You might not have won the ‘Employee of the Month’ award, but at least you can have this. Actually, everyone can have it. Pop artist Will Bryant (previously) has created a novelty award for those employees wasting away their lives in useless, repetitive meetings.
Ferdinand Cheval is one postman who stumbled upon an odd stone of unusual shape in April 1879 and decided there and then to collect stones and build his dream palace in his garden. What he didn’t bargain for was the time he needed to complete the project – 33 years!
Charlie sure makes for a cute serial killer or psychopath. In his series ‘Run for Your Life, Charlie Brown’, UK-based cartoonist Dennis Davies re-imagines one of our favourite ‘Peanuts’ characters as famous horror genre icons. Illustrating in the style of Charles M. Schulz, Davies transforms Charlie Brown into villains like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Sadako.
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One man’s trash is another man’s romantic table lamp. The ‘Bottle Light’ is an innovative device that gives used bottles new beginnings as ambient lamps. Shaped like a tapered cork, it comes with a rechargeable LED light that once twisted, will shine bright within any container – whether it be a wine bottle or beaker. Use it on colored bottles to illuminate your room in a mix of mood-setting hues.
When you look at Ellen Jewett’s work, you’ll appreciate that her ‘creature’ sculptures are intricately layered inside out with an astute accumulation of numerous tiny components, many of which are microscopic representations of plants, animals and objects.
Grease in your mouth, not on your hands. Maryland Institute College of Arts student Yinan Wang might have just changed the pie game forever with her project ‘Toss’, a packaging design that features miniature pizza boxes for individual slices.
What does the fox say? Apparently, bark bark. This is Todd the fox, he was rescued by Emma D’Sylva when he was just 4 months old. In the seven months since his adoption, he’s been living with Emma and her two Labradors, Sky and Oakley, and now thinks he’s a dog himself.
If you’re a history buff and have always wondered about the city you live in – in particular what it used to look like a hundred years ago – now there’s an exciting new app that will show you the world through a tunnel of time. PIVOT allows you to look into the past simply by pivoting your smartphone to access a virtual tour or to see what a place near you looked like in the past.
How do you make an iconic city even more beautiful? You take a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and you put him on a helicopter at night. That’s what Vincent Laforet did for his upcoming book ‘Air’, which showcases the entrancing beauty of San Francisco from 72,000 feet up.
In countries like Sweden and the UK, farms have a cow-cleaning contraption called the ‘Happy Cow’. It’s a giant spinning brush that’s like a car wash and spa for cows. Developed by German farming equipment company ‘Kerbl’, the contraption begins to operate upon contact with the animal.
In Hungary, a small house on a small island located right smack in the middle of a 120-square-meter man-made pond is up for grabs. Well, maybe not for you and I who don’t care much for isolation but certainly for fishing lovers eyeing the 10,000 kilos of fish swimming happily in the pond. There are carps, breams and sturgeons galore, swimming happily about with nary a worry in their world till doomsday comes.
Hope For Paws, a non-profit animal rescue organization, received an emergency call for help about a puppy who had been abused and then thrown 9 metres down into a canal of the L.A. river. On the way to the animal hospital the puppy was named Jordan, and his inspiring road to recovery began from there.
Some collectors are going nuts over these intricately carved prayer nuts depicting biblical stories. Once owned by wealthy Europeans, they were designed to be worn on a rosary or a belt. They could also double up as pomanders when fragrant substances are left within them.
Four-year-old Izzy wanted to wear a princess gown to watch Cinderella but felt nervous to wear it in public. So her uncle Nagy did what any loving uncle would do-he got his own princess dress! Nagy’s ‘princess dress’ is actually a prom dress, loaned from a friend. But that didn’t matter-look at the grin on little Izzy’s face. Nagy is sure gonna be her number one uncle from now on!