Alan Williams is an artist from Brighton, UK that takes scrap metal and turns it into amazing animal sculptures, with at least one dragon included. This is made possibly due to his expert welding skills, a forge, and lots of recycled scrap metal. His obsession beghin as a child, when he used to pick apart and re-attach toys in different to create unique characters. Continue reading for more examples.
This couple from Nottingham, UK, love snowboarding and traveling, but couldn’t quite shell out the 6-figure sum necessary for a decent RV. So, they picked up an old bread delivery truck for £3,600 ($4,670) and transformed it into an expedition vehicle of sorts after lots of hard work. Martin handled most of the exterior transformation, while Iona took care of the interior design. In all, they spent four months on the project and are now enjoying the French mountainside. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photo credit: Noah Deledda
Noah Deledda is an artist known for his aluminum can sculptures, and they’re more than meets the eye. At first, they look to be 3D-printed or manipulated using a tool, but in reality, they’re all handcrafted. First, he starts by sanding the printed layer of the can, then polishes it before using his thumbs to create creases and dents into the soft metal. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.
Bulgarian artist Angel Ganev doesn’t rely on Photoshop,or similar software, to create these awesome glowing illustrations, but rather pencils as well as lighting techniques. “Each picture is coupled with a unique mood, wherein the glow becomes a feeling of a warm autumn evening with a cup of tea in one portrait, and a cool metallic touch of magic in another,” said “Hidreley” of Bored Panda. Continue reading for more.
Photo credit: Ares Design
In 1985 further improvements were made to the Ferrari 400 i, with the launch of the Ferrari 412 in April that year. The engine was bored 1 mm, for an increase in displacement to 4,942 cc – hence the name change representing the single cylinder displacement in cubic centimeters. Ares Design decided to give this classic a modern makeover, complete with a 6.3-liter V12 engine generating 690 hp and 514 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Design studio BREAKFAST reveals the “Brixel Mirror,” a 19-foot-wide by 6-foot-tall installation made up of 540 Brixels – black on one side and mirrored on the other. Each Brixel is illuminated from the bottom with LEDs, and the mirror can be controlled from a smartphone, enabling users to switch between various content and interactive experiences. “Silhouette” is one that transforms the installation into a mirror that matches your silhouette, giving a one-to-one reflection. Continue reading for a making of video, more pictures and additional information.
Photo credit: Travis Larson
Travis Larson, a locomotive engineer from Riverdale, Utah, started a plan in 2006 to recreate Disneyland’s Fantasyland in his basement, or at least some of its most iconic pieces, such as Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Peter Pan’s Flight, and of course the Village Haus Restaurant. Fast forward to 2018, and you get a mind-blowing scene that appears to be straight from the Magic Kingdom. However, there’s still plenty of work to be done, as Larson now plans on adding additional theming to make the area even more immersive. Continue reading for a full 20-minute video tour of this amazing creation, more pictures and additional information.
Designed by famed Japan-based architectural firm Kengo Kuma and Associates, this stunning new Starbucks in Hualien, Taiwan appears to be from Minecraft. The entire structure is made from 29 heavily reinforced shipping containers stacked to form two floors, and then given a cool white paint job on the exterior to maintain a minimalist look. However, this isn’t a first for the company, as they’ve already opened 45 pre-fabricated modular stores in the US, built off-site prior to delivery and installation. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photo credit: Richard Barnes & Dora Somosi via Colossal
Unlike other homes, ReActor, by artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, is a 360° rotating home, measuring 44-feet by 8-feet, that balances on a single 14-foot tall concrete column. Its movements are caused by its inhabitants, as well as outside forces, such as wind. The symmetrical timber structure has been divided in half, with each artist getting their own living quarters, while a shared bathroom is positioned at the center. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Photo credit: Vera Shimunia
3D printers can be used to create just about anything these days, but these magnificent art pieces were all created by hand by artist Vera Shimunia from St Petersburg, Russia. That’s right, these needle paintings are exactly as they sound – intricately stitched threads that together form a stunning palm-sized masterpiece. The needle paintings are so popular that ever single one of her pieces have sold out online. Continue reading for more pictures.