Arts & Design

Communication Prosthesis: Why So Serious?

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You want to know how I got this prosthetic? My father was a designer… and a fiend, and one night he goes off artsier than usual. Mommy gets the Tupperware lid to defend herself. He doesnt like that – not one bit. So, me watching, he takes the plastic to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me ...

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If Tetris Had a Final Boss…

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It’s like trying to fit an alien sized peg in a round hole. Alad Lewis created this Tetris/Space Invaders mash-up with every intention of scaring the living shit out of traditional Tetris players. You think your tough because you can fit a few blocks into conveniently-sized spaces? Try this on for size. Keep in mind that to reach the final ...

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Special Edition Peanuts Moleskine

Since I was a kid I’ve had an odd fascination with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew. I don’t know whether it was the innocence of the strip, the underlying consistency of Charles Schulz or my ability to relate to Charlie Brown and his dark cloud mentality. Regardless, Peanuts is one comic that will always be read and will always ...

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Etch-A-Sketch iPad Case

Now that I think about it, the iPad and the Etch-A-Sketch really do have similar dimensions. In fact, after further research, the dimensions are damn near identical, give or take an inch or two here or there. So I suppose an Etch-A-Sketch iPad Case really makes sense. Basically, you’re buying a $500 gadget and a $39 case in order to ...

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Super Mario Anatomy Sculpture

Video game characters are people too. Well, most of the time. With all of the blustering and bowing we’ve come to expect from ourselves when we talk about our favorite gaming character of all time, we sometimes forget the humanity of these characters. The flesh and blood. Salvaged from one of his hundreds of million lost lives, this Super Mario ...

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Machined iPhone 4 Case

More closely resembling an armored briefcase than a case for your smartphone, the Machined iPhone 4 Case by Karas Kustoms are anodized and prepared to take a fall, while leaving your phone intact. These cases also prevent the dreaded antennae issues, without even covering up the entire side of the phone. Karas Kustoms offers the cases for $39 a piece, ...

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Boba Fett Quiche

The meanest damn lunch in the planet, meet Quiche the Bounty Hunter. This Boba Fett-inspired dish is hellbent on collecting the crust of every scum-bag quiche in the universe, no matter how noble their cause may be. Hey, he’s got little mini-quiches to feed. Stuffed with spinach, Kalamata olive tapenade, feta cheese and chopped red peppers, Alicia “Policia” Traveria’s (also ...

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The Anatomy of Typography

“Letters are organisms and typefaces are the species, all classified similar to biological taxonomy.” Thus is the concept behind Andreas Scheiger’s Evolution of Type, an anatomical study of the alphabet. For the first time in medical and typographical history, fonts go under the knife for a full biological analysis. I’m very concerned whether these letters were volunteers or part of ...

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Tunnel Furniture Lets You Bury Your Head in the Fabric

There are times where most of us just want to bury our heads in the sand like an ostrich. If we can’t see you, you can’t see us. Unfortunately for people using the Tunnel Chair, people can see you, and you look ridiculous. The Tunnel Chair by Noga Berman creates little nooks and crannies capable of housing various body parts. ...

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Star Wars Wampa Cake

Complete with a severed arm and cherry preserve “blood and guts” filling, the Wampa Birthday Cake celebrates my favorite amputated snow monster on the entire planet of Hoth. Buttercream frosting and the DIYer’s mom’s patented sour cream pound cake recipe make this Wampa considerably more tasty than the real thing, but not nearly as fun to cuddle with. Alicia Policia ...

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