Jonathan Fallon

Following in the tradition of baffling products such as the Pet Rock comes The Archimedean Turd—a mathematically satisfying, $350 gold-plated poop swirl. [click to continue…]

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Los Angeles artist Fernando Reza has drawn inspiration from WW1 and WW2 propaganda to expand on his series of Super Mario-themed posters warning about the dangers of Koopas and the need to enlist to protect warp zones.

Reza is no stranger to such works, having previously created Game of Thrones Saul Bass posters as well as travel ads luring tourists to locations where mythical creatures abound.

Check out more new designs from the Mario series below. [click to continue…]

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In order to demonstrate a new sandbox crowd rendering system created by the team at Brilliant Game Studios, game developer Robert Weaver simulated a giant war between 11,000 penguins and 4,000 candy cane-wielding Santas. A conflict that has been percolating for decades is about to boil over. [click to continue…]

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German filmmaker Nicola Piovesan is currently working on a film project entitled Attack of the Cyber Octopuses. Based on the title and the picture above, I’m already sold.

The effort is described as “a retro-futuristic cyberpunk short film” that aims to “recreate the look and feel of the Eighties Sci-fi classics, without using CGI nor chroma key” – meaning it will be filmed in actual locations using miniature models and handmade props.

One of those models is this awesome Cyber Octopus that was created using 3D Studio Max and a Wanhao Duplicator. For added touches, the eyes were made from LEDs while the tentacles are articulated with an elastic wire. [click to continue…]

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A creative DIYer known as “Makendo” has combined a visualization of a black hole’s warping effect on space and time with a place to set your coffee, feet or oversized picture books.

See Also: This 3D Periodic Table Lamp Is One Hell Of A Conversation Piece

Needless to say, this table will wow guests even as it sucks them into another universe. The decor features a circular glass top and a black acrylic rib and ring structure that plunges downward into a central hole containing an infinity mirror illuminated by LEDs. Check out additional pics below. [click to continue…]

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If you find jigsaw puzzle assembly process to be too rigid, Nervous System’s Infinite Galaxy puzzle could be right up your alley. Either that, or it will throw you into a fit of rage.

Each side of the 133-piece, birch plywood puzzle boasts an image of the galactic center taken by the Hubble telescope. It can be assembled any way you want—there’s no starting point and no edges. Indeed, there’s no right or wrong method of putting it together.

Topologically, the Infinite Galaxy puzzle maps to a Klein bottle, an impossible 3D shape where the inside and outside are mathematically indistinguishable. What this means is that the puzzle tiles with a flip. Pieces from the right side attach to the left side but only after flipping over. Just like the Klein bottle’s surface has no inside or outside, the puzzle has no up or down side. You can start the puzzle anywhere on any side, making it extra challenging.

If all of this sounds confusing, you can get a visual reference by checking out the video below. [click to continue…]

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For a feline buddy named Dinni, Prefabcat designed and built this cardboard tower dubbed the “Cat Ark”.

The project involved the use of heavy duty cardboard, a hot glue gun, and bread and craft knives. The result boasts ramps, pull-out stepping shelves, windows and a monster head balcony.

The video below confirms that Dinni is using the new structure, though he is probably perturbed that his ark can’t sail away on adventures. [click to continue…]

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If this Kickstarter campaign is successful, you may soon be able to create a miniature fire tornado on demand in the privacy of your own home (without unleashing hell upon the neighborhood).

The “Flameflex” utilizes a USB or battery-powered mesh cylinder which spins, creating an area of low pressure and a foot-long firenado. The fire itself is fueled by a bioethanol divided into two cells inside the device.

Needless to say, the Flameflex shouldn’t be used around kids or pets, but is said to be about as safe as a candle when used properly. A number of material options are available, including wood, copper, aluminum, and brass with prices ranging between between $66 and $78. Initial shipments are slated for January 2017.

See Flameflex in action below. [click to continue…]

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Etsy seller Bohemian Workbench is clearly a fan of Karl Pilkington, who you may know from his very quotable appearances on An Idiot Abroad and The Ricky Gervais Show. I wonder what he would have to say about a coffee table based on his big round head?

Crafted from birch with hand carved walnut accents, the 34″ wide table is emblazoned with a caricature of Pilkington’s head and comes equipped with a glass top. However, the $1,300 price tag makes it clear that this level of fandom doesn’t come cheap.

On that note, Coffee Table Karl’s expression sums things up nicely. In that way, it’s much like the man himself. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Amanda Destro Pierson unleashed Halloween genius on her garage door, transforming it into an animated monster and earning herself a viral video in the process.

Needless to say, the monster garage concept will likely be replicated for years to come, meaning that Halloween will be a truly terrifying time for cars as well. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]