LifestyleReal Life Minecraft Animals Imagine Cuddly Creatures as Cubic BeastsJakarta-based designer and retoucher Aditya Aryanto posed the question: what would the blocky digital creatures in Minecraft look like if they actually walked the Earth? The result is a totally absurd series of retouched photographs titled Minecraft in Real Life. Aryanto snagged several royalty-free images from Pixabay and Unsplash and Photoshopped them into the familiar cubic beings. You can see more from the series on Behance. Design Hunters
Home & DesignPocket Sized GreenhouseToday’s the last day of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference that’s been going on since end November. World leaders are getting together and making sincere efforts at saving our planet. It only seems fitting that we here also do our part by promoting Nature and Green Design. The Lives-glass is a tiny little planet-saver. Made out of glass, this miniature planter irrigates itself through drip irrigation. It also creates a greenhouse environment for your small plant, making it the most utilitarian planter out there. Not just that, it looks like an adorable hourglass, a metaphorical way of telling us that time’s running out! Save our planet! Design Hunters
Home & DesignWriter's Cabin with Folding WallsIf you’re looking for a secluded cabin to finish the next great American novel or just relax over a long weekend, you won’t find much better than the False Bay Writer’s Cabin. Designed by internationally renowned firm Olson Kundig—the same firm responsible for the Cabin at Longbranch—this minimal space is 500 square feet of tranquility situated on ten acres of property on San Juan Island in Washington. Like their previous works, this tiny cabin straddles the worlds of interior and exterior by essentially being a glass house surrounded by three exterior walls that fold down into three separate decks. Design Hunters
LifestyleYou've Got To Be Kidding Me: $1,425 Pre-Destroyed Hightop SneakersHot on the broken heels of those $425 fake mud jeans, these are the $1,425 'Future Destroyed High-Top Sneakers' designed by French luxury fashion house Maison Margiela and available from Neiman Marcus. They look like a pair of shoes a dog ate, then somebody with poor motor skills tried to repair with a stapler. Apparently that's a $1,425 look. Personally, I like looking like a million bucks, but that's just me and I dress to impress. Design Hunters
Technology & GadgetsSoundwave Tattoos: Waveform Tattoos That Can be Scanned With A Phone App And HeardSoundwave Tattoos are tattoos of audio in the shape of waveforms that can be scanned with the specially developed Skin Motion app and listened to. A description of the technology and process via the founder of Soundwave Tattoos, Nate... Design Hunters
Home & DesignJenga Architecture of Montreal!This Brutalist building looks like an urban Brazilian favela with the way it spreads all over the place creating a 3D landscape of buildings. Designed by renowned Israeli/Canadian Architect Moshe Safdie, the Habitat 67 is now considered one of Montreal’s finest pieces of architecture, and a Canadian National Heritage Site… not to mention a source of inspiration to architects world over. Design Hunters
Home & DesignArtist Spends 35 Years Decorating Her House With Rocks And A Glue GunOne of the first things most of us will do after buying a house is paint. We want to have our own colors on the walls to match our furniture and to make it feel more like our own and less like we're living in somebody else's old house. It's only natural. Design Hunters
Technology & GadgetsThe Building Blocks of Electronic MusicThe modularity movement has hit the music industry too, as can be seen with the Roli Blocks. Designed by Roli, the same people who made the Seaboard Rise that won the Good Design Award last year, the Blocks are a series of MIDI controllers that work on similar principles as the Seaboard, giving musicians a level of fluidity that you don’t see in key-based instruments. The touch sensitive backlit LED surface intelligently tracks taps, slides (on both X and Y axes) and even senses pressure, allowing for a musical experience that is truly unchained, and for literally everyone! Design Hunters
Technology & GadgetsBuild Your Own Record Player with SpinboxHave you ever wanted to build a turntable? Spinbox is a DIY Record Player unlike anything else on the market. The box that will ultimately become your Spinbox turntable comes with everything you need to build a functioning cardboard record player in under twenty minutes with a handful of easy steps. Take apart the box. Install all the components. Rebuild the cardboard (same packaging material as Apple products) box. Design Hunters
Home & DesignGiant Sequoia is Conceptual Architecture That Turns Tree Into SkyscraperArchitecture and design journal eVolo focuses on innovative design based on technological advances of the 21st century. Since 2006 they have run an annual Skyscraper Competition, inviting architects from around the globe to unleash their fantasy and create the skyscrapers of the future. Design Hunters
LifestyleIf Art History Icons Were HipstersWhat if the Mona Lisa got tired of her old silk robes and decided to trade them in for a trendy jumpsuit? That’s exactly the kind of scenario Japanese graphic designer Shusaku Takaoka specialises in bringing to life, and he does it with pure wit. Taka Design Hunters
best ofIf you are a fan of Ferrari’s vehicles, but your Enzo is just a little too much for your daily commute and doesn’t have enough space when it’s your turn to be the carpool driver, then this is your lucky day. The folks at Ferrari have just revealed their first ever four-seater car, the GTC4Lusso. And it promises to change our collective definition of four-seater, four-wheel-drive Grand Tourers forever.An ex-military photographer, Aaron Ansarov retired from the Navy in 2007, transforming his skills to create commercial work for magazines and focus on his own practice. Fascinated with marine life since his days growing up in Central Florida, his series “Zooids,” focuses on detailed images of Portuguese Man o’ War. Ansarov photographs the creatures on a homemade light table while alive, then immediately releases them back into the wild where they were found.Over the past decade as phones have become both smarter and more breakable, Nokia has been looked back on with kind eyes. Their old phones weren’t the best by any means, but they sure wouldn’t crack on some unlucky drop. The Swedish based technology company is now looking to capitalize on some of that tech nostalgia with a re-release of their famous Nokia 3310.
It’s official, the famous IKEA bag is now uncontrollable! After the hilarious response of IKEA to the brand Balenciaga, Internet users are going crazy by unveiling their DIY creations using the famous blue bag from IKEA: thong, cap, shoes, swimsuit, handbag, pollution mask or wallet. You can now rethink your complete wardrobe with the cult IKEA bag! Internet I love you.Here’s the thing with classic cars: if there’s one you’re pining after from years long gone, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll never get one brand new. At the very least, you won’t be the one breaking it in. There are, however, extremely rare occasions where nearly untouched examples emerge and head to auction, like phoenixes rising from the ashes – which is exactly the story behind this 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.In some cases, pictures tell a thousand words, and this is the case regarding the images you’re about to see from the world of Formula 1. From Ayrton Senna’s arrival into Formula 1, Nigel Mansell’s exhaustion and a pile-up at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, here are some the best images of Formula 1 history.This little nifty technique to print near-realistic hair and fur is by far the most ingenious hack for 3D printing I’ve ever seen! The model is designed so that the machine prints strands of hair as support structures for 3D printing. Once you’re done with the print, all you do is use the supports as individual strands of hair! A hot-air gun or a hairdryer is all you need to fix the hairstyle and you’ve got yourself an amazing print with near-real hair!Jakarta-based designer and retoucher Aditya Aryanto posed the question: what would the blocky digital creatures in Minecraft look like if they actually walked the Earth? The result is a totally absurd series of retouched photographs titled Minecraft in Real Life. Aryanto snagged several royalty-free images from Pixabay and Unsplash and Photoshopped them into the familiar cubic beings. You can see more from the series on Behance.