Fidget spinners are basically toys that consist of a ball bearing in the center of a multi-lobed flat structure made from metal or plastic designed to spin along its axis with little effort, and the fad started in 2017, although similar devices had been around as early as 1993. They reportedly help those who fidget to relieve nervous energy, anxiety, or psychological stress. The Fidget Smartwatch by Yunna Hwang is the evolution of these small handheld devices. It has notches on the face’s opposing sides that give you the ability to rotate them, thus making the design perfect for fidgeters. Read more for an animation, additional pictures and information.
The Cheese Printer may sound cool in theory, but in reality, it’s just a clever prank pack. Simply put, they’re gag gift boxes for any occasion, and each one comes complete with 6 panels of jokes, detailed graphics, small nuances and lots more as you can see from the example above. “They’re the boxes for screamingly funny, hilariously awful, but scarily plausible products that don’t really exist. The photography, typography and layout of these boxes are perfect. I mean, they look exactly like the cheesiest products you’d buy from TV infomercials. Anyway, the point is that you put people’s real presents inside the empty Prank Pack boxes. Then, when they unwrap their gifts, you get that delicious moment of watching their faces as they struggle to be tactful. They think you’ve just given them the all-time turkey of presents,” according to the company. Check them all out here. Read more for some of our favorites.
Photo credit: Grace Chon via Peta Pixel
Photographer Grace Chon has started a new photo series called “HAIRY”, and it’s exactly as you imagined. All of the dogs featured in these images have been groomed in a Japanese grooming style, which doesn’t follow the usual cuts and rules, but rather emphasizes making the animals look as adorable as possible. Each of these haircuts took hours at the Los Angeles-based Healthy Spot, since most of the styling is done by hand. “I’ve always found before and after photos from dog grooming to be really funny. Usually it doesn’t even look like it’s the same dog in each photo! I had the idea of shooting a photo series that highlighted this extreme transformation,” said Grace. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Car Scoops
Sure, Christmas is still a few weeks away, but automakers are already getting in the spirit, with Dodge making the first splash at this year’s LA Auto Show. They have revealed a 797-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Santa Claus sleigh. Power comes from a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 from the Hellcat Redeye, and it features dual exhaust tips, along with seven-passenger seating. This isn’t a fiberglass shell, but rather a Dodge Challenger widebody that has been modified and turned into a sleigh, complete with a start button for the engine. Read more for another video and additional information.
Here’s another look at industrial designer Henrique Perticarati’s WinPhone 95, a not so smartphone that features a 90s Sony Mavica camera lens, a dedicated parallel port, VGA connector, high-speed ethernet, and support for all the programs you need, including Notepad, Briefcase, as well as Phone Dialer. Just in case things get a little too hectic on-screen, there’s also a built-in trackball to make your life easier. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Dylan Maithonis / Antonio Guillem
For those who have no idea what the “Distracted Boyfriend meme, also known as “Man Looking at Other Woman”, is about, it’s basically a stock photo series in which a man looks at the back of a woman walking by while his significant other looks on disapprovingly. Northern California-based Photographer Dylan Maithonis decided to recreate this scene using nothing but LEGO bricks. Read more to see the entire LEGO setup, which consists of three minifigs and lots of makeshift props.
Photo credit: Hayatini Nevreni
Yes, just about everyone who has been on the internet the past year has seen the “Distracted Boyfriend” meme, but visual designer Hayati from Cyprus decided to put a modern twist on it with characters from famous artworks. To be more specific, the boyfriend has been replaced by none other than Vincent van Gogh, and the girlfriend with Girl with a Pearl Earring. “I’m inspired by people I see in everyday life. The fun begins when I mix them together with the best classics,” said Hayati. Continue reading for more pictures.
Beer helmets are nothing new, but have you ever seen it used as a photography tool? Well, now you have, thanks to Japanese photographer Nishihiro. How does it work? Instead of beverages, Nishihiro puts flashes into the holders, and then circular diffusers in front of those to create a soft light look. However, when both flashes aren’t required, he uses it for a drink instead. Get one here now. Continue reading for more pictures and reactions.
Let’s face it, many celebrities can be recognized in public even with disguises on, that is unless…they’re in full costume on Halloween. This year, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake took their 3-year-old son, Silas Randall Timberlake, trick-or-treating, or “fighting crime in these streets,” in New York City wearing life-sized LEGO Batman costumes. Continue reading for more.
Have you ever wondered what lies outside the album cover frames? If so, Photoshop guru Igor Lipchanskiy is an expert at showing you just that, starting the The Offspring’s “Splinter” (2003) and Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall” (1979) covers. “Half a year ago I published a post about how I place myself into near-cult covers of musical albums. Since then, I have created new images and I want to share them with you,” said Igor. Continue reading for more.