The Department of Miniature Marvels 

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[VIDEO] M&M’s Dissolving in Water, Viewed Under a Sony A7R M2 Camera


Sometimes there’s nothing more awesome than finding beauty in unexpected places. When the team at Beauty of Science dropped a few M&M’s into water under a Sony A7R M2 camera they discovered that the time-lapse process of the candy dissolving was incredibly beautiful.

Watch as each piece of candy becomes a sugary supernova:

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Christmas Ornaments: Santa Pigeon Tree Topper, Bibo, a Crazy Cat Lady, and More

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[VIDEO] The Answer to All Your Problems: Howling Wolf Mask 




[VIDEO] Beetle Cubes: Unboxed Beetle Box

Let’s go for a joyride in one of these impossibly spherical or cubic Volkswagens created by Indonesian sculptor Ichwan Noor. These awesome sculptures are made from actual vintage VW components.

“Noor carves a spherical polyurethane replica of the vehicle’s body which he then casts in aluminum. A separate spherical interior is then produced to fit the cast exterior. The final result is enhanced with the original car parts provided by the manufacturer.”

Watch this video to get a closer look at one of Noor’s VW Beetle cubes:

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LEGO Enthusiast Builds Minifig Characters Based on All 3 Original Star Wars Films, Attack of the Clones, and The Force Awakens

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‘Robot Rescue’: Last Supper Parody

We just found a fantastic new addition to our collection of The Last Supper parodies. Entitled Robot Rescue, this version depicts the iconic meal taking place in a pastoral setting. Floating robot eyes and an alien invasion seem to be interrupting the meal and a bright red robot is seated in place of Judas Iscariot. But all the nearby sheep don’t appear to be the least bit disturbed by this strange turn of events.

This awesome painting is the work of California-based artist Mark Bryan (previously featured here), who created it (starting with a vintage paint-by-number kit) for Robot Carnival, a new group exhibition at Gallery 1988 (West) in Los Angeles. The robot-themed show is on display through November 7, 2015. Click here to view the entire lineup.

[via Popped Culture]

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[PHOTOS] Spooky Halloween Nail Set

The Department of Magnificent Manicures is feverishly making plans for their Halloween fingers thanks to this awesomely inspiring Spooky Halloween nail set created by Australian nail artist Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails. The nails on her left hand are alternately delightfully creepy and impressively gory. Even though we know it’s not real, it’s still hard to look at that bloody screw for more than a moment. Meanwhile the nails on Elmaz’a right hand have been done to look like sections of a Ouija board, complete with a tiny planchette on her middle finger. Perfect for Halloween part séances.

Follow Get Buffed Nails on Instagram to check out more of Elmaz’s outstanding nail art.

[via Fashionably Geek]

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[PHOTOS] LEGO Electric Guitar

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Burning Man Festival: Art Cars


Head over to Make to check out even more awesome art cars from this year’s Burning Man festival.

[PHOTO] Steampunk Artist Dr. James Avelgaard’s Playable Battle-Axe Bass Guitar


What is that, some kind of lute? Nope. It’s an awesome, completely playable reproduction of the battle ax-turned-Ax Bass belonging to Marceline, our favorite Vampire Queen, from Adventure Time. It was handcrafted by San Francisco-based steampunk artist Dr. James Avelgaard.

This is actually the second working Ax Bass that Avelgaard has made. The first one was made as a working cosplay accessory. Click here to listen to it play(and while you’re at it, here’s Marceline playing hers).

Click here for additional photos of this fantastic instrument. It’s currently available for purchase via the Avelgaard Etsy shop.

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Photographer Justin Poulsen’s Morbidly Funny Promo Campaign: Literal ‘Thumb Drives’


Toronto-based conceptual photographer Justin Poulsen came up with an unsettlingly awesome way to promote his work. Instead of mailing prints of his surreal photos to potential clients, for his 2015 promotional campaign Poulsen made a batch of literal “thumbs drives,” USB Flash drive storage devices (somtimes referred to as thumb drives) painstakingly designed to look like his own left thumb.


To create the thumb drives, Poulsen first created a mold of his thumb. The thumbs that popped out of the mold were the correct size and shape, but they lacked detail. So, Poulsen hand painted each one to make it look as realistic as possible.


As you can see in the bottom photo, the finished piece bears an uncanny resemblance to his own thumb. Poulsen told PetaPixel that his goal for this project was “allowing potential clients to experience both the tactile and visual quality of my craft.”

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The Sublime Whimsy of Artist Victor Nunes

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It’s been over a year since we first discovered the whimsical work of Portuguese artist Victor Nunes, who delights in revealing faces, objects and characters that he sees inanimate objects of all sorts, ranging from items found in desk drawers and bathroom cupboards to all sorts of food, and even plant roots and leftover latte foam. After spending time looking at Nunes’ illustrations we can’t help but see faces everywhere too. Read the rest of this entry »

Vintage Comic Cover Art of the Day

lonesome-octopus“Lonesome Octopus” by Bob Bellem and Mel Millar, 1946

Written and produced by Bob Bellem with art by Mel Millar. Comic is full-color, 20-pages in standard-size comic format. From the “Talking Komics” series published by Belda Record & Publishing Co., Pasadena, Ca.

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