This Organization Sends Left-Over Burning Man Bikes to Namibia, Africa

When a couple Australians and a New Zealander went to Burning Man for the first time in 2013, they had a surprising revelation. It wasn’t that everything they ever knew in life was untrue or that the most amazing experiences happen when you bring over 60,000 creative people together for a week. It was that there was a ton of bicycles left over on the desert playa when the gathering came to a close.

Majestic Mountain Chairs Bring Nature Into Your Living Room

People love adorning their walls with natural landscapes to bring the rugged outdoors into their homes, but a picture is only worth a thousand words. The legendary architect and designer Gaetano Pesce brings nature into your living room without the confines of a frame. He has designed a line of furniture with innovative shapes and fabric design. You’ll feel like you’re sinking in to the coziest mountain. His prints feature mountains, trees, lakes, and waterfalls, which look majestic when juxtaposed against one another.

All You Need Is a Smart Phone to Control This Paper Airplane

Paper airplanes are fun to make, but their quick flight and nose dive to the ground is not the most entertaining thing to watch. Now you can have a crash proof paper airplane and keep it afloat via Bluetooth technology and an app on your smartphone! You can control the airplane in a range up to 180 feet for up to 10 minutes! Tilting and moving your tablet back and forth and left and right you can steer the airplane and make it ascend and descend through the sky.

New Windows 10 Emojis Include the Middle Finger and Neutral Gray Skin Tones

Windows 10 is expected to be released in July 2015, and with it will be the first update to emoji characters since Windows 8.1 in 2013. Coming with those changes are two Unicode recommendations thus far ignored by Apple and Google: gray skin tones and a hand with the middle finger raised. Yes, you can now flip each other off in a range of skin tones.

Towering Villages in Yemen, Built from Mud Bricks

Unless you live in the coastal plains on its west coast, Yemen is one of the harshest places in the world. Most of the country is elevated, with high and dry desert plateaus and rugged mountains that receive so little water the country has no permanent rivers – only seasonal washes called “wadi” which remain dry except when summer rains sprinkle the landscape with life. Here is a place for hardy people. The Yemenis of Wadi Hadhramaut and Wadi Dawan, in eastern and central Yemen have built incredible towering villages from an unusual material – mud bricks.

This Labyrinth Table is Elegant Entertainment (Even if it Was Inspired by The Shining)

Artist and furniture maker Benjamin Nordsmark wanted to give an ‘extra dimension’ to the conventional table, so he created a small universe inside one. His Labyrinth Table manages to be both elegant and entertaining, featuring an elaborate arrangement of walls under its glass top. Inside are 6 characters who can be moved around the space with magnets that attach to the bottom of the table. It’s a nostalgic tribute to childhood and an encouragement to play and explore.

…and if this labyrinth looks a bit familiar, he modelled it after the one featured at the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying film, The Shining.

Comic Book Artist Creates A Tattoo That Comes to Life With An Interactive App

We’ve seen some pretty rad 3d tattoos, but this one adds a whole new dimension. Created by Australian comic book artist Sutu, the tattoo features an augmented reality that can be revealed with the help of an app powered by Boomcore technology. The tattoo looks like a regular comic book character, but through the lens of the app it comes alive! Swirls of color radiate from the object in the little guy’s hand. The future of body art just got really exciting.

Propaganda Posters for Pyramid Schemes

You’d think the days of door-to-door knife salesmen and calling card pyramid schemes were over—but they’re only getting updated. Bulk protein? Cooking utensils? Somehow you still have an old roommate or third cousin trying to loop you into these ridiculous schemes with the promise to get rich quick. Inspired by these, we decided to have a little fun. Check out our propaganda posters for pyramid schemes. And while we have you here, can we interest you in a timeshare in Florida?

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.