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?

Blockheads, Bubbleheads, & Other Deformations: Lee Griggs Turns Faces Into Art

Although we have a huge variety of facial features in this diverse world of plenty, it’s likely you’ve never seen any like these! Digital artist Lee Griggs uses the 3D software Arnold to create facial deformities that are out of this world. In his latest series Deformations, Griggs takes normal faces and shades and lights them in creative ways that he’s not even sure about until he arrives at a finished product. He loves experimenting with the tool and has created some of the most bizarre looking faces you’ll never see in real life.

The Fantasy Coffins of Ghana

When you go, why not go out with style? In Ghana, you can take your pick of customized coffins for when your fateful day comes. The elaborately designed coffins, called Abebuu adekai, are made by specialized carpenters. There are a myriad of fantastical selections to choose from, including space shuttles, Nike shoes, cell phones, and handguns. These may seem a bit funny to Westerners, but in Ghana many of the selections for these coffins are symbolic of a form of wealth, power, comfort, or passage.

A Visualization of Every Drug Hunter S. Thompson Took in a 24-Hour Period

Hunter S. Thompson was a great writer. (Check out our 5 Reasons to Read Hunter S. Thompson to find out why). Unfortunately, he is known more for his excessive drug use and lifestyle. What did that really entail, though? The 1993 biography Hunter: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson by E. Jean Carroll contains a detailed listing of drugs consumed by Thompson in a 24-hour period that is, well, exhausting: 

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.

World First: Solar Powered Airplane to Attempt Flight Across the Pacific

The Solar Impulse is one incredible airplane. Designed to be completely solar powered, it uses panels built into its wings and storage batteries to allow it to theoretically fly day and night, forever. Yep, you read that right.

Now, the Swiss team behind the project is attempting something never done before – to fly a solar powered airplane around the world. If the weather holds, the next leg will happen May 5th, and the Solar Impulse will be soaring across the largest ocean in the world, the Pacific.

Embroidered Architecture by Stephanie Clark

Stephanie K. Clark ‘paints’ architecture using spools of thread. Her exquisitely embroidered pieces feature miniature homes from the ornate dwellings of the victorian era to the low and sleek creations of the mid-century. Each scene is realized in straight lines of colored thread built up into the home. Her delicate work with the needle brings out brick and wood siding as if it were real. In contrast, her surrounding landscapes are minimalist. Palm trees, woodland and hedges are sketched in simple black lines.

Delicious Meditation: Vegan Mandala Cakes by Chef Stephen McCarty

In a meditation on beauty and impermanence, Buddhist monks spend days creating intricate sand mandalas that will be wiped away once completed. Chef Stephen McCarty does that with cakes. His artful creations, made under the name Sukhavati Raw Desserts, are made from vegan ingredients and decorated with exquisite hand-drawn mandalas that like their ancient counterparts will be gone within days. These, of course, will be joyously eaten.