How closely do you resemble the photograph in your passport?


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.

Miniature guns have all the details, except the bullets


Do not let the detailing fool you, these guns are miniatures that won’t shoot. Made in Russia in the ’70s, the artist kept special note of the accuracy, making these weapons from schematics and description of real guns. They are so detailed that they probably could shoot a bullet, if you could somehow find a way to get a tiny bullet to get into these guns.

Ecco concept car drives on the idea of comfort


Ecco is a futuristic concept car in love with the idea of comfort and zero emissions. Designed by adNau, the concept car gets a bit of inspiration from the Airstream or the VW Camper, in the sense that it can become the “home” of the traveler during the journey. When parked, the car can expand to provide more space and comfort to the passengers.

Home theater made in Pirates of the Caribbean theme


Our minions tell us the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie sucked more than what a vacuum cleaner could ever hope to. That however, does not dampen our spirits and our love for pirate themed things. Especially when they come in million dollar packages. Also, it does not mean those with money to burn won’t do exactly that. A homeowner in Florida spent $2.5 million to create this luxurious complex inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean.

Japan plans eco-friendly ‘smart’ towns to cut down CO2 by 70%


Panasonic and eight other companies have teamed up to create a super green township in Japan. To be built on 19 hectares of a former Panasonic plant, the city will include the best of modern green technology and town planning. Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% as compared to 1990 levels. The township will be home to nearly 3000 people, with about 1000 homes and other buildings relying chiefly on solar energy for power, possibly along with home fuel cells.

Beute lamps give cardboard a life


Packaging is one of the most wasteful practices of our time. No matter how you see it, perfectly good and only slightly used cardboard ends up in dumps. Which is why we like Beute lamps from Germany based designer Michael Wolke. The lamps are made from discarded cardboard, reusing a material that is good enough for use, but would end up in the landfill anyway.

Via: Contemporist

The awesomeness of the Star Wars empire [cluster]


Calling Star Wars just a movie series would be a mistake. The cult following and the sheer brand value it has clearly sets it all apart. And all that means we get to see a steady stream of Star Wars inspired artwork, products and accessories. Here’s a list of some Star Wars inspired things we have seen, in no particular order, but each with a good dose of the force.