14 posts tagged Clever
14 posts tagged Clever
Royce Hutain aka Visual Burrito, a photographer and videographer based in Huntington Beach, California, made an awesome Halloween costume for his 22-month-old daughter. Using strips of LED lights, he created a stick figure suit for his toddler. It sounds fairly simple, but as you can see in this video, the clever effect is delightfully awesome.
This isn’t the first time that Royce has created stick figure costumes. Click here to watch a video of snowboarders wearing grown-up size stickmen suits.
Ecuador-based illustrator and art director Javier Pérez mixes everyday object with simple line drawings to create a whimsical and clever series of photo illustrations like the pieces seen here. The binder rings of a notebook become the jaws of dinosaur, a handful of nails are the spiny coat on an adorable hedgehog, a bunch of grapes are balloons lifting a child off his feet. It’s delightful and you can see lots more over on Javier’s Instagram account.
"Step right up!","Test your strength!"
We love it when street artists get playful with their surroundings and incorporate the existing features of an area into their work. This simple, yet clever stencil, which turns a fire alarm into a high striker game, was created by Banksy somewhere in New York’s Upper West Side.
The UK-based artist is on the 20th day of his self-proclaimed Better Out than In month-long residency in New York. That he looked at a fire alarm, something most of us would walk past without giving a first, let alone second thought, and saw a carnival game just makes us smile.
Michael Thomas, a software developer and LEGO enthusiast based in Vancouver, BC, created this awesome LEGO replica of BMO, Finn and Jake's living video game console friend, who also functions as a portable electrical outlet, music player, roommate, camera, alarm clock, toaster, flashlight, strobe light, skateboarder, soccer player, video editor, and video player.
But wait, this isn’t just a LEGO model of BMO, it’s also a functioning computer - just like BMO! Although this little version can’t make toast or show off her sweet skateboarding skillz, she’s got a fully functional portable Raspberry Pi Linux computer and a 2.5” screen inside those LEGO bricks, which means she can be used to play video games and go online.
Visit Technabob to learn even more about Michael’s awesome MOC BMO, including a video demonstration.
Migou is a very clever marmalade kitty who clearly knows exactly how to open the box containing his food. He also knows that he can’t do it himself (it’s tough out there for those without thumbs), but that his human can. So the trick is for Migou to use his human tool to open the box.
Watch the short video to see exactly how he does it.
As fans of awesome tattoos (and temporary tattoos) this playful forearm piece caught our eye and made us do a double-take. It depicts a character named Monkey D. Luffy from the anime/manga series One Piece using one of his special powers. This is this Gear Third state, in which Luffy “uses air inflated into his bone structure to attack with massive limbs and strength…” The clever use of the tattoo bearer’s actual hand is awesome.
Colombian designer Rodrigo Torres created this incredibly awesome chrome-plated, beaver-shaped pencil sharper and paperweight as part of Maison et Objet 2013 for Alessi. It is quite possibly the most elegant little silver beaver we’ve ever seen. He gnaws on your pencils, sharpening them so you might use them whilst feeding his own endless chewing habit. Cute and wonderfully functional. We love it and hope they’ll be available for purchase very soon.
The Wizard Of Oz On The Streets Of Verona, Italy
[via Wooster Collective]
Is this man relaxing or his he trapped in some sort of backyard "chair of torture" inspired by A Clockwork Orange? The answer is neither. It’s actually a serious piece of astronomical hardware. This device is a motorized stargazing chair:
"It has a shelf that places a set of high-power binoculars directly in the user’s line of sight. The elevation is easy to adjust. And a power drill lets you take the whole thing for a spin.
The base has been outfitted with cogs and a chain from an old bicycle. The gear reduction lets a power drill rotate the platform. This worked well enough but [Gary] found that making fine adjustments was rather difficult and more often than not he ended up moving the binoculars to avoid overshooting when adjusting the platform with the drill. Luckily he didn’t give up on the idea. On the eighth and final page of his build log he refines the rotating setup with the help of an ice cream maker. It’s gear box is used as a speed reducer so that a very slow drill speed results in an extremely small heading correction. Now he can view the stars in peace, freed from frustration by a well-refined hack.”
[via Hack a Day]