Jonathan Fallon

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Deep in the woods in upstate New York, US firm Studio Padron planted the Hemmelig Rom (or “secret room” in Norwegian) – a cozy miniature library that could have been plucked right out of a storybook.

The 200 square meter cabin is made entirely from oak and is furnished with a bed, armchair, desk, wood burning stove and walls lined with books. Apparently it’s a guest house for a vacation home, so color me jealous. I would take this over a cupboard under the stairs any day. Take a peek inside… [click to continue…]

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Tegan and Sara’s Oscar-nominated tune Everything is Awesome from The LEGO Movie has been given a metal makeover by Norwegian musician Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios.

As you’ll see in the video below, the song includes all of the hallmarks of metal while retaining the original’s fun vibe. There are even smiles – which are especially unusual for the genre. [click to continue…]

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If you were a fan of Mythbusters, you will certainly have noticed that the final season of the show was produced without the involvement of the build team, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci, and Kari Byron. However, it was recently revealed that the trio will be reuniting for a new show on Netflix that will debut later this year.

Work on the production, dubbed White Rabbit Project, began in May and will cover “topics as diverse as jailbreaks, superpower technology, heists and crazy world war two weapons”. Mythbusters producer Beyond Productions will once again be at the helm, and although it is not a direct spinoff, it has been described as “Mythbusters in Wonderland”.

White Rabbit Project is currently slated to debut on December 9. Check out pics from the set below. [click to continue…]

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For anyone who ever dreamed of getting in the driver’s seat of the iconic Knight Industries Two Thousand from Knight Rider, Regular Car Review is about to paint a vivid picture for you. As it turns out, driving a replica was extremely disappointing.

As you’ll see in the video below, the cramped space makes getting in an out an ordeal, while the yoke has a tendency to collide with the driver’s junk during turns. In addition, visibility is hampered thanks to the computer console on the roof and the absence of a rear view mirror. Throw in a lack of speed and an electronic voice, and you have cold, hard reality. But worry not friends! The fantasy isn’t completely dead. Just remember that there’s always this. [click to continue…]

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Adam Hargreaves of Bespoke Art recently used his painting skills to surprise his Disney-loving daughter, Bobbie, with an impressive mural that covers two walls of her bedroom.

The work includes iconic characters such as Simba, Ariel, Aladdin and Bambi, and actually glows in the freaking dark. It is also enhanced with Bobbie’s second great love: bubbles.

The creative process was captured in the timelapse video below, complete with a view of the glowing effect. [click to continue…]

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Multi-talented YouTuber “One Man Mob” put his musical skills to use recreating the Futurama theme with synth and an electric cello, guitar and bass – putting it all together with help from a Boss RC-300, Kaoss Pad and Kaossilator.

Even if you aren’t familiar with looping technology, the awesomeness of the video below speaks for itself – however, you may want to pop a Dramamine beforehand if you suffer from motion sickness. [click to continue…]

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YouTuber “5 Mad Movie Makers” recently sent a Hot Wheels diecast car on a gravity assisted journey around suburbia. The result is a strangely thrilling and thoroughly awesome video that sees the car traverse eight different track sections connected by “teleporting” tunnels.

In total there are 11 cuts in the video, 7 between locations and 4 for slow motion footage. The jump section and the loop section were filmed twice, once in 30 fps and again in 120 fps, and the final video cuts from the normal speed footage to the slow motion footage for the duration of both the jump and the loop.

In total about 200 feet of track was used, nearly all of which is present in the 4th section. Filmed with a GoPro Hero4 Session mounted on a modified 2014 Pharadox car. Filmed in California and Colorado.

As you’ll see in the video below, the car performs tricks and travels through locations you wouldn’t expect, all to arrive at what appears to be a sandbox birthday party. [click to continue…]

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If you have a budding artist who uses everything as a blank canvas, this Doodle Duvet may be able to absorb some of the inspiration normally reserved for your walls.

The blanket appears as a sheet of notebook paper and is actually designed for use with washable markers. It will be ready for reuse after each wash, which will no doubt pose a quandary if you end up wanting to hold on to a particular masterpiece.

The doodle duvet is available in single (140 x 200cm) and double (200 x 200cm) sizes and comes complete with a 10-pack of washable markers. Check out additional pics below. [click to continue…]

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The mocking of terrible movies will be resuscitated with Netflix’s announcement that it will be the new home for the anxiously awaited reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

The revival of the cult comedy series will reunite creator Joel Hodgson with original cast members Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy (Pearl Forrester, Brain Guy and Professor Bobo, respectively) and also introduce a few new faces.

Jonah Ray will play new host Jonah Heston, while Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn will act as the new voices of Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo. In addition, Felicia Day will appear as Kinga Forrester and Patton Oswalt will play Son of TV’s Frank.

If that wasn’t enough, Joel McHale and Dan Harmon of Community fame are on board as writers along with the previously announced The Daily Show vet Elliott Kalan.

There’s no word on when the reboot will launch, but after waiting this long for a return, MST3K fans can surely hold out a little longer. [click to continue…]

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Super-Fan Builds drew inspiration from Back to the Future and Hot Tub Time Machine to create a DeLorean hot tub that will take everyone on a mental journey back to the 1980s.

The device was made from an actual hot tub and DeLorean chassis and includes a bevy of bells and whistles, including functional gull wing doors, a flux capacitor and the all-important Mr. Fusion.

Unfortunately, the creation was a one-off that was presented to one thrilled fanatic.

Check out the creative process and unveiling below. [click to continue…]