Seeing minimalism in packaging

Packaging by far is one of the most wasteful things around. That, and also the loud combination of graphics and colors that are supposed to attract the consumer to these products. In this set, the people over at Antrepo stripped the packaging of its loud colors and graphics, leaving it bareboned, down to just the essentials. We’d have to say the minimal packaging does look interesting and attractive enough, even if its just a relief from the loud packaging.

Via: Antrepo, DavidAirey, swissmiss

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Hey look, it’s the snow man

Quite literally a snowman, or you know, a man made from snow. Or whatever.

Via: LaughingSquid

Christmas greetings from Cthulhu Santa

It is a bit too late for Christmas greetings, but it’s never too late for Cthulhu Santa.

Via: technabob

Artist creates endangered species from Legos to spread awareness

Lego artist Sean Kenney created an exhibit entitled ”Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion-Piece Animal Adventure,” for the Philadelphia zoo. The exhibit highlights the ever-dwindling numbers of animals and how many species stand at the brink of extinction. Kenney created 34 animals for the zoo, spending over a year to get the Lego pieces done right.

Via: Courier-Post, TreeHugger

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Lego Mario made using 3D scanners

This Lego Mario is about as precise a Mario figure as you can get with Legos. It started off with using a NextEngine 3D scanner to scan Mario action figure. The wireframe of this scanned image was then used to Mario mesh with Lego sized cubes. And finally, the complete, 75cm tall Mario Lego was built.

Via: TechEBlog

Tentacle pot pie

Not the tentacles you’d expect to run into on the internet, but the Tentacle Pot Pie is cute and scary at the same time.

Via: Not Martha, Inspire Me Now

Cool mountain bike edits: Framed [Video]

The video has been created by Andi Wittmann and Felix Urbauer. Andi’s working the bike, and Felix has handled the movie. Check it out, it’s quite worth the time.

Via: TheCoolHunter

French village of Bugarach will survive the 2012 apocalypse

It is impossible to stay away from the 2012 apocalypse theories. Handed to us courtesy of the Mayan calendar, which ends the same year, and is for some reason blown way out of proportion. Anyways, if you do have any belief in these stories, the French village of Bugarach holds promise as a place that will survive the 2012 destruction. According to Bugarach’s mayor, there are “sacred mountains” in the village with an “alien garage” where aliens wait underground for the world to end. So those in the village will get a shot at survival. And here we thought aliens had better things to do, you know, like abducting cows or something. Maybe they’re doing all that to kill time.

Via: OddityCentral

A closer look at snowflakes

Here we are again, taking a closer look at snowflakes and snow crystals, there’s something about these tiny little crystals that’s fun to see.


Not everything’s in a book

The poster designed for Ghent University says a lot.

Via: DYT