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Dragon Statue Made Out Of CD Shards

This dragon statue has a real sharp look about it, and it was once able to hold many megabytes of information, so it's (somewhat) useful!

It's an opalescent dragon for the information age, and the many sharp edges will make you feel alive again...with pain! 136 blank CDs were harmed in the making of this dragon statue...

Link  --via Obvious Winner

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Mickey Mouse Rising On Mercury

Is this photographic proof that the Disney corporation have begun branding other planets, or are the extraterrestrial beings that live on the surface of Mercury big fans of Mickey Mouse?

The sad truth is many people are so conditioned to thinking of the iconic three circle silhouette as a representation of Mickey that whenever they see anything that looks remotely like it they can't help but think of the Mouse that Disney built!


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Seth The International Street Artist

The extremely colorful street artist known only as Seth has a global mission in mind-cover every continent with street art containing characters which look like the native people.

Seth's works can be found all over the world, and his characters look like local people rather than idealized super beings. And they're so cute and colorful it's no wonder people across the globe love seeing Seth's work adorning their neighborhood walls!

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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Sinister Versions Of Classic Disney Characters

There's a Serbian illustrator known as Testosteronman who was tired of the cute, cuddly nature of the iconic Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie and Pluto, so he sat down at the drawing board and gave these characters a sinister makeover.

You wouldn't want to meet these twisted toons in a dark alley, and if a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit is made they should cast these dark Disney characters as the antagonists!

Link  --via DesignTAXI

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The Power Of A Booming System

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This video demonstrates the power of bass in your face, and shows how much force is behind that bass heavy system found in cars that drive by with the booming system.

Obligatory Yakov Smirnoff joke- In Russia, people who cannot afford blow dryer use car stereo to dry hair! My apologies for the bad joke...

(NSFW? I can't quite make out the lyrics of the song...)

--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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Inside The Sketchbook Of Madeline Von Foerster

Artist Madeline Von Foerster is known for infusing her works with strange symbolism and metaphorical representations of problems experienced by the modern world, all wrapped up in a style reminiscent of classical Renaissance art.

Take a rare peek inside Madeline's sketchbook, where the ideas for her fantastic paintings begin to take shape, and read a fascinating interview with the artist herself at the Hi Fructose link below.

Link  --via Hi Fructose

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This Jet Powered Go Kart Looks Like Deadly Fun

This jet powered go kart looks like a good idea on paper that can go horribly wrong when you actually get behind the wheel.

Built by daredevil/airplane parts salesman Seth Kettleman, this is the perfect vehicle for the YOLO generation, and is guaranteed to burn your face off if you stand too close!

Link  --via Gamma Squad

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Awesome Robot Night Lights

These charming robot night lights were created by artist and craftsman Tal Avitzur from Santa Barbara, California. Tal uses unwanted junk to construct each piece, which gives them their distinctive junkbot flair.

They have a warm retro style, and each character has a lot of personality, so they're sure to drive robot collectors wild! Hit the link if you want to find out what kind of parts Tal used to create each robot, I found some of the components quite surprising.

Link  --via JazJaz

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Animated Series Pilot-Isle Of Spagg

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This is by far the coolest work of animated awesomeness I've seen on the interwebs, and that's saying a lot considering how much cool stuff is out there!

It's the pilot episode for an animated TV series called The Isle Of Spagg, and it was created by the Brothers McLeod who have won both BAFTA and Webby awards for their animation.

So, sit back and enjoy half an hour of pure nautical themed cartoon delight, I promise it will be time well wasted.

--via Cartoon Brew

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Photos Of Faces Pressed Against Glass

Animals, and babies, look really cute...until their faces are pressed against glass!

This fun gallery of creepy glass pressed faces features 29 images of facial smooshing which transforms these otherwise darling little mugs into utter creepsville.


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Blade Runner-The Watercolor Edition

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The dreamlike quality of Ridley Scott's classic scifi film Blade Runner has been captured in a most painterly manner by Anders Ramsell, who reproduced thirteen minutes of the film (so far!) via 3600 watercolor paintings.

He plans on making over the entire film in this colorfully abstract manner, and I for one can't wait to see the rest!

