Travel posters are so retro, but also so very futuristic when NASA makes some of them, for exoplanets. The freshly released set includes three exoplanets, the Kepler-186f, HD 40307g, and the Kepler-16b. Of the set, Kepler-186f is remarkable because it falls within the habitable zone of its star, which is redder and cooler than our sun. Speaking of cool, the Kepler-16b is located in a binary star system, where you could see two suns in the sky at once, much like Tattooine in Star Wars. Enjoy these posters here, or if you would like one for your room, head on to the NASA website to download (much) higher resolution versions that would be totally awesome as posters.
Squirrels have now been upgraded to Cybermen, it’s a whole new challenging world for the Doctor now. The Cyberman head used to be a shower radio, but once that gave way, Doctor Who fan Emma Young very creatively converted it into a nut feeder. The mask is packed with nuts and hangs a small distance above the ground. Scavenging squirrels inevitably must stand to reach those nuts, and inadvertently become Cybermen. That’s so much more efficient than the usual tricks Cybermen employ. Watch a video of the mask in action.
Pulp fiction covers are at their nostalgic best, and so are a number of Nintendo games. Artist Ástor Alexander put together those two greats and created a set of images of pulp fiction covers for Nintendo games, and a few more, but we’ll go with the majority of the set. They are pretty darn cool, and I’m pretty sure I want to read a Nintendo game inspired pulp fiction novel.
Chinese photographer Zhang Bojun has a nice collection of plaid designs in his portfolio. These “designs” are digital manipulations created from overhead images from the vast sea of humans that are Beijing’s streets. The artist photographs the swarms of people that throng the streets of Beijing and repeats observed patterns, while reducing the actual image to a bird’s eye view. These images take the form of interlocking designs that are usually seen in plaid fabric.
It’s about time the prophecy of Back to the Future came true. Well, it’s 2015, and the hoverboard seems far away, but thankfully, we do have those sweet auto-lace shoes from Nike. As much as Nike’s idea does look like that in the movie, it’s more desirable to do that auto-lacing thing better. That’s exactly what the Powerlace sneakers intend to do. It looks like a regular shoe, and has a solid auto-lace mechanism that does not depend on motors, batteries, and springs.
Japanese designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created this very, very desirable combination of LEGO and white, dark, and milk chocolate. Just imagine the possibilities!
Humans are cool. Animals are cool. Humans with animal heads, not cool at all, especially with the serenity that comes across in these images. There’s really no way to put aside the creepy feel that comes out of these images by multidisciplinary Venetian artist Francesco Sambo. For his project Bestiary, the artist delves into digitally manipulated images where human heads are swapped with, or mashed up with animal heads. Hell, even the koala… especially the koala, looks so very sinister.
It’s the winter, and everyone is expected to wear the good old knitted holiday sweater. They may be weird, but there is no reason for them to not be awesome. That Cthulhu sweater looks great, and I know a Sasquatch who would be totally flattered by that pullover. Available at MiddleOfBeyond.
Here’s documenting one kitty talent you never really considered, the hover kitty. Take a good look and be impressed by cats and their secret ability to hover.
There could hardly be a Mr. Right, if it wasn’t for the magnanimity of Mrs. Always Right. Get these throw pillow cushion covers, and Mr. Right can have a good chuckle with Mrs. Always Right. Available on Amazon.