that's supposed to resemble a "fusion of furniture and playground." Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Though many digital cameras have Wi-Fi capabilities now, which come in handy when transferring / previewing images, finding one that easily fits in your pocket is another story. This tiny 12.0-megapixel camera not only fits snugly in your pocket, but plugs into any USB-compatible computer and / or printer for quick access to your shots. Continue reading for more innovative things that people could actually use.
During WW2, this bunker was used by soldiers, but now, Belgian design team B-ILD has transformed it into something completely different. Think of it as a unique vacation home unlike any other. It's nestled in the Netherlands countryside, and half of it is even located below ground. Once inside, you'll see that it boasts all the modern amenities you'd expect in a home, such as a kitchen, bedroom, and most importantly, electricity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Web design studio Aptitude has always wondered what existed beyond the edges of a music album cover. So, they created a series called "The Bigger Picture", which started with very well-known imagery and then imagined what might be taking place beyond the square frames. Here's what Aptitude has to say: "In this digital age, buying an album has become less about buying a physical package to buying a digital version out of convenience. So in honor of a once coveted industry standard, we take a look at some of the most iconic album covers over the years and put our own spin on them by revealing 'the bigger picture.'" Continue reading for more.
Most pumpkin carvings don't stand out, the ones by NYC-based artist Ray Villafane most certainly do, almost to the point where people would think these images are computer-generated. He's been commissioned to create these pumpkin carvings by art houses and private individuals worldwide. His other work includes making his very own toys, action figures included. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a homeless man who has an unexpected talent.
When closed up in storage mode, this looks like a giant shed, but step inside, and you'll see that it is much more. This home, called the Sol Duc Cabin, was built for a couple that loves weekend fly fishing trips. Designed by the talented team at Olson Kundig Architects, this home boasts a protective steel exterior that slides across all of the windows, and can be easily controlled with a mechanically driven wheel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Remember that one scene in Inception where all the buildings were being peeled from the ground? Well, sculptor James McNabb has created an entire line of furniture, titled Metros at Robert Fontaine Gallery, that look just like that. In his words, these furniture pieces represent "sketching with a bandsaw" composed of abstract shapes that are cut from repurposed and exotic woods. These pieces then become components for larger sculptures resembling wheels or tables. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of lighting, an aurora, and sunrise from the International Space Station.
Not your everyday sink, the Kohler Crevasse is an all-in-on kitchen accessory. At the press of a button, food scraps are whisked down the drain, and users can choose to automatically activate a synchronized garbage disposer at the same time. Adding to the coolness factor is an edge-lit indicator that lights up in a blue glow when the flume of water rinses the sink, and then flashes when the grinder is whirring away. This can only be activated by a human touch, so you don't need to worry about something activating it by accident. Continue reading for more.
Designer Klaus Geiger unveils BENCHMA, a line of sleek furniture made from old Power Mac G5 cases. After the internals are removed, he adds in drawers to the cases and / or wood planks, as well as glass, to form furniture. The Power Mac G5 is Apple Inc.'s marketing name for models of the Power Macintosh that contained the IBM PowerPC G5 CPU inside an anodized aluminium chassis. The professional-grade computer was the most powerful in Apple's lineup when it was introduced, widely hailed as the first 64-bit PC, and was touted by Apple as the fastest personal computer ever built.