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Category Archives: art

Motorcycle Chopstick Painting

makoto endo motorcycle chopstick painting

Who needs a paintbrush when you can use chopsticks? That’s exactly how Japanese artist Makoto Endo feels. Instead of using a paintbrush, his weapon of choice is a chopstick. Heck, he doesn’t even need shoes! But, all that aside, his work is amazing. His masterful skill of applying paint splatter and blotches makes the bike look like it’s wet and rolling in the rain — even though the reference bike is stationary and nice in dry inside the studio. It’s awesome. Watch him in action after the break.

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Garlic Lamp – keep the vampires away!

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They say garlic is one of the healthiest food you can eat. It supposedly helps health ailments ranging from cancer to hair loss. Some say it can even help you lose weight. So, why wouldn’t you want this ‘superfood’ hanging off your ceiling? You can with the Garlic Lamp. Designed by Ukrainian designer, Anton Naselevets, the Garlic Lamp looks like a head of garlic that is surprisingly elegant. The concept lamp lets light bleed through its translucent material and radiate out the bottom. You won’t even need to pop a breath mint to enjoy it.

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Natural Pokémon – made from leaves

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Check out these Pokémon characters made from colorful leaves and rocks. Created by Jacob Carter, he uses material that were sourced by mother nature to create rather cute portraits of Pikachu, Charmander, Ivysaur, Psyduck, Diglett, and Exeggutor. Hit the jump for more pictures.

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Automated Zen Garden

Using a combination of motors and pulleys and what I assume is a computer running some sort of software to orchestrate the contraption, the automated Zen Garden is definitely a Zen Garden for the lazy. The only thing that is missing are the rocks. Anyways, hit the ‘Play’ button, sit back, relax, and watch this magically draw lines.

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Street Fighter Motion Sculptures

Dan the Ad Man wanted to learn how to use Cinema 4D and V-Ray. And learn he did. Thankfully, he shared the fruits of his labor on Vimeo, titled “Street Fighter Motion Sculptures,” where he turned Guile, Ken, Blanka, Chun-Li, and Ryu into a bunch of blocky particles (which look almost candy-like) performing some of their special moves. I gotta say, Ryu’s Hadoken at the 1:50 mark is pretty awesome! I think it should be called “Street Fighter 4: Super Block Edition.”

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Via: Vimeo

Elevator Doors at Amazon Japan

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I don’t know about you, but I order a crap ton of stuff from Amazon. So, you can imagine my delight when Twitter user, Copy_writing, captured the elevator doors at the offices of Amazon Japan. It’s like the easy pull tab packaging Amazon delivers when you order small items. It would be awesome if these doors open vertically along the “perforated” edge, one door at a time.

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