Most sleeping bags are designed with function in mind, rather than how cool it may look to others, but this one, by Japanese artist Eiko Ishizawa, is definitely an exception. This custom creation was inspired by Bruno the "problem bear" who was put down by officials after it wandered from the Italian Alps into the streets of Bavaria. One caveat: it'll cost you $2,350. Continue reading for more pictures.
Etsy artist Dave Pollot continues to add famous pop culture characters, like Bio Shock's Big Daddy and Little Sister, to paintings picked up from thrift shops all over New York. However, these aren't just random images found online and then Photoshopped into paintings, but rather actual hand-drawn images that have been painted over the original work. Interested? The Rochester, NY-based artist is selling prints of just about everything, including the characters you're about to see. Continue reading for more, or click here to purchase a few prints.
Simon Beck, the famous snowshoe artist, is back at it again, and his latest project is definitely no slouch. Located in Yakutsk, Siberia, this massive snow dragon was created to promote the new film "Drakony" using raquettes. While it may seem larger than life, Beck normally spends between 5-9 hours on each one of his snow art creations. Continue reading for two videos of his work, and more information.
Livio De Marchi, a master craftsman from Italy, decided to make his own Ferrari F50 out of wood. He spent 5-months replicating everything from the mirrors to logo, and now, it shares the historic Venetian waterways with gondolas and water taxis. This watercraft weighs in at around 2,000-pounds, which is only slightly less than the real steel / aluminum F50. Since it's designed for water, this F50 is powered by a Yamaha boat engine rather than a V12. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 3D-printed Stargate that actually dials.
If money is no object and you demand nothing but the most unique garage for your supercars, then look no further than House in the Hill by Only Victories. This luxurious home is built around central stacking glass garage, with two floors stretching outwards from either side, allowing for easy viewing. Floor-to-ceiling windows adorn the front, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, while wood-clad walls and ceilings keep things warm. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Godzilla virtual reality simulator.
Priced at an astonishing $159-million, Le Palais Royal is truly a Versailles-style royal palace, or as close as money can get you. Situated along Hillsboro Mile in Florida, it features a 30-car garage, 6-waterfalls throughout, a 4,500-square-foot infinity pool, complete with waterslide / swim-up bar, yacht dock, a 22-karat gold dual staircase and a privately-licensed IMAX theater fit for 18 guests. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of virtual reality meets drone racing.
These are not optical illusions, just mind-bending 3D projection mappings by artist Miguel Chevalier. They were projected inside King's College Chapel, fusing contemporary imagery with 16th-century Gothic English architecture. Everything was generated in real-time and illustrated the topics being discussed, including health, Africa, biology, along with physics. The coolest part? When Stephen Hawking's speech on black holes was brought up, as it was paired with thousands of constellations that transported the room into deep space. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing a mesmerizing street organ "Smooth Criminal" cover.
Think of the Porsche 911 Vision EXQUISITE as 918 Spyder meets 911 Convertible. The vehicle may be track-only in its current design, but the prototype will definitely have a bit more safety features. What stands out most however, is its open cockpit, as there are no doors, roof, windscreen, or even raised side sills for protection. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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.
At first, it looks like a giant vertical forest, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that people are actually living inside this luxurious 117-meter tall residential skyscraper. Designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, "La Tour des Cedres" (The Cedar Trees Tower) will be constructed in Lausanne, Switzerland, and boast more than 100 cedar trees, 6,000 shrubs, along with 18,000 plants, for a total green space of approximately 3,000 square meters. Continue reading for more pictures and information.