Made of New York: Furniture made by reclaiming Industrial era building materials

Made of New York is a very interesting furniture line conceived by John-Michael Ekeblad with the help of furniture designer Jonathan Locke and timber-sourcing expert Brian Kane. Most of the wood comes from torn down 19th century buildings. The discarded Manhatten lumber is then converted into furniture using as few machines as possible. They make use of water-based stains and sealers and wood plugs where necessary, though the mantra is to go for minimal treatment of wood, so as to keep its worn out beauty and charm intact. Each piece can take five to ten days to finish, and prices vary from $220 to $1100.

Via: CoolHunting

SLR camera transforms into Voltron

Voltron star shooter looks like an ordinary camera, but you guessed it… it transforms into Voltron, best of all, it is in working condition. Props to John Kratz for creating the camera.

Via: PetaPixel, Space Sinkhole

Controlling real world objects from the virtual world of Minecraft

Gamers have created a lot of interesting stuff in Minecraft, ranging from sculptueres to ALUs and computers. Michael Winston Dales though, brought a shade of the game into the “real” world. The game works as a virtual reality interface for real world taks, which in this case means lighting LEDs via an Arduino board and tweeting from within Minecraft.

Via: Hackaday

‘The Office’ papercraft

“The Office” is a papercraft workplace made by People Too.

Via: bldgwlf, Ufunk

Xbox with red ring of death faces firing squad

Facing bullets was probably the last thing this Xbox 360 plagued with the red ring of death hoped for. Since it wasn’t much good anyway, students at a local college near Kansas City decided to end their semester by putting the console in front of a firing squad. We guess it’s a great pleasure to shoot out the Xbox with the feared and hated red ring.

Via: Kotaku

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See a year fly by in two minutes

Time flies, and what better way to show it than through the magic of a time lapse video. The video shows the year 2009, but years tend to get less relevant with the flight of time, especially when you can see through one in just a couple of minutes.

Via: Gizmodo

Light Guards lamps

Light Guards lamps series by Manfred Kielnhofer can easily create a spooky setting just by being placed somewhere. Light Guards are life-sized sculptures lighted by energy saving 32W lamps.

Via: Design-Milk

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Water gun turns into flamethrower [video]

A match of opposites as it may seem, looks like water guns can have a day with flame throwing as well. All that’s needed is filling the water gun with kerosene and having a candle handy.

Via: BuzzFeed

Cylon toilet paper dispenser

Some ancient civilizations brought back the heads of their enemies on spears. In the Battlestar Galactica future, they turn Cylon heads into toilet paper dispensers. Costs $100.

Via: Botropolis

Laptop case transforms into workstation

Openaire may seem like a heavyweight laptop case, and that would be true. It is a hybrid of a laptop carrying case, a work surface and a chair. When you feel like it, you can transform this laptop case into a full workstation, or leave the chair out if you intend to keep it light. Openaire has been designed by Nick and Beau Trincia.

Via: Nick Trincia, Toxel

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