Bored by painting people’s houses in pastel colors, Robert Burns of East Sussex, UK decided his own place could get a life. With that in mind, the man set off on a mission to recreate the Sistine Chapel in every room of his house, probably laying claim to Michelangelo’s fame. This masterpiece Sistine Chapel home took eight years to complete, and interestingly enough, Burns has never seen the original Sistine Chapel in all its glory. Unable to afford a trip to Italy, the man relied on pictures in coffee table books to get hold of the effect and dimensions to work on the striking piece. He did make a few changes though, like having Russell Brand with a crown of thorns depicted as Jesus.
There are almost a gazillion iPod docks out there, in numerous shapes and sizes. But never have we seen a toilet roll dispenser become an iPod dock, and we see no reason for a dock like that either. Well, unless you want a bit of music to accompany the poo poo. It has four high performance moisture free speakers that apparently play such good music that the dock currently is sold out.
Friedemann Wachsmuth built this fully functional movie projector using Lego Technic. The projector has two engines, automatic feeding, 24 fps, fast rewind and 120m reel capabilities. Of course, it does have non-Lego parts like the lens, the reel spindles and the lamp.
NTT DoCoMo has announced a new smartphone, and well, this one is quite a handful. It is equipped with two cameras, making it capable of capturing high-def 3D video at 720p. The Docomo Smartphone Aquos Phone SH-12C was developed by Sharp and will be available for purchase in Japan from May 20 onwards. Each of the cameras is capable of shooting 8 megapixel videos, while a 1.4GHz Qualcomm chip gets the entire work done.
Having fun and high-fiving a lamp is quite a pathetic way to celebrate, but better a lamp than nothing. Bye-5 lamp by designer Da Deng harps on the theme of positive feedback, by asking users to interact with it by high fives. Seems like fun, except of the, you know.. high fiving the lamp part.
Facebook’s popularity and the love of Lior Adler and his wife Vardit for Facebook, led to their daughter getting named after a Facebook feature. The newborn has been named “Like” after the famous Facebook like feature and button. Incidentally, the other daughter of the couple is named Pie after the food, and another is called Vash (Jewish word for honey). Lior says, “When I posted her picture and name on Facebook I got 40 likes. Considering that I have only a little more than 100 friends on the network that’s a lot.”
We don’t think this VW bus is aging gracefully, it is going badass with age. Perhaps a desperate attempt by the old timer to stay relevant long past its time. The bus sits atop tank treads that would trace their origin to World War II, and is currently on sale at Vehicle Liquidation.
What could be more delicious to the tastebuds and the eyes, than cupcakes made to look like hot chocolate?
North Korea is one of the most secretive countries in the world, and it prefers to stay that way, away from the eye of the rest of the world. Well it does get the world’s attention for being the “best Korea” and being rather strong, as a country and as an official website. And obviously, it isn’t a great tourist spot, or a place to whip out the camera and capture images. For photographer Charlie Crane, it took a year to get a permission to visit the country with a camera, and then he could photograph only what they wanted him to, while constantly accompanied by two tourist guides. Looking at the photographs, it is quite obvious that they are somewhat “staged” but they do offer a rare look into North Korea.