These wire mesh works by Chinese artist Shi Jindian may look like the wireframe view of a 3d object, or some sort of digital art projection, but these fantastically fine sculptures are the real deal, and they're constructed inch by inch from woven mesh.
Here's more on the process:
Shi Jindian process involves wrapping the wires around every square inch of the object and then carefully removing or destroying the object, leaving only its wire mesh skeleton
It's amazing how much detail Shi put into each piece, and the look of each object must change a bit depending on the direction the viewer is facing. Nicely wired indeed!
Can you blame this hamster for not wanting to share his snack with that greedy cat? If the tables were turned it wouldn't even occur to the cat to share his food with the little guy, so I can see why the hamster decided to pack it in and run.
What I don't understand is how he can let a cat get that close to him when their two species have been at war for centuries. Maybe the peace talks are working after all!
The indie game Octodad slipped under the radar for all but the most rabid gamers, but the premise sounds like pure gold-you are an octopus disguised as a human husband and father, who moves about like a....well, like an octopus wearing a suit and tie.
If that doesn't sound ridiculous enough, how about the fact that you somehow fathered human children in the game, and the goal of the original game is to build a mannequin so you can avoid having dinner with your wife!
A new, less buggy version is in the works, entitled Octodad: Dadliest Catch and it looks like a ridiculously good time, but check out the trailer and judge for yourself whether you'll be bringing Octodad 2 home when it comes out.
Our friends at Comics Alliance have put together a list of TV shows based on comic books that never made it on the air, a sad memorial to what could have been and a reminder of why some stories simply won't work as live action shows.
Titles like The Amazing Screw-On Head, based on Mike Mignola's one-shot comic about a Civil War era robotic secret agent, and Locke & Key, the ghostly horror series fans have embraced but the networks have not, would have been great fun to watch, but we're left with only a pilot episode for each to whet our appetites.
Other titles, like Nick Fury Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. starring David Hasselhoff, and the Smallville spinoff Aquaman Mercury Reef, are probably better off in the discard pile instead of cluttering up the small screen.
Take a look for yourself at this fascinating list of unwanted shows, some entries complete with video clip, and see what you don't have to look forward to watching on television.
Now here's a LEGO construct that would make HAL 9000 proud: a LEGO version of the Discovery One from the seminal sci-fi flick 2001: A Space Odyssey, built from over 3,000 pieces at 1:60 scale, as well as a morbid Dawn Of Man diorama which is full of angry primates and a pile of LEGO bones!
The set was created by Jason Allemann, who was kind enough to include a construction guide PDF so that anybody with a pile of LEGO bricks and time on their hands can bring 2001 to their hobby table. Happy building!
I know this is my second Avengers post in the last twelve hours but gosh darnit all to heck I'm just so excited to see this freakin' movie that I'm all over the net checking out anything Avengers related.
Join me in my celebration of all things Avengers with this hilarious parody by Table 8 Productions, featuring the saddest incarnation of this classic superhero team that I've ever seen.
If you've ever wanted to make your own fantasy or video game inspired helmets, like the Skyrim inspired number pictured above, then you have to check out this tutorial by Harrison Krix of Volpin Props. He walks you through his interesting method of creating custom helmets, complete with cast resin antlers, so you can become the ultimate warrior in your neck of the woods.
The answer to the question that immediately came to mind when you saw this post is YES-John Hamm is a pretty good bowler, but he's an even better prankster, and he almost pulled off the old banana peel trick on Chris Hardwick!
Watch the two American institutions square off in that most American of indoor sports, and feel the Bromance brewing in the cold filtered air.
Most photographers are content with taking and editing photos, but Levi Mandel can't leave well enough alone.
He feels the need to print out said photos, then he folds and bends and wrinkles them into some strange semblance of the original subject, then he shoots the photo again so we have something delightfully creepy to stare at.
You can check out more of Levi's discarded portraiture at the links below, take a gander before they end up in a pile of trash!
This fascinating look back at over two hundred years of Presidential campaign art is full of factoids and full color illustrations, and the Library of Congress has spared no expense in making this the granddaddy of all coffee table books.
