Transit furniture made from traffic signs


Boris Bally makes chairs and tables out of traffic signs. Though recycled street signs make up a major part of his work, the artist also incorporates weapon parts and other found materials in his work. Edges of the furniture are rounded off for a smooth finish and avoided cuts. Since multiple signs may go into the construction of each piece, no two are alike.

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The daily lives of superheroes [pics]


We know superheroes for the extreme action and adventure-filled life they live. But they do have another, more “normal” life as well, where they have to slug it out like us common folks. Of course, Spiderman and Superman can’t call in laundry to wash their superhero clothes, that would give out their secret. And then there are the monotonic daily tasks to do that superhero movies so easily glide over. This series of photographs by Gregg Segal puts superhero lives on a normal day into perspective. But why does Bruce Wayne need a scooter?

Pencil and camera go face to face in Ben Heine’s art


Brussels-based photographer Ben Heine‘s series “Pencil vs. Camera” puts up a fine show. Images/illustrations created by pencils are superimposed on a photograph-backdrop to add certain elements to the image. The added pencil illustrations almost come across as a kind of “subtexts”, making the image say much more than what the photograph possibly would.

Ecopad tablet PC concept shows love for the environment by powering itself


Banking on the idea that touch interfaces are the best way for humans to interact with a machine, designers Jun-se Kim, Yonggu Do and Eunha Seo developed a concept for the Ecopad tablet PC. The environmentally friendly tablet does not rely on an external power source to charge it up. It makes use of a layer of piezoelectric crystals just under the screen to generate the requisite power for the device. Of course, piezoelectric tech will have to go a long way for an idea like this to ever see the face of production.

Man builds plane in basement, knocks out wall to get it out


We’ll have to praise this guy’s DIY skills, but we must mention that when you decide to build a plane, it is not suggested that you build one in your basement. Pennsylvanian Dan Reeves built himself an airplane, in his basement. When the time came to fly it, he realized he’d have to take it out of the basement first. Since the DIY plane filled up the basement with no room to go, he had to pull down a wall to get the flier out.

Via: Gizmodo

Artist puts up 100000 $1 bills for art installation


Artist Hans-Peter Feldmann was named the winner of last year’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize. As a resulting exhibit, Feldman use 100,000 out of circulation bills to create this installation that covers the walls of a gallery in the museum. The artist told the NY Times:
“I’m 70 years old, and I began making art in the ’50s. At that time there was no money in the art world. Money and art didn’t exist. So for me $100,000 is very special. It’s incredible really. And I would like to show the quantity of it.”

Via: Colossal, Flavorwire