--via Topless Robot

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Awesome 3D Pac-Man Street Art

This mind blowing work of 3d street art makes me want to walka-walka-walka on the other side of the street so I don't get lost in the maze!

Painted, and subsequently, photographed by Leon Keer in Venlo, the Netherlands, this cute and colorful work illustrates the world's undying love of video games.

Link  --via Obvious Winner

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Vintage Photo Booth Portraits

Archival site These Americans has some amazing photo sets for you to peruse and admire, like this series of vintage photo booth shots that take a fun look back at the county fair and boardwalk days of yore.

The pics range from hilarious to subtly disturbing, much like a trip to the carnival, and they really capture the look and feel of the past despite the lack of props or background reference.

Enjoy looking through the nostalgic lens of the photo booth camera!


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World Map Aquarium

Let your fishies tour the globe from the comfort of your home with this world map aquarium.

No guarantees that your finned friends will appreciate being world travelers, but you'll appreciate the fun to be had pretending your little fishies are pirates and merchant ships battling it out on the high seas.

Even better than the playtime potential is the fact that this world map aquarium is also a coffee table! No wonder designer Takuro Yamamoto won a TIFF Award for this cleverly designed fish cage.

Link  --via Gizmodo

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Tintin Meets The Cthulhu Mythos

Intrepid newspaper reporter Tintin has come up against some tough opponents in his time, but facing off against the Great Old Ones might be too much for his incredible mind to handle!

This fun "what if?" scenario comes to you courtesy of graphic designer Muzski, who shows us how cool a collaboration between H.P. Lovecraft and Herge could have been. Check out the rest of the Tintin X Cthulhu Mythos covers at the link below, if you dare...

Link  --via Geek Tyrant

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Stop Motion Short - Perfect Holiday

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Perfect Holiday is the kind of surf video that your toys will enjoy, a stop motion surfstravaganza and a fun way to kick off the summer.

You can sit down and watch this fun animated short with your kids while you're planning your summer vacation, and it might inspire them to find fun new ways to play with their toys and let their imaginations run wild.

I hope all the dads out there had a perfect holiday weekend!

--via Videogum

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Are WikiCells The Future Of Edible Packaging?

Biodegradable packaging, used to simulate and replace plastic packaging, is becoming more common every day, so is edible packaging that far behind?

Harvard professor David Edwards doesn't think so, and he's got a fun new form of packaging to prove it. It's called WikiCells, and here's how it works:
WikiCells are food and drink enclosed inside edible soft skins, that are made of food particles and held together by nutritive ions, so that users can eat the entire packaging (like grapes)—as an effort to reduce pollution accumulated from packaging of food.

At first Edwards worked with yogurts and mousses. But now, he has produced WikiCocktail—Cointreau suspended in skin made from orange zest—and Wiki IceCream, a high-end dessert of cream contained in a bagasse container made from sugarcane.

According to the company, users can wash the entire thing, hold it in their hands, eat it like an apple, poke it with a straw or drink it like a shake.

What a fun and creative way to help cut down on global waste!

Link  --via DesignTAXI

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The Evolution Of 8-Bit Art

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The PBS series Off Book is back with another look at a cutting edge artform, this time focusing on the gamer friendly world of 8-bit art.

8-bit art has become even more popular since the good old days of video game consoles, and has even spawned an awesomely geeky form of electronic music to occupy your time between gaming sessions.

So sit back and wax nostalgic as colorful, but not too colorful, pixels dance across the screen to that charmingly minimal 8-bit sound!

--via Geekosystem

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Classic Cartoon Character Twitter Art

Are you a Tweetaholic looking for a fun way to show your love for classic cartoons?

Then take note of these works of Twitter Art by Gregory Wadsworth, an illustrator with an eye for adding character to 140 word tweets.

They're sure to make most people on Twitter go "who's that?"

Link  --via Cartoon Brew

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The Barbecue Grill Briefcase

This barbecue briefcase is perfect for the griller on the go, the charcoal chef who doesn't want to be strapped down to a stationary grill.

Perfect for those who enjoy barbecuing while travelling, running from the police, or hiding from those attracted by the sweet smell of charred meat.

The Darwin Triangular BBQ is sure to make you the life of any party, and your friends will appreciate the forethought and planning that went in to you bringing along your own source of flesh searing heat, especially when their tummies get all rumbly.

