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

Candle ashtray traps ash and cigarette butts


Vizio from FlussoCreativo is an ashtray that makes good of a candle. When you light up, light the candle as well. Molten wax liquid pool created by the candle will happily trap all the ash, and even cigarette butts. Basically, it would leave behind no mess and considerably reduce the stale cigarette smell coming out of ashtrays. Of course, the ashtray wouldn’t last very long, but that shouldn’t be a problem unless you’re a chain smoker.

Via: designboom

Shooting images with an egg pinhole camera


For Francesco Capponi’s egg pinhole camera, the camera ultimately becomes a photograph. It is so simple, yet so amazing. A common object like an egg used as both the camera, and then the photograph. Of course, getting the entire thing done requires delicate workings, but the results are well worth it. Just in case you’d want one for yourself, there’s a DIY guide to get things done.

Via: Booooooom

Amazingly detailed and enchanting art made using pencils


The amazing masterpiece you see here, didn’t just take talent to create, but also perseverance and patience. Artist Joe Fenton spent nearly 10 hours everyday, working his 0.5 mechanical pencil for a full 10 months. After all that work, he completed his work Solitude that stands 5 ft high and 8 ft across, and totally awesome. Solitude includes different religious references in its framework, and stands out as a masterpiece in the impressive line of works from the artist.