To some, dismembered Barbie is creepy, to others, plastic body parts are the perfect medium for jewelry. Barbie is the icon of little girls everywhere and a representation of childhood to women who enjoyed Barbie’s company when they were small. One woman, Margaux Lange, uses the nostalgia of Barbie as inspiration for her jewelry line, Plastic Body Series. She repurposes salvaged body parts and combines them with silver and colored resins to make unique Barbie (and Ken) body jewelry. Though there is a slightly creepy vibe to the jewelry if you think about it too hard, it is still beautiful and creative in its own way. It takes a second look to realize that the jewelry is actually made from Barbie, and Lange finds interesting ways to use pretty much every last inch of the doll and her six-pack clad boyfriend. “The collection is a result of a life-long fascination with the icon, and a desire to re-purpose mass produced materials into handmade, wearable art jewelry,” Lange said on her Etsy profile. [Read more...]
At 9:30am Eastern Standard Time, Mark Zuckerberg rang the opening NASDAQ bell from Facebook’s company headquarters in Menlo Park, California. With slightly geeky smiles, Zuckerberg held his cool as he was flanked by his chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, who was beaming with smiles and high fiving everyone around after the bell was rung. [Read more...]
I dare you not to love this new ad from Honda South Africa. Created in the same wrapping animated style as the overwhelmingly beautiful music video for Danger Beach’s Apache, the short piece looks at the storied and successful history of Honda and their many products. I’ve watched this 5 times and it still looks gorgeous. [Read more...]
Intergalactic battle isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about Reykjavik, Iceland… especially when you consider the governments recent precedent setting pushes for global transparency and freedom of speech… but don’t tell designer Sig Vicious that. He’s created a series of 10 images which capture the peaceful city under crazy assault by Snowspeeders, AT-ATs, AT-STs, X-Wings… just about all the war hardware from the first Star Wars movies. It’s all out war in black and white (bonus points if you spot the Challenger explosion in one of these images). [Read more...]
Some people really enjoy the holidays and get into the spirit. It’s a time to visit with family and relatives, drink some spiked eggnog, exchange gifts, and pass out on the sofa watching James Bond 007 marathons (why James Bond marathons are always on during the holidays we don’t understand, but fully support). Some people take having a little bit of fun and turn the nob up to 11, one wilder than 10. Cue your parents when they were dating… they enjoyed the holidays entirely and created you (too much information?). [Read more...]
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It seems like Michael Hughes has been all over the world… and he has the souvenirs to prove it. This London based traveler has been journeying far and wide, checking out landmarks both famous and forgotten. When he finds a good one, he hits the gift shop and finds something he can use to replace part of the iconic scene in his image — a toy Eiffel Tower, a blow-up London Bus, a shell from the Camino de Santiago — he’s covered a lot of iconic spots, but there are still many to go. [Read more...]
Visual experimental studio MADE debuts an interactive LED art installation “Future Self” that glows, reacts and even mimics anyone that comes near it. The outcome is a mirror image that transcends into 3D space. The concept for this installation was so new that not even the artist knew exactly what it would look like. [Read more...]