Category: Art & Design

World’s first 1911 twin handguns made from 4.5 billion year old meteorite

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Last year, Cabot Guns, the Rolls-Royce of firearms, had announced releasing twin 1911handguns made from Gibeon meteorite that had crashed on earth approx 4.5 billion year ago, and was discovered in Namibia in the 1830s. And the company did unveil twin handguns, nicknamed the “Big Bang Pistol Set” that are actually made from the said meteorite. Read More…

Apple San Francisco store to go 100% solar with photovoltaic glass floor

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You already know about Apple’s claimed concern for reducing carbon footprint in production of its electronic products. New Apple Campus/Spaceship Office are already on solar power supplied from a solar system capable of generating whopping 5 MW of power. So, Solar Energy would be the primary source to supply energy needed for operation of the entire campus. Now, Apple has announced installment of a floor at the Apple San Francisco Store to trap more of sun’s power. The giant claims the installment would offset as much as 61 tons of carbon dioxide per year. Read More…

Google’s Daydream VR motion controller to be shipped this fall

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Daydream – Google’s Android –powered VR platform announced at the I/O conference has raised hopes of consumers who want to have refined experience of virtual world. This fall, the world awaits smartphones that support all Daydream features. But in the meanwhile, a motion controller with the headset wear has made people curious what it actually does. We already know about Google’s ‘Cardboard’ and existing VR platform, but new motion controller sounds interesting. Read More…

Ultra-high resolution Google Art Camera preserves works of art in gigapixel images

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You should definitely check new art scans at the Google Cultural Institute website because the collection has about 1,000 more entries now. Google has been scanning works of art using extremely high resolution cameras to capture precious works of art in a gigapixel image. Earlier, Google was dependent on third party for equipments, but now it has developed 20 units of its own ultra-high resolution ‘Google Art Camera’. The camera uses lasers and sonar to capture details of even the most minute brush stroke in a large painting.
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Google’s Tilt Brush virtual reality app brings 3D digital painting to life

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Virtually reality, which was mostly limited to video games, has now caught attention of painters, designers, architects, and fashion industry. Google launched Tilt Brush app last week, and recently invited a select group of artists at The Google Cultural Institute in Paris to try their hands on this technology. These artists admitted the virtual world is incredibly dynamic and fun. Read More…

Learn to play piano and drums in augmented reality with Teach-U: VR

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In today’s busy life gadgets, especially wearables loaded with VR applications can be a really helpful. Another example of virtual reality coming to the fore to teach students how to play musical instruments, and a deeper understanding of music itself has surfaced. Teach-U: VR pitches to improve creativity of students by giving them a virtual teacher capable of making them learn music. All this from the comforts of their school lab without the need to go to a specialist in musical instruments or in this case a music teacher. That is what inspired NYU Shanghai students Sean Kelly and Sam Shi to develop Teach-U: VR, a virtual reality application which helps young students learn music.
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Tom Yoo recreates Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Pirate Edition” sneakers in Legos

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Tom Yoo is no stranger to creating Lego sneakers, and some of his previous creations have been impressive. This time around he gives the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 a good Lego replication which looks absolutely eye-catching. Earlier he surprised us with the Lego replica of Jordan XI Concord by Tinker Hatfield and Jordan Carmine VI having catchy white and red colors. The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 on the other hand comes in classic all black and white looks. Called as the Pirate Black edition of this popular pair of sneakers, Tom has replicated an Adidas shoe for the first time ever.
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“Recycle Wars: The Trash Awakens” by Indiamatic Elementary students

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Currently, the world needs to be preached about recycling like a religion, to deal with overflowing landfills everywhere. So, imagine how it feels to see elementary kids, first or second grader building droids from discarded materials. A team of 21 little-angles at the Indiamatic Elementary, lead by their art teacher Leann Arnett created three Star Wars inspired droids, and guess what, they have named the project, “Recycle Wars: The Trash Awakens”. Read More…

Darth Vader never looked so cute – Watch what the super villain did as a kid

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Little Lord Darth Vader

Darth Vader, the most feared intergalactic villain has been one of the favorite fictional character of Star Wars who has inspired many people to come-up with their Darth Vader-inspired props. Even better, some adorn the Darth Vader attire to feel the character fully. So, what does the Lord of Sith do when he’s not taking on the might of the galactic battles? Photographer James Hopkirk is one such Star Wars fan, and he adorably dressed up his 4-year old son Harry in Darth Vader’s intimidating outfit to depict how the super villain goes about his daily chores.
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Tippett to develop AR ‘HoloGrid: Monster Battle’ game with HappyGiant

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We were talking about Star Wars enthusiasts and their number of creations inspired from fictitious characters, but nothing could be more amusing than a video game on the same theme. Popular movie artist Phill Tippett, in collaboration with HappyGiant, has turned to Kickstarter to collect funds to develop an Augmented Reality game, HoloGrid: Monster Battle. The game is all about holographic chess game from Star Wars. Tippett aims to collect $100,000 from crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Read More…