Latest urban art intervention by Luzinterruptus created 50 small ecosystems that are “living in the harshest and greyest areas of Madrid city center.” Miffed at the lack of usable green spaces in Madrid, Luzinterruptus created these tiny installations as a symbolic intervention. These small greenhouses were protected from pollution by umbrella-like tops and the greenery within was accompanied by a flock of animals. Each of these “ecosystems” had its own lights to add to their presentation.
First impression can make a big impact. So can a creative business card. These creative business cards were created by Joshua M. Smith for his business.
For the anime show Robotech, the Cyclone motorcycle transformed into a battle suit called battleoid. Some Japanese guys spent nearly 3 years creating a replica of the motorcycle, going through every little detail. Sadly it doesn’t transform, but the detailing and realistic looks of the motorcycle are enough to warrant kudos for its makers.
You could play Angry Birds in real life, and if that doesn’t quite cut ice, you could probably have the fun of using a real slingshot to hurl the birdies. It may sound like a very Wiimote-like accessory, but there is fun in having a giant slingshot as a controller. A project by students at the University of Queensland (Australia) the slingshot communicates with the game, albeit with a slight lag.
For a round of Facebook inspired jewelry, Lysandre Follet created the iLike silver pendant. It is a limited edition run that will only see 30 pieces.
A book shelf that really wants to tend to your reading. Designed by Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti for the Italian furniture design firm Saporiti.
Arcade button light switches easily kick the butt of those conventional light switches. Seriously, who wants any of those when you can have something as cool as this. You know what goes along with these switches… A real arcade game! Available at Etsy shop Aleph Design.
Reports say a 17-year old Chinese boy sold his kidney to raise money to buy an iPad for himself. The teen wanted an iPad 2, but couldn’t afford to buy one. While surfing the web, Zheng found an advertisement by an agent, claiming that they were willing to pay RMB20,000 for a kidney. He snuck out of his home, went to Chenzhou in Hunan Province and had his kidney removed at a local hospital there. After being hospitalized for three days, the kid managed to buy an iPad 2, iPhone and MacBook from the money he had received.
Project Passport and Reality brings to light something we have rarely thought of, the difference between the looks of the person in the passport, and our own appearance. Artists took a look at images in valid passports and put them along with photographs of the passport holders. Intriguing examples, and quite surprisingly true for most of us.