A pictogram conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object. Designer/illustrator Viktor Hertz has applied this technique to some classic rock artists, like the Stones, Springsteen, Bowie, and The Beatles, creating a thought-provoking poster series. Can you name the tunes?
If conversations about the art hanging in your home all end with, “I don’t know what it is, she got it at IKEA,” these prints from Epic Frequency will give you more to talk about. They’re visual renderings derived from the waveforms of iconic audio recordings. Neil Armstrong’s “One small step”, JFK’s “Ask not …”, MLK’s “I have a dream” speech, etc. And if those don’t suit your decor, you can make a custom print with your own audio.
What came first, the artist or experimental drug use? Before you answer, look at this image of an alarm clock. Now consider this: it’s not just an image, it’s a functioning clock created by British designer Finn Magee. Weird, right?
When the Nest “smart thermometer” came out last year, tech-nerds around the world blew holes in their pocket protectors with excitement. It was that good. The new 2.0 version is better. 20% thinner & it works with 95% of home heating systems. It learns your heating habits & by adapting to them, this app-driven device helps you control your heating & costs.
Junk cars are cool but if you start filling the driveway and yard with ’em, you risk castration at the hands of your better half. A 1/24-scale model of the old Pontiac or mini replica of Grandpa’s truck is probably a safer bet. Each of these models is a unique work of art aged, rusted and beat up right. Park ’em in the man room and you should be ok.
It looks like Apple, Herman Miller, and Braun teamed up to design a skyscraper but this creation is actually a space heater from Swiss Designer Matti Walker. The sharp little unit features a ceramic heating element, tip-over safety shutoff, and it heats up to a 250 square-foot room.
Halloween is about horror and there’s certainly nothing scary or interesting about toothless Jack-O-lanterns or cartoon witches. If you want to impress the neighborhood parents, get a classic horror house re-creation from the crafty creeps at Haunted Construction Company.
If it weren’t for the well-trained eyes of real refs, the classic NFL and college football plays depicted in this art poster series would have been bungled. Confusion on the field turns miracles moments into mis-calls. These 11 X 14 posters illustrate the glory of the game when the officials are official.
Enjoy the eerie glow of an X-Ray image at home, without all the toxic radiation or medical expense. This lightbox-style frame contains a real X-Ray photo on real X-Ray film and also features a vintage-look cloth power cord.
Vaccuum cleaner jokes suck but this new collection of premium, precision kitchen appliances and equipment from Electrolux does not. This home system is enough to make Chefs in fine restaurants jealous. It includes a combo oven that steams, a blast chiller, a vacuum sealer, a round-bottomed induction cooker, a searing hob, and several other devices you’ve never used.