Swedish Musicians Play on Instruments of Snow

Since the winter refuses to leave, there is a super abundance of ice around us. While the Canadians built a truck out of it, the Swedish decided to go the musical route with ice. Project Ice Music from Luleå, Sweden has an orchestra playing music out of instruments crafted entirely from blocks of ice.

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Morbid Photo Series Documents The Last Meals of Death Row Inmates

For the series No Seconds, photographer Henry Hargreaves (previously, 2,3,4) recreates the last meals of death row inmates. As the artist describes the project,

In New Zealand (where I’m from), and in fact nearly any where else in the developed world, the Death Penalty is just not even in the conversation. It is a remnant of an earlier era. This little bit of civility, “hey we are going to kill you but what would you like to eat?” just jumped off the page.

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Flower Mandalas

Beautifully arranged flower mandalas by Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein. She calls the temporary mandalas danmalas (Sanskrit for the giver of garlands).

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Right on Time: Nike Will Release Marty McFly’s Power Lace Shoes in 2015

According to Back to the Future 2, 2015 is just the right time for Marty McFly’s self lacing shoes. Nike did launch lookalike Nike MAGs in 2011, but they did not include the power lace. Now they say the technology is finally available, and could very well be put into production in 2015. Hopefully, we’ll have the hoverboards as well.

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Guardians of the Galaxy [trailer]

Now that looks promising.

Star Wars Themed Football Helmets For All 32 NFL Teams

Mexican artist John Raya put all 32 NFL team helmets into a Star Wars theme.

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Uwatela 3D Printed Abstract Art Construction Toy

In a very chaotic sense, Uwatela construction toy could be said to be similar to Lego. The resemblance however ends at the point that Uwatela and Lego employ pieces sticking to each other. Dolf Veenvliet’s (previously) creation is aimed at creating abstract construction forms. The pieces are 3D printed from the Makerbot Replicator 1, and thrive on serendipity of what abstract shape might be constructed. Each set contains eight pieces packed in a linen bag, and priced at $21.11.

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The Scrambler Motorcycle

The Scrambler is a custom motorcycle built off a Kawasaki W800 by Italian builders Moto Di Ferro. The conversion involved stripping the Kawasaki down to its basics, given a smaller tank, off-road tires, and a brand new custom leather seat. The overall effect puts the Scrambler in quite a lean, mean look.

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iTie Electronic Tie Concept That Lets You Get The Tie You Want

Selecting a tie to wear every day, or buying ties every so often can be a bit of a daunting task for several people. The iTie concept just makes the role of the tie way easier. The electronic tie has a screen that functions as your classic tie and also allows you to create customized designs. As an extra, the concept tie would allow you to check your mail, messages, and use IM applications like Skype.

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Vespa Cam Design Concept

Vespa Cam is a design concept by Rotimi Solola and Cait Miklasz. Taking inspiration from the famed Vespa scooter, the concept uses a color scheme reminiscent of the old faithful, the classic Vespa text, and of course, the lens takes a position and look similar to headlights on the Vespa. Apart from these goodies, this functions just like any Vespa camera.

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