Mercedes Benz logo meats Michael Jordan


A creation of artist Mike Ruiz, this Mercedes Benz jumpman logo replaces the star in the automaker’s logo with Air Jordan. The shape of the logo isn’t quite a departure from the basic Mercedes logo, and might actually work quite well.

Via: Beautiful/Decay

Miniature crossbow is fully functional, can be scary [video]


Hold on to conventional wisdom and don’t judge this crossbow by its size. This tiny sucker may be small, but it can be dangerous and especially impressing when you see it firing flaming arrows. Well, it can also shoot basic steel tipped arrows and ram arrows, but arrows on fire look a lot more interesting. The crossbow has been built by T. Shamir, the same guy who made the tiny cannon.

Via: LaughingSquid

Long exposure portraits with a dark theme


Portraits by Laurence Demaison have a hallmark of unreal appearances and may as easily be considered to have been digitally created. The photographer pre-visualizes the image, and then playing with film photography and creativity, allows most of these portraits to take on long exposure and ultimately reach this surreal style and looks.

Via: TrendHunter

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Cupcakes seasoned with iPhone-style toppers


These iPhone cupcake toppers are fully edible and will go along well with your iPhone and cupcake addictions. The “apps” are handmade, hand-painted, and look sort of pretty while sitting atop cupcakes. Available at Etsy, a set of 12 costs $24.

Via: Gizmodiva, IT

Keyboard plays on our recognition of brand logos


We have been so fed with brands and their logos that most are easily recognizable at a glance. This keyboard from Ignacio Pilotto makes use of the same brand addiction, replacing keys by famous brand logos. As an example, the alphabet “f” has been replaced by the facebook logo, hitting the key along with the function key will take you to Facebook. Other alphabets have been replaced by corresponding logos as well.

Via: Inspire

Lights made luxurious with a touch of swarovski crystals


Industrial designer Stephen Burks collaborated with Swarovski to create these elegant and stylish lighting designs. Entitled “Inside Out”, the series features chandeliers decked with Swarovski crystals. Light from LEDs in the lamps is refracted through the crystals, creating a rich prismatic display.

Via: designboom

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Russian band uses iPads and iPhones as instruments



Russian teenage rock band Cooperative Style plays live music using iPads and iPhones in place of musical instruments. The band makes use of downloaded apps for musical instruments and mixing desk, and try to recreate music from legends like Nirvana. Of course, there are problems playing instruments on touch screens rather than on real, tangible surfaces, but people seem to like the style of the band.

Via: OddityCentral

What the backs of webpages ‘really’ look like


When we visit a website we get to see its front. But frankly, there’s got to be more. What has a front, must have a back and thanks to BackOfaWebPage, we now know what lurks in the hinds of some of the best known websites.

Via: swissmiss

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Land Peel floor can transform into furniture


Land Peel concept from Japanese designer Shin Yamashita is a modular floor mat that you can twist and turn into shapes according to your desires. You can play with the panels to create a table, a chair, or any other combination and set of furniture you might find yourself comfortable with. When not in use, the panels can be discreetly tucked away, leaving behind the flat surface of the rug.

Via: designboom, Toxel

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Ironman made in Lego


Alex Schranz created a 55cm tall Ironman totally out of Lego bricks. The super hero looks fairly detailed, even with plastic replacing the curves of his armor and muscles. Also, the tiny Lego arc reactor does look kind of cool.

Via: BrothersBrick