Category Archives: Art and Instruments

QWERTY Is Obsolete


Otamatone, Maywa Denki's newest invention

Novmichi Tosa, the man who runs the kooky briliant art unit Maywa Denki, has invented a new musical instrument called the Otamatone, which is shaped like a musical note (or a tadpole) and sounds kind of like a theremin. It … Continue reading

Kool-Aid Man Is Giving NSFW Tours In Second Life [Wow, There's Still A Second Life?]

Kool-Aid Man has been tearing it up over in Second Life. So much so, he’s now offering free guided tours for anyone willing to dive back into Second Life. Of course, it’s not really Kool-Aid man, but an avatar created … Continue reading

IBM Tape Drives (1965)

Mac Cake: Sweet 16 = Twilight

Robocop on a unicorn

Source, not quite via Ffff. This is of course one representative of a glorious genre, masterminded by artist Olav Rokne.

Kevin Van Aelst's strange gadget art

Illustrating a recent NYT piece about dads and technology is a clever photo-composite that echoes Magritte. His portfolio site has many similar works. My favorite is this iPod with rabbit ears!

HOWTO Create a GPS Grafitti Space Invader

SF Weekly writes: With the aid of a GPS — and nary a can of spray paint — San Francisco graphic designer Vicente Montelongo has created a series of bike trails in the city shaped like videogame heroes of yore… … Continue reading

Money Origami: Star Wars, Star Trek

Gorgeous work, AndrewWan Park! (…nice photos, Andrew!) [via Drawn!] Previously: Dollar bill origami animals – Boing Boing Boing Boing: Currency origami Star Wars origami – Boing Boing Origami mashup movie on YouTube – Boing Boing

"Home... is where I want to be, But I guess I'm already there"*

Constructed by artist Kevin Cyr, this tiny trailer is a “functioning sculptural piece.” Translation: heavy and impractical (I’m guessing). Of course, if you hooked up a GreenWheel, it might actually be plausible… until you hit any big hills. [via Designboom … Continue reading