Happy New Year, dear readers! I hope you have gotten past your hangovers and tiredness by now. I mean it’s been two days. Get it together. So let’s kick off 2015 with some smashing art and science!
From the Elvish Sword Files – This hacked toy sword will glow, not when orcs are close, but when it’s near unsecured wifi signals.
Wow! These recycled metal sculptures by Tom Samui are huge and bonkers! -Via Critical Dragon
Here’s a website that translates the current time into colors using hex codes. Beautiful idea.
Sweet Cheesus! I wish I had thought of this – Illustrated mashups of video games and David Bowie lyrics. You’re welcome.
This is why I love living in the future – 40,000 artworks from Asia have been digitized by The Smithsonian.
A whole bunch of things just entered the public domain, including the art of Mondrian and Kandinsky, the writing of Flannery O’Connor and marine biologist Rachel Carson.
Here you can see the painstaking work it takes to do stop-motion animation.
Featured image – Wassily Kandinsky, “Yellow-Red-Blue” (1925), oil on canvas (Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris