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Japanese Over-Design FTW: The Beetle 3-Way Highlighter

Because monopoint, monochromatic highlighters are for amateurs<p>Never thought I'd have a follow-up post for "Japanese Over-Design FTW: A Highlighter …

Photographer Uses iPhone to Playfully Merge Pop Culture Characters with Real Life

Photographer Franois Dourlen fuses fictional characters from pop culture with the real world in an ongoing photo series. Using only his iPhone, the artist superimposes beloved characters into existing scenarios. His clever, implied interactions allow the viewer to tap into their own imaginations …

This is how adorable Yoshi will look when he gets a Link, Mario, Donkey Kong makeover

We already knew that <i>Yoshi's Woolly World</i> was going to be extraordinarily adorable, what with the yarn setting and characters and addition of amiibo.<p>But this is our first look at how using other character's amiibo will change the look of the yarn Yoshi giving him, for instance, a Donkey Kong, Mario …

Retrogaming

Yoshi's Woolly World - Amiibo Patterns Trailer - IGN Video

By using the Nintendo figurines with the game, you can give Yarn Yoshi new looks, like one based off Mario.

JXE Streams: 'Splatoon' seduces us with squids and squirt guns

I couldn't resist Nintendo's <i>Splatoon</i> when I saw it for the first time at E3 2014. Squids with squirt guns locked in a summery battle to cover skate parks in neon ink? With a premise so weird and wonderful all on its own, I probably would have loved it even if those early demoes weren't fun as hell.</i> …

Splatoon - Extended Cut Trailer - IGN Video

Enjoy a song about the splashy shooter while also checking out gameplay from online matches.

Out This Week: May 26, 2015

Splatoon finally makes a splash on Wii U this week, while Ultra Street Fighter IV hits PS4 and, after 25 years, Chip's Challenge 2 arrives!<p>With so …

Splatoon: Spraying Ink in Campaign - IGN Video

We tackle the Octarians and save the stolen Zap Fish. True story.

Splatoon: Shopping Around for the Best Gear - IGN Video

We go on a quick tour of Booyah Base to shop for stuff.

Splatoon: Why You Need to Visit This Test Facility - IGN Video

IGN shows you the most important playground in Nintendo's action shooter.

Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level

When I start daydreaming online, I’ve found myself wondering why I can’t control a little Mario and make him jump around the eBay ads for crap I looked up two weeks ago. Well, it turns that out that I can.<p>Developer Aaron Randall has coded together something that he calls Screentendo. This is a Mac …

Splatoon: Popping Balloons (and Foes) in 1v1 Mode - IGN Video

Brave squidling, Max Scoville, steps up to challenge. But can he beat our Splatoon reviewer?

Loot Interactive prepares for its post-PlayStation Home future: going indie, with 3 games debuting at E3

A Sony internal group turns indie publisher.<p>Loot Interactive establishes itself as an independent games publisher as of today, with three new games debuting at this year’s E3 Expo. The Culver City, Calif.-based studio was formerly known as Loot Entertaiment, and had developed goods and apps for …

Craftsman Fills Chicago's Potholes with Playful Mosaics of Ice Cream

Recently, colorful works of art have been appearing within potholes along Chicago's deteriorated roadways. To make these scarred areas beautiful, artist Jim Bachor has started filling cracked asphalt with mosaics of ice cream for a project known as <i>Treats in the Streets</i>. Each piece perfectly blends …

Adorable "Duck Lanes" Created in England to Protect Birds Alongside Busy Waterways

Artist Combines Paint Swatches and Retro Drawings in Sleek Designs

Walking down the paint aisle at a home-improvement store and examining the vibrant hues of color swatches calls to mind an infinity of vague possibilities. But it's often hard to visualize exactly how you could incorporate a new color into your everyday living space. Artist Shawn Huckins takes on …

Creative Dam Curry is a Popular Dish Near Famous Dams in Japan

A culinary trend known as “dam curry” is delighting diners all across Japan. Dam curry is a special dish featuring rice shaped like a dam that is holding back a flood of delicious curry. This dish was first seen in 1965, but it has gained a tremendous amount of popularity near famous Japanese dams …

Beautiful Bird Logos by George Bokhua

A collection of beautiful bird logos designed by George Bokhua.<p>It’s always a pleasure to explore new logos, icons, and graphics created by George …

Avocado Love Wool Sculpture by Hanna Dovahan | Colossal

<p>Ukrainian crafter Hanna Dovhan makes some pretty fantastic wool objects including animals, arthropods, and food which she sells in her Etsy shop. …

The Magic Key Rack

Rackless is a minimalistic approach to the entryway key rack without any hooks, knobs or screws. A magnet hidden within a wood block holds your keys …

Design

Edible and Stackable DIY LEGO Gummy Candy | Colossal

<p>Grant Thompson of the King of Random just shared a great tutorial on how to make completely edible gummy LEGO bricks and figures using a mixture of …

Love My Pair Of Denim Frames

This is one of those designs where you go … why didn’t I think of it before! Down right damn mister! Solid Denim Sunglasses – it can’t get cooler …

Introducing, the PlaTEApus

Inspired by what might be the strangest creature on earth, the VivaBoo is a goofy take on the tea infuser that’s as friendly to use as it is to look …

An Interactive ‘Fur’ Mirror by Daniel Rozin | Colossal

<p>As part of an exhibition of new artworks at bitforms in New York, artist Daniel Rozin (previously) designed the PomPom Mirror. The device relies on …

Rick Satava’s Luminous Glass Blown Jellyfish Appear Suspended in Motion | Colossal

<p>The jellyfish tank is the first environment I always run to when visiting an aquarium. I’m drawn to the luminous quality of the underwater …

Photographer Creates Detailed Miniature Worlds with LEGO Characters and Life-Size Objects

French artist Samsofy started out by photographing extreme sports in urban areas, but has recently focused his camera on smaller subjects. Using geek culture as inspiration, the imaginative photographer places LEGO characters next to real scenery and life-size objects, creating a world where these …

One Marker to Rule Them All

The Copic Marker proves that big things come in small packages! Unlike a limited, space-consuming set of colored markers, it gives users endless …

Design

A Soy Latte for me and a Black Coffee for my pen

As much as that would probably get you a few bewildered stares at your local barista, that sentence makes complete sense if you own a WINKpen. That’s …