Everybody likes rainbows and it is a whole lot of more sweet when you can create one at your own pleasure. Plus there’s always a good chance of finding a treasure at the end of a rainbow, so a rainbow create-inator always is more of an investment. This machine, created by
Dr Heinz Doofenshmirtz artist Michael Jones McKean makes use of commercial jet pumps and custom nozzles to throw a dense wall of water droplets into the sky, just perfect for the artificial rain, and the rainbow. The machine is powered by solar energy, and only makes use of collected rain water.
REcreate from Katie Thompson is a series of furniture made from mundane objects, upholstered with fine prints. Seeing suitcases, heatboxes and milk pails transform into tables, chairs and stools is a treat in itself.
The Nomad Brush is a unique artist’s paintbrush for the iPad. It has a long handle and soft bristles, as you’d expect a paintbrush to have, and also works quite well as a paintbrush stylus for the iPad.
Mexican designer Ricardo Garza Marcos created the Lightboy & Lightgirl lamps in the shape of classic male and female figure representions. The lamps are made from hardwood (walnut or maple).
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The typewriter was one of the first “gadgets” to be shoved off with the advent of the personal computer. But if your fingers miss the tap of the hard keys and the accompanying clatter, there is no reason why you shouldn’t get a typewriter attached to your system of choice. The USB typewriter can work with a PC, Mac, or even an iPad. A toggle key in the keyboard gives you access to function keys and special keys. Costs $849.
Following his line of creating model cities out of edibles, Chinese artist Song Dong created the seventh city for his series. Shanghai City replica was made of various sweets and edibles, and people got to take a bite of the city on Christmas eve.
We’ve seen license plates be put to some creative use, like in belt buckles and fruit bowls, and now, clocks. These clocks have portions of recycled plates mounted on to recycled gears and set to tell the time. You can also get the clocks customized to your taste, like choosing the license plate or having your own license plate be put on to the clock.
Noting that apes had faces remarkably similar to humans, photographer James Mollison set out taking portrait shots of apes for the interestingly named project James & Other Apes. The photographer traveled through Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia, capturing the primates in a passport photograph-like aesthetic.
The Aviator Wing Desk is inspired by streamlined fighter planes from the World War II era. Their design inspiration itself makes these desks objects of desire and interest. They all are made from aluminum, have steel screws and are built along pieces of aluminum bound to hardwood. Priced at $1995.