Rather than rely on third parties to create Star Wars replica products, Disney and Lucasfilm have launched Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition, a line of prop replicas sure to be the most accurate ever created. Using 3D printing technologies, they’ve created light sabers, Chewbacca’s Bow Caster, & helmets from Vader, Stormtrooper, & Kylo Ren, as well as several other weapons featured in The Force Awakens.
French artist Edouard Martinet creates one-of-a-kind insect & animal sculptures using salvaged, scavenged, & found materials like old car and bike parts, & antique metal hardware. The pieces & parts he uses are recognizable & yet transformed in creatures that are anatomically correct.
MOON is a lunar globe that combines science & art to create an active 3-D model of the moon. It’s a truly accurate 1/20 million replica of the moon with all the craters, elevation and ridges—topo data that came from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. A ring of LED lights revolve around the globe, recreating the lunar phases as seen from Earth.
For some undefinable reason, a cocktail or three at cruising altitude just feels right. And these aviation-grade bar carts recreate that calming, air-travel experience in the comfort of your home. With locking wheels & a full-length door, they’re available in a variety of finishes & powder-coated colors including anodized aluminum, weathered wood, & polished steel.
Chisel & Mouse make plaster desktop-size models of iconic architecture from New York, London, Chicago & unique places like the Bauhaus Dessau building & LA’s Capitol Records Tower as well as 1:5000 scale cityscapes of these & other urban centers around the world. Another option is having them model your own home.
Designer Philippe Starck does things his way. The latest example is the SPEETBOX wood stove system that consists of modular cubes that can be stacked & arranged to best fit your space & style. Once you configure the fire & electronic module, the rest of the design is up to you & includes seating & storage. In addition to its good looks, it’s a highly efficient heating system.
Artist Matt Ferguson has created a series of officially licensed & limited edition Star Wars posters that are a cut above. His clean, high contrast designs capture key cinematic scenes from the original trilogy and are offered in full color, and gold-hued variants. All measure 12X24 inches.
Whether you attempt to consume all 99 of the carefully curated craft beers on this scratch-off chart or just hang it on the wall to admire your options, this hand-illustrated infographic print is a unique piece of functional art. Printed on high-quality 100lb. archival paper.
Created in Japan, the Air Bonsai is a plant-at-home kit that let’s you create your own floating bonsai. Comprised of a ceramic “energy base” and a magnetic plant holder or “little star” that makes your plant float 2 cms above the base, where it will grow naturally. Choose from a variety of plant types, ranging in age from 3 to 25 years old. Another funded Kickstarter.
Graphic designer Peter Majarich is obsessed with not just films but movie posters, too. For his self-motivated “A Movie Poster A Day” project he’s in the midst of creating 365 original movie posters. Now they’re for sale. Choose from The Dark Knight, Inception, Mad Max, The Shining, & 361 others.