The Monster Suite is not a haunted attraction, but rather a real hotel room you can stay in that was inspired by Guillermo del Toro’s most memorable movie monsters. Unfortunately, it’s only available to book for three nights only and is located at Museo de las Artes in Guadalajara, Mexico. For the lucky few that manage to book a night, you’ll also get a night tour of the En Casa Con Mis Monstruos museum exhibition with more than 900 installations from the celebrated director’s films, comics and personal collection. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Projection mapping is nothing new, but what if the technology was used on a full-sized ice rink? That’s exactly what this company specializes in and ice is a perfect surface to work with for projections because the material reflects light and images perfectly. Plus, typical professional ice rink surfaces measure 200’ x 85’, which means lots of canvas to work with, and just enough detail on its surface to allow is to create some incredible 3D effects, like scenes from Game of Thrones. Read more for a video and additional information.
Tatsuo Horiuchi, an 79-year-old artist from Japan’s Nagano Prefecture, prefers using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets over actual paint to create his masterpieces. Horiuchi didn’t want to spend money on art supplies so he started to use Excel to create art after seeing others using the program at work. How does it work? The Autoshape function is mainly used to form the images and then custom colored shapes are layered to weave together an intricate image. Read more for a video and additional information.
Anthénea may look like a crashed UFO from above, it in reality, it’s just a unique solar-powered, floating hotel suite that you can actually buy. At $535K, it’s basically half-boat, half-pod, and spans 538-square-foot of living space. It was designed by French naval architect Jean-Michel Duacancelle and touted as “the world’s first eco-luxe floating hotel suite”. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Many already know that Apple has begun issuing titanium cards for shopping at locations where contactless payment is not accepted, but this is not ordinary card, as it has no card number, CVV security code, expiration date, or even a signature area. However, the logos on the card are engraved, and the cardholder’s name is printed. This means that with a little work, you could technically turn this into a functional knife. Read more for a video of someone doing just that.
Matt Riese built the world’s first and only DeLorean hovercraft, but it really hasn’t taken off on social media, that is until now. It will be featured on an upcoming episode of Jay Leno’s Garage and so far, Riese has spent $45,000 on the project. This would make sense because a previous eBay auction for this hovercraft at $45,000 fell through at the last minute. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Did you know that only one of two DeLorean prototypes still exist today? Prototype 1 was sold for $37,000 at a bankruptcy auction in 1984 and remained in a private collection until 2005 when it was sold to the owner of DeLorean Motor Company of Florida (DMCFL) where it received a complete restoration. With that said, DeLorean Motor Company Florida had to make sure their facility is ready for Hurricane Dorian, which explains why it’s currently packed with dozens of DMC-12 cars. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Sure, using a wood-fired oven, microwave, or even a gas grill might be the easiest way to cook a pizza, but what if you were to stick a pie under 5000W LED lights? That’s exactly what “Beyond the Press” wanted to try with their latest experiment. That’s right, they decided to use extremely powerful water-cooled LED lights that output around 2000 watts of pure visible light. Read more for the video and additional information.
Apple recently released a guide on how to care for your titanium Apple Card, and how to safely store it so it doesn’t get damaged. Yes, even simply place it in your wallet can damage the surface, or if it “comes into contact with hard surfaces or materials, it’s possible that the coating can be damaged,” according to Apple. That has opened the flood gates for companies looking to cash in, with Singapore-based Gray being one of them. Read more to see their $900+ case for the card.
Next-generation AirPods may come in different colors, but jeweler Pablo Cimadevila just couldn’t wait. So, he transformed a standard pair of AirPods into 18K AirGolds. Not just gold plating, he actually melted 18-karat gold, took apart a pair of existing AirPods, and then placed the innards directly into the new gold casing. As you can see, they were inserted back into the charging case, though there’s no indication on whether if they still charge normally. Read more for a video of the entire process and additional information.