This Steam Punk Motorcycle Actually Operates On Steam Power

In the Netherlands, a custom motorcycle shop has designed a ride that would make any steam punk fan’s heart skip a beat. This motorcycle by Revatu Customs, specifically René van Tuil, not only looks “steam punk” but it also runs on steam power! The bike features a functioning steam engine with a rear wheel driven by a large crankshift. The motorcycle was given the name Black Pearl, after Jack Sparrow’s pirate ship. Although she is quite beautiful, her top speeds only reach about 5mph.

Super Cute Superheroes With Not So Super Part Time Jobs

In today’s economy, even superheroes need part-time jobs on the side to survive. It seems that saving the world doesn’t bring home the bacon anymore and illustrator Chow Hon Lam adorably designs these mega stars in the daily grind. Darth Vader uses his light saber to trim the hedges as a landscape laborer, Cat woman catches mice as an exterminator, while Spiderman uses his webs to make tennis rackets. See what the other superheroes are up to on the part-time job front below.

Need a Friend? Say Hello to the “Selfie Arm”

Traveling the world on your own? Want to let your friends know you’ve found someone special anyway? We’ve got just the product for you: the ‘Selfie Arm’.

The over-the-top idea of artists Justin Crowe and Aric Snee, the ‘Selfie Arm’ extends a hand to you while holding your phone and capturing a picture. No one needs to know the identity of your secret friend.

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What the Internet Thinks About—in an Interactive Infographic

What does the Internet care about? What articles do we share the most? Using the data from the Ahrefs Content Explorer, the people at Funders and Founders analyzed the most popular articles from each of the top English-language media sites in the world and created this interactive visualization. The result is a straightforward visualization of the content we care about most. 

Avenger’s Fan Designs & Creates His Very Own Iron Man Glove, Complete With A Laser That Can Burn Wood

Let’s face it, super heroes are flipping awesome! We all imagine what it would be like if we could have some of their powers, but one serious fan did more than just wish. Patrick Priebe has created an Iron Man glove with aluminum ejections and a laser that can actually burn wood shooting from the palm. Complete with sound effects and a lower-powered laser that fires from the knuckles, Priebe’s creation is a Marvel fan’s dream come true. He created the glove to celebrate the upcoming release of the newest movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

This Couple Spent 20 Years Building an Incredible Floating Island Home

If you’re going to get away from it all, this is one great way to do it. In 1992, Wayne Adams and Catherine King began building a floating home about half an hour by boat off the coast of tiny Tofino, British Columbia. Today that home has expanded to encompass 12 large platforms covered by living spaces, green houses, lush gardens and plenty of docks to tie up a kayak. Painted in bright magenta and teal hues, they call their self-built island Freedom Cove.

Flyte Sets The Lightbulb Free With This New Levitating Lightbulb

If you like to decorate your home with conversation pieces, then look no further. Fascinated with hover boards since he was a teenager, Simon Morris began studying magnetic levitation. After 5 years of research and development, he is ready to launch his amazing new design, Flyte. Flyte is a levitating light bulb that is probably the coolest way to light your home or office. Using magnets and induction, the bulb is powered through the air. With sustainable sourced oak, ash, and walnut the base is eco-friendly and has an awesome bonus: you can set your phone on it to charge up when you aren’t using the light! A simple tap of the base turns the bulb on and it not only floats above, but it also spins in circles. How cool is that?

A 3D Printer for Just $179? This Changes Everything.

You know what I want for my birthday? A birthday present that can make me more birthday presents. The Tiko is a simple, unibody 3D printer currently crushing its funding goal on Kickstarter, and for just $179, I might get my B-day wish.

The Tiko has been called the cheapest 3D printer out there, and for that price, it’s highly likely. What’s more, for creatives with an inventive streak, this makes 3D printing highly accessible, even if they haven’t yet hit the big time.

Birties Bowties Allow You to Wear Your Favorite Pop Culture Mementos Around Your Neck

Nothing says “classy” like a bow tie and now you can show off your passions and your classiness at the same time. Birties Bowties are the passion project of Omarseeto, which started off as a hobby and spread to the masses. Looking to bring some fun and lighten up the stressful, mundane vibe of his job as a bank teller, Omarseeto began using his design skills to dazzle his team and customers (not to mention fill the hours he spent staring off into the abyss). Screen printing his favorite bands, video games, art pieces, and pop culture icons onto bow ties, he was standing out and making people smile. People began asking him to create ties of their favorite bands and such, and he was loving it.

What if Major Brand Logos Were Hand-Lettered?

For her graphic design graduate project, Sara Marshall imagined what the intersection between modern brand logos and the classic art of hand-lettering might look like – and it’s very thought-provoking. Like many of us Marshall has noted the trend toward flat, minimalist brand logos. With companies like Microsoft and Google leading the way, the iconography of major companies has lost some of its flair in the name of simplicity, adopting a minimal range of colors and making creative use of negative space.

While there are some good design arguments for going minimal, it doesn’t always have to be so.