Missed Connections on Craigslist are quite the thing. Sometimes they work wonders, often they give readers a great story, and a lot of times they are destined to remain missed. One thing they’re almost always good at, is being interesting. Illustrator Lucia Soto saw the missed connections, and created a visual record of them in the form of illustrations.
Romance has fueled literature for centuries, and several characters have become quite the examples for love – and inspiration to countless people. What these characters from the classics lacked was texting. I mean, who in the modern world has loved and not communicated via texts? These images take a humorous look at these beloved characters and imagine what they would have texted. Check them out.
We generally associate a familiar look with tattoos, irrespective of their design. Well, it’s time to get that notion shattered with these beautiful tattoos that take an entirely fresh look (and subject). Most tattoo artists employ a black outline. By getting rid of that outline and using lighter colors, these tattoos take on a nearly watercolor-like look. These tattoos are the work of Korean tattoo parlor Aro Tattoo, based in Seoul, and staffed mainly by two artists – Dali and Silo.
So here’s Rain Yokohama, who we’ll prefer to call the ridiculous genius. Rain has a series of selfies, that would for all practical purposes, appear to include his girlfriend. Then there’s the second shot, which shows exactly how the girlfriend selfie was taken, without the girlfriend. The set is titled “A collection of how to get by on Valentine’s day. Episode: how to take photos that look like you have a girlfriend”.
Give the keyboard a new look with these Legend of Zelda keyboard stickers. Perhaps they’ll add extra skills to our lives as keyboard warriors – well they certainly do create a nice look. Painted with UV resistant ink on premium vinyl, the stickers have been made for MacBook Pro 13″, 15″ and MacBook Air 11″, 13″. Available on Amazon for $13.
Russian startup Hoversurf is showing off the Scorpion 3, which they claim will be the first commercially available hoverbike. Scorpion 3 is a fully-manned quadcopter that intends to bring “flying to the masses.” Running on electric power, the vehicle employs quadcopter drone technology and with a motorcycle seat slapped in, it’s all set to be a flying machine.
As cycling picks more steam, it is only natural that we see more options be available for purchase. Being custom-built isn’t solely the domain of high-end automobiles. With that in mind, meet the Williamson Wheelmen bike, and be amazed by its price tag of $35,000. The custom-built bike is hand brazed in Detroit with the goal of being a work of art and a mode of transportation like no other. In that objective, it certainly does succeed, creating a rather impressive look.
Every country excels at something, or at the very least, leads the world in some metric. Of course, it isn’t always possible that the lead be in a metric that is flattering. It does make for an interesting graphic though. Here is a map of International Number Ones, that rates all countries by what they’re number one at “because every country is best at something.”
We’ve already seen Bandai’s action figures for Star Wars characters. Now, its turn for Marvel heroes to get the Samurai treatment. The Samurai Spider Man and Samurai Iron Man do look pretty rad, even if they’re a bit on the expensive side.
Boyfriends of Instagram takes a look at the tale (or pictures) of the invisible boyfriend who twists, contorts and gets into weird positions so the lady can have her perfect Instagram pic. These unsung heroes are finally getting the acknowledgement they earned, thanks to the efforts of two Australian dudes who run the Boyfriends of Instagram page on Facebook and Instagram.