Brain and microchip furniture will keep your processing power at full


The brain and the microchip, or a microchip augmented brain, you just have to imagine the possibilities of both these coming together. While the scientific mix might take some time to come along, the touch of design can make a lot of things possible, albeit not always in the way you’d suppose. Artist Daniel Rohr created this super cute and nerdy set of coffee table microchips accompanied with brain-shaped ottomans. There is no mistaking in the geeky awesomeness of this set.

Via: Notcot

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Artist recycles pipes into lighting sculptures


Austrian artist and designer Manfred Kielnhofer created this set of tables, lights and chairs for the ÖAKR recycling competition. As you’d guess from the name itself, the entire set is made out from a set of recycled pipes, put into a brand new life as this interesting installation.

Baseball bats given a twisty twist


Artist Peter Schuyff makes use of baseball bats, giving them spirals and converting them into artistic sculptural pieces. Designer baseball bats would be good to see in a game, not much playable though.

Via: CMYBacon

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Mad Hatter Mickey


Toymakers Mediacom have dressed up Mickey as the Mad Hatter, inspired by Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the character in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. The figure is approximately 6-inches tall and is available for purchase at Slamjam.

Via: HighSnobeity

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Fiat 500 doing a full vertical loop [video]

A stunt driver at the AutoRAI show in the Netherlands pulled off quite a spectacle by taking a Fiat 500 through a complete 360 degrees vertical loop. The Fiat was specially prepared for the stunt and for the occasion, by Shell.

Via: Autoblog

Guy makes actual Rock ‘em Sock ‘em robot, gets punched in the face



Being an engineer (and actually knowing a few things about that) can go a long way towards fulfilling some of your vanities. You know, things like getting punched in the face by a robot. Australian structural engineer Kris Tressider built this Rock ‘em Sock ‘em robot doppleganger and can now enjoy a bout or two with the machine. It randomly throws jabs and hooks at different speeds and can also manage directions a bit. The robot runs on windshield wiper motors, and a third one can be used when you intend to make it real crazy. Tressider hopes to bring the robot to the market, priced at something like $1000.

Via: Geekologie, IEEE Spectrum

Mario trivia [pic]


The image shows 15 “fun” facts about Mario and friends. The full image is after the jump. By the way, that guy must have one hell of a Resume.

Via: Dorkly

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Fight Club Pikachu [pic]


Pikachu can be real mean, as evidenced by this “Poke-Fight Club” illustration created by Kevin Bolk.

Via: RampagedReality

If brand logos were honest


You can’t really expect brands to create logos that highlight their negative side, but you only need to look a bit closer to find what those logos can “really” represent. Created by artist Viktor Hertz, this set called “Honest Logos” shows what brand logos actually stand for, once you strip them off their shine and glamor.

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FlyLight: Glass tubes flying like a flock of birds


FlyLight, as its name implies is a light installation made excellent by its clever use of tubes and lights. The installation makes use of 160 glass tubes that light up and respond to the viewer, while showing motion that mimics the movement of a flock of birds. The cleverly executed installation makes for a picturesque scenario. FlyLight has been designed by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta in collaboration with engineers Klaas van der Molen and Luuk van Laake.

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