Arts & Design

Paper Record Player brings vinyl back

A working record player made entirely out of paper. Designer Simon Elvins presents his Paper Record Player. The player is powered manually by turning the handle at a steady 33 1/3 RPM pace. Sound is produced using the paper cone’s own amplifying properties, projecting the music at an audible level. It would just be a pain in the ass constantly ...

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The BMW 6 Sinister: It’s mean and… not so lean

Based on the BMW 625, the BMW Sinister 6 has an Alpine modification featuring 26 inch wheels, 7 monitors, and 4×12 base sound boxes. All around, this car is one mean looking mother shut-yo-mouth. The Sinister looks like an evil cross between the Batmobile and the cover of Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery album, except more prepared for ...

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Submarine with fins: Dance like a bluegill sunfish

Researchers at MIT Tech have developed a new method of movement for submarines. This new movement is inspired by the fin movement of the bluegill sunfish and would make submarines have no need for propellers. Scientists hope that this propellerless submarine might one day be able to handle tasks such as ocean surveying and mine sweeping with more agility and ...

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The bubblegum Hummer bursts your bubble

Hummers are made for armored transportation, not chewing. At least, that’s what we always say. Though, designer Heidi Hesse has the nerve to believe the exact opposite. This life-sized Hummer replica is made entirely of gum balls, excluding the non-edible tires. The artist says that this Hummer is a symbol of pop culture, but also bares the message that handing ...

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AU shows triple-screened concept phone

The reason why we’re so excited about this “Actface” concept phone is that there is actually a good chance of commercialization, from the past experience of AU Design Project. The very Japanese-looking brush drawing on the background UI will animate in-sync with the keys you press. You can watch the movie here and see for yourself. For those who don’t ...

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Mercedes Pen car means no more embarrassing pen-less moments

Some people love the sleek feel of a Mercedez-Benz under their grips. Hell, even female blues singers want a Mercedes (thanks for that Janis Joplin). Though, what would they think about a Mercedes covered in a pen design. The Mercedes Pen is covered from hood to ass with a creative pen design, over 6,000 pens glued to this 1981 Benz. ...

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Steampunk Watch makes you look hard

Check out this fully functional Steampunk designed watch which is equal part jewelery and collectible piece. Looking like something from The Matrix, this Steampunk watch fits around your wrist much like a wristband would, that is if wristbands were made of metal. In addition to the time piece, the watch also features a compass and of course the bad ass ...

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Motherboard clock: All your seconds are belong to us

This 14 inch motherboard wall clock is one piece of geekery that will surely keep you on time for the next lecture on quantum physics you’ve been planning to attend. While we might not know all of the inner workings of hardware, we do know that motherboards look really friggen cool when placed on display on a wall. Choose from ...

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Boeing 307 Jet: The Yacht?

This isn’t the first use of a recycled Boeing that we’ve seen, but it’s almost positively the most effective use of one other than using it as an actual jet. The Cosmic Muffin is actually a rare Boeing 307 stratoliner that has been converted into a luxury yacht with all the fixings. The Muffin can travel at speeds of nearly ...

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