Art

  • Shouts and Murmurs: New Yorker cover drawn on iPhone

    Artist Jorge Colombo drew this entire New Yorker cover using Brushes for the iPhone, a $4.99 drawing app. He recorded the entire process using Brushes Viewer, offering us a glimpse into the future of touch-screen art reproduced on the cover of a print magazine. Read More

  • Nice stems, Gundam

    Nice stems, Gundam

    How come we don't get stuff like this all over the states? Gigantic beetlebots, wall-climbing spider monsters, and now a full-sized Gundam? For some reason, the only thing we super-size here is fries. Shouldn't we have thousand-foot-tall robot cowboys and stuff? Read More

  • They have Gelaskins for netbooks, BlackBerry Bold now

    They have Gelaskins for netbooks, BlackBerry Bold now

    Kudos to Gelaskins, who have finally released their telltale gadget skins for netbooks and the BlackBerry Bold. (That pleases Doug and Peter, respectively.) It's the same deal as the company's laptop skins: exotic-looking art slapped across your device that not only looks fairly neat, but protects it from dirt and grime. Read More

  • The Downloading Rug

    The Downloading Rug

    Do not check your connection, your internet is fine. What is not fine is this rug from artist Richard Hutten. Intended to make you recall those fond days of dialup, to me it just looks unfinished. Like the weaver stopped working at some point. Read More

  • The Perfect Unison x Parra: Wooden headphones with pretty pictures painted on

    The Perfect Unison x Parra: Wooden headphones with pretty pictures painted on

    The Perfect Unison x Parra, a pair of wooden headphones that make it easy to pretend to look like you care about the environment. Unfortunately, only 50 of them are being made, being that they’re exclusive and limited and all that. So limited, in fact, that they’re only on sale at a shop (The Lazy Dog) in Paris, all the way over in France. It’s the product of, you guessed it, The… Read More

  • Ukrainian calendar allows you to burn away your sad, sad life

    Ukrainian calendar allows you to burn away your sad, sad life

    The Ukraine – party central, from what I hear from my friend Alex – is also privy to some of the worst melancholy the Slavic spirit has to offer. Witness this calendar with a matchstick per day. When you wake up – or go to bed with a comely young dzevotchka – simply rip out a match, light that first or last papierosa of the day, and stare glumly at the ceiling thinking… Read More

  • Public Art: Finally, a solution to unsightly utility boxes

    Public Art: Finally, a solution to unsightly utility boxes

    Hats off to Joshua Callaghan of Los Angeles for coming up with a way to not only hide those utility boxes you see all over your neighborhood, but to also turn each one into something of a conversation piece. Callaghan calls it “public art” after answering a call from the city of Los Angeles to somehow disguise the boxes. More photos after the jump… Read More

  • This mirror makes you look like a painting

    This mirror makes you look like a painting

    Wow, it’s rare that anything gets me to say “oh, cool” but I came really close this time. This mirror-thing, instead of merely reflecting images, takes the image and makes it look like a painting. That’s about as simply as one could describe it. It’s not a mirror, it’s a painting. What happens here is that the “mirror” isn’t really a mirror at… Read More

  • Cuddle up with a nice keyblanket

    Cuddle up with a nice keyblanket

    Is it art? Is it furniture? And does it make a clicky noise when you roll on it? All these questions and more remain unanswered regarding this fascinating “fabric” made from 22,528 recycled keys. Actually, it’s an “interactive sculpture” that “documents its own creation” because the keys spell out emails between the artist and the fabricators. Wait, is it… Read More

  • It's like Marble Madness, except it's a desk.

    It's like Marble Madness, except it's a desk.

