Today is indeed the future, as a fully functional robot samurai now exists among us. Naturally, it’s the Japanese that gave birth to the blade-swinging machine. Created by Industrial Robot maker Yaskawa, the Motoman-MH24 can mimic the incredible swordplay of a master samurai. Seeing the machine cut a thin pea pod with perfect precision is just plain ridiculous.
Wooden shipping pallets have become life’s solutions in many ways from reconfigurable shelves to an instant railway system and design studio Hiroki Tominaga Atelier tapped into this convenient resource when designing a 164 square foot open space in Tokyo.
Concrete is mainly thought of as building material but in due time, it might just be the go-to accessory for today’s modern man and woman. Tomas Vacek, co-founder of Studio Vacek, sculpted the cool collection exclusively for the line of products offered by concrete design group Gravelli.
Beatboxing is one of those really awesome talents that we all wish we could have. It’s the kind of thing that makes one 5x cooler–and who wouldn’t want that in all honesty? With this series of instructional videos called “Beatboxing Masterclass with Shlomo”, learning to create music with your mouth doesn’t seem as daunting as initially thought.
Architect and fashion illustrator Shamek Bluwi turns paper dress cutouts into a canvas filled with nature’s wonders and architectural structures for a delightfully vibrant and ever-changing palette.
We don’t know whether to stash this under the ridiculous news of the day or to openly admit that we too think that Shabani is one handsome dude, er, ape. The Western Lowland Primate has been a resident of Japan’s Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens since 2007 but has only captured the hearts of Japanese women just recently.
They say that art takes time, but this laser proves that it doesn’t always have to be the case. In a matter of minutes, the specialized laser system at LasX Industries in Minnesota is able to come up with a magnificent piece of artwork that should look perfect in your living room. Andy Gikling is the man behind this particular design.
Austrian designer Stefan Juust creates an ingenious solution for the likes of those moving out for the first time but finds themselves strapped for the essential furnishings with Travelbox.
Earlier this month, Icelandic adventure tour operators Baldvin Einarsson and Hallgrímur Örn Arngrímsson opened ‘Into the Glacier,’ setting the record for the largest man-made ice tunnel and ice structure ever. Dug out of Langjökull, one of the biggest glaciers in Iceland, the project provides a unique experience for visitors to witness how packed snow gradually turns into glacial ice.
Mundane Matters on Instagram takes food styling and photography to a whole new level. While plenty of food art populate the social media sphere nowadays, Mundane Matters’ creations are undeniably inventive and screams of brilliant eccentricity.