From classy to kooky, this hefty book covers all the popular poster styles meant to catch the eye of potential voters, and it features:
100 ready-to-frame (official and unofficial) political campaign posters, as well as about 200 more photographs of political cartoons and campaign memorabilia
So, whether you're a politically minded person or simply someone who appreciates classic poster art, this book will definitely give you something fun to feed your head.
If you're tired of how calm and quiet your office has become, bring a taste of the good old days to work with the USB typewriter keyboard.
Full of noisy key clacking and an undeniable charm, this stylish computer accessory is sure to get your co-workers talking about you, even if what they're saying is "shut that thing up!"
It might seem silly, but I like the idea of having that typewriter key feel beneath my fingertips, without having to use all that whiteout and transfer paper to clean up my documents, and I really like that they offer a DIY kit for the crafty consumer.
Shelter dog Roosevelt was born with deformed front legs, which made running around impossible for the poor little guy until his new owner Stephanie created this wheelchair rig for him.
Now Roosevelt likes to take his wheels off road, tearing it up and playing like a pup again.
Here's an inspiring word from his owner:
The only difference between Roosevelt and other dogs is that instead of a collar I snap on his wheels to take him out. … People think he should have been put down because they think he’s suffering. But he wakes up happy every day. If you had a child with a disability you’d try to enrich them, give them opportunities. So why not do the same with a dog?
Roosevelt has a sweet set of wheels, and a pretty sweet owner in Stephanie as well. Not bad for a dog considered by some to be destined for euthanasia, eh?!
Artist Duane Keiser demonstrates a rather unusual way to crack an egg in this video entitled Yolk, from his A Painting A Day series of online videos.
Duane's painting series might be just what you need to fill that void left behind by Bob Ross' death years ago, and this little fluffy egg video is a great place to start your new painting show obsession.
Now grab your brushes and palette and paint the yolk outta that egg!
Target stores have come up with an extremely clever way to advertise both the items they sell and the upcoming Avengers movie-they've put together household items sold in their stores to form iconic images based on TheAvengers.
The images are so densely packed with details that it takes a while to see all the products featured in each photo, which is what, in my opinion, makes them cooler than your average advertising campaign.
And I must admit that these ads make me want to buy some Avengers related merchandise, and I now have a mysterious craving for a Mr. Goodbar and a Dr. Pepper!
The bad thing about attending MIT is the cost of tuition and living expenses adds up to approximately $55,000 a year. The good thing is you can blow off a little steam once in a while by playing the video game Tetris-on the side of a building!
Student gamers gently hacked the controls of the Green Building on campus and put on a dazzling light show while playing a grand scale version of Tetris. I hope they played like champs, because if not the whole neighborhood now knows how bad they are at the popular puzzle game.
Now that's what I call putting your college degree to work for you!
I knew that the act of repairing high voltage power lines while the juice is still flowing is a dangerous act indeed, but I didn't know the whole operation would play out like an action movie, complete with daring helicopter piloting and awesome uniforms!
It was likewise surprising to discover that these guys use little to no tools when repairing the lines, and they do most of the work with their hands! It really makes you appreciate the dangerous work that goes in to keeping the electricity on tap for us all.
This awesomely gruesome latex mask was made by sculptor and craftsman afterlightrob, and the time and dedication he put into this fantastic mask really shows.
You could base an entire B-movie around this guy-a squid faced monster, created in a lab with an insatiable appetite for human souls! Hit either of the links below if you want to see more detailed shots of this terrific act of maskery.
The trailer for upcoming sci-fi flick Looper has it all-time travel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, assassins, Bruce Willis as a middle aged JGL, futuristic cityscapes, and an original script which isn't based on a pre-existing comic book, video game, novel or film. It looks like a winner to me!
Nick Latimer is Baxi, a piggyback transportation company that offers the public a service which is both awkward and embarrassing, and he wants to tote you around Toronto for a fee.
Or maybe he's doing it all to promote his indie flick Hogtown, which is about a Baxi turned serial killer. It's definitely an original way to get the word out about your film! I wonder how many people actually took a ride on Nick's back?
Indie video games are often strange, simplistic, and frequently laugh out loud funny. Rambo: Last Blood manages to be all three, and it plays out like a short story told with very simple controls and lots of pixels.
Join John Rambo on his last mission in this fun indie game full of machismo, redemption and lots of hugs!