Japanese Engineer Perfectly Re-Creates Models From The Popular ’80s Sci-Fi Saga For His Son

If you are not familiar with Maschinen Krieger (abbreviated as Ma.K) here is a little bit of background. The franchise was started by Kow Yokoyama in the 1980’s. Yokoyama-san was a scratch-build modeller, artist and sculptor. Among his works he built machines of war that would fight in the 29th century, but took their visual cues from early 19th century weaponry and the early NASA space program. All his models were pieced together from numerous kits including armor, aircraft, cars and found objects (like ping pong balls). Continue reading »

This Baker Turned Chernobyl And The Oklahoma City Bombing Into Cakes


Chernobyl nuclear power plant a few weeks after the disaster. Original photo courtesy of Getty/Laski Diffusion/Getty Images

Cakes are often associated with celebrations with our loved ones, like in birthday parties, weddings, and others. But Brooklyn-based disaster-artist baker, Paige Heimark, turned disasters like Chernobyl and the Oklahoma Bombing into cakes. She uses cake to underscore how we consume trauma. Continue reading »

Melania Trump Wooden Statue Unveiled Close To Her Hometown In Slovenia

A life-size wooden statue of US first lady Melania Trump has been unveiled in her birth country of Slovenia, but not everyone is pleased with it. The sculpture was erected next to the Sava River in the village of Rozno, around 8km from Mrs Trump’s hometown of Sevnica. Continue reading »

Japanese “Sheer” T-Shirt Gives You The Body You Always Wanted

The “Delusion Splash T-shirt” is an intriguing Japanese garment that cleverly uses shading to trick people into thinking that you look much better than you actually do. Continue reading »

Scary Looking Loaves Of Bread That Turn Out To Be Adorable Anime Characters When Sliced

Japanese baker Izuyo creates loaves of bread and other baked goods that look really scary when they come out of the oven. Once the loaf is sliced, however, adorable animé characters are revealed and the world is good again. Continue reading »

Minimally Painted Wood Sculptures That Highlight Environmental Decay By Willy Verginer

Capturing the essence of its territory, the memory of the places without denying its roots, Willy Verginer has built a road of his own, original and figurative. Appearing simultaneously lifelike and whimsical, the sculptures of Willy Verginer are dipped in bold colors and patterned, adding just the right amount of surrealism. Continue reading »

Latvian Artist Carves Wood Cabinet In Shape Of Giant Beetle

Alder wood cabinet made in a shape of beetle by a Latvian artist and designer Janis Straupe. This is a sculpture with function, in its own style that does not belong to any art decade. Continue reading »

12 Year Old Girl Invents An Adorable Teddy Bear That Hides IV Bags Making Infusions Less Scary To Children

Ella Casano, a 12 year old girl who has been receiving intravenous (IV) infusions for ITP since the age of seven, came up with the really brilliant idea that would make the experience less scary for other kids, the Medi Teddy. This clever invention is an adorable teddy bear that offers a friendly face to a child while hiding an IV bag in a mesh pouch in the bear’s back. Ella based the Medi Teddy on her own experience. Continue reading »

Brilliant Solutions To Problems You Never Knew Existed

Beijing Subway Allows Riders To Pay With Plastic Bottles

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These clever product designs tackle problems you might never even thought existed. From treating trash as a currency to pay for your subway ticket to putting a ‘winter chamber’ inside the shop to test out cold-weather gear before buying. Continue reading »

Drinking Glasses That Turn Into “Curious Cats Peering Into A Fish Tank” When You Fill Them

Japanese online goods retailer Felissimo has built up a steady inventory of items certain to please cat lovers. Their latest release takes a cute scene feline fans who happen to own pet fish may be all too aware of, with drinking glasses that imagine a cat starting longingly at a fish tank. Continue reading »

This Realistic “Girlfriend Hand” iPhone Case Promises To Keep You Company

If you’re looking for a handy new iPhone case, look no further. Sold by Japanese smartphone case retailer Hamee, this unusually shaped case called “Nami’s Hand” is realistically modeled after a real woman’s hand, reproducing details right down to the whites of the nails and palm lines. Although not as soft and flexible as a real hand, the fleshy parts of the fingers and palm are still remarkably soft to the touch. Continue reading »

Amazing LEGO Creations Inspired By Classical Art Pieces

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There’s this weird correlation between LEGOs and life stages. If, at first, your only interest is to chew the blocks and smash them into one another, then later you actually start to build something out of them. After a while, your LEGO bricks are probably thrown into a dark corner of a closet, with only a few sneaky pieces left lying around for you to step on and swear loudly. Some years pass, and you suddenly remember your long-forgotten LEGO bricks, pull them out of the closet and start playing around, right when you thought you’re fully grown-up and toys are not for you anymore. These people, though, took their revived love for LEGO creations a step further and re-did classical art pieces accurately only by using LEGOs. Continue reading »

Amazing Images From A Belgian Sand Sculpting Festival


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With just sand and water, artists from around the world have gathered in Ostend, Belgium, to create their own fantasy world full of magic. The annual sand sculpture festival is built by 40 professional artists from all around the world with this year’s theme being ‘Dreams’. Not less than 240 trucks of special sand is sculpted during one month of preparation, creating a visitors circuit that takes one hour to complete, with 150 sculptures from 2 to 6 meters high to discover. Continue reading »

Fun And Creative Furniture Was Designed For These Kids Bedrooms


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Architect Steffen Welsch has designed a collection of custom furniture for his own children, that he has named ‘Spider in the Book Tree’. Continue reading »

Teacher Shares Photos Of A Backpack A Father Made For His Son Because He Wanted To Save Money

Getting an education is one of the most important milestones of a child’s life which has a crucial role in determining a child’s future. However, according to the United Nations, almost 60 million primary school-aged children aren’t in school. One of the most common reasons is poverty. There are many children throughout the world, who, instead of going to school, have to work to support their families, collect water or look after their siblings. Continue reading »