Russian Nuclear Powered Icebreakers

The nuclear-powered icebreakers were considered the symbol of Soviet technological power for many decades. Nuclear powered icebreakers are far more powerful than their diesel powered counterparts, and have been constructed by Russia primarily to aid shipping in the frozen Arctic waterways in the north of Siberia. Today this fleet is still used to aid ship navigation in the seas north of Siberia - but also for the purpose of elite tourism, which surely helps to pay the bills.
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Tiger Hunting Rolls-Royce of an Indian Maharaja on Auction

The custom-made 1925 Rolls Royce crafted for Sahib Bahadur – also known as Umed Singh II, Maharaja of Kotah is going up for auction. This 1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom was coach built by Barker & Company of London and includes some rather unusual accessories. The car’s 8.0-liter, 6-cylinder engine with a low gearing ratio allowed “it to creep powerfully through the roughshod jungles of Rajasthan,” wrote Bonhams. The model also boasts a hissing snake horn and a hidden safe, while for nigh...

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Stacey Lee Webber Creates The Craftsman Series using Coins

Philadelphia based artist Stacey Lee Webber is an artist who finds unique ways to reconstruct objects and materials which hold a revealing role in contemporary American culture. Webber’s sculptures embody a refined aesthetic and challenge the conventional possibilities of everyday materials.
In 2005 she became interested to create sculptures made from coins that resemble everyday tools. Each tool is unique and one of a kind design. According to her, \"working with coins is not easy beca...

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Bizarre Anatomical Sculptures

These incredible sculptures are the work of Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre who deftly extracts the most delicate anatomical forms of humans and animals from common objects. His talent resides in his ability to carve human or animal body parts like the skeleton of the human head, the spine or teeth directly into common wooden objects.
According to Maskull\'s website, “Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore unexpected potential of the everyday and its associated structures of au...

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German Street Artist EVOL Makes His Own Rural City

Some people just want to live in their own world, so does this German street artist EVOL. He has constructed this urban “X” in a field outside of Hamburg as part of the upcoming MS Dockville music and art festival. The 1.5m deep rural city is made from wooden boards. It took him eight days to dig and construct the structure. Can’t help but imagine what it would be like to scale this even larger into an entire network of entrenched skyscrapers...

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Artist Creates a Fully Functional Alien Bike from Recycled Materials

Bangkok based artist Roongrojna Sangwongprisarn created a motorcycle made from recycled materials from cars and bicycles at a workshop owned. Roongrojna creates metal sculptures, based on popular monsters. The 54-year-old owns four shops across Thailand, called Ko Art Shop, and exports his works of art all over the world. This impressive piece of metal work is fully functional. It’s hard to believe it was made exclusively from discarded metal parts....

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Folding Canoe can be Assembled in Five Minutes

\'Adhoc\' a full-size canoe designed by Israeli designer Ori Levin from studio Tsor Design. It can be folded into a bag the size of a standard backpack (13 x 23 x 70 centimeters). The canoe weighs just 4.1 kilograms; the materials were carefully selected to be both lightweight and resilient.
The frame of the canoe is made of carbon fiber while the hull is made of aramid, a heat-resistant synthetic fabric used in racing sails. Assembled in approximately five minutes, a corner lock holds th...

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Roll It- Experimental House by University of Karlsruhe

This cylindrical design is a experimental house, resulted from the collaboration among different institutes within the University of Karlsruhe. Roll It is a modular prototype which provides flexible space within a minimum housing unit. The house has been divided into three main sections dedicated to different functional needs. Roll It has a bed and table, an exercise cylinder, and a kitchen with a sink. Circular openings in the side walls allow light into the structure, and a large opening ser...

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VestelARC by Deniz Albayrak

Life has become mobile these days and people have to make different presentations in different places in one day. However, these places are not always equipped with the right instruments like projector, sound systems etc. Bursa, Turkey based Deniz Albayrak has come up with VestelARC, a compact electronic device with a basic aim to answer portably the need of a projection and basic computer functions (such as mail, internet, communication etc.) It offers users the opportunity to perform these fu...

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Japanese Designer Creates World’s First Bulletproof Kimono

If you know anything about Japan, you would realize how important the Kimono is to their culture. Designer Miya Ando chose to celebrate her Japanese origins by creating a long-sleeve kimono entirely from stainless steel plates and sterling silver rings. Taking an inspiration from a kimono that her grandmother gifted her, it had to be “between armor and jewelry, very feminine and opulent yet very strong”. The valuable piece of armor is made from stainless steel, sterling silver, patina, pi...

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