Link  --via Gizmodo

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George Harrison As A Plushie

George Harrison's huggable plushie alter ego looks like it just stepped off the Yellow Submarine and into a Strawberry Field...forever.

Created by Felt Mistress for an upcoming Beatles themed art show, this is the soft and cuddly, sitar jamming George we all know and love, and the only thing he's missing is a voice box so he can chant a Hare Krishna mantra.

Link  --via Super Punch

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Fancy Dresses Inspired By The Avengers

These Avengers inspired dresses, which were designed by Kelsey Michele, are bringing a touch of couture to comic book culture, and they look like a fun way to show the world you're a geek with loads of class!

Sadly, they're still at the conceptual drawing phase, but I'll smile my face off if I ever see someone wearing one of these super powered ensembles to an awards show or fancy folks party.

Link  --via i09

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Sculptures Made Out Of Photographs

Susy Oliveira isn't content with letting photographs lay around looking all flat and boring, so she shapes them into three dimensional sculptures that put the gee in geometrical.

What would be considered dead wrong in the world of texturing CGI models looks rather fantastic on the surface of a humanoid shaped paper sculpture, sprawled out on the floor and covered in polygonal planes like he just escaped from the Matrix.

Through this technique you can find out exactly what a person is made out of, and you'll know just where they've been...

Link  --via Juxtapoz

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The Heavy Metal Quilts Of Ben Venom

These aren't your grandma's quilts, although I'm sure she would respect the skill and originality it took to create these comfy works of fabric art.

Created by Ben Venom, a man with a name so metal that his soft rock friends stopped calling him, these heavy metal quilts bring the love of snuggling together with head banging imagery, and they're sure to make the Dreamlands a much more treacherous place.

If you're in San Francisco why not check out these softly screaming works for yourself at the Guerrero Gallery, now through July 7th.

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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A Pixar Style Version Of Justice League America

Digital artist Daniel Araya created these fun concept art pieces that envision what a Pixar version of DC's Justice League of America would look like.

The characters look like they'd fit right in with The Incredibles, but the fact that Disney owns Marvel Comics means that a DC/Pixar movie is about as likely as a real life Superman falling to earth just outside of Smallville, USA.

Link  --via NerdBastards

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This Is One Gnarly Skateboarding Video

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The skater featured in this exciting video is Aaron "Jaws" Homoki, and I have a feeling he'll be looking to get on a leg bone transplant list after taking so many dangerous drops!

He makes leaping from such great heights look easy, although I'm sure his slam video is incredibly painful to watch.

--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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Picasso's Guernica, Starring the X-Men

What would Picasso do to get back in the spotlight if he were alive today? Why, add the Uncanny X-Men to his classic mural Guernica,  of course!

This piece was created by Cynthia Rodgers for the Comic Book Resources contest The Line Is Drawn, where contributors were asked to imagine radical re-designs for classic comic book characters. I'd say this piece definitely qualifies as radical!

Link  --via i09

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10 Reasons Why Getting A Garfield Tattoo Is A Terrible Idea

The people whose limbs are featured in this photo collection obviously felt strongly about sharing their love of Garfield with the world, so much in fact that they permanently tattooed themselves with his likeness.

If you, or a friend, are thinking about getting a Garfield tattoo please take a look at this gallery first and sleep on it, so you can avoid any unnecessary embarrassment or costly laser tattoo removal down the line.


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Star Trek Themed Home Theater

This Star Trek themed home theater setup boldly goes where no man has gone before, light years ahead of any other Star Trek home theater I've ever seen in terms of comfort and kitsch.

With seating for nine space travelers and a style that won't lower the value of your home, this home theater will make watching any movie an adventure. Anyone up for a Star Trek movie marathon?

Link  --via GeekTyrant

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Adventure Time Meets Studio Ghibli

In terms of cuteness this Adventure Time X Studio Ghibli mashup by illustrator Deighvid rates 100% on the adorability scale.

This mashup series looks like it was meant to be, because the character design styles from both series mesh together so well.

And the most impressive bit about these fun illustrations- they were drawn by a seventeen year old!

Link  --via Super Punch

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