    You could drop a few grand on a desk, and it’d still be just that: a desk. Plain and simple, little more than an extravagant dinner tray. Tineke Beunder wanted more than that. Tineke Beunder wanted a desk that wowed all that dared rest their eyes on it. So Tineke Beunder built “Marbelous”, the awesome work of woodcarving you see above. Drop the marbles through the top, and… Read More

 
  • Styrobot overlords will not be much of a threat

    Styrobot overlords will not be much of a threat

    The future just got a whole lot less bleak. The impending and unavoidable robot takeover may not be as damaging to humankind as we once feared. At least not if they keep making ‘em out of styrofoam. Hell, these Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots could annihilate each other and nobody would even notice except for a select few in the packaging industry. Aside from the eventual robot… Read More

  • Bowling for art: Characters painted on pins

    Bowling for art: Characters painted on pins

    Oh man, some of these are cool. Dax Norman has created an army of bowling pins painted like your favorite characters from movies and video games. There are even a few personalities thrown in there too. The list itself is impressive as this original bowling pin art has everybody from Skeletor to Mr.T. It looks like he’s been at this a while, judging form the army of pins up on Flickr page. Read More

  • The Smithsonian sends ad to your mobile

    The Smithsonian sends ad to your mobile

    The Smithsonian Institute is trying to encourage people to visit its galleries by sending messages to passersby’s mobile phones. The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are testing a system that sends a message from the Smithsonian to Bluetooth-enabled phones, messages will be sent from bus stops in D.C.’s most pedestrian-trafficked areas. If users… Read More

  • Man carves wood into geek art

    Man carves wood into geek art

    Like art? Like wood? Oh, boy, are you in for a treat. Michael Rae, sculptor, bases his art in geek culture, which is why you see this gigantic gun that could well be out of Doom. It’s called the Lysistrata, which is Greek for “big wooden gun made by Michael Rae.” Wired has more pictures of this guy’s work, all of which look pretty cool. It’s safe to say Rae’s… Read More

  • Video: Water-based touch interface for soothing bubble display

    Video: Water-based touch interface for soothing bubble display

    This “physical ambient display” is beautiful and useless — in other words, it’s art. It senses the position of your finger in the water based on electric gradients and adjusts the display based on that. It uses a lot of horsepower to do it; I bet analog equipment with real bubbles could get much the same effect. Not that I’m ragging on this thing — it’s… Read More

  • The Telemegaphone: No good can come from this

    The Telemegaphone: No good can come from this

    If there’s one thing that’s missing from Bunker Hill, it’s a giant megaphone that’s hooked into payphones spread throughout the city. I live at the base of Bunker Hill and it would be just grand if I could listen to everything on everyone’s mind, all day and all night long. Such will be the case for the fine citizens in the small town of Dale, Norway from August 2nd… Read More

  • Enormous eyeball lamps modeled after your very own peepers

    Enormous eyeball lamps modeled after your very own peepers

    Jeepers! Creepers! Where’d you get those gigantic, luminescent glass peepers! Why, from French studio 5.5 Designers, of course! One simply submits a photo of one’s eyeballs and fills out a little sheet, and boom: head-sized, blown-glass eyeballs “cloned” from your own. Pretty freaky, but also pretty awesome. It’d be kind of egotistical to get your own, and kind of… Read More

  • Making art in the lab with microfluidic chips

    Making art in the lab with microfluidic chips

    For fans of all things tiny, what amounts to a new art form – or at least style – has got to appeal to you. Tiny channels are created in a microfluidic chip, which are then filled with tiny amounts of dyed liquid. And by tiny, I mean tiny. Microfluidic chips are used in the lab for certain applications of a minuscule nature, from analyzing single cells to even isolating DNA from single… Read More

  • Party with The Pirate Bay's European bus tour (What?)

    Party with The Pirate Bay's European bus tour (What?)

    Um, The Pirate Bay will be having a bus tour party this summer in Europe, where you can meet and greet other liked minded miscreants and trade mixtapes, or something. It all sounds very hippie, yes. There’s a tumblr you can follow, too. The party bus’ destination is Bolzano, Italy, where there’s some sort of art-thing. via TorrentFreak Read More

  • Fake: Guy doesn't draw a picture of himself on the world using GPS unit

    Fake: Guy doesn't draw a picture of himself on the world using GPS unit

    Update: The whole stunt was fake. DHL is backtracking now, saying they didn’t have anything to do with it. Plus the guy looked like Devin and you should never trust Devin. This guy wanted to make the biggest drawing ever. So instead of a pen, he put a GPS unit (plus a bunch of batteries) in an indestructible briefcase and sent it on an incredibly long and complicated journey around the… Read More