Beam Me Up Soapy! Duncan Shotton’s UFO Abduction Soap Dispenser Is Out Of This World

Traditional soap dispensers are not that much fun, but British designer Duncan Shotton’s UFO soap pump does for hand washing what the rubber duck has done for bath time. The perfect dollop of soap comes out of a UFO beaming down to abduct a cow or human. The tractor beam comes in yellow or blue and looks best with clear soap inside. These products will be launching at Designboom Mart in Tokyo from October 25th- November 3rd, 2014. You can pre-order now, but orders will not be shipped until after the launch event.

They’re Watching You: Grey Alien Portraits Come Alive

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Are we alone in this universe? It’s highly unlikely and over 50% of the people who report alien encounters describe these same oval-headed, big-eyed, child-size greys. Coincidence or psychological tricks, it’s fun to imagine what aliens look like. Serbian illustrator and graphic designer Vladimir Stankovic took his hypotheses a step further by animating life into the eyes of his series of portraits of The Greys. As cute as they are, I’m not sure how I would feel if I woke up with one standing over me.

Extra Terrestrial Nickels Are Out of this World

Did you ever wonder what our currency might look like if aliens invaded our planet and for some strange reason decided to integrate into our culture rather than destroying us all? This selection of extra terrestrial coins includes some of the most intriguing hobo nickels on Earth. If you’re not familiar, hobo nickels are any coin-not just nickels- of which the original carvings have been altered.

Aliens Among Us

Since the beginning of civilization, people have looked out to the sky wondering if there could be anything else like us out there. Scientists, novelists, and filmmakers have hypothesized what these creatures might look like and now artist Francisco Sambo presents his interpretation in his Aliens Collection.

Visual Bits #49 > Farewell Sweet Prince

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