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Watch a Master Sculpt a Monster

Chris Johnson makes monsters. Operating as Darkbunny FX, Johnson has created creatures both scary and adorable.<p>It is interesting to watch how Johnson works. His workflow seems to incorporate modern digital mixed with traditional sculpting. As he points out in his video, he just uses whatever tools …

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth: His Life, Times, Cars and Art

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Just the mention of his name triggers a reaction. In 1965 after seeing Roth’s wild customized hot rods, Tom Wolfe spontaneously …

Foundry is a new company that helps makers share and learn from each other

I was so excited about Foundry that I joined its board of advisors. It's a company that help makers show off their creations, collaborate with other …

Mad Max: Muppet Road

JoopaDoops on Deviant Art explains:<p>“I love the Muppets so I tend to picture them as all kinds of pop culture phenoms. In this case, once I pictured …

5 DIY Bike Hacks to Avoid Buying More Tools

There are a lot of highly specialized tools used for working on bikes. The shops have them, and they’re slick, but you use them rarely enough that you don’t want them sucking on your wallet or filling up your shop.<p>A little creativity and bike know-how can help you design or build these bike hacks …

Hacking

Ecocapsule Portable House Soon Available To Pre-Order

If tents and sleeping directly under the stars is not your thing, a new portable house offering an <i>“unmatched dwelling experience”</i> called Ecocapsule, …

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: Check Out the Movie’s Kickass Post-Apocalyptic Concept Art

HEAVY METAL<p>A collection of comic book artist/Mad Max: Fury Road co-writer Brendan McCarthy’s defining, early thoughts on the film.<p>05.19.15 8:00 PM ET

Pink vibrator vs. cop

There are dildos, and dil-DON'Ts.<p>[via Reddit]

Professional fort builder: Jay Nelson

Jay Nelson is a builder that makes shelters and vehicles made of wood. Film by Isaiah Saxon, founder of DIY.org

Buy your own Gremlin from Rick Baker!

Legendary Hollywood special effects artist Rick Baker is auctioning off amazing artifacts from his studio, including Harry the sasquatch's head, …

Sasquatch

Armand Baltazar's Illustrated Trilogy "Timeless"

Armand Baltazar, an artist and senior designer at Pixar, just inked a deal with HarperCollins for a three book illustrated series called …

Carsten Höller’s interactive installations

Beautiful grotesqueries for your wunderkammer

Seattle's Anthony Hicks has an Etsy store filled with beautiful grotesqueries, including carny sideshow gaffs (come for the feejee mermaid, stay for …

Miyazaki films reimagined as woodblock prints

The stars of Hayao Miyazaki's films recede into the background in a series of prints inspired by Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui.<p>Instead of …

Talent, practice and doing the hard stuff

My latest Locus column, Shorter, is about the destructive myth of talent, which leads people to mistakenly believe that they're innately good at …

Watch A Super Mario Bros. Aquarium Get Built From Scratch

If I ever decide to buy fish, I’ll have to consider this incredible aquarium by Kelsey Kronmiller.<p>“I started in about a year ago, after my good …

Build a Simple, Waterproof Bike Light from Two Bottle Caps

If you love biking around town, especially at night, you want to make sure you’re seen. This little DIY light activates automatically as you bike, …

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 tips on how to write a good short story

From Kurt Vonnegut’s introduction to his short story anthology, Bagombo Snuff Box, 8 tips on how to write a good short story.<p>Use the time of a total …

Creative Writing

Beer Barrel Motorcycle Sidecar

(Photo: BBC)<p>It's called <b>The Beer Engine</b>. The Hogs Back Brewery in Tongham, Surrey, UK commissioned this custom motorcycle. As you can see, the sidecar …

The Radioactive Man Who Returned To Fukushima To Feed The Animals That Everyone Else Left Behind

The untold human suffering and property damage left in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan has been well-documented, but there’s another …

New works by Glenn Barr showing on Hifructose.com @glbarr

Images from the Bladerunner model shop

Via Imgur, "Images from slides taken during the construction of the miniatures for the film 'Bladerunner'"<p>View the entire set.<p>(<i>Thanks, Ellen Steuer</i> …

Ghoulish bronze creatures which appear as if to be carved from a tree by Javier Perez.